Based on the popular Destroyer and last year’s very successful Invasion, the new Insanity CPX pairs BowTech’s OverDrive Binary Cam System with HardCore Limbs to produce a hard-to-beat combination of world-class speed and smooth-drawing, smooth-shooting characteristics. With a top IBO speed of 355 fps, the Insanity is, despite the name, very well behaved. The Center Pivot Extreme technology and BowTech’s now-famous FLX-Guard virtually eliminate cam lean and torque. Axle-to-axle this bow is a moderate 32 inches, and a brace height of 6 inches contributes to speed without robbing forgiveness. Mass weight is 4.2 pounds, and draw lengths run from 251⁄2 to 30 inches, while draw weights are 50, 60, 70, and 80 pounds with an 80 percent letoff. The Insanity CPXL is slightly longer than the CPX at 35 inches and offers a more generous 7-inch brace height as well. The result is a more forgiving, even smoother version of the CPX with a still very fast IBO speed of 340 fps. The CPXL also offers draw lengths out to a full 32 inches for bigger-framed bowhunters. Suggested retail price for either bow is $999.
A great bow at an affordable price made BowTech’s Assassin R.A.K. (Ready Aim Kill) a hit in 2011. For 2012 BowTech introduces the Assassin SD, aimed at bowhunters with draw lengths from 221⁄2 to 27 inches. Brace Height for this bow is a forgiving 7 inches, and the axle-to-axle length is 301⁄4 inches. These are essentially the same specs as the regular Assassin, as is the range of draw weights running 40, 50, 60, and 70 pounds and the mass weight of 3.7 pounds. Speed, as you might expect given the shorter draw length, is a little slower but still plenty fast enough at 305 fps IBO/ATA. The Binary Cam is naturally the same, along with the rotating draw length modules and Octane factory strings. Upgraded-for-2012 R.A.K. accessories include an alloy peep, an R.A.K. Custom 4-pin sight, an Octane Deadlock Light Quiver, Hostage XL arrow rest, 5-inch Ultra-Lite Octane Stabilizer, a comfort wrist sling, and Dura-Flx string dampening components. The Assassin SD is available in Mossy Oak Treestand and BlackOps, and the suggested retail price is $649.
Another bow in BowTech’s R.A.K. line-up is the Heartbreaker, introduced last year and billed as the best women’s bow available. For 2012 BowTech offers the new AnoRock Razzbery finish option along with the 2012 upgraded R.A.K. package. BowTech’s famous Binary Cam System with rotating draw length modules still drives this bow. Axle-to-axle the Heartbreaker is 301⁄2 inches, with draw lengths running from 221⁄2 to 27 inches and draw weights of 40, 50, and 60 pounds maximum. Effective letoff is 65 to 80 percent, and the Heartbreaker has a generous 7-inch brace height. IBO/ATA speed is 305 fps. Standard finishes are Mossy Oak Treestand or BlackOps, and the suggested retail price is $649. An AnoRock Razzberry finish target bow is available for $700 and is not R.A.K.-equipped.