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#3170131 - 02/19/13 08:00 PM Which direction to take? Bow choices...
Relentless
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I'm trying to decide on a new bow. I'm interested in Mathew's Creed, Mathew's Helim, PSE's Dream Season EVO, and Hoyt's Spyder.

FYI - I have shot the same bow for 18 years. A bow for me is a long term investment!

If we pretend price is not a factor, and you had to choose from one of the bows above, which one would you pick?
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#3170176 - 02/19/13 08:17 PM Re: Which direction to take? Bow choices... [Re: Relentless]
papaw
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I have always chosen the bow that "fits" me. Whenever I pull a bow back and everything seems to just fall in place , that's the bow for me. As a matter of fact just swapped bows. Took a 2007 Diamond Black Ice and a 2008 Bowtech 82nd Airborne in on a trade.After the first time I drawed and shot the Bowtech I new I had found my new to me hunting bow , I couldn't be more pleased with it. I took all the new stuff I just put on my 2011 Diamond Outlaw off and installed it all on my Bowtech. Now I have the perfect bow........for me.
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#3170190 - 02/19/13 08:27 PM Re: Which direction to take? Bow choices... [Re: papaw]
Relentless
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 Originally Posted By: papaw
I have always chosen the bow that "fits" me. Whenever I pull a bow back and everything seems to just fall in place , that's the bow for me. As a matter of fact just swapped bows. Took a 2007 Diamond Black Ice and a 2008 Bowtech 82nd Airborne in on a trade.After the first time I drawed and shot the Bowtech I new I had found my new to me hunting bow , I couldn't be more pleased with it. I took all the new stuff I just put on my 2011 Diamond Outlaw off and installed it all on my Bowtech. Now I have the perfect bow........for me.


Good point...the same way I choose a gun.
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#3170229 - 02/19/13 08:45 PM Re: Which direction to take? Bow choices... [Re: Relentless]
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Finding a new bow is like shopping for tennis shoes—no two will feel exactly the same and the pair that feels best for you, may or may not feel the same to another person. Shoot every one of them until you can't stand it no longer, and go with the one that feels the best to you and and shoots the best for you. Let the bow pick you, and not the other way around.
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#3170278 - 02/19/13 09:10 PM Re: Which direction to take? Bow choices... [Re: TNDeerGuy]
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 Originally Posted By: TNDeerGuy
Finding a new bow is like shopping for tennis shoes—no two will feel exactly the same and the pair that feels best for you, may or may not feel the same to another person. Shoot every one of them until you can't stand it no longer, and go with the one that feels the best to you and and shoots the best for you. Let the bow pick you, and not the other way around.
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#3170363 - 02/19/13 10:51 PM Re: Which direction to take? Bow choices... [Re: PinchPoint]
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Askin this question is like asking a man what kind of girl he likes. Your gonna get a million different answers. All solid advice in the posts above.
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#3170381 - 02/20/13 12:36 AM Re: Which direction to take? Bow choices... [Re: TNDeerGuy]
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 Originally Posted By: TNDeerGuy
Finding a new bow is like shopping for tennis shoes—no two will feel exactly the same and the pair that feels best for you, may or may not feel the same to another person. Shoot every one of them until you can't stand it no longer, and go with the one that feels the best to you and and shoots the best for you. Let the bow pick you, and not the other way around.


X3 all of those are great bows go shoot all of them and maybe a few others, and narrow it down from that. When you pick up the one for you you'll know it.


Edited by deerhunter10 (02/20/13 12:39 AM)
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#3170474 - 02/20/13 07:11 AM Re: Which direction to take? Bow choices... [Re: nate17]
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 Originally Posted By: nate17
Askin this question is like asking a man what kind of girl he likes. Your gonna get a million different answers. All solid advice in the posts above.


Maybe this is my "perdicament", I like them all.
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#3170523 - 02/20/13 08:26 AM Re: Which direction to take? Bow choices... [Re: Relentless]
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I hate to confuse you any more than you already are but try out the Mathews monster as well.
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#3170593 - 02/20/13 09:43 AM Re: Which direction to take? Bow choices... [Re: Relentless]
TNDeerGuy
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 Originally Posted By: Relentless
 Originally Posted By: nate17
Askin this question is like asking a man what kind of girl he likes. Your gonna get a million different answers. All solid advice in the posts above.


Maybe this is my "perdicament", I like them all.


Then you haven't got the right one in your hand, or your mind is playing tricks with you. Try shooting each bow with your eyes closed by standing directly in front of the target. Shooting with your eyes closed will help you "feel" the bow better because your attention is more focused on the feel than where the arrow is going—you may pick up subtle differences that you didn't notice before that you may, or may not like. Draw it eyes closed, open quickly to make sure your on target and then close again.

You may also want to shoot a few other bows that aren't on your wishlist and/or take a break from your search for a couple of weeks.
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