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#3073420 - 12/10/12 08:40 PM Time to Take the Plunge, Need Advice
htnseymour
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I am ready to give up my crossbow now that my rotator cuff is healed and I am looking to get a compound. Anyone have recommendations? I don't need a top of the line 2013 bow, just one I can hunt with and feel confident it it's ability to take down game.

Thanks in advance
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#3073503 - 12/10/12 09:08 PM Re: Time to Take the Plunge, Need Advice [Re: htnseymour]
UTGrad
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My first bow was a Parker. There bows work, are affordable and they have excellent customer service.

Here is a new bow from them for 2013

http://www.parkerbows.com/compounds.html?action=detail&detailsku=1129

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#3073526 - 12/10/12 09:22 PM Re: Time to Take the Plunge, Need Advice [Re: UTGrad]
thetoolman
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#3073560 - 12/10/12 09:44 PM Re: Time to Take the Plunge, Need Advice [Re: thetoolman]
AlanH
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#3073672 - 12/11/12 12:21 AM Re: Time to Take the Plunge, Need Advice [Re: AlanH]
TNDeerGuy
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My recommendation is to find as many different bows as you can, and shoot each one with an open frame of mind and go with what feels the best—that is the best bow....for you. There are many quality bows out there, and with today's technology there is just minor differences between them that will be felt by the individual shooter.
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#3073788 - 12/11/12 06:42 AM Re: Time to Take the Plunge, Need Advice [Re: TNDeerGuy]
stik
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 Originally Posted By: TNDeerGuy
My recommendation is to find as many different bows as you can, and shoot each one with an open frame of mind and go with what feels the best—that is the best bow....for you. There are many quality bows out there, and with today's technology there is just minor differences between them that will be felt by the individual shooter.


x2 you'll know when you shoot "the one".
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#3073816 - 12/11/12 07:10 AM Re: Time to Take the Plunge, Need Advice [Re: stik]
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 Originally Posted By: stik
 Originally Posted By: TNDeerGuy
My recommendation is to find as many different bows as you can, and shoot each one with an open frame of mind and go with what feels the best—that is the best bow....for you. There are many quality bows out there, and with today's technology there is just minor differences between them that will be felt by the individual shooter.


x2 you'll know when you shoot "the one".


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#3073938 - 12/11/12 08:45 AM Re: Time to Take the Plunge, Need Advice [Re: Bull Winkle]
htnseymour
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Thanks guys, I will be stoppin by two archery stores with ranges, Bass Pro, Dicks, and Gander to check out some bows. Wish me luck
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#3074121 - 12/11/12 10:58 AM Re: Time to Take the Plunge, Need Advice [Re: htnseymour]
Crow Terminator
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Hey before you buy at the big box stores....hop on down to a real pro shop and see what they have. There is a nice one near to you called Bowhunter Pro Shop. It is on what I call Hwy 321 just before you get into Maryville. If coming from Lenoir City it would be after you pass the Harley Shop and TSC...sits on the left in a little shopping plaza. They carry a bunch of bow lines, and I would guess they know more about working on them than some new hired hand at one of the big chain stores.
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#3074160 - 12/11/12 11:32 AM Re: Time to Take the Plunge, Need Advice [Re: Crow Terminator]
htnseymour
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Crow Terminator, I actually had them first on my list. I work in Maryville and they have an outdoor range I can shoot at as well.
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#3074191 - 12/11/12 11:51 AM Re: Time to Take the Plunge, Need Advice [Re: htnseymour]
burninpowder
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Make sure you check out an elite bow. Very easy on the shoulder. One I set up Saturday was holding 7.2 lbs at 67 lb draw.
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#3074266 - 12/11/12 12:43 PM Re: Time to Take the Plunge, Need Advice [Re: TNDeerGuy]
redheadshooter
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 Originally Posted By: TNDeerGuy
My recommendation is to find as many different bows as you can, and shoot each one with an open frame of mind and go with what feels the best—that is the best bow....for you. There are many quality bows out there, and with today's technology there is just minor differences between them that will be felt by the individual shooter.


You hit the nail on the head. Don't let anybody sway your opinion torwards a certain brand. Best advice you could get.
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#3081267 - 12/15/12 10:06 PM Re: Time to Take the Plunge, Need Advice [Re: htnseymour]
yamaha200
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Go to Smoket mnt Archery here in Seymour, and see what they have used. They didn't have anything used in left handed when I was looking, but knew a guy that did. I ended up buying a loaded Mathews Z7 that had been used just one year, for a unbelievable price.
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#3083526 - 12/17/12 01:23 PM Re: Time to Take the Plunge, Need Advice [Re: yamaha200]
Urban_Hunter
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 Originally Posted By: yamaha200
I ended up buying a loaded Mathews Z7 that had been used just one year, for a unbelievable price.


Great bow, sometimes I wish I would have gotten it instead. I had the same "unbelievable deal" on a Monster and I love the way it shoots, but dang you cant let it down once you draw. z7 is sweet. I second everyone elses opinion on trying a bunch of different bows before you buy, but I bet if you lay hands on a good used switchback, outback, or drenalin you won't be laying hands on another.
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#3083678 - 12/17/12 03:24 PM Re: Time to Take the Plunge, Need Advice [Re: Urban_Hunter]
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I'd go shoot some different brands and see what you like. Don't over look Elite. Very easy to draw and lifetime transferable warranty.
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#3084551 - 12/17/12 11:31 PM Re: Time to Take the Plunge, Need Advice [Re: TJS209]
The_Lawman
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Get a used Mathews. X2 on smoky mountain pro archery. They are top notch.
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#3085228 - 12/18/12 01:09 PM Re: Time to Take the Plunge, Need Advice [Re: htnseymour]
blackhawk611
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i feel that as long as you can pu a sharp broad head in the boiler room they all will do the job.but i would look into the mathews single cams they are smooth an you can look around what draw weight works for your shoulder. good luck i shoot an old high country ultra one.
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#3088107 - 12/20/12 07:54 AM Re: Time to Take the Plunge, Need Advice [Re: blackhawk611]
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Switchback or switchback XT
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#3091322 - 12/22/12 01:01 PM Re: Time to Take the Plunge, Need Advice [Re: TN Whitetail Freak]
wayne
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Look at getting something @ 60 lbs. a lot more comfortable to shoot.
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#3102305 - 12/30/12 10:23 PM Re: Time to Take the Plunge, Need Advice [Re: htnseymour]
Poleaxe
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I know with your injury you cant easily pull back a 70lb bow. That being said im sure u want that smooth draw and smooth release at the same time looking for something that spits out some high numbers. When it comes to a shorter draw weight bow a bowtech is ur best bet. I shoot mathews always have amd always will.. If my shop had a bowtech I wud shoot one instead. The captain, Guardian, assason, alegience are the best models for your easy transition that will still spit em out over 300.
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#3102977 - 12/31/12 01:48 PM Re: Time to Take the Plunge, Need Advice [Re: Poleaxe]
bowhunter163
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Make sure you check out the 2012 PSE Evo . Sweet shooting and drawing bow . And there is no need for a 70 lb. model with this bow . But for sure shoot as many as you can to see what you like .
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#3103272 - 12/31/12 05:14 PM Re: Time to Take the Plunge, Need Advice [Re: Poleaxe]
yamaha200
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 Originally Posted By: Poleaxe
I know with your injury you cant easily pull back a 70lb bow. That being said im sure u want that smooth draw and smooth release at the same time looking for something that spits out some high numbers. When it comes to a shorter draw weight bow a bowtech is ur best bet. I shoot mathews always have amd always will.. If my shop had a bowtech I wud shoot one instead. The captain, Guardian, assason, alegience are the best models for your easy transition that will still spit em out over 300.
will a bowtech shoot arrows over 300 with a 60ish draw weight ?

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#3103277 - 12/31/12 05:16 PM Re: Time to Take the Plunge, Need Advice [Re: yamaha200]
yamaha200
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I am shooting a Mathews Z7, with a 26 1/2 inch draw length, and 65 lb draw weight, and it is shooting 284 fps. Seem easy to draw, and a nice release to it..
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#3132696 - 01/21/13 07:47 AM Re: Time to Take the Plunge, Need Advice [Re: yamaha200]
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I have used 18 bows and countless bow/arrow, release, and broadhead combinations to kill deer.

I have learned that the best bow, arrow, broadhead combination for me, may not also be the best for you.
But I have never met anyone who could not shoot a longer brace height, slower and therefore more accurate bow better than a "speed" bow, at 20 yards.

There is definitely a balance between speed, let-off, forgiveness and accuracy for all shooters. I feel certain that is has to do with the individuals eyesight, their dominant eye, their hand eye coordination, their strength and physical condition, and their ability to concentrate.

Everyone is different.

This is why it is so important to have a complete dis-regard for bow brand, and shoot as many bows as possible to decide which bow best fits you.

For me, it is not the brand, but a particular speed range along with brace height, cam roll over, let-off and poundage etc.

I did not start shooting a particular bow 30 plus years ago and discover it was the "perfect" bow. I had to go through several bows, over the years, to discover that there is a type of bow, possibly any brand, that will meet my criteria for a good shooting, good hunting bow.

For me (and maybe not anyone else I have no idea), bow shooting and killing deer with a bow have TOTALLY different problems. I have yet to find a way to simulate the kind of stress that I feel when trying to pull back, execute the shot, and kill a truly exciting deer (for me meaning large & mature).

Not the last shot on a National Broadhead tournament.
Not the last round in a State indoor dot shooting tournament.
Not any 3-D tourny I have ever entered or for that matter, ANY tournament I have ever entered.

All pale in comparison to the hard earned, choke moment so often associated with that "buck of a lifetime".

And I want the bow in my hands to feel VERY comfortable, familiar, "friendly".

For me, total trust and confidence in my set-up gives me the upper hand. Worrying about having the string ripped out of my hand because I was following the deer as it approached and I eased forward just a hair, does not usually work out too well. Except for the deer.
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