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Old 07-12-2008, 11:38 AM
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Default hey all need some opinions

been awhile since i was last on the board
heres my ?
i have a 60# samic predator bow, like it
but i want another bow that is around 55#
now my bow is i believe 58" and i have always heard/read that for the most part the longer the bow = a smoother draw and release

so i am shopping for something 60" or more and around 55#
my draw length is 28"
and i have my brace height set around 7 1/4

so what good bowers do you guys recommend
i would like to keep the price under $800 also
one piece or takedown is fine

i usually shoot with my samick carbon or aluminum, both work well, i think the carbons might have a slight edge but not much really

any other info you need i will answer
i will be on the board again sometime later today
thanks for time and responses
good luck this year to all
hope all of ya harvest a BIG SLOB : )

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Old 07-12-2008, 11:51 AM
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Default RE: hey all need some opinions

My personal preference in a long bow would be around the 66" mark speciallly drawing 28".

Kent (burniegoeasy) is a good bowyer and could possibly do one for you.




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Old 07-12-2008, 05:19 PM
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You should go to the Eastern Trad. Archery Rendezvous in Potter Co.,Pa July 24-27.There will literally be hundreds and hundred's of bows for you to shoot and find out what you like.It's at Ski Denton in Coudersport.There's also a swap meet every nite where you could pick up a used bow
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Old 07-13-2008, 09:07 AM
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i would love to see the big shin dig in PA.
if it's the one in the ski resorts i went to it years ago with my uncle and cousin.
then it was the compound shoot.
i believe the traditional was either before or after that weekend.
great experience.
lots a lot of arrows, lol.
right now i am in SD so i doubt i will make the trip out there.


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Old 07-13-2008, 10:18 AM
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Now how did you ever get a name like Jimmy the foot?

Not sure if you will still be in SD but you are only 55 miles from my club in Marilla NY. Our big shoot is August 15-17. I'll be working the 15 and 16th. You're welcome to try any of my bows. Also, there is always a big used bow tent with very reasonable prices. I believe Gary Davis will there again and you can make you own quality selfbow (he'll provide the tools and experise).

Shoot me a PM if you are interested.



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Old 07-13-2008, 02:14 PM
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got the nick-name cause i use to trip over my feet as a kid when i played sports
i was a size 10 or 11 when i was like 10 or 11 yrs old and only like 5 1/2 feet tall
it sucked, lol
so my best friend gave me the name and it has stuck ever since
buddies are great arn't they, lol
i travel alot for work and won't be in NY in Aug. unfortunately
thanks for the details and invite though
really hope i can hunt this fall
only time will tell where i am and what my hunting options will be

but i am still thinking of getting a nice bow before the fall
got plenty of time to research and listen to you alls advice
when i do decide i will have to send ya all a pic
maybe a pic of my feet to
just kidding, lol

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Old 07-13-2008, 03:31 PM
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I recommend Pittsley Predator Bows. NOW AVAILABLE IN 58", 60", AND 62" LENGTHS!
Very fast bows and extremely smooth shooting and completely dead in the hand.
Predator Custom 3 piece starts at $649.99
Predator Hunter 3 piece = $499.99


http://www.huntersniche.com/index.htm

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Old 07-13-2008, 06:55 PM
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Funny Story JImmy!

I would not go against va's advice. Predators are very nice bows and he usually has a few instock. It maybe tough to get a custom made for fall so I'd look on the top end for a used bow. Considering what you are willing to pay, if it were me I'd probablylook for a used Habu, Dale Dye, Morrison, or Silvertip.
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Old 07-14-2008, 05:40 PM
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You can get a heck of a nice bow for well under $800 new--and there's some great deals on the used market. Too many great bows out there to try to name them all--besides, the bow I love might not be all that special to you.

Good luck in your search!

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Old 07-14-2008, 10:09 PM
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Jimmy go over to tradgang.com and go into the classifieds! There are alot of NICE used bows in there and even fun to just window shop!
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