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Old 03-09-2004, 04:00 PM
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I will be buying a new bow this spring and I am looking for suggestions or reviews on some bows.
Here are the specs it needs to meet.

-Bare Bow must be under $500
-Less than 35 in ATA and hopefully more than 30
-28 inch draw
-I will get 60lb limbs and max them out.
-Brace height must be more than 7.
-Not a lot of hand shock.
-Decent Warranty.


The types I will probably shoot in no particular order are: Pearson, Renagade, Bowtech, Mathews (Only the FX), Parker.

If anybody can suggest any bows made by these or any other company to meet my criteria it will be greatly appriciated.

Thanks-Sam
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Old 03-09-2004, 04:17 PM
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nuge,

Another you might want to look at is alpine archery, I have heard they make a pretty good bow as well as accessories, and I do believe they are in your price range
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Old 03-09-2004, 04:23 PM
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Hoyt. I just bought an ultra sport last month. Bare bow under $350, but just over your ata requirements @ 36". However, the DynaTec has an ata @ 32.5 inches, and the SuperTec is 35. Not exactly sure of the price, but I believe the DynaTec will come in under that. They are unbelievably smooth, quiet, fast and forgiving. Oh yeah, pretty accurate too. Also comes with a lifetime warranty.
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Old 03-09-2004, 04:34 PM
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I would suggest go to www.huntersfriend.com and just the list of models that might be what you want, then buy where you feel best.
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Old 03-09-2004, 05:51 PM
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mathews fx=34 ata,7.5 in. brace, 308 ibo speed,lifetime warranty..parker ultralite 35=35 ata,7.25 in. brace, 300 ibo,lifetime warranty..pse firestorm lite=31 in.ata,7.75 in. brace,300 ibo,lifetime warranty..price=fx-399.99,parker-370.00,pse-300.00...all great hunting bows!!!
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Old 03-09-2004, 06:08 PM
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Default RE: Help me pick out a new bow!

I would try the FX with the 28" Minimax, however I'd suggest 70lb limbs as that cam brings the peak weight down 5lbs or so. You're going to have a hard time beating the smoothness of that draw in that price range.
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Old 03-09-2004, 07:10 PM
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I'm going to suggest a Martin Jaguar, a 2003 model will gost you roughly $199.97 here in Spokane, Washington.

34 1/4"
9" Brace Height
IBO - 300 fps with either the Dyna or Nitrous cams (Says 310 though)
Mass Weight - 3 lb. 4oz.
Optional 65% Let-Off
GREAT Warranty/Customer Service
Little to no vibration.

I love mine.


http://www.martinarchery.com
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Old 03-09-2004, 07:32 PM
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Can anybody give me the pros/cons of 65% or 80% let-off.
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Old 03-09-2004, 07:55 PM
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Doesn't P&Y only allow entrants whose animal was shot with 65% let-off?

I shoot it because it's illegal to shoot anything else in Washignton.
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Old 03-09-2004, 08:00 PM
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P&Y allows any let-off now, old rule was 65%, that has changed. You will find that at 80% you are holding less poundage , which means you can hold for a longer period if weight is a problem for you then I would suggest 80% let-off, if you are a strong arm and feel like the he-man stuff then 65% may be what you want, both will shoot great.
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