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    Question new a new bow and im lost!

    im looking at getting a new bow. my old one needs to be retired. i was using my dads old point blank ltd. it was a great bow and i took alot deer with it but i think its time is up. i havent looked at new bows in so long that ALOT has changed! money is a little bit of an issue as im working to put my wife thought vet school (irony). i went looking the other day and theres so many new brands and types i dont know where to start. any info on any of this stuff would be greatly appreciated! thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichiganHunter View Post
    im looking at getting a new bow. my old one needs to be retired. i was using my dads old point blank ltd. it was a great bow and i took alot deer with it but i think its time is up. i havent looked at new bows in so long that ALOT has changed! money is a little bit of an issue as im working to put my wife thought vet school (irony). i went looking the other day and theres so many new brands and types i dont know where to start. any info on any of this stuff would be greatly appreciated! thanks.
    check out the other posts in this section for some really good info
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    I second that!!! already lots of info on here about everyones fave!!! Good luck!!

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    First off WELCOME to the Forum Michiganhunter. I hear ya I was very confused when I retired my old bow (wait I'm still confused oh well ). Any ways here is the quick version.

    This is only my personal opinion

    Top of the line $630-$800 bare bows

    Mathews- Switchback,Switchback XT,Switchback LD for long draw shooters.
    Bowtech- Tribute,Allegience,Equalizer for short draw shooters.
    Hoyt- Trykon,Trykon XL
    Parker- Frontier,Hornet
    PSE- Diablo,Mach 10

    Middle of the Road $400-$600 bare bows

    Fred Bear- Code
    Diamond- Liberty,Justice,Victory
    Reflex- Super Slam
    Parker- Extreme Hunter Mag,Hunter Mag,Buck Hunter

    Low End $200-$400 bare bows

    Fred Bear- Instinct,Element
    Martin- Bengal
    Reflex- Buckskin,Excursion
    PSE- Typhoon,Nova,Dakota

    This is just a list I have compiled to give you some idea some prices may vary from area to area. Best thing you can do is go around to different shops and shoot all the bows possible. Then decide for yourself which ones fit you best. If I were suggesting a bow for someone from each category this is my suggestions-----High end-Mathews Switchback XT-----Middle of the Road-Bowtech-Liberty-----Low End-Fred Bear-Instinct. Lots of other great bows out there so please shoot as many as possible. Good luck and have fun shooting all those bows take a friend or two with you also.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BowhuntnHoosier View Post
    If I were suggesting a bow for someone from each category this is my suggestions-----High end-Mathews Switchback XT-----Middle of the Road-Bowtech-Liberty-----Low End-Fred Bear-Instinct. Lots of other great bows out there so please shoot as many as possible. Good luck and have fun shooting all those bows take a friend or two with you also.
    He meant Diamond Liberty. Diamond is made by Bowtech
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    thanks guys, ill look in all the other threads and thank you for the info, i will have to check all those bows out. thats going to be fun!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichiganHunter View Post
    thanks guys, ill look in all the other threads and thank you for the info, i will have to check all those bows out. thats going to be fun!!
    Thats the spirit! You must be a righty...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dredly View Post
    He meant Diamond Liberty. Diamond is made by Bowtech


    Oh Yeah thats what I meant. I told you I was still confused. Thanks Dredly for the correction.


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    acually im a lefty but i shoot both left & right handed, but primarly right (i see better out of that eye).

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichiganHunter View Post
    acually im a lefty but i shoot both left & right handed, but primarly right (i see better out of that eye).
    Yeah lefty's get screwed in archery.
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