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Old 10-26-2010, 04:20 PM
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What bow are you shooting?

I'm an FNG to bow hunting, but next years Elk hunt with be with the pointy stick. My buddies are big into the bow hunting, and I think it will be a kick in the arse. I shot a Bear archery Charge the other day, and I really liked the 2 inch group I got from an un-tuned bow, and my first time shooting one in over 15 years! My buddies tell me that I need to get a used Hoyt, Bowtech, Parker or Mathews, and I will look at them hard in December-January.

Just curious what you guys like to shoot and why
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Mathews S2 is what i use
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I am a lefty and shoot a Darton. Its an older version but it works for no more than I use it. I'd like to go to a stick but not enough time to practice with that so staying with a compound for now.
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Hell my bow is about 9 years old now. It's a Hoyt MT sport. Wasn't top of the line hoyt when I bought it, but it's been a great bow. Still shoots like the day I bought it. I do have it outfitted pretty well too. I only paid about $200 for the bow brand new, but I probably have $400-500 in accessories with it. Good arrows aren't cheap either.
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I have been looking on ebay, and the bows that I want are going for as little as 300 bucks! I'm looking mainly at the Hoyt Vectrix, and Trykon, and the Mathews Switchback and Outback. The Bowtechs are nice, and I just heard about the Reflex by Hoyt (a Hoyt bow, without paying for the name). I know I want parallel limbs, and the rest is up in the air
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One nice thing I found when I bought mine... I paid a retail price for the bow and all my stuff but by buying it in a store with a good competent archery guy behind the counter they installed everything for me and helped me set it up for me and how I shoot at no extra cost. If you're new to the game that's something to think about.
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I'm shooting a Reflex Ridgeline 34" at 70 # and 31" pull.
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Yeah, I can't touch one of the new bows, not even with a big toe! I will hopefully buy an equipped one, and then take it to my local archery shop for tuning
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I too am looking into buying a compound bow and getting into the sport. I have drawn but never shot a compound bow and I don't know anything about them. I know that PSE, Bowtech, Hoyt and Mathews are some of the bigs names but what about a bow do you want to look for? Like what does parallel limbs mean and do for you. What are the diffierence in cams and what does that do for you?
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Old 10-29-2010, 06:26 AM
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From the info I've found, parellel limbs are what you want. By parellel, it means that the limbs are more parellel, and this takes out recoil felt by traditional bows and the older compounds

Bear archery, Charge. Parellel limbs


Not parellel limbs
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