When the Bowtech crew set out to build the SR350 compound bow, their goal was to build a bow with the perfect blend of speed and smooth performance. It was a lofty goal. Speed rarely comes without the punch.
However, for 2022, Bowtech had their sights set on doing just that – create a solid bow with plenty of zip and a pleasure to shoot.
The end result?
Meet the 2022 Bowtech SR350.
The slogan this bow is built around is, “Smooth has never been this fast.” It’s an accurate statement. You won’t typically find both. Most bows offer one or the other, but certainly not both. Bowtech’s plan was to raise the bar on a bow that offers the best of both worlds.
The bow is built off the foundation of the popular Bowtech Solution bow, yet with some added tweaks, features, and a longer axle to axle length.
Take a closer look at the SR350 in the video below.
Specs on the Bowtech SR350
Axle to Axle Length – 33″
Speed – 350 FPS
Draw Length – 25″ – 30″
Draw Weight – 50#, 60#, 70#
Brace Height – 6″
Weight – 4.4 lbs
Color Options – Black, Flat Dark Earth, OD Green, Smoke Grey, Mossy Oak Breakup Country, Realtree Edge, Optifade Subalpine, Kryptek Altitude, KUIU Verde, and custom build options.
Price – $1299
The bow is built with Bowtech’s popular DeadLock Technologies, allowing the shooter quick and simple tuning options to deliver perfect arrow flight and repeatable accuracy. All without the need of a bow press.
The bow design and riser configuration are built for better balance at full draw and forgiveness at the shot.
The SR350 features the Orbit dampener system to reduce noise and vibration. It’s a carry-over feature from previous bow models. However, for 2022 the dampeners were built into the riser for a flush design that’s smooth and simple. It’s a sleeker design that’ll help eliminate snagging or hang ups as you move through the woods, or brush. Bottom line – it’s a quiet system that’ll reduce vibration from top to bottom.
One of the most innovative features in the Deadlock Technologies system is the DeadLock Cam design. The SR350 features a new cam design with an oblong cam that’s built to deliver the speed and smoothness mentioned above.
The new cam is built around the DeadLock Cam system that allows for a quick and simple way to tune for perfect arrow flight, as well as easier overall maintenance.
How does it work?
You simply move the cams left or right on the axles with a turn of a screw to place all the energy directly behind the arrow. Next, lock it down for a solid system delivering greater accuracy.
The bow allows the shooter to do more of his or her own tech work from home, without the need to run to the local archery shop for tweaks and small adjustments.
Other features of the DeadLock system include DeadLock Cable Containment.
You’ll find reduced torque that translates to added forgiveness and enhanced shot-to-shot consistency.
Rounding out the DeadLock features, you’ll find the DeadLock Pocket allowing the shooter to lock every component in the entire bow structure as one. This top-to-bottom, rock solid design is built to deliver the most rigid platform ever produced by the Bowtech team.
One of the biggest features in the Bowtech lineup when it comes to versatility is the Flip Disc design that allows you to customize the feel of your bow. The draw length module can be flipped to one of two options depending on whether you choose the Performance or Comfort side of the module. It’s a simple adjustment that allows for two distinctly different draw cycles that adapt to the shooter’s preference and shooting style.
As you might have guessed, the Comfort setting delivers a smoother draw cycle that’s more comfortable throughout the cycle. It delivers a higher let-off at 85%.
The Performance setting is built for speed and performance. It starts off smooth and simple, however, stacks up on the backside of the draw cycle before rolling over. I personally would sacrifice the added speed achieved in the Performance setting, and go with the Comfort setting, simply because of how smooth it feels and the simplicity of drawing in extreme cold temperatures, or high pressure situations in the deer woods.
Clutch Performance Grip
The bow has a really comfortable grip design with the Clutch Performance Grip. It’s a low-profile grip design built for added comfort, while reducing torque.
The Clutch Grip comes standard on the SR350, but you can also purchase the Clutch Control Grip as a separate option for a different fit and feel.
Both grips are available in 4 popular colors.
On the Range
The SR350 has the smooth side covered. As mentioned above, the comfort setting is smooth and simple to draw. But how did it perform when shot through the chronograph?
Here’s a look at what we found in a test bow set up at 28″ draw length and 70# draw weight. The bow was set in the comfort setting.
412 Grain Arrow – 291 FPS
470 Grain Arrow – 274 FPS
You can expect to gain 10 FPS when changing the Flip Disc to the Performance setting.
The SR350 is a sweet shooting bow with plenty of options and versatility for a wide range of shooters. The bow feels good in the hand, draws smooth, and has above average speed for a hunting bow, when set up in the Performance setting.
At $1299, the bow is comparable in price to most other bows in its class.
Check it out at your local Bowtech dealer, online at www.bowtecharchery.com, and in our New Bows for 2022 video below.