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#3102977 - 12/31/12 01:48 PM Re: Time to Take the Plunge, Need Advice [Re: Poleaxe]
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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]
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Registered: 01/31/12
Posts: 482
Loc: seymour

 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 ?

#3103277 - 12/31/12 05:16 PM Re: Time to Take the Plunge, Need Advice [Re: yamaha200]
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Registered: 01/31/12
Posts: 482
Loc: seymour

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..
#3132696 - 01/21/13 07:47 AM Re: Time to Take the Plunge, Need Advice [Re: yamaha200]
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Registered: 08/01/02
Posts: 4083
Loc: Tennessee

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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