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Why so expensive!?

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by -TRDMAN-, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. Jan 12, 2009 at 5:21 PM
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    Anybody shoot target archery??? A nice sight is like 300$ and releases are around 150$ not to mention 15$ for a single arrow..... I love the sport and currently use regular hunting equipment due to the prices. Just wanted to share my frustration...... :D
     
  2. Jan 12, 2009 at 5:40 PM
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    Precision is expensive. Even beyond the actual cost of precision manufacturing a big part of specialty gear is the set up costs for small runs and R&D.
     
  3. Jan 12, 2009 at 7:41 PM
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    I think it's like drag racing. It costs more and more for each second, and even more for each tenth of a second.

    At a certain point, not only is it skill, but technology, you pay for.
     
  4. Jan 13, 2009 at 3:32 AM
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    Man I know what you mean, try and restore an older piece.
    Everything in that area is up, best advice is to shop around. Hit alot of the places that sell volume.
    Doesn't help much but I found out that if I look, I will find.
     
  5. Jan 14, 2009 at 10:54 AM
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    what model Mathews are you pullin'?

    i've never taken target shoots too seriously. use all the same stuff i hunt with. i figure it's like golf (which i don't play), even with the best set of clubs in the whole world...you're still only as good as you are. if you suck at golf (like me) the Ben Hogans from Kmart will play just the same as a set of Calloways or Pings.
     
  6. Jan 14, 2009 at 2:01 PM
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    Got a legacy and looking at the new rezeen!
     
  7. Jan 14, 2009 at 7:16 PM
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    I agree with you RCBS.........a talented archer that taught me to shoot always said you must really like the feel and look of your bow and other equipment which will greatly increase your confidence, leading to better application of your skills......with that said, some people need the expensive stuff to achieve that. To each their own.......I want a new Hoyt!!!!!
     
  8. Jan 15, 2009 at 4:23 AM
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    Very true talent and practice overweigh equipment by far... But I would like to go pro or semi-pro within the next few years and better equipment will help out a lot.
     
  9. Jan 15, 2009 at 6:29 AM
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    It's all a matter of exactly how precise you need to be. I shoot indoor smallbore rifle. The 10 on the target is .009" in diameter. To score an X the bullet hole has to be completely centered and not break the 9 ring from the inside. It takes a pretty fair investment to equip yourself with a rifle and ammunition capable of hitting a target the size of a fly's eyeball at 50 feet every shot. :D
     
  10. Jan 15, 2009 at 11:33 AM
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    Legacy here also. am completely satisfied with it.

    true. i guess i don't need to be super accurate, as long as i can get the kill :) i've never looked at competitions as "work"...the bow shoots i go to are just for fun and to keep my skills sharp over summer. i got serious back in my teens and found that it took away from what i was looking for...a fun, outdoor, social activity. i would get frustrated when trying to "pop a nock". i did however pull it off a couple times.

    good luck TRDMAN with the competitions...remember though...you're there to have a good time...right?
     
  11. Jan 15, 2009 at 12:14 PM
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    I have to agree both ways, I enjoy the hunt, I want a clean kill with just one shot, but yet I pay top dollar for the firearms I own. Buy the time a piece is all done it is worth three time what I paid for it.
    I also want to hit the mark ALL the time, from 40 yards at longbeards, to 600 yards for a whitetail. I contantly hit the range with reloads I have made up to find the perfect round for "me".
    But then in all of it, I make it fun, if I hunt and get nothing I still have fun, if I go to the range and burn 30-50 rounds I make it fun, down to the reloading I try to have fun.
    It is best when I can share this with someone, I do eveything with a friend (except reloading) because it's fun. If he outshoots me, so be it, live and learn.
    What ever you decide to do, go semi-pro or pro, I believe if you stop having fun with it, you just might as well give it up.
    Good luck to you...................
     
  12. Jan 15, 2009 at 12:36 PM
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    People still say it is the nicest bow mathews every made to this day! i will NEVER! sell mine but i would like to get a Rezeen for target due to 340fps IBO rating...
     
  13. Jan 20, 2009 at 11:07 AM
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    Got a new release this weekend and my bow restrung.... walked out with a 230$ bill!
     
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    what type of release? Zebra string? dang...$230...that's almost half the price of the skidplates i want.
     
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    Got a T.R.U.Ball ST360.... mathews cables and a winner's choice string
     
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