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Old 02-18-2009, 01:44 PM
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Thinking of buying a compound bow and Dicks has a bear showdown available for $199. My draw length is 28.5" and the archery is 29" with a draw weight of 70 lbs.

I know the bow can be adjusted but no one at the store could tell me if the advertised draw lengths and weights are the minimum, maximum, or somewhere in between.

I assume there is a standard setting when advertising bows?
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Old 02-18-2009, 01:59 PM
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goto the bear website and look at that particular model and see what it says...im not familiar with bear..


careful buying from that place...prices are usually a little better because they are rebuilt...i personally would buy it from a bow shop so i knew it was new and not something that might blow apart when im shooting it...
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Old 02-19-2009, 05:43 AM
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The DL on the Showdown is adjustable between 25" - 31". The DW peaks at 70lbs and go as low as 60lbs. This bow has a huge BH of 8 3/4" and would make for a great bow to get into the sport. I don't know where you are finding it at for $199, but that is a heck of a price, my shop sells the bow naked for $299 and a package for $429.
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