Bowtech General Compound Bow

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Brace Height: 8.25 "
Axle to Axle Length: 31.188 "
Draw Length: 26 " - 30 "

Draw Weight: 40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed: 307 fps - 315 fps
Weight: 4.2 lbs

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General reviews

The Bowtech General compound bow has technically been discontinued, but they can still be found on eBay and other sites. If you manage to find one, it’s a fairly fast, smooth, quiet, and reliable hunting bow. It’s not as fast as bows being made today, but it can definitely hold its own. It did feature some issues with the limbs at first, but they were replaced. It comes with a great finish, a number of designs, and it offers great vibration dampening properties too.

Things to consider before buying

The Bowtech General compound bow features limbs made of unidirectional fiberglass, which is extremely durable. It’s the kind of bow that can absorb a lot of use and punishment without issue. The special design of the limbs, especially where they are attached to the riser, allows this bow to generate a decent amount of power, while remaining quiet, smooth, and very stable.

The Bowtech General compound bow features a Centertrac binary cam system, which provides a decent amount of speed. Remember, the 315 FPS rating was one of the fastest on the market when it was first released in 2008, although there are, of course, faster bows today. The draw length can be adjusted quite a lot, but keep in mind that this needs to be done through the changing of mods. Keep in mind that adjusting the draw length also means having to adjust the draw stop.

Something to know about the Bowtech General compound bow is that due to limited movement ability toward the letdown, an accidental release is possible. However, it does feature a very smooth draw, combined with a solid back wall. The limbs come in various weights and adjustments which can be made through the loosening of limb bolts. Another benefit is the silencing and vibration dampening package, making it one of the quietest and lowest vibration bows of its time.


  • Very smooth
  • Fast (for its time)
  • Noise-free
  • Vibration free
  • Very durable
  • Various finished
  • Smooth draw with a solid back wall


  • Discontinued
  • May still experience some limb issues

Final thoughts

For shooters looking for a very quiet and low vibration model that is fairly easy to adjust, the Bowtech General compound bow is a prime option to go with. That said, be aware that this bow has been discontinued.

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Specifications for the Bowtech bow: General

Brace Height8.25 “
Axle to Axle Length31.188 “
Draw Length26 ” – 30 “
Draw Weight40 lbs – 70 lbs
IBO Speed307 fps – 315 fps
Weight4.2 lbs
Let-Off65% – 80%

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