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Bow?

Postby GeorgiaDuckBuster » Mon Oct 25, 2010 4:17 pm

I'm thinking of getting a good parallel limb bow. I have two older style bows, you know the kind that have no let off, which aren't really conducive for hunting these days. My question is what is your favorite bow company?

Mathews
Hoyt
PSE
Bear
Limbsaver
Bow Tech
Diamond
etc
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Re: Bow?

Postby airborneduckhunter » Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:49 pm

I am a Mathews guy myself. My suggestion for you though is to go to eevry archery shop you can find and shoot every bow you can get you hands on to find one that fits you and that is in your bugdet.
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Re: Bow?

Postby GeorgiaDuckBuster » Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:03 pm

Ya I have full intentions of doing just that I was just trying to get a sense of what real hunters are using and why.
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Re: Bow?

Postby duckschooler » Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:17 pm

Just like airborne said try out as many bows as you can to try to find the one that fits you best. There are so many great bows on the market today that it is truly hard to go wrong. I know this isn't what you want to hear but it is the truth it seems every manufacturer has great bows (Pearson, High country, Alpine, Elite Archery, Darton, Parker, Martin to name a few). I shoot a Parker Wildfire I chose it cause it was cost effective, if I had a larger budget you could bet I would have bought a Mathews. I hear people talk up thier favorite line of bows and Mathews seems to always come up. I know countless of people that shoot mathews and I've shot the discontinued DXT and the new z7 and they are great bows but I dont feel I could justify the price tag when there are so many other great bows. I dont need the 350+ arrow speed or the sweetest cosmetics so you can already see my budget shrink. I have known guys that have shot Mathews for awhile and they recently have switched to bowtech and I've seen just the opposite. If you wanted you could really save a ton of money and buy a used bow and you can get a 2-3 old Mathews, Hoyt, Bowtech, or PSE for almost half of the new bows on their lines. I hope this helps but I feel I'm just making that decision harder.
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Re: Bow?

Postby 2500hdon37s » Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:14 am

Quest, Elite, Bear ive shot all 3 and love them! im gettting a new Bear or Quest verry soon. after all Bear had 2 top 5 finishers (mathews wasnt even in the top 10) and there was over 120 shooters in a shoot i went to
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Re: Bow?

Postby swampwise » Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:27 am

i got my bear lights out last year for $599 with the whole package deal. quiver, drop away rest, 3-pin sight, and truball release. great bow, and great price.
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Re: Bow?

Postby buckshot312000 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:30 pm

I shoot a Hoyt Alphamax and love it! Its fits me perfectly with a 29in draw @ 70lbs and is alot of fun to shoot. Everyone has their favorite bow and reasons for shooting it...IMO, make has alot less to do with it than "fit". I shot a Bear for along time and loved it also. I "upgraded" to the Hoyt because of its speed, smoothness and quiet shots. Plus its hard to find a tougher bow...you could pound nails w/ it and then drive tacks! :thumbsup:
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Re: Bow?

Postby duckschooler » Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:15 pm

buckshot312000 wrote:I shoot a Hoyt Alphamax and love it! Its fits me perfectly with a 29in draw @ 70lbs and is alot of fun to shoot. Everyone has their favorite bow and reasons for shooting it...IMO, make has alot less to do with it than "fit". I shot a Bear for along time and loved it also. I "upgraded" to the Hoyt because of its speed, smoothness and quiet shots. Plus its hard to find a tougher bow...you could pound nails w/ it and then drive tacks!


I like that description I'd never heard that before. Pound nails then drive tacks I really really like that. :thumbsup:
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Re: Bow?

Postby buckshot312000 » Fri Nov 12, 2010 3:57 pm

haha thanks, my dad has always called any weapon that shoots well a tack driver...i sorta played off of that :smile:
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Re: Bow?

Postby jacob321 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:20 pm

Personally, I like Mathews as it was my first bow.
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