Thread: New Guy
10-18-2005, 03:58 PM #1
First of all, hello from the new guy. I've come here looking for a place where I can learn more about archery, as I've just picked up the addiction this year. Currently, I am using a buddy's old bow (High Country Max Force). I didn't want to buy a bow until I had a chance to get some shooting under my belt, and my plan now is to purchase a bow next year.
At this point, my shooting will be limited to practice and hunting. I am interested in doing some 3D shooting, but not in any competitions (at least not in the forseeable future).
A few of my friends/aquaintances have Mathews bows - most are Outbacks, one Switchback, and one Legacy(?). They all love them and swear by them. My neighbor has a Hoyt V-Tech that I think sleeps in the bed between him and his wife. I also hear lots of good things about Bowtech. So my question is, for a beginner like myself, where should I start? I don't want to break the bank, but I don't want to be left wanting more in only a year. I have looked at Reflex and PSE also. I am willing to spend $600 to $800 on a bow, but would like to remain below that if I can get a good bow. I have shot both a Swithback and an Outback and they make the High Country look like a relic. They are both extremely smooth and quiet. My problem is that I don't want to buy a Mathews just because that is what all my friends have - I'd like to get the best bow for the money. I'll buy any brand, as long as it works for me.
Thanks in advance for your opinions.
10-20-2005, 12:24 PM #2
I have read numerous posts on this site where members have said how they want the site to grow. As a member of a couple other successful forums, I can tell you that not responding to a new members post is not the way to attract and keep new members. Even if you think a question is stupid or mundane, a simple hello or welcome would be appreciated...just something to think about for the future of this site.
10-20-2005, 01:14 PM #3
Sorry for the delay in responding. We are not trying to ignore your post. Just been busy with business and haven't had a chance to check the board in a couple of days.
Are you looking for a new or used bow? Do you have any pro shops near you that have good used equipment?
You mentioned the Reflex line. This is a good line. You get the benefits of Hoyt technology without the price. The only down side to them is the cam adjustments only offer 1" instead of the 1/2" adjustments you get with the Hoyt.
Are you looking to speed $600-800 complete or just for the bow?
11-06-2005, 02:41 PM #4
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Be a little patient for a response. Not everyone one here has enough expertise to answer your questions.
As to your question. I would take Chris' advice on the Reflex line but also look at the Diamond line of bows by Bowtech.