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Old 10-26-2013, 06:45 AM   #1
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Any bow hunters in here?

I'm in the market for a new bow. There's gotta be some Jeepers on here that bow hunt. So what are you guys shooting?

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Old 10-26-2013, 07:48 AM   #2
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12 year old Reflex Growler, 29" draw, 77lb draw weight. For an older bow, it's a cannon! I just can't justify to myself the cost of a new bow since the old one gets the job done...

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Old 10-26-2013, 09:10 AM   #3
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I just can't justify to myself the cost of a new bow since the old one gets the job done...
The costs of a new bow is CRAZY. I'm looking into a Bear right now just for the price and adjustability. Haven't heard much bad about them. I really don't feel like spending $800+ on a Matthews or Hoyt setup.
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Old 10-26-2013, 12:56 PM   #4
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I have been shooting a Hoyt MagnaTech since 98, I am looking now and have shot a lot of friends bows and stuff. For the money bowtech, diamond. I Use to shoot IBO with PSE and then Browning. I have goodluck with Hoyt but the price is to high for me now with my new Jeep habit.
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Old 10-26-2013, 01:59 PM   #5
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Im shooting a mathews Z7, got a great deal on it. Some guy who was one of those guys who if his buddy got a new one he had to so payed 680 for a year old barely used mathews with the quiver, sight and all set up to me professionally. Great bow shoots so smooth. Bears arnt bad I got a buddy who shoots one and has lost of success. Also look in to PSE there pretty good.
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Old 10-26-2013, 02:22 PM   #6
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Give trad a try! I get much more enjoyment hunting with one if my recurves. I rarely shoot a wheel bow unless I know I'm going to be looking at a 40yd+ scenario.
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Old 10-26-2013, 03:14 PM   #7
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I have a bow for sale if interested
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Old 10-26-2013, 05:36 PM   #8
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Just wanna post up to say you jus are awesome...I wish I could shoot bow
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Old 10-27-2013, 01:36 PM   #9
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Pulled the trigger on a Bear Outbreak last night. $288 shipped so the price was right. Guess I'll see how it turns out
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Old 10-27-2013, 01:41 PM   #10
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Bear a great bow, my buddy shot one for years and was very successful with it have fun.
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Old 10-27-2013, 07:40 PM   #11
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Pulled the trigger on a Bear Outbreak last night. $288 shipped so the price was right. Guess I'll see how it turns out
Take it somewhere and get it fitted for your correct draw length, weight, peep sight and all. Have them paper tune it after you buy some arrows and broadheads.
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Old 10-27-2013, 09:50 PM   #12
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Been shooting Mathews Drenalin for several years. Shot some of the newer bows, but there was not enough wow factor for me to retire the Dren.
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Old 10-27-2013, 10:08 PM   #13
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I shoot a Bowtech Destroyer....
Shoot as many as you can without any concern with price. Does it draw back easily, solid back wall, balance in your hand easily? Remember when it's 10* out, you have a ton of clothes on and you havn't moved in hours pulling it back with be a bitch! Try pulling it back sitting on a chair WITHOUT your feet on the floor. Then when you find something you like check out ARCHERYTALK.COM. A lot of bows for sale there and even on ebay you can find whole set ups for under $500. Then find the best release you can afford, I shoot a Fletcher flathead.
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Old 10-30-2013, 10:04 AM   #14
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Switching gears a little bit here, what kind of release do you guys all use?
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Old 10-30-2013, 10:29 AM   #15
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Put down the rifle 15 years ago and started to use a compound bow, now a cross bow. Bows are kind of like lifts on jeeps , different strokes for different folks. I like to go to Bass Pro because they have a range that you can test fire the bows so you can pick one that suits your needs, plus they are very knowledgeable. As for cross bows, get a good quality one with an anti dry fire mechanism. You hear a lot of guys who shoot compound bows criticize the cross bow fellows because its not traditional. I ask those guys if the are concerned about tradition, why the are using a compound bow instead of recurve. Boils down to good equipment, spending time in the woods , and ethical shots. Good luck.
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Switching gears a little bit here, what kind of release do you guys all use?
I use the cheap ones from Walmart, and keep several around. I have one in my glove box, one in my backpack, 2-3 in my garage, and one that I strap to the bow when I'm not shooting or hunting. I was in a stand about 4yrs ago and had forgotten my release, of course this is when the deer of a lifetime stood broadside to me at 35 yds. 10 yds closer and I would have tried the shot with only fingers but I didn't want to risk it at that distance....
To me, more important than spending a lot of money on stuff, is having the right stuff. Get your bow tuned, and shoot arrows that match your draw length and weight in terms of stiffness, weight, and length. A proper setup with inexpensive components will shoot 100x better than top of the line gear that isn't set up right.
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I use the Scott Sabertooth release. I like it.
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Old 11-04-2013, 11:41 AM   #18
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The costs of a new bow is CRAZY. I'm looking into a Bear right now just for the price and adjustability. Haven't heard much bad about them. I really don't feel like spending $800+ on a Matthews or Hoyt setup.
I picked up an Alpine Frontier bow a few years ago at a local shop for about 400 with a cheap but useful sight, quiver, and release. I shot Mathews, Hoyts, and a Bear, but always kept coming back to the Alpine. It just seemed to be the most comfortable for me. This release is decent.

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Just got my first Mule deer, and my first big buck! I'm SUPER excited! I just sent the cape to the taxidermist.
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Just got my first Mule deer, and my first big buck! I'm SUPER excited! I just sent the cape to the taxidermist.
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Awesome! I've never had a chance to hunt mulies.
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Old 11-06-2013, 09:10 AM   #22
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Just got my first Mule deer, and my first big buck! I'm SUPER excited! I just sent the cape to the taxidermist.
WOW! Nice kill! If I had one like that in my sights I'd be shaking too much to shoot.
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Old 11-11-2013, 02:48 PM   #23
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WOW! Nice kill! If I had one like that in my sights I'd be shaking too much to shoot.
Thanks! It happened so fast, I didn't have time to start shaking!

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