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    Default 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.

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    Default 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

    Mathews Apex7

    Mathews Monstor

    PSE Bow Madness XL

    Elite XLR or GT500

    Most of those listed are pretty popular in 3d archery
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    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.

    Bowtech Destroyer

    PSE Axe or Vendetta XL

    Mathews Conquest Triumph
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    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.
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    What colors are on the shoot string on the Alien???

    (ya got some funky colors going on )
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    Quote Originally Posted by TMax27 View Post
    What colors are on the shoot string on the Alien???

    (ya got some funky colors going on )
    Its Purple,White and Yellow but the purple unless you look close it looks black. Its very Dark.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spencerhoyt View Post
    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.

    thanks
    interested archer

    Was always a die hard Conquest fan, currently shooting the Athens Exceed 300... by far the best aiming bow I've shot for targets. Makes a great Finger bow too.

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    My short list for a 3d/hunting bow would be....

    new,
    Maxxis 35
    Z7
    Destroyer
    Elite...can't remember the name of the bow

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    Hoyt Seven37
    Switchback Xt
    Mathews LX

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    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.

    See also:

    Hoyt Alphaburner
    PSE Vendetta XL
    PSE Bowmadness XL
    Mathews Monster 7
    Mathews Dren LD


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    Don't forget to look at Athens. They make a super smooth bow that shoot great.
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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

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    Quote Originally Posted by kebees4 View Post
    Don't forget to look at Athens. They make a super smooth bow that shoot great.
    Yes have a look at the Athens Exceed 300, looks to be a great 3D bow.
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    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
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    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!

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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...

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    The best bow for the amount of money that you are looking for the th line of mission archery bows by mathews
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