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Is this a good deal??

Old 12-28-2002, 12:38 PM
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Default Is this a good deal??

Earlier today I went to a local sports shop and saw a Hoyt Impulse Super Slam with all the bells and whistles for $125.00, is this a good deal? As I was looking at it the guy working the counter asks if he could help me. So I tell him I'm just looking but I wanted to look at the Hoyt. Before he hands me the bow he starts telling me all about it, how it was a trade-in for something newer and the guy wanted a heavier bow, how it's been beefed up, that the draw length is set for 29" and how the draw weight is now probably a minimum of 60#. Well as he hands me the bow it hits me how when he said 60 - 70 lbs he must have been talking about the overall weight and not the draw weight. The beast is extremely heavy. I started thinking I'll have to start working out with weights just to shoot this beast due to how much it weighs, did I mention this thing was really heavy? Anyway, if I bought it I'd probably want to take off all the extra stuff but maybe get a different quiver for hunting. But back to my question is this a good deal.

Thanks for any advice or suggestions.

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Old 12-28-2002, 06:57 PM
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Default RE: Is this a good deal??

Sounds like a fair deal but trust me, keep looking. You will find one some day that just jumps out at you. If you shoot instinctive, some of the faster bows might be harder to shoot accurately. Shoot as many as you can and then take your time with the decision. A heavier bow holds on target much better than a very light bow, especially shooting outdoors.
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Old 12-28-2002, 07:56 PM
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Default RE: Is this a good deal??

If you're uncomfortable with the weight of the bow, then it's probably not a 'good deal'. Doesn't matter what the bow is worth, or how much they're selling it for, if it doesn't fit you, don't buy it.

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Old 12-29-2002, 10:05 AM
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Default RE: Is this a good deal??

I guess I should clearify my statement on this. I should have said I probably have to start lifting weights just to be able to lift the bow to shoot it.( it was a joke <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>) With as much as I'd like to get a new bow, as long as my Darton Huntsman proves to be safe to shoot, I'm thinking I'm going to stay with shooting/hunting with it. I recently found out about a place here in CT that does nothing but archery and they're only about an hour from where I live, so it looks like I may take a trip up there to check them out. Any other CT archers here?? It would be nice to maybe meet up and talk archery/bowhunting.

Have a good one all,

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