Re: what are you shooting
For nine years I had the hottest HoytUSA products that they offered (about 1991 to 2000)...being co-op has its benefits!! Super Slams', Super Star's, Defiant's, Deviator's, Alpha-Tec's, and lastly an Accu-Tec before I called it quits. Turned a hobby into a job and the sport lost its luster for me.
The constant through all those bows was A/C/C 3-28's w/ 70gr glue-ins and three inch vanes for 3D shooting. Then for hunting I bumped it up to 3-49's, same vanes, and 125gr broadhead of various manufacturer...depended on what the sponsors wanted to pimp for that year. I usually always used a Tox 3500 for indoor shooting and Hoyt's best fixed pin sight for that year to shoot 3D. Rests...always like the Star Hunter for hunting and used a plunger and fancy litle flipper thingy for comp shooting. Yep...I'm a fingershooter!
Stabilizers...usually a hydraulic of some sort. Bomar made some nice stuff, Tox made a few good ones also.
My last deer hunting set up was a Devaitor, 62#, 30" draw, 100gr Gator two blade expandable, 426gr 3-49 @ 295fps (6.8gr per #) and made 82FPE!! It went through deer like nothing!!
All that stuff got me a pile of deer and varmints along with too many trophies to mention (local, regional, PSAA and IBO state, IBO national, and IBO world)...gave them all away to local clubs that were having kids shoots.
Now I have been bitten by the bug again but shooting a stick bow this time...and the sport is fun again!!!