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Old 05-05-2015, 07:28 PM
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I'm talking about the prices some bow manufacturers are charging for their products. A few years ago I came into a few bucks and splurged on a PSE DNA. Cost me $949. Now I know that the companies need to make a profit and also pay for their R&D but it's really getting ridiculous. I just looked at the Matthews NoCam but was immediately turned off when the price tag was $1099. And for a bow that has an IBO rating of up to 330 fps! The PSE Full Throttle has the same price tag. But even with an IBO rating of 360-370 fps its a tough nut to swallow. It wasn't too long ago that I paid less than $300 for a brand new Martin that had a 320 fps rating. I shot a lot of critters with that bow and later gave it to my cousin's son who continues to use it. Now since Martin was purchased by someone else, their bows are tipping the $1000 mark. Things are getting nuts.

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Old 05-06-2015, 07:27 AM
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You would think since competition tends to breed lower prices that they would be coming down. But in this case you are 100% correct Bronko. EVERYONE is skyrocketing their prices. Even the crap bow makers are exceeding the $750 mark on bare bows. I do know setting up my Bowtech all together set me back a little over $1150 and I already had the rest. It's getting absolutely ridiculous.
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Old 05-06-2015, 09:34 AM
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I currently have 3 compounds (2 Martins and one PSE). I also have 2 youth bows for my grandchildren. Unless prices come down, It is going to be a long long time before I purchase another bow. I will continue to keep them maintained and replace strings and cables every year. But unless one breaks I ain't buying. Even so, the Martins have a lifetime warranty. I wonder what they will do if I have to return one of my older models like the Firecat now that their entire line has been revamped???
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Old 05-06-2015, 09:50 AM
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I doubt I will ever need another one. My Experience should last me the rest of the years I have for compound pulling. I'd say I probably have 3 maybe 4 more years where I can still pull and release accurately enough to keep me in the woods. After that I will have to go to cross bow. I refuse to go after an animal if I don't believe 100% that I can deliver a quick clean kill. The animals deserve nothing less.
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Old 05-06-2015, 06:46 PM
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I doubt I will ever need another one. My Experience should last me the rest of the years I have for compound pulling. I'd say I probably have 3 maybe 4 more years where I can still pull and release accurately enough to keep me in the woods. After that I will have to go to cross bow. I refuse to go after an animal if I don't believe 100% that I can deliver a quick clean kill. The animals deserve nothing less.
With today's bows you no longer need to shoot 70#. I've been shooting 63# for a few years but I'd be perfectly happy shooting at 55#. At that weight with 80% let off you'd only be holding about 11#. You can hold that all day. You just have to be more selective in your shots as you would have the KE associated with the heavier draw.
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Old 05-06-2015, 07:12 PM
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I wish I could believe I could still be shooting but it's not really the hold that gets me, It's the draw itself. Multiple shoulder injuries and surgeries has left my poor old shoulder dang near useless. That 3 to 4 year estimate actually included me dropping down to 55# which, if you remember, is why I bought the Experience in the first place. To give me that extra little bit of umph at the lower draw weight. My Admiral was, and still is, in perfect shape but it is about 15-20 fps slower at 60# than the Experience. Just trying to eek out all I can. Hell I even tried shooting left handed for a while. Did "okay" but I don't accept "okay" when hunting. Actually wish I could have done better left handed, you can pick up some really super deals on lefty bows!
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Old 05-10-2015, 02:58 AM
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You're right about the lefty deals. I shoot a bow right handed because that's how I was taught waaaaay back when. But I shoot a gun left handed. I am left eye dominant. I shot a couple bows from the left side and like you I did ok. But it just didn't feel right. I'm sure I could change over but at this stage in my life it's not worth the hassle.
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