In true Bowtech fashion the Carbon Knight Black Ops delivers an incredible shooting experience at a reasonable price point. This compact compound packs a punch in a small package, firing smooth and fast, but maintaining an easy to maneuver weight. It comes as a Ready, Aim, Kill (RAK) set up with everything needed for the hunting season.
Black Ops Construction
As the name indicates, the bow itself is made from a durable, yet light, carbon compound often found in military, automotive, and spacecraft construction. Bowtech calls this technology the Knight Riser – it is a gorgeous and sleek design with a 7” brace that will draw the eye. Axle to axle the bow measures a short 31” and weighs only a mere 3.2lbs. This manageable weight and size makes it great for competition shooting and going on long hunting trips. The confines of a treestand and blind make this Bowtech compound bow even more appealing thanks to how short it is.
The Carbon Knight isn’t super adjustable, but it won’t lock you in either. The draw length can be customized from 26.5” to 30.5” using a simple rotating module – no bow press required. Additionally, the draw weight ranges from 60lbs to 70lbs. It isn’t ideal for beginners that need to build up their strength and certainly not an option for youths. However, adults with the prowess will find this bow an absolute delight thanks to the 80% let-off and silky smooth draw cycle. Hunters waiting for the best angle as they set their pins will be especially grateful for the generous let-off.
Carbon Knight Cam System
Speaking of the draw cycle, the binary cam system on this Bowtech compound bow is a feat of engineering. With the symmetrical cams slaved to each other they create an incredibly stable draw and beautiful knock travel. Because the cams rotate exactly the same way at exactly the same time, the draw is perfectly straight and controlled. Up and down movement of the arrow during draw is virtually eliminated. Thanks to this design the arrow will fly flat and straight with great accuracy. It’s also quiet as can be, something most hunters will appreciate when they take aim at a buck or unwitting turkey. The synchronized cams, combined with the rock solid back wall, will also contribute to consistency and maintain a well tuned bow. No need to constantly fiddle with the tuning after setting it! What’s more is that the Carbon Knight is fast at 335 FPS IBO and kinetic energy of 84.6 ft-lbs. Compared to a bow like the Quest Radical which comes in at a slow at 295 FPS, this bow really shines. There’s a satisfying amount of force behind this compound and enough to take down large game of your choice. However, the bow itself can provide a bit of a kick due to the raw power.
What The Carbon Knight Comes With From The Factory
The RAK package is nothing to scoff at. It comes loaded with some respectable gear to get anyone hunting straight out of the box; fine tuning aside. What you get is a whole lot of Octane with the Octane Capture arrow rest, Octane DeadLock Lite quiver, and Octane 5” Ultra-Lite stabilizer. Also included is an alright RAK custom four pin sight, alloy peep, BCY string loop, Dura-FLX string dampeners, and a comfortable wrist sling. The weakest attachment here is probably the sight, which I recommend replacing with a preferable and quality option. Otherwise this a great deal, just add the arrows and release of choice and you’re ready to go.
Carbon Knight Black Ops Conclusion
Overall this Bowtech compound bow is a great value for its price. The performance, durable build, smooth draw, and awesome accuracy won’t let you down. Whether it is a first adult compound bow or an upgrade, it’s perfectly suited for hunting, competing, and casual target practice. The lightweight design, Knight Riser, and sleek black ops finish complete a fantastic bow package. It’s normal to experience some torque and shock while breaking the bow in, just make sure to have it tuned to you and get some practice in and everything will fall into place.
- Adjustable draw length and draw weight. No extra tools required
- Super light at 3.2lbs and 31” axle to axle
- Solid back wall and durable carbon construction
- 80% let-off
- 335 FPS IBO and 84.6 ft-lbs kinetic energy
- Ready, Aim, Kill fully loaded package
- Synchronized binary cam system
- Smooth draw
- Carbon Knight Riser technology
- High quality at an affordable price
- Beginners may experience extra torque
- Has some kick to it
- Grip is awkward at first due to its blockier design
- Stock sight should most likely be replaced
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