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Best Bow for your buck

Postby johnboy07 » Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:58 pm

Alright I havent bow hunted in bout 7 years and I am getting back into it. Need to buy a new bow so what are some good choices out there. Would like to get a matthews but my cousin had just bought one and it was 1300 with all acc. dont know if i really want to spend that much so any thoughts would be great.
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Postby justduckingaround » Fri Nov 07, 2008 7:20 pm

bowtech tomcat is a good bow for the money. you can get in to one completely set up for 450 to 550. depending where you are at.
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Postby Preacher1011 » Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:08 pm

Fred Bear Lights Out is a good bow. Smooth and quiet for 329 bare. Parker has some good combos out there for 429 setup. Just go out to Bass Pro or a local archery shop and shoot a few. It's REALLY hard to buy a bad bow these days, it just comes down to what's comfortable to you.
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Postby KDcustomcalls » Sat Nov 08, 2008 12:12 am

i bought a fred bear instinct ready to shoot package last year for around 550 and have shot 2 deer with it and love it.
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Postby cuppedup50 » Mon Nov 10, 2008 3:09 pm

the fred bear bows are pretty reasonable. i saw some at dicks the other day, but cant remember the price. they were pretty resonable tho.
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Postby flightstopper » Tue Nov 18, 2008 12:58 pm

Another vote for the TomCat but you cant go wrong with anything made by Bowtech or Diamond
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Postby ghilliehunter » Wed Nov 26, 2008 7:56 am

I would go with the mission eliminator all the mathews technology without that mathews price we all love :thumbsup:
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Postby stillanewb » Wed Nov 26, 2008 8:06 am

Look at Kodiak Outdoors bows. Not speed demons, but they hold their own, and by far the smoothest, quietest bow I've ever picked up. I have shot bowflex, hoyt, and matthews and none of them were worth the extra money over that Kodiak, IMO. However, I always say the best thing you can do to pick a new bow is go shoot a bunch of them. Don't get caught up in speed hype or brand. Find a bow that is comfortable in your hands, does not have a lot of hand shock for you, and that you really like. Everyone is a little different, and what is perfect for one person might not fit you at all.
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Postby Waterfowlhammer » Wed Nov 26, 2008 1:54 pm

I wouldn't shoot anything but a mathews bow. Shot a sq2 for a long time then got a outback. I wouldn't trade it for anything. I have had many offers to get a bowtech bow really cheap, since they make them right down the road from my house and I wouldn't do it. Thats just my opinion but its kind of your own preference and what you feel is comfortable. Just go and shoot a bunch of different bows.
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Postby montana quackhead » Sat Nov 29, 2008 12:29 pm

I only shoot Bowtech and it provides great results for me. Light and fast, it gets the job done! Tomkat. :thumbsup:
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Re: Best Bow for your buck

Postby WIgunner30 » Sun May 03, 2009 9:40 pm

I love my pse bow madness. preforms like the 900 dollar bows for around 600. its pretty much a single cam pse x-force. draws smoother then the x-force though. Its the first bow i owned that wasnt a Hoyt. i liked it better than the 850 hoyt alpamax. its a tack driver.
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Re: Best Bow for your buck

Postby duckschooler » Mon May 04, 2009 8:22 pm

Get a Parker Wildfire or any other Parker bow. They make great bows for a reasonable price.
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Re: Best Bow for your buck

Postby MassDecoyCarver » Fri Jun 05, 2009 7:15 am

I bought new PSE Brute last year and really like it. $400 bare so it fit my budget. I have been a PSE shooter for the past 15 years or so,..but this is my first modern bow. Kind of heavy, but most of my hunting is from a treestand.
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Re: Best Bow for your buck

Postby mcflye » Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:09 pm

go with a hoyt you wont be disapointed i sware.ive shot tons of bows and the hoyt r the best for the money.
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Re: Best Bow for your buck

Postby Tracker19 » Thu Aug 13, 2009 4:35 pm

Bear bows, go to cabelas or bass pro tho.

matthews might be ahead of the game right now but bear has the technogly to blow all the other out of the water at a better price. plus their string supression system makes a BIG differance
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Re: Best Bow for your buck

Postby snowslayer » Sun Aug 30, 2009 1:25 pm

I have a pse kudu that was last years model that i got for $200 i have had no problems with it so far. If you like recurves its a good way to go.
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Re: Best Bow for your buck

Postby NHDuckHunter » Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:04 am

I love the Matthews guys. You know they take their year old bows, put a new sticker on them, and sell them for half the price? So if you bought a "top of the line" Matthews last year, it is now worth about $300 brand new. :lol3:

I agree with Preacher, even the cheapest of bows now are better than anything we were killing deer with 10 years ago. We killed plenty of deer 10 years ago, should be pretty easy to do it now. My first bow shot 180fps. Now they are selling bows that shoot twice that. Crazy. Forget clean pass throughs, you should be able to clean pass through two or three deer if you can line them up right.
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Re: Best Bow for your buck

Postby montana quackhead » Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:27 pm

Best bow for your buck??
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Re: Best Bow for your buck

Postby duckman27 » Sat Oct 03, 2009 10:47 pm

Get a Mathews Q2. Quietest bow i've ever shot
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Re: Best Bow for your buck

Postby tennesseejed » Tue Oct 06, 2009 5:15 pm

WIgunner30 wrote:I love my pse bow madness. preforms like the 900 dollar bows for around 600. its pretty much a single cam pse x-force. draws smoother then the x-force though. Its the first bow i owned that wasnt a Hoyt. i liked it better than the 850 hoyt alpamax. its a tack driver.


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Re: Best Bow for your buck

Postby TNmatt83 » Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:22 am

Every year I tell myself that i'm going to break down and buy a new bow, and I've been saying that for 8 or 9 years but the old Martin keeps doin its job, it's not as fancy as the new ones but it works. I love the Bear bows and the PSE x-force and bow madness, I can't tell you how many times I've been to bass pro and held them and almost bought one. I'm thinking about passing mine down to my little brother and then I'd "have" to buy a new one haha.
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