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Help me Choose a new Compound Bow

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by BassMaster06, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. Dec 10, 2012 at 10:16 AM
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    BassMaster06

    BassMaster06 [OP] VA ○ ES ○ SC

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    It's time to upgrade. I haven't had the time to shop around or do my research, so give me ideas for a starting point! I'm looking for a fast, quiet, and conistent bow to hunt whitetail. Tell me what bow you have, or which badass bow you wish you had. Thanks
     
  2. Dec 10, 2012 at 12:22 PM
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    aficianado

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    so are you a treestand guy?

    if i had my way..i would buy a 2013 ELite Hunter to replace my mathews Z7
     
  3. Dec 10, 2012 at 12:25 PM
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    Kodiak Outdoors has decent bows at a decent price, i have Kodiak Outdoor Titan 32" thats 6 years old now and havent had any problems
     
  4. Dec 10, 2012 at 12:28 PM
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    Yep. Cool thanks, i'll check it out
     
  5. Dec 10, 2012 at 12:30 PM
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    Well with your requirements there are alot of options out there. I shoot hoyt but I havnt been in the market for awhile.
     
  6. Dec 10, 2012 at 3:09 PM
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    I'm happy with my Bowtech Assassin.
    Compact, light,shoots great, and good up in the trees.
    About $650. All rigged up, ready to go.
     
  7. Dec 10, 2012 at 6:10 PM
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    No one really thinks about it, but Parker makes some good bows. I can stick two arrows together at 30 yards, consistantly.
     
  8. Dec 10, 2012 at 7:45 PM
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  9. Dec 10, 2012 at 8:14 PM
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    i'm not a hunter but I have an Assassin and I love it
     
  10. Dec 11, 2012 at 5:58 AM
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    join archerytalk.com and look in the classifieds there. i will never buy a new bow again, there are people that get a new one every year, and sell theirs on there for 25% to 35% off retail cost. sometimes with stuff on them. i have gotten 2 elements off there for what one would cost new out the door new with tax almost.
     
  11. Dec 11, 2012 at 6:47 AM
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    I shoot a Strothers Rush

    I shot all the top of the line Hoyt's Mathews, pse, and the Strothers. Chose the sx rush. Shot the smoothest for me but your best bet it to go shoot as many as possible and make a decision for yourself bud!
     
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    ^What he said.

    Go try and see what fits best for you. I tried a Hoyt and Bowtech, both were nice, however I have nothing to offer that's substantial.
     
  13. Dec 11, 2012 at 7:31 AM
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    Add one more to the list.
    I really enjoy shooting my New Breed Eclipse. New Breed makes a hell of a bow, and they are good people to deal with.
    Its a 35in ATA bow but I have no issues hunting out of a hub style pop-up ground blind with it. Not the fastest bow out there (335ish fps, which is not slow LOL) but speed is useless without accuracy IMO!
    The bow is equally at home hunting or on the target range, do all bow.

    Lot of good bows to chose from, best advice I could give is shoot before you buy. The right bow will find you, anything we say is subjective to us.
     
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    Just had to quote this. No point in doing 350-400fps if you miss.
     
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    I shoot a Martin. I'm happy with it buy dad shoots a Matthews and he loves. I just can't see spendin the money on a Matthews though
     
  16. Dec 11, 2012 at 7:51 AM
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    hahah..but the deer will be damn impressed!!

    i like mathews, but with my hurt shoulder, i need a more gentle valley. bottom line i need a bow that is easier to hold at full draw for a longer period.

    i will give up speed. done.

    good luck with the search..they all pretty much kickass these days.
     
  17. Dec 11, 2012 at 7:52 AM
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    FYI,, that new Mission flagship bow is making great waves. inexpensive, and fast.
     
  18. Dec 8, 2013 at 5:40 AM
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    Well its been about a year since I last looked at this thread. I went to my local bow shop a few days ago and shot a couple different bows and I walked out with the Bowtech Assassin. Awesome bow, I love it so far, thanks for the recommendations!
     
  19. Dec 8, 2013 at 10:08 AM
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    Nice! The assassin was my first bow, and I love it. Great mix of performance and price, and it shoots great. Have fun!
     
  20. Dec 16, 2013 at 10:08 AM
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    I'm definitely going to upgrade the rest, i have a pretty nice sight that I might change out too. Any other upgrades worth while? I want to make it as quiet as possible
     
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