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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-14-2008, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone out there know as much about bows as I know about guns? looking to buy the best TARGET bow out there.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-14-2008, 09:13 PM
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Target? Olympic Archers use recurves with counter balance systems.

Try Hoyt Bows.


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I'm no expert but I was pretty good when I shot reg. I've always used hunting compound bows. Stabilizers do a lot, also mech release, peep sites, bow slings and big % let off bows and practice. Hoyt makes real good bows. I've always liked my O'Nieda.
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Right now I'd say Mathews. Hoyt or Bowtech. These seem to be the most popular brands. Any quality bow when set up and tuned well will shoot great. I shoot a McPherson and really like it.
You should check out archerytalk.com There is a wealth of information there.

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Your going to get a thousand opinions about what's best, single vs double cam, light weight vs heavier and stiffer. Worst part is you won't find many good brands at stores like Cabellas. I'm by no means an expert, but bows are more about skill than quality. You don't want a POS, but something quality that your comfortable with. I have an Onieda. Some people don't like them because of the cam system and more moving parts. Some people have been known to get bit by them while in a kneel. I happen to have no problem and love how quiet it is for hunting. Tap Ken for some good info too. He's usually up to date on the good high-end brands.

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Your bow will also be dependent on the style you are going to shoot. If shooting Field or 5 spot you will normally use a longer axle to axle bow and can shoot less poundage (because yardages are known) If your going to shoot 3d (animal targets) you will usually use a short ata fast bow. This makes up for some misjudgments in yardage estimations.
A good archer can shoot consistently with almost any modern bow.
Again, search some archery specific sites.

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When looking for my bow, I shot the Hoyt, Mathews, and Bowtech. All three had great reviews. I went with the Bowtech as if felt the best to me fitted with the shrewd grip. At first the Mathews felt best holding it in my hands but then I learned that you are supposed to leave the hand on the grip open as you shoot to reduce torque. I also went with the longer axle to axle as they are more forgiving. It is important to get a good release and rest also.

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When looking for my bow, I shot the Hoyt, Mathews, and Bowtech. All three had great reviews. I went with the Bowtech as if felt the best to me fitted with the shrewd grip. At first the Mathews felt best holding it in my hands but then I learned that you are supposed to leave the hand on the grip open as you shoot to reduce torque. I also went with the longer axle to axle as they are more forgiving. It is important to get a good release and rest also.
where did you go to test shoot them?

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where did you go to test shoot them?
They had a Hoyt set up at GAT and I bought my Bowtech at Midwest Cimmarron in Richmond, Il. Also looked in to Ross bows also very nice.

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