Skip to main content

Bowtech Unveils 2020 Revolt & Revolt X

Following up on a successful campaign with the Realm SR6 and Realm SS, Bowtech returns with two more flagship rigs.

Last week, Bowtech officially announced two new hunting bows for the 2020 model year. The Revolt and Revolt X bring a number of Bowtech innovations to bear in two exciting options, each with something the bowhunting public is sure to love.

First off, let’s talk about what sets each bow apart. The Revolt measures 30 inches axle to axle and sports a brace height of 7.25 inches. The bow weighs 4.4 pounds and produces an advertised IBO speed of 335 fps. The Revolt’s big brother, the Revolt X, measures 33 inches between the axles and features a brace height of 6.5 inches. The Revolt X is only slightly heavier than the Revolt, coming in at 4.5 pounds, and produces an advertised IBO speed of 340 fps.

Bowtech-Revolt-on-Block-Target.jpg

Next, the shared characteristics: Both the Revolt and Revolt X can be had with a max draw weight of 50, 60 or 70 pounds, have adjustable draw lengths of 26-31 inches and are equipped with Bowtech’s Clutch Performance Grip system, which features interchangeable grips of different colors and profiles. The bows also come in a variety of colors and camo patterns, including Mossy Oak Brown Country Roots, Realtree Edge and Optifade Elevated II.

Finally, the new tech: The Revolt and Revolt X are the first hunting-specific bows to feature Bowtech’s revolutionary DeadLock Cam system, which makes tuning them incredibly easy. First introduced in mid-2019 with Bowtech’s Reckoning hybrid target/hunting bow, the DeadLock Cam System allows the shooter to move the cams themselves in order to get a perfect paper tear. Simply loosen the red locks on the right side of each cam with an Allen wrench, then use the wrench to dial the cams right or left as needed. When a proper center shot is achieved, simply tighten the locks again — it’s that easy. No need to throw the bow on a press, twist strings or even leave the range; you can ensure your bow is shooting straight in no time flat.


Other cutting-edge features include DeadLock Pockets for solid limb attachment and DeadLock Cable Containment for reduced torque and added forgiveness.


I had great success this year with a Bowtech Realm SR6, taking my best buck to date with it a few weeks before word of the Revolt and Revolt X reached us at the Petersen’s Bowhunting office. As a result, I wasn’t sure about switching to the Revolt X midseason. I’m so glad I did; Bowtech seems to have taken all of the things I like about the SR6 — speed, super-smooth draw, solid back wall, FlipDisc technology with Comfort and Performance settings — and improved on them, creating an even more enjoyable shooting experience with the Revolt X. I actually filled a doe tag the first day I took it into the field, having to hold for a solid minute at full draw when she turned head-on. The Revolt X was more than up to the task when the deer finally turned broadside.

In short, the Revolt and Revolt X are everything you’d expect — and a lot more — from a company obsessed with accuracy. Bowhunters who are looking for a great all-around bow need look no further. Visit bowtecharchery.com for more information, and visit your local Bowtech dealer to try out both new bows.

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Recommended Articles

Recent Videos

The most advanced unit of its kind, Ozonics' HR500 is sure to give you the edge.
Gear

Ozonics Unveils New HR500

Petersen's Bowhunting Editor Christian Berg talks with Travis "T-Bone" Turner to learn about the new 2022 Hoyt bow line.
Gear

New 2022 Hoyt Bows

Lynn Burkhead, Outdoor Sportsman Group Digital Editor, learns about all the new decoy products from Flambeau for 2022.
Gear

New Flambeau Decoy Products for 2022

Petersen's Bowhunting Editor Christian Berg talks with Matt Pell to learn about the new Ozcut broadheads for 2022.
Gear

Ozcut Broadheads: First Look

North American Whitetail publisher Laden Force talks with Mike Galloway to learn about new products from Rock Ridge for 2022.
Gear

New Rock Ridge Products for 2022

Matt Pell, of Tectonic, and Petersen's Bowhunting editor Christian Berg discuss the features of the programmable Tectonic Daytime Deadfall Deer Feeder.
Gear

Tectonic Daytime Deadfall Deer Feeder: First Look

Lynn Burkhead, Outdoor Sportsman Group digital editor, talks with Brandon Reyes to learn about the new bow releases from T.R.U. Ball for 2022.
Gear

New T.R.U. Ball Bow Releases for 2022

Petersen's Bowhunting Editor Christian Berg talks with Matt Pell to learn about an innovative new product for 2022 called the Accubow 2.0.
Gear

New for 2022: Accubow 2.0

Lynn Burkhead, Outdoor Sportsman Group Digital Editor, learns about the new Formula Bow Case from Flambeau for 2022.
Gear

Flambeau Formula Bow Case: First Look

Petersen's Bowhunting Magazine Covers Print and Tablet Versions

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Digital Now Included!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

Buy Digital Single Issues

Magazine App Logo

Don't miss an issue.
Buy single digital issue for your phone or tablet.

Buy Single Digital Issue on the Petersen's Bowhunting App

Other Magazines

See All Other Magazines

Special Interest Magazines

See All Special Interest Magazines

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Get the top Petersen's Bowhunting stories delivered right to your inbox.

Phone Icon

Get Digital Access.

All Petersen's Bowhunting subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets.

To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine.

Get Digital Access

Not a Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Enjoying What You're Reading?

Get a Full Year
of Guns & Ammo
& Digital Access.

Offer only for new subscribers.

Subscribe Now