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#762258 - 05/31/08 12:19 PM need some info!!!
Buck Assassin
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I'm planning on buying my first bow. thinking about the parker wildfire xp and the buck-hunter xp. does anybody on here have one? how do you like it? just looked up the redhead kronic looks like a pretty nice bow. does any body know who makes redhead bows? i'm looking for one thats set up and ready to shoot for under 400 bucks. I here some good things about mathews and diomand but ive heard they get pretty expensive. what do yall use and would recomend as a good first bow? any info is appreciated. Thanks
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#762625 - 05/31/08 10:09 PM Re: need some info!!! [Re: Buck Assassin]
Double Drops
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I really do love Mathews bows because they fit me well, their customer service is second to none, and their bows are excellent. If you're just starting out, I would take a look at the Mission line of bows. Mathews makes them and their not as expensive as the regular Mathews line.
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#762648 - 05/31/08 10:38 PM Re: need some info!!! [Re: Double Drops]
Buck Assassin
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Thanks double drops I will check them out.
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#762762 - 06/01/08 04:45 AM Re: need some info!!! [Re: Buck Assassin]
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I'd recommend going to several pro shops and checking out their line ups in your price range . Find a bow that fit's you and your budget . It's very important to get the proper draw length and a comfortable draw weight for you .
A good pro shop can get you setup and started out right .
Mission , Diamond , Reflex , PSE ,Martin , and Parker all make good affordable bows.
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#762817 - 06/01/08 08:38 AM Re: need some info!!! [Re: Radar]
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Parker has excellent customer service.
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#763116 - 06/01/08 12:21 PM Re: need some info!!! [Re: TheAirMan]
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Im looking hard at a PSE Stinger.
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#763892 - 06/02/08 06:57 AM Re: need some info!!! [Re: ]
nabowhunter
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shoot as many bows as you can before you buy. Don't let a name be your deciding factor. I think you would be very pleased with Parker, Mission, Ross, Martin, or PSE and stay in your price range.

Parker does have great customer service and waranty.
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#763900 - 06/02/08 07:05 AM Re: need some info!!! [Re: nabowhunter]
Radar
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The most important aspect of getting a first bow, regardless of the brand , is getting the proper draw length bow , and getting it setup properly by a good pro shop .
Skipping this step to save money will cost you many headaches down the road with an ill fitting bow that will lead to shooting form problems .
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#764771 - 06/02/08 04:15 PM Re: need some info!!! [Re: Radar]
TheAirMan
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If you know some bow hunters in your area ask around to find a good place to go. Just because they sell bows and do some work doesn't mean they are a "Pro" shop.
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#764855 - 06/02/08 05:41 PM Re: need some info!!! [Re: Radar]
JDBinTN
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 Originally Posted By: Radar
I'd recommend going to several pro shops and checking out their line ups in your price range . Find a bow that fit's you and your budget . It's very important to get the proper draw length and a comfortable draw weight for you .
A good pro shop can get you setup and started out right .
Mission , Diamond , Reflex , PSE ,Martin , and Parker all make good affordable bows.


Good advice radar, I would also add I've had good luck at the pro shops finding used bows at a good price that where in excellent shape.

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