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Old 02-14-2008, 06:03 PM
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I'll chime in and agree with much of what has been said here. I'll just say it in a slightly different way maybe. Having an idea of what you want to spend, go and try to shoot every bow you can that's within your price range. Then shoot what's 10% below your price range and 10% above your price range. Figure out what you're comfortable with, and balance dollars, comfort, performance and tunability.

IMHO the biggest issue is.....tunability. There are a lot of people out there and they want to shoot the fastest bow they can get their hands on these bows are generally very sensitive (less forgiving of user errors) and difficult to tune and keep tuned. I have an old PSE Carroll Intruder. It's 15 years old and still shoots fine and pushes aluminum arrows (yes, I still shoot aluminum arrows!) at 240fps. The great thing about the bow is that I can tune it so that arrows fly exactly true (vanes follow tip right through the same hole with no fish tailing or porposing). With an arrow that flies true, it's easy to site-in your bow. Said another way, it doesn't matter how fast you get to the target (or deer) it matters that you get to the exact spot at which you were aiming. I've killed many deer with my bow and everyone has been a one shot kill.

From my experience, you can get one heck of a bow and all the accessories with $700 and have money left over.
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Old 02-17-2008, 11:52 AM
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once you decide on the bow you want look at ebay. I shot hoyt for 12 years and had a lot of success and enjoyment with my hoyt. Then I shot a buddies Mathews and loved it. I searched around on ebay for a couple of weeks and found a smokin' deal on a one year old bow and bought it saving around 300. The bow turned out to be in excellent shape and shoots perfect. I then spent the $300 I saved on other huntin' stuff that I "needed" so it worked out all the way around! ha ha.
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Old 06-14-2008, 09:15 AM
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buy the best

thats what I did go to a pro shop find used I got a mathews ultra max for 250.00 and upgraded every thing els after arrows,release,rest,sight $700.00 the best thing I ever did go MATHEWS I will stress buy top of the line if U live up here in mlps mn go to schaffer archery

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Old 09-06-2008, 08:31 AM
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Re: what kind of bow

there is only 1 MATHEWS DXT
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Old 09-06-2008, 04:37 PM
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Re: what kind of bow

I shoot a archery research 32 and I don't like it. my next bow will be a hoyt katera.
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Old 09-07-2008, 09:28 AM
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Re: what kind of bow

please go to a mathews dealer and shoot a some of them new and older models I was short on cash when I got my so I got a used ultra max or it would of been a DXT mine shoots at 260 yes I looked at hoyt they wer heavy and a weard shock in the riser to me
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Old 09-07-2008, 03:46 PM
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Re: what kind of bow

Over the last 8-10 years I have owned a High Country, Jennings, Hoyt, Mathews, and now a PSE. So I have no brand that I stick to. I had Mathews SwitchBack, and I loved that bow. It shot well and was very quite. Then I shot a buddies PSE X-Force. Now I own a PSE X-force. It is ridiculous. My SwitchBack shot the same 380gr arrows @ 283 fps, My X-force shots them 331 fps. I cant hear a difference in the sound of the shot. They are on the upper end of the price scale, but 1 pin out to 40yrds will cover alot of missed shots due to yardage.
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