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Old 07-08-2005, 02:11 PM
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Does anyone out there shoot an Archery Research bow? if so what are the plus and minuses of it???
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Old 07-09-2005, 10:15 AM
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I shot the AR 31,34,37 all Ramand a half or ram plus cammed bows. I opted for the 34 as the weight was right for me, All were very forgiving bows with a (not by choice) design feature that prevents you from GRIPPING/TORQING the bow and that is you get a small stinger like shock if you grip too tight or grab when you release. Other than this small "flaw" the bow almost tunes itself as the stock strings and cables from PSE are creepy stretching pieces of bad fiber. I replaced my strings and cables with vapor trail and I have had zero creep and stretch for over 1000 shots. A very nice bow with the Mathews legacy being somewhat comparable to its weight and forgiveness.
Try out the Pearson Pride for a bow of very high quality and forgiveness. A little on the heavy side but very quiet and very smooth. Comes stock with the Vapor Trail string.

In my opinion the AR line of bows are right there in quality and shootablility (word?) Both with the Ram and a half hybrid cams and the singlecams. Just a lousy string.
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Old 07-11-2005, 07:07 AM
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I had a 2003 AR 34 Ram Cam. It was very forgiving and a fine shooting bow. The only thing I didn't like is that it seemed to have a very shallow let off at full draw. It always wanted to pull forward on you.
All in all it was a great bow. Fast, forgiving, & hard hitting.
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Old 07-12-2005, 09:27 PM
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Poluke your right on the strings, what a piece of ....... I got a set of prostrings on mine and cables and all the other features you see in my signature. I luv mine and wouldnt hunt with anything else.
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Old 07-12-2005, 10:10 PM
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I've been wanting to try the Pro strings - but I've been VAPORIZED(arrows to) I'm a hopeless loss. Do you get a stinger when you overgrip? I've tried the Pearson Pride and same issue with the grip thing. But the Pride was a very very nice bow. I have to cut my losses with my PSE Stingray and get a new back up hunting bow. Looks like the Pride is the way I want to go.
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Old 07-13-2005, 03:40 PM
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poluke if your referring to string slap i used to. I finally figured it out that was it bad form. Prostrings are good tho, i have no complaints
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