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Old 04-17-2008, 01:06 AM
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Hi all, I am just starting to try and get into bow hunting and archery. I am looking at bows currently, and doing some research. I have enough cabela bucks to buy a bow there, but am not sure how good the ones they have are. I was currious if anyone knows much about the following bows, and are they good or junk.

Diamond Archery Black Ice Bow by Bowtech
Diamond Archery Marquis Bow by Bowtech
Reflex Ridgelineâ„¢ 34 Bow

These are a couple they have there, they also have Parker and Fred Bear bows as well. I know Bowtech is a quality brand, but are the Diamond which is owned by Bow Tech as good, or even close at least? I know I need to see what fits best with me and shoot them all, but would like to go in knowing if any of these are worth my time. I know I should go to an archery shop and buy there, but having enough points to get the bow is enticing...

Any help is apprciated thanks.......

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Old 04-17-2008, 01:24 AM
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Yep if you got the Bucks do it there, shoot the bow's and pick one YOU like. Again YOU like. Bow's are like cars and guns, there are alot of different manufactures and they all either drive or shoot, and some are more expensive than others. I would pick a medium priced bow, then use the rest of the cash for sights, arrows, rest, release, Broad heads, field points, Quiver, Stablizer, Ect, Ect. If your getting into bow hunting Your going to need more than just Cabellas Bucks. Good luck and welcome aboard.
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Old 04-17-2008, 08:40 AM
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Welcome to HNI! I own a Diamond Marquis. I love this bow. This is my second Diamond. So As you can see I like the brand! I wouldn't say that Diamond is lower quality than Bowtech The difference is that Diamond's a single cams while Bowtech's Have Binary cams some of the Bowtech have the center pivot like the Guardian and General, another thing that Bowtech has that Diamond doesn't, is the Invelvet finish which is very nice. I don't think there is much of a difference in price between the Bowtech and Diamond bows. Diamond is slightly lower in price. Maybe 50 bucks or so. And as MarquetteMagnum said shoot as many bow as you can and see which one fits you best.
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Old 04-17-2008, 09:59 AM
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Buy a Matthews!

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Old 04-17-2008, 11:24 AM
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Where are you located? I know different cabelas stores carry different brands depending on location and who they can deal. Like the cabelas near us deals hoyt even though hoyt isnt on the cabelas website.You may have more options than you think. You could finda bow you like by shooting it at a shop and find out which cabelas carrys that bow and order it over the phone to be delivered to your door or even better shipped free to your local cabelas where you could pick it up/have them set it up with whatever you put on it there. WCL
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Old 04-18-2008, 12:27 AM
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Thanks for the advice and imput. I am located in California, so I will be heading to the Nevada Cabelas it opened this last year. I Have been already planning ahead on the additions, I already received some bow hunting gear for christmas. I was thinking ahead and thought I will see if I can get others to buy some of it. I got a targetarrows(beman ics hunter), vortex mini-max 100 grain broadheads, and asight(cobra sidewinder radiant). I had a buddy who suggested the cobra nd the mini-max's. I am not sure if the cobra is a great sight or not, but will find out at some point. He also suggested a trophey ridge drop zone arrow rest, but I know I have heard that the limb savers are better from other people. Any suggestions on which drop away arrow rest is better, or is this also personal preference? Also for turkey hunting which would the best arrow heads be? I am new, and have a lot to learn, but I have to start someplace......
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Old 04-18-2008, 01:50 AM
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Bowtech is definitely a good company. Diamond are the bows they make primarily for the large stores. If you haven't been out to Cabelas yet, look at slick trick bhs. They're supposed to fly just like field tips, & have received good reviews here. I use Muzzy's myself, but am looking at switching possibly. Best thing to do is to go out & shoot as many types as u can. Go with what feels comfortable, & shoots well 4 u. Good luck & welcome!
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