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#790996 - 06/22/08 01:59 PM Most overlooked bow companies ?
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In your opinion , what is the most overlooked bow company that produces great bows without much hype ?
I would have to say Kodiak Outdoors .
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#791007 - 06/22/08 02:22 PM Re: Most overlooked bow companies ? [Re: Radar]
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I'm not saying they are the most overlooked bows on the market, but the new line up from High Country are some nice bows. I'm very pleased with mine, they have came a long ways in just a couple of years since going in together with Newberry bows.
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#791021 - 06/22/08 03:10 PM Re: Most overlooked bow companies ? [Re: Rackseeker]
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Over where im from, those souh carolina boys are all stuck up on the mathews bows. So I would have to say in no particular order...

Darton, kodiak, bowtech....yes bowtech
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#791100 - 06/22/08 05:55 PM Re: Most overlooked bow companies ? [Re: Buckblaster]
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Darton is another good , less hyped bow company . High Country was real popular in the late 80's to mid 90's before Mathews became popular . I had one of the original High Country Trophy Whitetail bows . High Country bows were as popular as Mathews is today when they first hit the market . They aren't as popular these days , but are producing better quality bows than they had been .
I wouldn't consider Bowtech an overlooked bow company on a national level . They are very popular . Many local favorites are dictated by the proximity of the proshops carrying certain brands exclusivly .
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#791183 - 06/22/08 08:08 PM Re: Most overlooked bow companies ? [Re: Radar]
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I never have had the chance to shoot a Kodak. Darton is another one that doesn't catch the attention. Alpine has dropped in status. Ben Pearson isn't as hot of bow as it once was.
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#791222 - 06/22/08 08:53 PM Re: Most overlooked bow companies ? [Re: Toxophilite Phil]
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I would have to say Ross bows. Know that Andy and them have made it official that Bowtech has bought Ross but it will stay Ross bows and Andy will still have control. Look for the new Ross bows next year I just about qaruantee they are going to blow alot of bow companies out of the water.
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#791293 - 06/22/08 09:48 PM Re: Most overlooked bow companies ? [Re: JThuntsalot]
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Kodiak, Ross, and even though it is sold through catalogs I would have to say Parker is overlooked as far as quality and customer service go.
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#791321 - 06/22/08 10:08 PM Re: Most overlooked bow companies ? [Re: JThuntsalot]
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 Originally Posted By: JThuntsalot
I would have to say Ross bows. Know that Andy and them have made it official that Bowtech has bought Ross but it will stay Ross bows and Andy will still have control. Look for the new Ross bows next year I just about qaruantee they are going to blow alot of bow companies out of the water.


G5 Outdoors was making the risers for Ross ,apparently Ross had some "issues" , and G5 has a new line of Quest bows with the Ross risers and components .
http://www.questbowhunting.com/
It will be interesting to see what happens with the Bowtech / Savage acquiring the Ross lineup .
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#791325 - 06/22/08 10:11 PM Re: Most overlooked bow companies ? [Re: Radar]
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Archery Research made some nice bows ,but I heard where they are being discontinued by PSE .
Reflex by Hoyt is another sleeper bow line .
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#791393 - 06/23/08 05:24 AM Re: Most overlooked bow companies ? [Re: Radar]
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 Originally Posted By: Radar
 Originally Posted By: JThuntsalot
I would have to say Ross bows. Know that Andy and them have made it official that Bowtech has bought Ross but it will stay Ross bows and Andy will still have control. Look for the new Ross bows next year I just about qaruantee they are going to blow alot of bow companies out of the water.


G5 Outdoors was making the risers for Ross ,apparently Ross had some "issues" , and G5 has a new line of Quest bows with the Ross risers and components .
http://www.questbowhunting.com/
It will be interesting to see what happens with the Bowtech / Savage acquiring the Ross lineup .


Yep I agree radar. It is going to be interesting. What happens between Ross and G5 know that Bowtech has aquired Ross. Heard on the Ross Forums that Ross is supposed to be putting out 6 new bows next month and then I think it was 3 more later in the year.
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#791564 - 06/23/08 09:13 AM Re: Most overlooked bow companies ? [Re: JThuntsalot]
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I would have to say Reflex is my pick. They are a sister company of Hoyt and they do really well in bow shoots and bow face offs. Reflex would be my pick. Although I have shot High Country before and High Country has some really good bows out right now and last years line up wasn't to bad either!
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#791994 - 06/23/08 01:10 PM Re: Most overlooked bow companies ? [Re: BigWes50]
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What about Parker bows? I got a mid level bow form them and loved it. I believe it was called a Hunter- mag. After just moving up form an ancient Bear model I thought I was in hog heaven. Light, fast shooting, and really made me see what newer bows were capable of.
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#792232 - 06/23/08 03:51 PM Re: Most overlooked bow companies ? [Re: CamohunterAGAIN]
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i would say Reflex....

As for bowtech...they do shoot well. They are owned by Savage now. But after the test i saw face to face....Well...I wont have one in my hands.
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#792885 - 06/23/08 10:05 PM Re: Most overlooked bow companies ? [Re: Buckblaster]
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I would have to say Darton, I shot the Viper form 1994 to 2006!

I shot the Oneida strike eagle, loved to hunt with it just too blame much mantinace to keep it up!
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#793343 - 06/24/08 08:36 AM Re: Most overlooked bow companies ? [Re: Viper (tp)]
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Viper you didn't happen to buy that bow in Dresden at the The Outdoors store there. If So I probally had something to do with it. My Dad used to own that shop in Dresden
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#793481 - 06/24/08 09:48 AM Re: Most overlooked bow companies ? [Re: JThuntsalot]
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No JT, I bought it at Humes in Paris! I do remember the bow shop your talking about though!
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#793691 - 06/24/08 11:37 AM Re: Most overlooked bow companies ? [Re: Viper (tp)]
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 Originally Posted By: Viper (tp)
I would have to say Darton, I shot the Viper form 1994 to 2006!

I shot the Oneida strike eagle, loved to hunt with it just too blame much mantinace to keep it up!


Dartons never quit!

My dad has a 1991 darton lightning and shoots xx75 aluminum arrows, Other than string being replaced thats the only ever maintnence. He kills every year with it. Old technology but a bow is only as good as the man shooting it!
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#793705 - 06/24/08 11:45 AM Re: Most overlooked bow companies ? [Re: Buckblaster]
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Speaking of Darton . They have a new 2 1/2 cam out now . Rex Darlington was the inventor of the cam 1/2 system that many companies use now .
http://www.dartonarchery.com/
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#793714 - 06/24/08 11:49 AM Re: Most overlooked bow companies ? [Re: Radar]
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My dad is upgrading this year he is looking at the pro2000.

Might get interesting.



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#794061 - 06/24/08 02:45 PM Re: Most overlooked bow companies ? [Re: Buckblaster]
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BuckBlaster, here's my ole Darton Viper.Set at 70lbs,she would flat out do the job, and have for years.Bad shoulder is the only reason I bought another bow with 80% let off and dropped the poundage!
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#794502 - 06/24/08 08:00 PM Re: Most overlooked bow companies ? [Re: Viper (tp)]
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#796046 - 06/25/08 04:51 PM Re: Most overlooked bow companies ? [Re: richmanbarbeque]
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Most overlooked bow companies ?


Pearson.
The quaility is as good as any and much better than most.

There are several good companies now days.


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#797167 - 06/26/08 09:54 AM Re: Most overlooked bow companies ? [Re: pjridge]
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 Originally Posted By: pjridge
Most overlooked bow companies ?


Pearson.
The quaility is as good as any and much better than most.

There are several good companies now days.


Pearson has been making great bows for years . It's too bad they aren't more popular these days . Jennings is another good bow company that was real popular in the 80's .
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#811101 - 07/07/08 10:43 AM Re: Most overlooked bow companies ? [Re: JThuntsalot]
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i would have to say Diamond by Bowtech
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#811190 - 07/07/08 11:35 AM Re: Most overlooked bow companies ? [Re: Seminole39]
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 Originally Posted By: Seminole39
i would have to say Diamond by Bowtech

They are a nice bow , but I wouldn't consider them overlooked . They are very popular bows . I'm referring to bows that don't get much hype and advertising .
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#811604 - 07/07/08 05:26 PM Re: Most overlooked bow companies ? [Re: Rackseeker]
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 Originally Posted By: gbee
I'm not saying they are the most overlooked bows on the market, but the new line up from High Country are some nice bows. I'm very pleased with mine, they have came a long ways in just a couple of years since going in together with Newberry bows.
high country produces some really nice bows

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