Thread: Bow Shopping...
08-09-2007, 10:03 PM #1
Ok...Bowman and myself went out this evening to shoot some bows...Sorry Frank...No pics...
We headed out to Flying Arrow Sports in Carmel, NY...alittle tricky to find (behind the NAPA store )...THEY GOT TONS OF STUFF...
So here's the list:
Wanted to shoot the Truth, but all the had was a lefty...
First the X-force:
Harsh draw and don't creep, it'll get ya...but besides that, it was fast with managable hand shock...
smooth draw and cycle, good grip...very nice bow, feels like it should cost more than $350...
smooth draw, very little hand shock, I wasn't overly impressed...it performed pretty much the way I expected...
Very smooth draw, nice cycle, real nice grip, no noticable vibration, real nice shooter...I highly recommend you try and shoot one...very impressed
And last but not least...THE GUARDIAN:
I have to admit the whole center pivot thing does not appeal to me at all...That being said Iam totally impressed with this bow...nice draw and cycle, and it just lays there dead in your hand...it has a slight forward jump if you shoot open handed...but like I said I was Totally Impressed...
This is what I thought...You need to shoot them and decide for yourself...
the veiws of the author are not neccesarily the veiws of the management...
08-09-2007, 10:12 PM #2
Guardian all the way!Greg Holland
Owner of GMHERPS Hunting and Reptiles
08-09-2007, 10:20 PM #3
I didnt think the X-Force's draw cycle was that bad. I thought the Elite and bowtechs felt harder to draw. To me. Though there is no valley in the X-Force. But thats the way I like it. I dont like that huge ramp in letoff. My old liberty Vft would pull my arms out of socket every time I shot it. But that is old school too. LOL !!I would like to thank all my sponsers:Alpine Archery Pro Staff, Tru-Ball Releases Staff , Hydronics Archery Pro Staff,Victory Arrows Staff, Bohning Archery , Vibra-Check , TP Scope Lenses Pro Staff, Mossy Oak Pro Staff....
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08-09-2007, 10:23 PM #4
08-09-2007, 10:28 PM #5
so I shot the same bows, w/the exception of the X3/Drenalin I have shot them before.....
So here it goes....
nice grip, nice weight, terrible draw cycle, and dont creep or you shoulder is gone.......I would rate the hand shock as none....and the vibration as normal for a speed bow....nothing you couldnt take care of w/an STS.....also, the noise.....very quite...
awsome grip, awsome weight, no little hand shock/very little vibration....Extremly quit
wish I hadnt shot it......cause now except for being ugly, I have to say that its pretty nice......
Over all except for being really ugly and really expensive......it is a very nice bow.....I too would have too agree about being impressed.....
So my final pick...IF i had to buy one today.........
its like a SWITCHBACK but with a AWSOME GRIPI cut things up and split them down!
08-09-2007, 10:29 PM #6
08-09-2007, 10:32 PM #7
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Man is there evre a bias on this site what ever happen ta th aMartin bows boys. How can ya say youv'e compaiared untill ya shot one of tha best
Switchback xt BYC LOOP- SHOOT NOW56# 385gr 2312 Eclipse 100gr Muzzy 256fps SEPTER RANGER STRINGS, 4th axis,335 jammers @ 61# =285 fps
08-09-2007, 10:37 PM #8
08-09-2007, 10:38 PM #9
AND I sure as heck aint pluckin down my hard earned cash for somthing I aint never shot before.....I cut things up and split them down!
08-09-2007, 10:39 PM #10
to shoot more than one model of martin....the closest place is CABELAS in PA...they had 2 models....and thats 3 stupid hours.....I cut things up and split them down!
08-09-2007, 11:31 PM #11
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08-09-2007, 11:33 PM #12
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The Ovation may be the best Spots bow out there and w/ the right arrow one of the best 3d rigs too.
Plus you can get a full setup w/ everything for less then just about any bow you listed would cost (except the bottom line Mission)No I'm not dead
08-10-2007, 12:02 AM #13
08-10-2007, 12:03 AM #14
I shot a conquest 4 tonight for the first time...shot very nice and had great weight. Of course the total lack of wall killed my buzz, but other than that it is a sweet shooter.Hook 'Em Horns
08-10-2007, 07:23 AM #15
I thought the guardian pulled back like a freight train. It was really dead on the shot but if you let up just alittle when at full draw it would almost pull your shoulder out of socket. I hated the draw cycle but wow the shot is UNFRIKINBELEIVABLE!
Drenalin....well what can you say if you shot any of the switchback line it's about the same except lighter and slimmer. Feels more like a kids bow.
Haven't had a chance at a Black Ice or a X-Force
Nothin out there this year to pull me away from my XT for a hunting bow.
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