Prime goes split limb, and we love it. Here’s why you will, too.

The 2018 Prime Logic boasts all the features that have made Prime a top-tier bow manufacturer. Oh, and cool new split limbs as well.
Prime goes split limb, and we love it. Here’s why you will, too.

I’d read all about Prime’s new split-limbs long before the 2018 Logic arrived on my doorstep. In fact, I had a great conversation about the new bow and the manufacturer’s reason for going to split limbs (more on this later) during a November 2017 hunting camp with Prime’s Matt Grace.

Even though I was expecting them, I was still surprised by how cool those split limbs looked when I pulled the bow from its box. After a thorough examination, the Logic showed no visible machining marks, nicks or scratches, and is, in my humble opinion, pure eye candy. This bow will draw some attention simply based on its looks.

The limbs bolts, housed in Prime’s wide, fat and stable-looking limb pockets, turned with ease. There was zero chattering, squeaking or popping. The bow pressed easily, and set-up time was minimal. I will note that the downward cable is served a good way south, which created the need for a long drop-away-rest attachment cord. I had to remove the standard cord from my QAD MXT and add a longer one. For the sake of testing, I swapped out the cable-attached QAD rest with a limb-driven model from Vapor Trail. Both rests performed exceptionally, but I did like how the limb-driven model eliminated the excess cord hanging out around my grip.

The factory-installed brass nock attached to the string quickened set-up time, and after only a pair of arrows, I achieved a perfect paper tear.

Like other Prime bows I’ve handled, the Logic has a direct-to-riser grip that I love. The bow feels deadly in the hand, and the grip’s flat-backed yet slightly rounded edges just seem to fit me. The 85 percent letoff cams rolled over smoothly, and transition to letoff is not at all abrupt. Everything about the draw cycle, from the moment you begin to pull to the moment you reach full draw, is pure silk. The dual limb stops engaged and created a rock-hard back wall, which is what I love. Prime does include a pair of cable stops for those who prefer that type of back-wall feel.

At full draw, the balance of the bow is undeniable. I was relaxed and comfortable, and I felt like I could hold on my spot forever. The hold-steady characteristics of the Centergy haven’t been lost. I credit this to the riser design and the wide, fat limb pockets and shorter limbs. Also, thanks to the design of a compression axle system, the entire system can be compressed around the split limb at the tips to make the rig as rigid as possible. According to Prime engineer Nate Grace, “There has never been a more stable split limb than what you’re going to see on the Logic. And we didn’t give up any ease of use, proficiency or performance.”

Prime LogicAt the shot the bow is reasonably quiet, and though I could feel some in-the-hand vibration, it was nothing that would deter me from making this bow my in-the-field partner. As for speed, the Logic powered my 368.7-grain Easton FMJ 6MM at 272 fps. That’s pulling 68 pounds at a 28 ½-inch draw length. Works for me.

As far as accuracy, the bow is pure Prime. I’ve always said Prime makes one of the most accurate bows on the market, and that hasn’t changed. Take a peek at the three-arrow picture group included with this article. Those three arrows are fitted with Muzzy fixed-blade heads, and the shot distance was 75 yards. Money.

A full 2 ¼ inches shorter than the 2017 Centergy, the Logic seemed maneuverable, and I’m excited to test the bow in the field in the coming months.

The Logic tips the scales at 4.3 pounds without accessories and comes in draw lengths between 24.5 and 30 inches and peak draw weights of 40, 50, 60, 65, 70 and 80 pounds. Camo options are numerous, but I will note the Optifade Subalpine model that arrived at my door was dead sexy.





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