Prime Logic CT5 Compound Bow Review: Podium Placement Accuracy
The Prime Logic CT5 is a longer axle shaft arch designed to provide grip and smile shots and podium placement accuracy.
According to Merriam-Webster, precision is defined as “be free from error or error.” Prime Archery has worked hard to ensure that its products meet this definition since the company was founded in 2010.
Even at first, Team Prime didn’t want to build just another bow – they wanted to build the right bow. And what exactly does it look like? It would have a design in which each piece complements the rest of the arch. When all the parts work in perfect harmony, the design is free from error or error.
Over the past 9 years, Prime has perfected its system. Patented parallel cam technology eliminates cam tilt which impairs accuracy. Centergy technology provides a centrally balanced riser that helps shooters better hold their target. Short split limbs attach to large limb pockets. And compression axle technology improves on an already strong platform. I could go on.
For 2019, Prime continues its quest for perfect precision with its CT5 logic. A 35-inch axle-to-axle model, the CT5 features a 6-inch brace height. Maximum speed is 340 fps, weight without attached accessories is 4.5 pounds, draw weight options are plentiful (40, 50, 60, 65, 70 and 80 pounds) and draw lengths vary between 24 , 5 and 30 inches. The bow is available in a number of color options.
Prime also offers the bow in the CT3 and CT9 models. These two arcs offer the same Prime tech but have different combat weights, axle-to-axle measurements, brace heights, and speed ratings.
Compound bow review: sleek, slim and sexy
It was my first impression of the Logic CT5. The Ghost Green riser blended into the subalpine branches. The riser is long, the grip is narrow, and the limbs are short. The top and bottom of the elevator feature the Swerve. This design synchronizes the movement of the lift with the upper and lower halves of the bow to counteract horizontal shooting issues. And parallel TRM cameras are back. Why wouldn’t they be? The design turned out to be flawless.
Other features that immediately caught my eye are the large limb pockets, the return of the Sherpa mounting system (we’ll talk about that later) and the Flexis AR adjustable flexible roller guard. Of them LimbSaver Split Limb Shock Absorbers reside between the limbs of the bow, and Prime added rope weight.
The bow arrived tuned to my exact specs: 70.1 pounds and 29 inches of draw length. I changed nothing. The CT5 was equipped with a pair of limb stops. The cable stops are an additional accessory for those who wish to make the exchange. Change is easy. As I mentioned, Prime is all about precision. The adjustable limb / cable stop system is just another example. My bow arrived with limb stops installed. The cable stops come in a plastic bag and attached to the handle with a zip tie. I tested the arc with the branch and cable stops.
Prime Logic CT5: hassle-free setup
Configuration with the Logic CT5 is simple and straightforward. The limb bolts were chatter-free and turned easily. The arc rushed like a dream and the installation of my peep and drop-away cord went smoothly.
All of the props attached easily, and although it doesn’t happen often, my first photo through paper was perfect. No rest or adjustment of the cable was necessary. I noticed a slight hum in my hand when shooting, but it was minor. The CT5’s parallel TRM cameras are silky smooth, and while I’m not generally a fan of limb stops, I am when it comes to the Logic CT5’s. I pull a hinge trigger (counter tension), which is a big reason I generally prefer the wider valley cable stops. This limb stop system felt somewhat different, and I liked how it blended with the overall stability of the bow.
The drawing weight increases throughout the cycle. The transition to letting go is smooth. The handling is excellent. He’s flat-backed, narrow, and straight to the riser; I love it. Part of Centergy technology, the handle resides in the vertical center of the arc. I was called 20 yards in no time and hit bare trees together.
Length creates balance
I like a longer axle-to-axle arch. Why? Balanced. This bow delivers him in spades. It promotes good form, and my consistent placement of down arrows was a shining example. Part of that comes from the riser, which is constructed from sturdy 82X aluminum, and part of that comes from how the grip and the Swerve work together to promote consistent precision.
On the firing range, my Easton 5mm Axis 421 grain shafts always found the 12 ring on distant 3D targets. Nine of my 10 freehand, three arrows, and 80 yard groups were less than 3 inches. On a Hooter Shooter, accuracy was off the charts. I tried for a week to have a windless day, but my little corner of Southeast Colorado didn’t provide it. The Hooter Shooter fired Axis and FMJ arrows at distances of 60 to 80 meters in a strong but constant wind of 13 mph. The wind hit the trees on their right side but had little impact on the accuracy. Logic CT5 sliced vanes and exploded notches.
With the CT5 in hand, I participated in a local 3D indoor tournament. The maximum distance was 40 yards, but with 5mm micro-diameter rods I shot a 310 out of 300. Five 12-ring shots increased my score. Two days later, I shot 60 arrows indoors at a five-point target. The result was a perfect 300 with 34X – my best score yet.
I’m not a speed freak. I mean, I’ll take it, but not if it interferes with my accuracy or makes shooting less fun.
Set at a weight of 70.1 pounds and a draw length of 29 inches, the Logic CT5 fed my 5mm 421 grain spindle at a respectable 287 fps. This combination of speed and weight generated 76.99 lb-ft of kinetic energy. That’s more than enough to ram a handle into a bull moose.
Prime Logic CT5 Arc: Achievement in the Woods
I started tinkering with my Logic CT5 in December. At the time, the only tag left in my pocket was an earlier state turkey tag. I had received emails asking if the CT5’s longer axle-to-axle rating would affect its handling in the pit.
A 5 hour drive and 10 hours in the tree later, I was standing above my December prize – a plump, bearded fall hen. I deliberately hunted from a tree. I hung my set in the most gnarled locust I could find. Turkeys have amazing eyesight and the tangle of tree limbs helped me hide. I also wanted to debunk the myth that axle-to-axle long arcs don’t work well from a tree.
Mission accomplished. A turkey’s vital signs are small, and despite having to weave the shot between a pair of limbs, my arrow found its mark at a distance of 26 yards.
Did you hear that?
I don’t really have to complain about this arc. For me, it’s perfect. The only thing I noticed was a bit of vibration in the grip, and every now and then the arc seemed to produce a slight hint of noise. I would take some friends to the booth and ask them: “Hey, did you hear that? “
Their response was, “Brother, you’re too anal. Yes, I heard a little something, but it wasn’t much. Can’t we stress about it? “
The Logic CT5 was designed for precision. This will lead to podium placement and meat for the grill. It’s a victory all around.