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#869534 - 08/14/08 10:21 PM What makes a good hunting bow to you??
Big J
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I will start off.
I like a bow with a atleast a 7 3/4 inch brace height, is quiet and can take a beating. If I can't throw it on the ground and step on it or bang it against something and then pick it up and hit as if I had just set it up then I am not hunting with it.
I like the general from Bowtech, Bear Bows and Diamond single cam bows.
I am actually thinking about getting the Redhead Toxic or Chronic from Bass Pro shops. Diamond makes them and they are just perfect for the money if you ask me. Bass pro is selling them 8 to 1 from what I here. They are just meat and potatoes tuff from everything I have looked at and they have the waterdog finish which is a great innovation this year if you ask me!!
I was shocked to see the waterdog on the Diamond edge kids bow. Gotta be the best kids bow I have ever seen.
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#869539 - 08/14/08 10:27 PM Re: What makes a good hunting bow to you?? [Re: Big J]
hunter82
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i like one with at least 7 1/2 brace height(which helps it be more forgiving)one that has little to no vibration and handshock,and one that i can get shoot a 425 gr. arrow out of and still get decent speed.
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#869713 - 08/15/08 06:34 AM Re: What makes a good hunting bow to you?? [Re: hunter82]
Radar
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Over a 7" brace height , QUIET , forgiving , smooth draw cycle , torque free grip .
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#869724 - 08/15/08 06:41 AM Re: What makes a good hunting bow to you?? [Re: ]
muddyboots
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Loc: savannah, tn., usa

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Quiet, Accurate, Tough, Lightweight, Short axle to axle and large brace height.
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#869771 - 08/15/08 07:05 AM Re: What makes a good hunting bow to you?? [Re: muddyboots]
JeepKuntry
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Usually I like my bows to be around 36" ata, at least 6" of brace height (prefer 7"). Quiet, speed around 280 or slightly higher.
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#870051 - 08/15/08 09:49 AM Re: What makes a good hunting bow to you?? [Re: Big J]
whatnoise
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 Originally Posted By: Big J

I am actually thinking about getting the Redhead Toxic or Chronic from Bass Pro shops. Diamond makes them and they are just perfect for the money if you ask me. Bass pro is selling them 8 to 1 from what I here. They are just meat and potatoes tuff from everything I have looked at and they have the waterdog finish which is a great innovation this year if you ask me!!


I bought the Kronik after shooting 6 different bows and it is definitely a nice bow... small, lightweight, good brace height, smooth draw, quiet.......
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#870191 - 08/15/08 11:36 AM Re: What makes a good hunting bow to you?? [Re: whatnoise]
RussellvilleRob
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Since I am a wimp, being able to pull it back is a big plus for me.
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#870621 - 08/15/08 04:46 PM Re: What makes a good hunting bow to you?? [Re: ]
buckhorn40
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 Originally Posted By: Seminole39
speed and quietness

Ditto
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#872035 - 08/17/08 07:14 AM Re: What makes a good hunting bow to you?? [Re: buckhorn40]
HOOK
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One that leaves a blood trail....
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#872454 - 08/17/08 01:51 PM Re: What makes a good hunting bow to you?? [Re: HOOK]
squattin dogg
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 Originally Posted By: HOOK
One that leaves a blood trail....


That's what I'm talking about !!!!
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#872842 - 08/17/08 08:07 PM Re: What makes a good hunting bow to you?? [Re: squattin dogg]
pety221
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i want atleast a 7 inch brace height an 36" axle to axle speed around 290
tried the shorter bows just not as accurate for me
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#873215 - 08/18/08 06:51 AM Re: What makes a good hunting bow to you?? [Re: pety221]
bowriter
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One I shoot well and am comfortable with.
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#873280 - 08/18/08 07:37 AM Re: What makes a good hunting bow to you?? [Re: bowriter]
W.Seay
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#873359 - 08/18/08 08:46 AM Re: What makes a good hunting bow to you?? [Re: muddyboots]
Viper (tp)
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Quiet and smooth!
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#873381 - 08/18/08 08:55 AM Re: What makes a good hunting bow to you?? [Re: Viper (tp)]
BowGuy84
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Loc: Nashville, TN and Louisville, ...

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I want a bow that is comfortable and quiet. Mine isnt the quietest but I have done a lot to help it out and dont have a problem with deer jumping the string. It feels like an extension of me as much as I have shot it, that is the best part.

I have set my bow up for two main things...one, I want to be able to grab it and shoot it without worrying about arrow coming off rest, or anything taking time to do this I have done three things

1)I have a sling that is stiff and stays open so it is easy for me to get my hand in
2) i have gone to a hand held release that stays clipped to my string (no time loss getting on the loop
3) I have gone to a full containment drop away (rip cord) over my old trophy hunter (a wb would work great as well)

Secondly I have set it to be forgiving. I have as much speed as I can, and am shooting the drop away to allow forgiveness in torque from awkward angels. I also shoot a very heavy stabilizer (2 sims moduels behind a vibracheck) the weight reduces how much the bow wants to move...even if Im shaking like a leaf

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