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    Exclamation What's the best Bow?

    Hey everyone, I have been hunting for many years with a PSE and do enjoy it, but, I think I have earned me the time to buy a new bow... I want to know everyone's opinion on the best bow before I buy... I want to go high-tech being that my PSE is as old as the ice age lol! Please voice your opinions...

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    "One that you practice with EVERY DAY"

    Doesnt have to be expensive. It could be a stick and string. As long as you practice

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    Quote Originally Posted by VE6WTF View Post
    "One that you practice with EVERY DAY"

    Doesnt have to be expensive. It could be a stick and string. As long as you practice
    I practice as much as I should believe me... I am 48, I think I earned me the time to buy an expensive bow, I was just curious to which bow people think are the best... I am sure you yourself don't shoot a stick and a string do you?

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    I havent shot any new bows,
    My current bow is from 1976
    It was given to me by my grandfather.
    I will be shooting a brand new never shot 05 Bowtech Old glory

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    Thanks, that was a much nicer answer... Do you know of any new bows that came out, that everyone is talking about? I really want to spoil myself on my next bow...

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    im planning on buying a bowtech guardian as soon as i make some money

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    The new Bowtechs are nice. I personally just bought a new Tribute and love it. But its all in personal preference.
    That course was so easy I even missed a target !!

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    You should shoot every new bow at every pro shop in your area. Some will feel good & some won't. The new bows are all much faster, quieter, & smoother than bows of 10 yrs. ago. If you are looking for a light bow with short A to A try the High Country Stiletto. It comes in aluminum or carbon riser, 31.5" A to A, & IBO speed 330. Make sure whatever bow you get feels good to you & is fun to shoot. Joe

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    What are you looking for in a bow?

    Short bow? Longer bow? Fast? Quiet?

    What's important to you?
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    I shot an old PSE for years and then got out of bowhunting. I can't see where anyone could go wrong with todays new bows. They are all better bows that what I was used to. I just bought a new Bowtech Tribute and love it. Much faster, smoother and more quiet than my old PSE. Both of my sons have the Bowtech Tomkat and for the money, that is one sweet little bow. As the other members have said, go to a pro shop and shoot them all. They all will probably feel better than a 10 year old bow, but some will feel better than others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottg View Post
    I shot an old PSE for years and then got out of bowhunting. I can't see where anyone could go wrong with todays new bows. They are all better bows that what I was used to. I just bought a new Bowtech Tribute and love it. Much faster, smoother and more quiet than my old PSE. Both of my sons have the Bowtech Tomkat and for the money, that is one sweet little bow. As the other members have said, go to a pro shop and shoot them all. They all will probably feel better than a 10 year old bow, but some will feel better than others.

    Here is my new Bowtech Tribute
    Is that the stock grip?

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    That would be stock. I haven't had any time to shop for a better one.
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    808crx I just bought hoyts vectrix and i like it alot it has some wieght 4.5 lbs but i like the stubility of the bow. I only shot it 3 times and need to work on it a little more so i can shoot the best i can . Ihave owned hoyts all my life and really enjoy them . a bow is a very personel item what i might like you my think stinks go to a pro shop and try as many as possible . Feel in the grip and shootability is important. Good luck in your decition . louie

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    the best bow for you is the one that feels the best to you.
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    I like the newer hoyts alot, Got a vectrix xl and trykon and love them both, theirs lots of good bows out today, you need to go shoot as many as you can, Find the one you like and will do what you want, Maybee goto a shoot and check some out, seems like theirs a few more mixes at the shoots as most shops and retailers only carry 3 or 4 brands.

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    Been a Martin man fer yrs.

    I shoot a ShadowCat for 3ds a 95 Firecat fer Dots and I got a Mathews Switchback xt to hunt with I have still gotta get it tune up and start practicin' with it fer this season before I give the verdict on this bow.


    If you are not into working on your own bow then I strongly suggest that you find a good Pro shop and buy one they have or a modle from someone, that they carry,so they can assist you when you need help.
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    Look at the Hoyt Vectix or Vulcan. The Vulcan is the speedster of the two but both are built like a tank, real smooth and will give you years of performance.

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    You see, the ****ty thing is, no pro shop on my island let's the customer shoot the bows... So I can't try it out... Thanks everyone for your awesome feedback and help, I will take a look at every bow mentioned, hold it and draw it, and see which feels best that way...

    Oh, I am looking for a Short, Fast, and Quiet bow, to answer your question...
    Not asking much huh? LOL!

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    Scott, I see you are using the Bristle rest, how do you like it, and does it kick the tail of arrow off? I have been looking at that rest...

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    I have not had a problem with the WB. One of my sons has a rest that I like. It is on the WB mount, but only has 3 small bristle pads that hold the arrow. The fletchings only touch air. That is the only one that I have seen. It came with his Tomkat.

    As far as a bow goes, I love the Trib. It is fast, smooth and quiet.
    Introduce a kid to the outdoors, the American way depends on it

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