Thread: help 3d bow
05-05-2010, 09:54 AM #1
help 3d bow
i am mainly a hunter but i am looking to get into 3d. i was just wondering if you guys could list a few bows that have worked for you. post some pocs if you can. my price range is $700 to $1200 i think that should be more than enough for a beginner bow.
05-05-2010, 10:16 AM #2
Few Bows that come to mind
Mathews C4 or C3 or Apex
Hoyt Pro Elite/ Maxxis or Alpha Max/ Katera
Bowtech Cositition or Commandor/ Sentinal
PSE Bow Madness XL
Elite XLR or GT500
Most of those listed are pretty popular in 3d archery
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05-05-2010, 11:16 AM #3
Most any hunting bow will work for 3D. Ideally, you want a bow that can get you to at least 280fps at your draw length.
DB's list is pretty good but I'll add some to it.
PSE Axe or Vendetta XL
Mathews Conquest Triumph
05-05-2010, 11:50 AM #4
I just recieved my new 3D/ Hunting bow from Rytera, its the new Alien Z and it is one smoking fast shooting bow. No vibration and virtually quiet when shot. Its a 36 ATA bow with a 6.5 brace which is a good for stability.Professional string maker for Extreme Bowstrings
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05-05-2010, 12:33 PM #5
What colors are on the shoot string on the Alien???
(ya got some funky colors going on )2008 Elite XXL 29 3/4" 70lbs- G1 Camo
2008.5 Elite XLR 29 3/4" 60lbs- Ninja
2009 Elite XLR 29 3/4" 65lbs- Metallic Red
2009 Elite GT500 w/ Cuda Cams 25" 47lbs- Pink Ninja
05-05-2010, 12:37 PM #6
05-05-2010, 02:12 PM #7
05-06-2010, 07:51 AM #8
My short list for a 3d/hunting bow would be....
Elite...can't remember the name of the bow
05-06-2010, 09:12 AM #9
Just as has already been mentioned most hunting bows will do just fine on the 3D range. Right now a Maxxis 35 is working well for me for both hunting and 3D. See my sig for details.
PSE Vendetta XL
PSE Bowmadness XL
Mathews Monster 7
Mathews Dren LD
ZAHoyt Maxxis 35 81lbs | 28" 577gr @ 257fps
Hoyt Maxxis 35 62lbs | 28" 346gr @ 285fps
PE Bowhunting Club | SA Hunters
05-06-2010, 09:25 AM #10
Don't forget to look at Athens. They make a super smooth bow that shoot great.Athens Factory Staff Shooter
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05-06-2010, 10:02 AM #11
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I, like a lot of people have my favorites (Elite XLR). But what I would suggest is to come up with a list of things you want to see in a bow. Are you going to shoot hunting style or open style? The yardage you would be shooting will help decide how stable of a platform you need. A lot of guys can shoot a 35" bow very accurately but longer is generally better for most. What type of speed do you need? Do you intend to shoot IBO or ASA? Virtually every bow out there can hit the 280 mark easily. If you will be shooting IBO you might look closer at the advertised IBO speed.
This is not a complete list but should give you the general idea. Write these things down and then start your search.
One other thing. Pretty color doesn't make a bow shoot better. Think about buying either black or camo. There is always a market for "hunting" colors and makes it easier to move the bow if it doesn't fit. Good luck, Randy
05-06-2010, 10:58 AM #12
05-08-2010, 08:30 PM #13
i use my Bowtech Captain for 3d and Hunting(when it comes around) and everything else. Even though it only has a 34" ATA, i love it for everything! it's super smooth, has decent speeds, and shoots like a dream! heres some pics of mine, with my indoor setup
05-08-2010, 08:52 PM #14
I'm currently shooting the PSE BMXL for 3-D and it works just fantastic! 36"
A2A, smooth draw, quiet, fast and accurate. Very well balanced too. For me, it's the perfect bow. I also have 2 BMXL's set up for hunting and one set up for spots. 60lb draw weight and shooting a 315 grain arrow at 308 FPS!
05-24-2010, 01:30 PM #15
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i would suggest looking at a bow that fits the amount of pounds you would like to draw....i shoot a monster at 57 pounds with 420 grain arrows at 280 and i'm young....no need to go grab a bow and yank 70 pounds anymore...
05-26-2010, 09:18 AM #16
The best bow for the amount of money that you are looking for the th line of mission archery bows by mathewsMission Archery, GoldTip Arrows, Trophy Taker Fall Away Rest, Muzzy Broadheads, Saunders Field Points, Team RealTree Camo, PAGE COUNTY 3D SHOOTERS.