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Compound bow combo

Postby clu__82 » Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:47 am

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$600 ....what compound bow combo do you buy and why...(it's for me) ... :smile:

I should add I want something where I could walk out the door and shoot a deer

I guess what I am saying is could you throw some names out there and I will check them out and go shoot them at my local store ....
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Postby duckhntr83 » Wed Apr 16, 2008 2:00 pm

I bought a Bowtech Tribute last year but it's a bit more than $600.00 and it didn't come with anything on it. I know alot of people will probably say a Matthews as well. I would go to your local shop and shoot some and see what you like. You might be able to find a good used one as well. Everybody has their opininon though. Just make sure it's something you like and feel comfortable with. Field and Stream usually has a test on bows every year so you might be able to find a few in there or a bowhunter magazine. Good Luck.
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Postby duckhntr83 » Wed Apr 16, 2008 2:02 pm

Oh and Bowtech also makes Diamond bows as well and I've seen alot of those that come as a package too.
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Postby REDGUN » Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:29 am

I personaly have a mathews, but my next bow will be a Bowtech. There are lots of bow "sets" on Ebay. People upgrading or getting out of bowhunting. Thats probably were my next one will come from.
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Postby Greenhead Grappler » Sat Apr 19, 2008 11:54 pm

diamond has a nice combo and parker does too.
but you'll end up replacing all that stuff anyway :rofl:
probably best just to buy the bow and have them put some better stuff on it.
i have totally rigged mine out with trophy ridge equipment. love it! :thumbsup:
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Postby orangefoot » Sun Apr 20, 2008 4:29 am

I would spend just $600 on the bow or more and go get you a Hoyt Vetrex or Katera. :yes: Then spend another $300 or so getting it rigged out.

Naw but seriously Parker bows makes some great combos and you might wanta check out bass pro shops they got all kinds. :thumbsup:
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Postby jrockncash » Sun Apr 20, 2008 11:00 am

Parker makes good bows. I think you can get an extreme ultralight 31 with site rest quiver and a dozen arrows for that price. It shoots around 285 fps and is very light and sturdy. Also the new Parker Blackhawk is a very good high end bow. It will rival many of the overpriced fancy bows.

If I had to buy a top of the line expensive bow it would be a Switchback, just because there is no denying the smoothness of a Mathews. The Drenalin has alot of limb problems and customer service at Mathews is very bad. Parker customer service is the best in the archery buisness. Also look at Bear. The Truth 2 looks interesting and other than some small problems with the Truth 1 it looks like a good setup. The Bear bows come outfitted just like a Parker with all the stuff you need to go hunting and they are made to hunt. Not target bows with camo paint.


I left out bows over your price because thats what you gave us to work on. The best advice is go to an archery shop with a range and shoot the ones you like. Not just the fastest ones but a couple of different ones you can afford. Make sure you include the cost of components when you shoot them. Each guy is built different and bows will feel different to each guy. Some guys like Hoyt I have shot a bunch and they dont feel like they are fitted to me.

That and they look like a spaceship with strings.
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Postby ghilliehunter » Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:20 pm

I would look at mission it's a mathews affordable line that has most of the mathews features w/o the mathews price. Just get good arrows CT whitetails white label you can get them for 50 buck a half dozen. i'd get a basic copper john sight 65 bucks. no stabilizer necisarry but the limbsaver s coill is good for 20 bucks rest is a matter of opinion I prefer drop aways but thats just me.
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