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    Whats everone thought on this press.

    http://www.hydra-press.com/


    Any other suggesstions for a press that wont break the bank.
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    Not a bad press. It is hard to let a bow all the way out with it.

    For a little more I would personally go with the Hydra Elite.

    I have one that is similar to it made by A.C.E and it takes some work to let one all the way down with it. I actually have to use a ratchet strap once I let the press all the way out, I put the strap on the limbs and tighten just enough to flex the limbs a little. Then take out of press and let all the way down. Reverse for putting it back in.

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    DB,
    I have used a bunch of different presses, including X-Press, Apple, and EZ Press and several others as well.

    IMHO you are better off buying a quality press and being done with it. If I was going to purchase only 2 I would consider. The X-Press or the EZ Press.

    I currently have an EZ Press and Love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeanV2 View Post
    DB,
    I have used a bunch of different presses, including X-Press, Apple, and EZ Press and several others as well.

    IMHO you are better off buying a quality press and being done with it. If I was going to purchase only 2 I would consider. The X-Press or the EZ Press.

    I currently have an EZ Press and Love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hstubblefield View Post
    We have a Apple with the hidralic jacks on both sides it works great for us

    I am sure it does work but if I was going to spend that kind of money the Apple would be the last one I would recommend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeanV2 View Post
    DB,
    I have used a bunch of different presses, including X-Press, Apple, and EZ Press and several others as well.

    IMHO you are better off buying a quality press and being done with it. If I was going to purchase only 2 I would consider. The X-Press or the EZ Press.

    I currently have an EZ Press and Love it.

    Dan
    Buddy looking for a press on a budget. All those guys from Nebraska afford all the best. Will agree the eze press is nice. Something under $300.00
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Boone View Post
    Buddy looking for a press on a budget. All those guys from Nebraska afford all the best. Will agree the eze press is nice. Something under $300.00
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    DB, I'm not from Nebraska, try Southern IL. I have hunted Nebraska the last 4 years.

    It's kind of like the Ol' Texaco man used to say. Pay Now or Pay Later!

    All I'm saying is a guy should save his money a little longer and buy a quality press. I never heard anyone say they were sorry they spent the extra 2 bills.

    Heck! i didn't like it either, but I am glad I did now. Somethings are just worth it.

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    Hey DB thanks for your help. I will buy something in a few days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeanV2 View Post
    DB, I'm not from Nebraska, try Southern IL. I have hunted Nebraska the last 4 years.

    It's kind of like the Ol' Texaco man used to say. Pay Now or Pay Later!

    All I'm saying is a guy should save his money a little longer and buy a quality press. I never heard anyone say they were sorry they spent the extra 2 bills.

    Heck! i didn't like it either, but I am glad I did now. Somethings are just worth it.

    Dan

    There are good presses for less. Sometimes an archer may use a press once or twice a year tops. Hydra-press looks like it could get the job done.

    Wheres the all the pictures from Illinois
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Boone View Post
    There are good presses for less. Sometimes an archer may use a press once or twice a year tops. Hydra-press looks like it could get the job done.

    Wheres the all the pictures from Illinois
    Got a cable press that I paid $40 dollars for, plus the split limb adapters. Works for strings, cables, peeps, etc. Can't break a bow completely down with it, but it is portable. Thinking of building my own when I get the time, and find a design I like.

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    For me there is no reason to ever use another press than the Surloc X press. But I donít own a production style shop working on many different bows each day; possibly if I did I would want an EZ-press as an additional press for the convenience.
    With the exception of the new past parallel bows most can be pressed enough to change a string or set a peep with a simple cable press like the Bowmaster if one uses common sense and doesnít push the limitation of such a design. Iíve carried one in my kit for every hunt and tournament Iíve ever attended for many years and on occasion Iíve even used it with good results..
    As for a cheap way out when trying to find a press, anyone with a welder and a chop saw can easily and legally duplicate the best press on the market. The problem comes from selling the copiesÖ that is stealing... and I got no use for a thief
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Boone View Post
    There are good presses for less. Sometimes an archer may use a press once or twice a year tops. Hydra-press looks like it could get the job done.

    Wheres the all the pictures from Illinois
    Here Ya go DB, 1st Whitetail Oct 26th

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    DB, Here's my 2nd IL Whitetail, Nov. 3rd. Probably should have passed him, but he looked too dang good.

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    I saved for quite a while for my EZ. If he can at least get something that presses in the same way, I think he'll be set for quite a while.
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    The local shop I help out at has 5 different presses and everybody loves the EZ-Press.

    Find a local welder and you can build your own EZ-Press for easily under $200 !
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    DB, Here's my 2nd IL Whitetail, Nov. 3rd. Probably should have passed him, but he looked too dang good.

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    Way to go! You guys in Illinois have it good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Boone View Post
    Way to go! You guys in Illinois have it good.
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    I have permission to hunt 120 acres and share that with 5 other Bowhunters, granted I put in much more time in a stand than the others. I think there are 10 outfitters in my home county. They have lots of ground leased up. It's just the way it is now.

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    I have permission to hunt 120 acres and share that with 5 other Bowhunters, granted I put in much more time in a stand than the others. I think there are 10 outfitters in my home county. They have lots of ground leased up. It's just the way it is now.

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    They sure are not helping it DB. They are all about the $$ and if it wasn't for hunters and land owners in particular the State would really screw it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeanV2 View Post
    DB, Here's my 2nd IL Whitetail, Nov. 3rd. Probably should have passed him, but he looked too dang good.

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    Nice Buck Dan

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