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WTB a Compound Bow - Need Suggestions

I'd like suggestions for a hunting bow if any of you are into that. Thanks in advance.

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I'd like suggestions for a hunting bow if any of you are into that. Thanks in advance.
Read this: http://www.huntersfriend.com/bowselection.htm

I'm not into them but I would think anything in the mid price range should do you fine.

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the best suggestion I can give you is to go to a archery store and shoot them, We can talk all day about Mathews, Diamond, PSE, Hoyt. Legnth, pull, weight are all factors. Try a number of them and go with the one you like the best
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i heard this model is pretty accurate



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Also factors are what you plan on hunting. A mid priced bow should be more than enough. You can probably get a package deal with all accesories for less than 600. Dont get me wrong you can go crazy, i probably have over a grand into my bow
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Are you new to archery? if so, go to a pro shop if you have one close, a real one not bass pro. Talk to them and have them measure you for proper draw length. Once you know your draw length and what draw weight you can comfortably draw you'll be well on your way.

Any of the current hunting bows offered will work for you it depends on what you want to spend.

If your going to shoot some target as well as hunt you'll probably want to go a little higher end, something in the $3 to $400 range should hold up nicely.

That said, if you are a good archer you can shoot anything.

Also, make sure you get a good set of matched arrows.

Hope this helps,

Let me know if you have any specific questions, I shoot a lot (target, 3d, tournaments etc).

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Also factors are what you plan on hunting. A mid priced bow should be more than enough. You can probably get a package deal with all accesories for less than 600. Dont get me wrong you can go crazy, i probably have over a grand into my bow
It amazes me what a good target set up costs,

Bow $900 to $1100 and up
Stabilizer $100+
Sight $300
Scope $50 to $200
release aid $100+
Arrows $50 to $450 and up per dozen

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yep, but the cool thing is after the right investment it last a long time and it comes down to the art of shooting.


i got a Hoyt MagnaTec



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One last bit of advice. If you know what you want, you can find a ton of used gear at www.archerytalk. Also a wealth of information at that site.

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yep, but the cool thing is after the right investment it last a long time and it comes down to the art of shooting.


i got a Hoyt MagnaTec
True, but unlike a gun, it will wear out with a lot of use (limbs)

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if you ever get to any archery shoots up in northern ill or southern Wi, Id like to shoot with you.

P.S. I'm the guy who bought the Mark2 from you, awesome gun!

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True, but unlike a gun, it will wear out with a lot of use (limbs)

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if you ever get to any archery shoots up in northern ill or southern Wi, Id like to shoot with you.

P.S. I'm the guy who bought the Mark2 from you, awesome gun!

ahh cool, yeah i remember. glad you love it.

its a kick ass shooter isnt it!!

for sure if i get some free time i would like to try that. me i usally go set targets in a field and shoot or the DNR in Wilmington, and mainly in my basment



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I went to Sportsman's Edge in Braidwood and shot a few bows. I settled on a Mission (made by Mathews) because of the price and how quiet it was to a lot of the package deal type bows. A lot of good advice out there...just shoot a bunch of different bows and see what feels/fits good.

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I went to Sportsman's Edge in Braidwood and shot a few bows. I settled on a Mission (made by Mathews) because of the price and how quiet it was to a lot of the package deal type bows. A lot of good advice out there...just shoot a bunch of different bows and see what feels/fits good.

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dude i was just thinking of you the other day.

in a none gay way of course..lol

i hope all is well with you. its been a WHILE MAN!
For real, we just mention Doc and CherryPicker in that one thread and here comes one of them . Un-Ban Cherrypicker!
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You guys are funny! I'm a lurker (mostly this forum and fitness/cycling)...have been since I gave up riding. Just had to pick up new hobbies (hunting and cycling).

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