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Reflex vs. Deflex -- What is a good compromise?

Old 04-12-2005, 07:09 PM
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Default RE: Reflex vs. Deflex -- What is a good compromise?

My newest hunting bow, the Allegiance has close to 3 inches of reflex in the riser but I can still shoot 4 inch groups at 50 yards with it. Do I need better than that for hunting? NO,, as a matter of fact, I can shoot the Allegiance just about as good as ANY bow I've ever owned in the last 33 years.
Also a pretty convincing endorsement for the reflex side. Ah the hel? with it I'll buy one of each
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Old 04-12-2005, 08:43 PM
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Default RE: Reflex vs. Deflex -- What is a good compromise?

I wouldn't call it an endorsement, convincing or otherwise, of reflex risers. Rather, it's an indication of wwag's shooting skill that he can shoot his bow well in spite of the radical reflex. I'm a decent shot but not that good. However, I'm smart enough to use a bow that lets me get away with the little form flaws that plague me.

The last reflex riser bow I had, the Pearson, I had to grip the bow in one certain way to get it to shoot where I aimed it. I had have my little finger and ring finger completely off the handle, and use light pressure with my index finger and social finger on the front of the handle. Any variation in that grip and my 30 yard groups opened up from 3" at 30 yards to 8". I wouldn't hunt with a bow that's anywhere near that tempermental.

I know my form on the shooting stakes is already a small problem and, in all the years I've hunted with a bow, it's been a very rare occasion that I was able to use my best target shooting form on a hunting shot. Besides that, I've got enough to worry about just concentrating on the animal and my aim point. That's where I want to focus all my efforts. I don't want to be fidgeting around, trying to grip my bow the way it wants to be held, at the same time. Especially when wearing gloves! That's why I prefer deflex riser bows.
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Old 04-13-2005, 01:09 AM
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Default RE: Reflex vs. Deflex -- What is a good compromise?

There is the perfect bow for Bowtech. Nice 0.5-1" deflex riser with the new EQ cams, giving you the best of both worlds, good energy (speed) with a forgiving riser design. Make that in a 38-40" ATA with a 7" BH, and I will take two, one camo and one pretty shiny bow, black marble or something.
Just a thought,

PS I do love the way my OG shoots, very well, but it is sensitive to my grip.
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