The BowTech RPM 360 compound bow represents the newest top end speed bow from the Bowtech stables and is the fastest bow produced by the company. The bow is packed with a swathe of new designs starting with a new riser design, a redesign of the limb pockets and a reworking of the popular Overdrive binary cam system.
Unlike what you would expect from a top end speed bow the draw is smooth and it is very quiet. The shooter will experience a quick load at the front end of the draw but it will then become smooth through the remainder. With such a significant top end speed it is not surprising that the brace height of the bow is a challenging 6 inches.
The riser of the bow is the newly patented trapezoidal I-beam riser for added strength. Maximum power is achieved through the Bridge Lock pocket system with N-Fused technology giving limb flex exactly where it is needed. The limbs used are Carboncore Limbs which are split limbs for a combination of power storage and release that also reduces noise and vibration.
The bow has been released in a choice of five finishes, available in Blackops, Mossy Oak Infinity, Realtree AP, Realtree APG HD and a new RPM 360 finish to complete the total hunting suitability.
Overdrive Binary synchronized Dual Cam System
Bridge Lock Pocket System with N-Fused Technology
Center Pivot Extreme
Carboncore Split Limbs
BowTech RPM 360 Bow Specs
Draw Weights : 40, 50, 60, 70 lbs
Draw Lengths : 24-30"
Axle to Axle : 31"
Brace Height : 6"
Mass Weight : 4.4lbs
Effective Let Off : 80%
IBO Speed : 360 fps
What they're saying in the forums about the BowTech RPM 360
I shot the RPM multiple times on Monday and Tuesday. First off this does not feel like a speed bow. The draw cycle smoothly builds up the first 3 or 4 inches then the draw cycle turns into a draw that is smoother than the Experience. Its a very level cycle with no hump at the beginning or end. It also does not want to rip once you get out of the valley like the Insanity does. It has a standard OB valley. The shot feels like the Invasion. Just a pinch of buzz that can be taken out with a good stabilizer.
I bought my bow after shooting two different ones set at 29". I was amazed at the smoothness for such a high speed bow, but when I got home and set it up at 30" there is an extreme hump very near the end of full draw. I love Bowtech and think their technology is top notch, but I am uncertain if I will keep my RPM, an "RPM XL" would have been a better choice for me if they had made one.