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Old 01-03-2012, 10:20 AM   #1
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Anyone shoot the Specialist? Any dislikes or issues? Has the limb finish issue been resolved (flaky finish)?
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Old 01-03-2012, 12:34 PM   #2
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i had a specialist for a little while, loved it, limbs flaked alittle but it didn't affect the bow other than looks.
the only thing i didn't like about it was that it felt to as though the riser could have weighed alittle more, just felt really light and hard to get the right stabilizer set up to hold on target better just my opinion.
other than that i really liked the bow
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Old 01-03-2012, 04:55 PM   #3
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Yes, calling a 37" A2A bow a specialty long A2A bow is ridiculous
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Old 01-03-2012, 05:09 PM   #4
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i shot one and liked it a little. it had some vibe but held on target pretty well. but dont like the idea of paying big $ and the finish flakes off. that sucks big time
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Old 01-03-2012, 05:18 PM   #5
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Don't have any plans on getting rid of mine anytime soon. Yah, the limb's finish durability seems to be about the same as the Destroyers but I sure do like a static yoke on both ends.
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Old 01-03-2012, 07:14 PM   #6
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thanks for the info.
Has the limb flaking been fixed on the newer bows...or was this an issue all of 2011. I had heard it was taking care of mid 2011, but I do not know if this is accurate.
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Old 01-03-2012, 07:15 PM   #7
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i had a specialist for a little while, loved it, limbs flaked alittle but it didn't affect the bow other than looks.
the only thing i didn't like about it was that it felt to as though the riser could have weighed alittle more, just felt really light and hard to get the right stabilizer set up to hold on target better just my opinion.
other than that i really liked the bow
Could you tell me how it compares to the VXL and Supra ME in term of draw cycle.
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:35 PM   #8
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I shoot a Specialist and as far as a target bow I love it. It is very smooth shooting and once I got my stabilizer weight right its very balanced. I've had no finish issues.
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:56 PM   #9
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Could you tell me how it compares to the VXL and Supra ME in term of draw cycle.
It dont, both pse's are night and day different. as in better
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:04 PM   #10
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Id like to have one. I love PSE but I shoot Bowtech pretty good. I also shoot PSE good to.
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Old 01-04-2012, 08:00 AM   #11
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Could you tell me how it compares to the VXL and Supra ME in term of draw cycle.


both PSE's are smoother all the way through the draw cycle the Bowtech was pretty stiff in the start of the draw but a shooter for sure.
in the end the PSE's were just a better fit for me i can hold on target alittle better and i felt more confident with them
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Old 01-04-2012, 11:41 AM   #12
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I can't compare it to the PSE's but I have no complaints about my Specialist. I love this bow. I really like the way it balances and the solid wall. It's a real shooter for sure.
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Old 01-05-2012, 10:00 AM   #13
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I am going to try one in the next week, but I am concerned about the limb finish. I know it does not effect performance, but it has to be way better than anything I've shot for me to take a chance on faulty limb finishes on a 1000$ bow. Not sure why this would be an issue for any company with all the technology and finish options out there.
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Old 01-06-2012, 06:18 AM   #14
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I am going to try one in the next week, but I am concerned about the limb finish. I know it does not effect performance, but it has to be way better than anything I've shot for me to take a chance on faulty limb finishes on a 1000$ bow. Not sure why this would be an issue for any company with all the technology and finish options out there.
to that! i just dont understand why bowtech charges a quality price for a bow thats not up to par with what they charge for it. i sure hope they get this issue fixed. they have had 2 years now to get it right. i had a 2010 destroyer that the finish on the limbs was horrible.
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Old 01-06-2012, 10:59 AM   #15
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to that! i just dont understand why bowtech charges a quality price for a bow thats not up to par with what they charge for it. i sure hope they get this issue fixed. they have had 2 years now to get it right. i had a 2010 destroyer that the finish on the limbs was horrible.
I plan on trying the bow out tonite...I'll see if the bow is great enough for me to chance the finish.
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Old 01-06-2012, 06:02 PM   #16
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Not sure if anyone is interested, but I shot the Specialist today. It was stiffer than my Supra, but held extremely well, nice grip, great overall feel. I really like the back wall, very firm, not limb stop hard...but very solid.
I might have to overlook the possibility of a finish issue with the limbs. It was definately a lot nice bow than I anticpated. Glad I tried it.
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Old 01-07-2012, 05:25 PM   #17
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I havent shot this bow either......interested in your thoughts. Thanks for sharing.
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I have had mine since early last year! I'm not a long axle to axle shooter, but this bow just fits! I had shoulder surgery last year and ordered the 50-60 lb limbs. I set the bow up at 50lbs, 29" draw, victory HV 22's at 323 grains shooting 278 FPS. It holds dead on for me and smooth. As far as the draw cycle...I've been shooting Bowtechs since 2003 and I guess I don't notice it after the early Binaries. I won't be getting rid of this one for quite some time.

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