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Old 05-20-2008, 06:31 AM
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I broke my left wrist many moons ago. It healed up and I moved on. But it seems like for the last few years it's been coming back to haunt me. I've shoot a Martin Jaguar (circa 1990) but the recoil starts killing my wrist after 10-12 shots. My brother has a Parker and my son has a Mathews and they are so much smoother to shoot then my old Martin I've decided to get something different.

It will be strictly a hunting bow and I don't want a lot of frills or gadgets. 50-60#, 28 1/2" draw. I'm open to any and all suggestions.

Thanks in advance

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Old 05-20-2008, 07:54 AM
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I just ordered a Bowtech General, 60 lbs, 29" draw. I don't think it's possible to get a bow with lower recoil and shootability for hunting. But please don't take my word for it, go to a pro shop and shoot it and decide for yourself. It will be worth the trip!
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Old 05-20-2008, 08:23 AM
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Old 05-20-2008, 09:13 AM
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well youre definitely gonna get a lot of guys say bowtech. just shoot some bows, see what you like most
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Old 05-20-2008, 09:29 AM
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Shoot as many as you can to decide. I prefer Mathews and have shot everything from Hoyt to Bowtech to PSE to etc. etc. Mathews was heads above the rest IMO.

Best of Luck!
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Old 05-20-2008, 09:52 AM
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Brand loyalty is not me, as some who post would have you believe!

I have shot Matthews, Hoyts, Bowtechs, PSE, Reflex, Bear, High Country, Parkerand all make excellent bows (never shot a Martin). Obviously, you need to try several and see what you like.

But foryour stated desire(low recoil), I do not believe you will find anything better than a Bowtech General.

That's my opinion and I encourage you to try many, but if you leave this one out of your search, you will have missed an opportunity, IMHO.
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Old 05-20-2008, 03:17 PM
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Bowtech General is the least recoil I have felt. You should try Diamonds Black Ice and Marquise also. For Mathews try the Dxt. I haven't shot any others.
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Old 05-20-2008, 05:35 PM
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Old 05-20-2008, 05:36 PM
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Bowtech General is the least recoil I have felt. You should try Diamonds Black Ice and Marquise also. For Mathews try the Dxt. I haven't shot any others.
The Marquis has very low recoil also. (that's what I shoot)
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Old 05-20-2008, 06:15 PM
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Although I'm a Bowtech fan... I'm being completely honest when I tell you a center pivot bow like a Guardian, Commander or The General will be hard to beat in the recoil/shock department.
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