Bow Poll Question

Bow Choice

  • Parker

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Buck-eye

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Bearclaw and In2 were helping me with some noise issues my bow is having. After talking about it in the forum, I went and shot again. Now it seems even louder. Im starting to get annoyed. I called the Bass Pro and they said they will let me shoot it there and help me to see if it is just manufactured that way or if there is in fact a solution. So, I started skimming through the Bass pro archery catalog, and their bow set ups were all pretty reasonable. High $300-mid $400's, with the occasional 5-6 bills. So, if given the opportunity in buying one of the afore mentioned bows based upon overall performance, durability, weight, and most importantly lack of noise- what would you choose?
 



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It all depends bubba. What might feel great in my hand might feel like a club to you. I don't know anything about the Parker but have heard good things. The upper end PSE's are nice (the lower end are not) and the Diamonds are basically a no frills Bowtech. Shoot them all and see whatcha like.
 

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Buck-eye... go trad! Forget about squeaky wheels and pulleys, releases and sights, and all that other craziness. Just point and shoot.
 

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Playing devil's advocate, I doubt you will get much help from Bass Pro Shops, when they are selling new bows about five feet away. Last time I saw you shoot your bow, it was working just fine. If I was you, I'd put off buying a new bow and use the disposable income for huntin' with your buddies. Otherwise, hold out for a new top-of-the-line bow. No reason to buy a middle-of-the-road bow at your level.

PSE Vengeance all the way! If not, BowTech.
 

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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div>
I'd put off buying a new bow and use the disposable income for huntin' with your buddies.[/b]
Now that's what I'm talkin about
 

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Buck-eye the No. 1 IMPORTANT aspect to buying a bow from a manufactor to me would be thier CUSTOMER SERVICE and their WARRANTIES so another 15 yrs down the road you can get a brand new bow as a replacement if anything happens.
Good Luck on your choice............tra
 

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Check that "code" by Fred Bear, I shot one a few shots last time in Ga, pretty sweet, and close to a top of the line bow.

Diamonds are Bowtechs old single cams, Some folks love Parkers, especially the lighter ones. I knew this old timer at the range n San Diego, with is lttle three pound thirty or so inch parker, his 70yrd groups looked like my twenty, and hs complete hunting setup, quver full of arrows and such, weighed less than my bare bow.

But like the masses said, I would get a top of the liner from a company that backs their product, if that means shooting your grenade launcher one more season, so be it, when the 07's come out next year, the 06's will be cheaper, atleast they will be at a reputable shop.

Also I wouldn't let a Bass Pro tech talk at you to long, in my humble opinion from going to atleast four different BP's atleast thirty times, their archery specialists are just archery hunters, if that. Bass pro doesn't pay people based on their skill, and if someone were a "pro" they would make more money and probably enjoy their job more at a true pro shop. I don't let a Wal-mart sporting goods guy tell me about the best fly pattern for trout, so "I" won't listen to a box type sporting goods guy about archery.

and lastly, check the pro shops, in your neck of the woods, guys are just starting to drop coin on archery gear, and they are leaving last years bows for consignment and/or trading them in, last years regular switchback, or Vengence, or whatever will be just as good as this years, and a hell of a lot less benji's. Since your knuckles drag, I would get a used Mathews Conquest3 that you can find locally and shoot, and make sure is kosher. Every time I see one of those I look for it's draw length, if it is 27, or if the shop has the right cam, I will buy it, they are sweet.
Good luck, hoss, it fun getting new toys, unless they haven't arrived yet, dad gum Elite.
 

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Okay, I've waited long enough. I thought somebody would say something by now. Can anybody spot the hog in the background of Bearclaw's avatar?
 

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I have no idea and didn't vote. I had the most BIZARRE experience shooting a bow I had never shot before. I tried shooting mulies4ever's brother-in-law's Reflex...brand new and it encorporated a bunch of the leading edge designs from Hoyt. He's got the same draw lenght. I pick it up and draw it back aiming at the 40 yd target after he had shot into the target a few times.....I skipped an arrow off the ground....dang! I shoot again....high and to the right! Arg, I'm bewildered.

I get home and shoot my PSE Quantum..thwack..thwack...thwack....3" group at 40 yds.....with his bow I couldn't shoot the side of a barn and would have been hard-pressed to shoot a 3 foot group!

I shot a mathews real well...but, for some reason I couldn't shoot his bow....

Moral is: Pick 'em up and shoot b4 buying.... makes a HUGE diff.
 

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I have a new Bowtech Tomkat sitting behind me. I just bought myself a Birthday present.

It looks sweet !!!!
 

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I shoot pse there are many great bows out there im a
pse guy .. my bow is fast reallllly fast quiet and smooth its custom made but my other pse bows are just ask good .not ask fast
go shoot some bows .. and buy what feels good .. ask the shop
to put some add
ons . and buy it just like you would shoot it in the feild .. aka arrowrest sight simms dampers . peepsight ect .. and the arrows you would be shooting
 

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The problem is that I do not have a pro shop here in town. The closest spot is a good hour and change away. BP was the closest. There is nothing wrong with my bow at all. I just cant shake that noise and it is driving me bonkers!! Like a skeeter in your headnet.
 

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My closest pro shop is an hour also, call before you go and see what they have on the shelf, if they won't help you on the phone, they won't help you much in the store either.

good luck, and get a goodn
 

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Lots of very good ones out there... I agree about the warranty thing. I also look at the Bow Hunting World report, it give objective "efficiencies" measures for bows. You basically get more speed for less effort.
 


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