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#3174401 - 02/24/13 07:38 AM Re: Curious? What do you all look for in a bow? [Re: Crow Terminator]
Toxophilite Phil
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I guess for me is what the bow feels like in my hand and if I can find a repeatable grip every time. I want it to be smooth and no herky jerky movement during the draw cycle.

One of the biggest thing that effects a persons shooting ability with any bow is the angle of the grip. It has to fit your hand just right. To many people grab the bow like they are trying to choke it. And with that said most don't utilize the wrist strap for its main purpose.

It does irk me when a person is so dead set that only a certain bow is all they will shoot. I don't care what brand the bow is as long as it will FOR ME.

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#3174514 - 02/24/13 10:45 AM Re: Curious? What do you all look for in a bow? [Re: Toxophilite Phil]
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It has to make me say "wow" when I shoot it. \:\)
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#3174704 - 02/24/13 03:32 PM Re: Curious? What do you all look for in a bow? [Re: Bowdacious]
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 Originally Posted By: Bowdacious
It has to make me say "wow" when I shoot it. \:\)
Yep!
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#3175059 - 02/24/13 08:46 PM Re: Curious? What do you all look for in a bow? [Re: deerhunter10]
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 Originally Posted By: deerhunter10
 Originally Posted By: Heli-Hunter
 Originally Posted By: bowhunter163
 Originally Posted By: deerhunter10
hoyt all day everyday for me... but I look for smoothness, hand shock, no vibration, speed, forgiveness and the main thing I want is quietness. and that's the main reason I went with the hoyt for all of those reason.
I agree the hoyts are really smooth but I think hoyts are the loudest out of all the mainstream bows right now
Agreed. Dont believe I have shot a quiet Hoyt


highly disagree.. I shot the z7,z7 extreme, and several other Matthews bow including some bow tech and several other bows. and they were all louder then the hoyt the other bow I really like is the bow tech. I have the ramapage xt. and it is one of the quietist bows ive ever shot. my uncle has the dxt and its the loudest bow ive ever shot or have heard. but like been said over and over every bow is different in everybodys hand. and if I may say I don't think there is a bow on the market that even compares to the sypder. but that's just me. It also makes a big difference what things you put on the bow. you can make just about any bow quit if you really want to. but when I shot all of them all it was, was a sight, rest and pep sight and the bow I got what the quietist one I shot.

Do you do your own tuning ? I like hoyts , but I will not have a spyder . I have watched 4 be set up this year already and to get them tuned to our standards it takes a tremendous amount of cam lean . And the guys that have bought them are having some troubles with serving wear on that end . But I have shot a lot of hoyts and really like the bows , just not my cup of tea.
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#3175120 - 02/24/13 09:18 PM Re: Curious? What do you all look for in a bow? [Re: bowhunter163]
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no I don't do my own tuning I can do a little bit but not to much im trying to learn more and more. I have not heard that at all. but ill take your word for it. not to many have been sold the archery shop I go to so they are still kinda learning them to. if that makes sense. and Toxophilite Phil I think everyone is dead set on a brand. i know very few people that aren't. i who doesn't really stick of for the things you own. you are proud of what you have and worked hard for so you are kinda dead set on that brand. as far as bow brands you will find very very very few that are not dead set on a bow. while they may switch after a little while most will not. its the same with vehicles and four wheelers and guns the list goes on and on. imo at least.
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#3175179 - 02/24/13 09:53 PM Re: Curious? What do you all look for in a bow? [Re: deerhunter10]
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 Originally Posted By: deerhunter10
no I don't do my own tuning I can do a little bit but not to much im trying to learn more and more. I have not heard that at all. but ill take your word for it. not to many have been sold the archery shop I go to so they are still kinda learning them to. if that makes sense. and Toxophilite Phil I think everyone is dead set on a brand. i know very few people that aren't. i who doesn't really stick of for the things you own. you are proud of what you have and worked hard for so you are kinda dead set on that brand. as far as bow brands you will find very very very few that are not dead set on a bow. while they may switch after a little while most will not. its the same with vehicles and four wheelers and guns the list goes on and on. imo at least.
Yes sir . Many people will stick with their brand untill they can't shoot anymore . I have shot Bear bows ,pse, Hoyt , Parker, bowtech, Matthews for the most time , and then last year I picked up the dream season Evo and couldn't make myself shoot anything else . It was just my bow that felt right . It's just like others have said it doesn't matter what other people say it's the bow that fits in your hand .

But sadly the majority of people buy a bow because there buddy has one and it's the baddest thing in the world . And then they wonder why they can't shoot it well .


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#3175191 - 02/24/13 10:06 PM Re: Curious? What do you all look for in a bow? [Re: bowhunter163]
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 Originally Posted By: bowhunter163
 Originally Posted By: deerhunter10
no I don't do my own tuning I can do a little bit but not to much im trying to learn more and more. I have not heard that at all. but ill take your word for it. not to many have been sold the archery shop I go to so they are still kinda learning them to. if that makes sense. and Toxophilite Phil I think everyone is dead set on a brand. i know very few people that aren't. i who doesn't really stick of for the things you own. you are proud of what you have and worked hard for so you are kinda dead set on that brand. as far as bow brands you will find very very very few that are not dead set on a bow. while they may switch after a little while most will not. its the same with vehicles and four wheelers and guns the list goes on and on. imo at least.
Yes sir . Many people will stick with their brand untill they can't shoot anymore . I have shot Bear bows ,pse, Hoyt , Parker, bowtech, Matthews for the most time , and then last year I picked up the dream season Evo and couldn't make myself shoot anything else . It was just my bow that felt right . It's just like others have said it doesn't matter what other people say it's the bow that fits in your hand .

But sadly the majority of people buy a bow because there buddy has one and it's the baddest thing in the world . And then they wonder why they can't shoot it well .


agree 110 percent happen all the time. and sadly how a lot of people decide a bow is who their favorite pro hunter is and go with that bow and I see that over and over again.
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#3176475 - 02/26/13 07:14 AM Re: Curious? What do you all look for in a bow? [Re: deerhunter10]
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The main things I look for are a smooth draw cycle, forgiveness, and quietness. I found all 3 (IMO) in a Hoyt Turbohawk.
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#3205098 - 03/26/13 11:15 PM Re: Curious? What do you all look for in a bow? [Re: bowhunter163]
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 Originally Posted By: bowhunter163
 Originally Posted By: deerhunter10
hoyt all day everyday for me... but I look for smoothness, hand shock, no vibration, speed, forgiveness and the main thing I want is quietness. and that's the main reason I went with the hoyt for all of those reason.
I agree the hoyts are really smooth but I think hoyts are the loudest out of all the mainstream bows right now


Not according to the ratings for the 2012 models
Silencing Package
Hoyt comes equipped with Alpha Shox limb dampeners. They fit between the split limbs and help eliminate residual vibration caused after the shot. The rear-mounted stabilizer also comes equipped with a rubber dampener that helps the string come to rest after the arrow has been released. The bow is very quiet without string silencers although some shooters may choose to add them later.
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#3206029 - 03/27/13 10:30 PM Re: Curious? What do you all look for in a bow? [Re: Boone 58]
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I shoot a Mathews monster mr-8 I don't know if I've met anyone else who shoots this particular model. I have only been shooting for about four years and have had three bows, the first two were both pse but after two years I decided it was time to step up past the entry level bows(stinger which was the first and I loved it and brute second which I didn't like). I went like many others to buy the bows that all the pros where shooting ie: Mathews heli-m and bowtech insanity. I shot both of them and decided on the heli-m until I found the monster, I shot it and that was all she wrote. It is plenty fast, very smooth, comforatable in the hand with no hand shock, and even my friend with the heli-m and another with a bowtech said mine is quiter. I honestly think the monster gets overlooked because Mathews is known for their solo-cams. I have been contemplating shooting the elites and the Hoyt if I can find the dealerships.
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