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Their a lot of fun and I've been hunting with them since I was a kid. I've owned several. Compounds, recurve, crossbows too. ask away or pm me.

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Ponch, I tried to send you a PM with my bow guy who just hooked me up with a sweet hand made recurve...but your PM box is full. Clear it out and I'll send you his contact info.

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I'll do teh douche on teh pm box later today.
I also have a question for you later about running some audio numbers on some subs I have.

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narrowed down to two Mathews

heliM and Zt Extreme

any input?

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narrowed down to two Mathews

heliM and Zt Extreme

any input?
I don't think you can go wrong with either.


Btw...thanks! I'm going to dust off my Oneida black eagle this weekend.

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I don't think you can go wrong with either.


Btw...thanks! I'm going to dust off my Oneida black eagle this weekend.
Yea it's nice to have a hobby that isn't as demanding on your body as tri/cycling. I had a compound bow when I was a teenager, there was an indoor range in Algonquin we shot at. Now i'm looking at a range gun.
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I'm getting back into it, I was HORRIFIED at the price of bows! I am so glad I kept my 20 year old Grizzly ($10 garage sale special, took 6 deer with it) and my 16 year old Jennings ($150 Gander Mtn clearance, took 2 deer with it.) Cabelas is have a sale on bows til 03/11. There is a archery place I go to in West Dundee called The Buck Stop, Pete the owner has a range there you might get to try different set ups. Bare bones bows, run from $400 to 1250, then you can easily add another $300 for accessories.

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Mathews is where it's at.

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me or Trkyleg?

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never mind that, buy a Mathews!

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I've only been to a few ranges, but this place has the best range I've seen. Better than Gander and Bass Pro. I'll try to take pics next time I'm there. They rent bows so you can call and see if they have the bow you want to test out.

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narrowed down to two Mathews

heliM and Zt Extreme

any input?
Both are nice bows. I would probably go with the helim, I like the fact that the ata is a couple inches longer. Generally longer bows are a little more forgiving.
I don't know what you're going to use it for, but I assume hunting or 3d shooting?
Ideally you should see if a pro shop would let you shoot both. Then buy the one that feels and shoots best for you.

I shoot a Mathews C4 for indoor and field rounds and a Hoyt Maxis 35 for 3d. I'm mostly a target guy, but have been shooting and competing for 20+ years.

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One more thing, If you don't need a brand new bow, there are always great deals from private sellers on archerytalk.com.
You can usually pick up a one or two year old model for a fraction of what a new bow costs. There are a lot of shooters than must have a brand new bow every year. Also a great place to buy accessorys
As long as you know what your looking for (proper draw length, weight etc) you cant beat a 1 year old bow for 50% off.
If you're just getting started though I would suggest going to a knowledgeable pro shop and having them set you up.

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One more thing, If you don't need a brand new bow, there are always great deals from private sellers on archerytalk.com.
You can usually pick up a one or two year old model for a fraction of what a new bow costs. There are a lot of shooters than must have a brand new bow every year. Also a great place to buy accessorys
As long as you know what your looking for (proper draw length, weight etc) you cant beat a 1 year old bow for 50% off.
If you're just getting started though I would suggest going to a knowledgeable pro shop and having them set you up.
Ohhhhh archerytalk.com Thx Steve!

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I remember Strictley Fishing when they were in teh same strip mall as We were ( The Gun Shop Inc.) in plainfield. I might have to take teh ride out there.

I've thought about about a 1year old "used" bow for 1/2 the cost. I wont rule it out but there is something to be said for something "new". And with the heliM i dont think I will find any used ones yet.

I'm going for more 3d games than hunting, but I wouldnt mind trying to go south for boar or NW for bear.

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