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Bowtech Reign 6
Well, it’s time for a new bow. I’m leaning heavily on the Reign 6 and looking for some input from some people who have experience with it. Like it, hate it ? Thanks in advance.
Really... no one has any Bowtech input?
Dont have a reign, but do have a prodigy. Cant go wrong with any of their overdrive binary cam bows. Super tunable and shoot great. Some will say bowtech has limb issues, but ive owned 6 with no issues.
A quick google search will help. The reign won bow of the year and is a very popular bow. I shot it and was impressed. You can beat the yoke tuning capabilities of bowtech. Add the comfort and performance mods and it sounds like a great choice!
Realm, the only one without limb issues. Set it with both cams straight, arrow thru top 1/3 of Berger hole, even nock, arrow latterly down the center.
Bob please post up example of reign limb issues. I’ve never heard of one.
Hey Bob, I’m on Bowsite mobile and pic isn’t that great. What is wrong with the limb in photo?
Realmx is the best seller in our local Bowtech shop.
compression side skin glass starting to delam Their bows are getting much better, I haven't seen or heard of a bow coming apart in the box/on the rack, for almost a year.
i bought a realm this year. i love it. smooth, fast, quite. on power setting - set at 70lbs . it feels like drawing 60lbs...
I have a Prodigy not a Realm, but it is very similar to the Realm. Never had a bow shoot field tips and broadheads the same without some tuning. Easy to set up, quiet, and smooth draw.
I have a Prodigy and a Realm, really like how the Realm shoots. I also think it has a better fit and feel to it. The Prodigy limbs are susceptible to small nicks on the corners of the limbs where the Realm hasn't been a problem so far.
Another vote for the Realm. I believe they fixed their limb issues with this model.
I had a Prodigy and now own a Realm. I wanted to love the Realm X more but ended up holding and shooting the Realm so nice that I had to go with it. Love it so far!
If I were going to buy a new bow this year it would be a Realm X or Elite Ritual.
I have a Reign 7 , prodigy and a Realm X. RealmX has the best grip and is a great shooter. Prodigy was awesome until the Reign 7 came out. R6 and R7 are the two best Bowtechs i have ever shot. I wouldnt hesitate to get a 6 or a 7 either one. I have had zero issues with the limbs on my R7. If you like the clutch grip, the Realm X or Realm is still a great choice.
I went to the shop yesterday and shot a Reign 7 (didn’t have a 6) and a Realm. I spent plenty of time shooting both bows and shooting them in both modes (comfort and performance). Both great shooting bows but for me the Reign 7 was the better of the two. It has a little hump in the end of the draw cycle which I didn’t feel in the realm at all but at the shot the Reign 7 was so nice and no vibration. That thing is flat out smooth and fast. I was way impressed.
I shoot the reign 6. Finally found a bow that I don’t need to replace. I have typically bought a new bow every year to eveey other year, think I’ll keep this one. Shoot it on comfort setting and couldn’t be happier.
I love my Reign 6 i've had it 2 years and got 2 elk. it's quiet, fast and has absolutely no kick whatsoever. pair that up with a tight spot quiver and you have a set up that will last for a long time.
Bought a Reign 7 last year. No problems for me! I really like it. Smooth and fast!!
For me two things stand out about the Reign 6 over the Realm. I like the looks of the riser much much better, I think its a sharper looking bow. And It also has a higher IBO rating albeit not by much. From all the reviews I've read across the board between the two bows they are pretty much the same in terms of smoothness , tuning and comfort settings. The Realm has a different grip that seems to be popular among some. IMO Reign is still a much better looking bow.
I’ll throw in another player. I shot both the Reign 6 and the Realm. Nice bows, but my BTX-28 is faster, just as quiet, and just as smooth. Just one more option to consider.
According to Bowtechs spec's for IBO the BTX28 is 333fps. The Reign 6 is 350fps. How is the BTX28 faster? Trying to wrap my mind around this. I do like the looks of the BTX28 over the Realm but the Reign 6 still has the edge for me.
Get the reign, I think they have the new in house limbs
"According to Bowtechs spec's for IBO the BTX28 is 333fps. The Reign 6 is 350fps. How is the BTX28 faster?"
The BTX-28 is designed for draw lengths of 25.5" to 28", while the BTX-31 is designed for 27-31". The IBO speed for the BTX-28 is measured at 28", versus the standard 30" for the BTX-31, as well as the Reign 6.
My guess is the BTX-28 is faster at my draw length (26") for a couple reasons. 333fps at 28" is theoretically 3fps faster than 350fps at 30". Probably the biggest reason is the BTX-28 has a cam that's designed for shorter draws, so the efficiency should be better than one designed for longer draws. I didn't keep the speeds that I chono'd, but best I can remember, my BTX-28 was around 6-7fps faster than the Reign 6. Not earth shattering by any means, but at my draw length , I'll take all the help I can get...especially when I don't give up any comfort to get it.
Obviously the BTX-28 isn't for everyone, but for someone with a 28" DL or shorter, it's certainly one that shouldn't be overlooked.
I thought the standard for IBO was 29" draw set at 70lbs?? I think I understand what your saying. Both bows set at the same draw and poundage, 26" in your case the BTX due to cam design might be a touch faster.
Standard for IBO is 30”, 70#’s, 350 gr.