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Looking for Bow Recommendations [message #29887] Thu, 04 December 2008 21:34 Go to next message
rustedduck is currently offline  rustedduck
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Newbie

I am looking to get back into bow hunting after many year absence. I want to buy two new compound bows for me and my teenage son. Looking to spend up to $350 per.

Any recommendations? Any must-have accessories?

Thanks.


Rust never sleeps.
Re: Looking for Bow Recommendations [message #29890 is a reply to message #29887] Fri, 05 December 2008 08:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
fish4wall is currently offline  fish4wall
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one word!!!! BOWTECH!!!!
i have the justice and my brother has a tom cat. real nice bows!!! they have a youth model that looks sweet!!!
Re: Looking for Bow Recommendations [message #30170 is a reply to message #29887] Sat, 20 December 2008 08:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
bearpawbrian is currently offline  bearpawbrian
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Newbie

same problem i am having right now, check out Bass Pro Shops bow buyers guide on there website, I found it to very helpful.
Re: Looking for Bow Recommendations [message #31512 is a reply to message #29887] Sat, 24 January 2009 08:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Bowhunter57 is currently offline  Bowhunter57
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rustedduck,
Be certain to go to a local pro shop and stay away from big outlets like Bass Pro and Cabelas. Archery manufacturers do NOT allow them to carry their top of the line bows.

Plus, you'll get better advice and/or service from a pro shop.

As far as brands, there are many many good ones out there. The best advice that I can give you is to physically put your hands on as many bows as you can and shoot them, if possible...before making the purchase. Smile

Good luck with your choices!
Good hunting, Bowhunter57


I used to be addicted to the Hokey Pokey, but I've turned myself around.
Re: Looking for Bow Recommendations [message #37649 is a reply to message #31512] Thu, 10 December 2009 07:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Buckhammer is currently offline  Buckhammer
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new-blood

Try FORGE bow. Im not exactly sure what their prices are on thier different models but they have really nice bows. The FORGE I shoot was around $750 set up but I think they have bows in the 350 range. Im not sure of any place in ohio that sells them but you can find out on their website.
Re: Looking for Bow Recommendations [message #37676 is a reply to message #29887] Fri, 11 December 2009 13:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Lg_mouth is currently offline  Lg_mouth
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Guide Series

In your price range I would look at the Bear bows. I just purchased a Showdown not too long ago for $230 on ebay, brand new in box with all warranties. Smooth shooter and forgiving. They are coming out with a new line for 2010, so their 2009 bows are priced very nicely.

Be careful with used bows because their warranties do not transfer on most bows.

Lg_mouth


Shoot by sight, walk by Faith
Re: Looking for Bow Recommendations [message #37689 is a reply to message #37676] Sat, 12 December 2009 13:06 Go to previous message
deerhunt6 is currently offline  deerhunt6
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I agree that you need to go to a pro shop and put your hands on and shoot as many bows as you can until you find the one that you like best. Also at a pro shop they should make all the adjustments for you and make sure you buy a bow with the proper draw length. Then if you find something that you like and you know what you need you could probably look on ebay and find a better deal then a local pro shop. I believe that all the bow manufacturers are putting out great bows these days so it is pretty much going to be how much you want to spend. I think for the $350 price range I would look into getting a Bear
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