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Old 11-06-2008, 06:23 PM
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just bought a fred bear instinct package deal. getting back into bowhunting after a 15 year absence. bows have changed a ton from the last time I hunted What do you think of the instinct just looking for some feedback.
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Old 11-07-2008, 01:12 PM
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There are so many good bows on the market,it would almost take skill to get a bad 1. If it fits you perfectly and you shoot it well,it don't matter what the name is on side of bow or what model it is-it's clearly superior in all ways to the bows of 15 years ago.
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Old 11-08-2008, 12:08 PM
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Congrats on your new rig and welcome back to the sport bud!

Get that new Bear rigged up with some quality accessories and practice, practice, practice. Good luck and good shootin'
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Old 11-08-2008, 01:40 PM
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Get rid of that string/cable as soon as you can. They will continually stretch and create ongoing tuning problems. Take a look at Bucknasty or Winner's Choice as a quality replacement. Also, unless you thrive on disappointment, don't shoot it through a chronograph. The advertised IBO is pretty inflated. Otherwise, they are a great short little bow for treestands and heavy cover.
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Old 11-08-2008, 02:32 PM
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thanks for the input guys. As for the bow went out last night for the first time saw 14. 2 bucks a forky and a big 10 pointer no shots though going out again tonight and tomorrow morning to hopefully down him.
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Old 11-08-2008, 02:49 PM
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.... so you haven't bowhunted in 15 years.... you JUSt got a bow again.... and you're already out there bowhunting??? That sounds like a serious potential problem. You are going to have to limit your shots to seriously close range I'm guessing and by all means do NOT take a shot farther than your means. I would hate to read your next thread about the one that got away. Good luck
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Old 11-08-2008, 05:27 PM
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I practice every night at the target. I will limit to closer shots for now until I feel more comfortable. Thahks for the advise much appreciated.
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Old 11-08-2008, 06:16 PM
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Welcome Back to a Great sport!!

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