View Full Version : new bow advice
11-15-2002, 06:53 PM
I "have" to get a new bow. I want a single cam with at least a 65% let-off but more would not hurt my feelings . Any advice on the best bows out there would be appreciated.
11-15-2002, 06:59 PM
the "best" bow out there is one that properly fits you and that you feel comfortable shooting. the only way to find such a bow is to go to a local pro shop and shoot as many different brands of bows as you can and start narrowing down your choices based solely on how they shot for you. not on brand name or sticker price. in the long run youll be much happier having a bow that fits you that you can shoot comfortably than with one that is a big name but you cant shoot worth sh**.
The owner of the shop I use asked me this question when I was ready to drop some major bucks on a new bow. "Are you hitting what you are aiming at?" My answer was yes. I didn't buy the new bow . Forget all the hype and B.S. about speed , we're the best bow, etc. If you hit what your aiming at you will kill it !! A new string, cables, limbsavers ,tune-up by a good proshop will do wonders to your bow and cost alot less than a new one . My 2 cents . Oh yeh, I agree 100% with Oregon Archer !
11-16-2002, 09:10 AM
Well put Brad and Oregon Archer !!!!
11-16-2002, 05:15 PM
Exactly, shoot before you buy.
11-18-2002, 06:35 AM
I agree with Brad.....but......theres always a but aint there. Forget about the pro shop tune up. You need to learn to do it yourself. All a shop can do is set center shot and worthless stuff like that. You need to adjust your bow to how you shoot. Whats well tuned for one is often just junk for others. Once again this is just my opinion........and people dont usually listen anyhow.
11-18-2002, 06:35 AM
Almost forgot.............BUY MATHEWS!!!
11-18-2002, 01:58 PM
First bow was a second hand bow from a friend I worked
with, it was a Bear Whitetail Lengend. Then, after I decided
to upgrage to a newer modern bow with advice from friends
I went with a PSE Baby G. But as mentioned above I didnt do
what I should have done and that was shoot different bows first
and let that determine which one I should get. Unhappy with the PSE
I went and shot many different bows and found one that was forgiving
and shot very well for me and ended up buying the bow which I hunt with
religiously and it is a Mathews Q2. Shoot different bows and find out
what works best for you and dont let what others shoot influence your
11-19-2002, 05:38 AM
A $100 used bow can kill a deer just as effective as a $500 new bow.
Get what you are comfortable shooting. Don't let someone else tell you this brand is better than another. There's alot of good bows out there. Get what YOU like and what fits you.
Work with a pro shop that has a range you can shoot at to try them out.
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