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    Default Paper killer that you can take in the woods?

    At my first Tuesday night league night I couldn't help but notice that I was one of about 30 that had a bow that could actually be taken into the woods and hunted with... I guess I really want to update my bow for a great 5-spot shooter but don't want to loose the choice to take it hunting. So that means no shinny chrome or 50" lengths... What do you say folks, what are the best target bows that are still hunt able, but keep in mind that the primary use will be either 3-d or 5-spot.

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    OH and let me add... I know that everyone has the best brand and that I should buy the one that is best for me... but of the major brands what ones should I ask to shoot? I would never just blindly buy a bow based off name, but you gotta start somewhere.

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    I've never shot 5-spot but I use my Hoyt katera for hunting and a lot of 3d shoots and I usually do really good with it. I used to shoot the hunter release class but started shooting the open classes some to get a little more distance from the target. I'd like to get another katera and have them set up, one for hunting and one for 3d ect.


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    At least you've gotta plan that is an alternative to having a store push something on you. Now, if I had to pick one, out of my mostly Bowtech arsenal to do triple duty, it would be the Specialist. It may or may not be the bow that picks you but at least it's something to try.


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    3 little Words HOYT Matrix RKT Thank -you
    I've learned that pleasing everyone is impossible, but pissing everyone off is a piece of cake.


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    Talking A little known fact !

    I have always wanted a Jennings X-master bow , but today would buy a Hoyt Pro-Tec or simular Hoyt bow !

    I like a man size bow , mostly because I stand 6' 2" with a 30 inch draw and don't want to look like I'm shooting one of my grandson's bow !

    Now you know and you are !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carpshooter View Post
    I have always wanted a Jennings X-master bow , but today would buy a Hoyt Pro-Tec or simular Hoyt bow !

    I like a man size bow , mostly because I stand 6' 2" with a 30 inch draw and don't want to look like I'm shooting one of my grandson's bow !

    Now you know and you are !
    Are you really 6' 2" you don't look that tall in all those photos?????
    I've learned that pleasing everyone is impossible, but pissing everyone off is a piece of cake.


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    I am shooting a elite answer for everything this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duanelane View Post
    I am shooting a elite answer for everything this year.
    Even for drive by's?????? Just wondering
    I've learned that pleasing everyone is impossible, but pissing everyone off is a piece of cake.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Westy View Post
    Are you really 6' 2" you don't look that tall in all those photos?????
    Yes I am !

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    I've been the route of having two of the same bows, one to hunt, one for target. Use one bow. Save yourself the time an expense of a second bow and equipment.
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    Talking A little known fact !

    I agree with Red ,, except I've seen guys do that and they have no backup bow when something goes wrong , I have three ready to hunt bows , two carp shooting , one speed 3D bow and only one paper spot bow , plus two kids ( one size fits all ) bows !

    Guy / gal with a man-card , can never have too many bows !


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    I shot a Mission Riot. It is cheap and carries a good warranty.

    I have had a robinhood at 50 yards.

    All them high dollar bows are worthless unless the shooter knows what they are doing.

    I shoot at 26 inch draw and 65 pounds of pull. I have found that speed is not everything but forum is.
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    I have found that speed is not everything, but forum is a close second to everything else.??????

    There thats better!!!!!!.............................................................................
    I've learned that pleasing everyone is impossible, but pissing everyone off is a piece of cake.


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    Speed only means you miss faster! Accuracy is better!!





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    Quote Originally Posted by Hutch View Post
    Speed only means you miss faster! Accuracy is better!!





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    You got that right !

    Shoot them like you got a pair and a man-card at 5 = 20 yards like "yours truly " does , cause I don't know any better !


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    Quote Originally Posted by Westy View Post
    Even for drive by's?????? Just wondering


    Only an aussie would ask that........When i was young and a little dumber i did shoot a doe while rideing in back of a pickup...NO the deer wasnt in the truck i was and the deer was in a road ditch.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by duanelane View Post
    Only an aussie would ask that........When i was young and a little dumber i did shoot a doe while rideing in back of a pickup...NO the deer wasnt in the truck i was and the deer was in a road ditch.......
    Damn , if the Aussie here ever figures out what you wrote here , he just might want to try that on that island !


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    Quote Originally Posted by mn.moose View Post
    At my first Tuesday night league night I couldn't help but notice that I was one of about 30 that had a bow that could actually be taken into the woods and hunted with... I guess I really want to update my bow for a great 5-spot shooter but don't want to loose the choice to take it hunting. So that means no shinny chrome or 50" lengths... What do you say folks, what are the best target bows that are still hunt able, but keep in mind that the primary use will be either 3-d or 5-spot.
    If you have a chance to try the Chiller, please let us know how it felt in your hands after the shot. Not saying it would be a killer paper shooter just think it looks fast at low poundage and light.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hutch View Post
    Speed only means you miss faster! Accuracy is better!!





    Hutch

    It's almost 2013 for crying out loud...that statement needs to be left in the 90s.

    Not saying that you need to shoot a 5" bh bow that will IBO at 360 fps....but you can get great speed from just about anything. Hell my VE that is 40.5" with around an 8" bh will do 280 fps at my 27.75" at 60 lbs with a 330 grain arrow.

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