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Old 01-17-2010, 02:51 PM   #1
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I was wonding what you thought was the best target bow on the market. I was thinking of buying a new one.
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Hoyt Contender Elite or Vantage Elite in my opinion.
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The one that balances for you, the string angle fits your form and draw length and has a cam system that is conducive to your shot.. sorry if that seems too vague for you... but the truth is that with very few exceptions any bow that fits the above will make a good target bow.. Manufacturer is of little consequence except for warranty and support after the sale.
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What's your DL and what are your preferences? Speed, BH, ata, etc..
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Old 01-17-2010, 04:20 PM   #5
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just all around best target bow
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Old 01-17-2010, 05:04 PM   #6
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just all around best target bow
There's no such thing, but for me?

Mathews Apex 7 has been my favorite.
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Thanks for your thoughts
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Old 01-17-2010, 07:47 PM   #8
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bows to consider~
apex
apex 7
conquest
hoyt ultraelite, proelite, vantage
pse money maker
martin scepter
those seem to be in the hands of more winners than others i have seen.
i don't think there is any one best bow or company, but several good platforms to choose from, then it comes down to setting the bow up correctly for you and getting it tuned well, then lots of practice
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Old 01-18-2010, 03:03 PM   #9
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Thanks for your input i know there is not graet bow but just what people like the best
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bows to consider~
apex
apex 7
conquest
hoyt ultraelite, proelite, vantage
pse money maker
martin scepter
those seem to be in the hands of more winners than others i have seen.
i don't think there is any one best bow or company, but several good platforms to choose from, then it comes down to setting the bow up correctly for you and getting it tuned well, then lots of practice
I swear, that Mathews Conquest looks just like my Ovation, except for the supressors, and the roller cable guides that mine has, and the Conquest doesn't. I think it's a re-run w/o the tweaks.
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Thanks for your input i know there is not graet bow but just what people like the best
I like my Ovation. A single cam is easier to keep in tune than a dual cam, IMNO. It's plenty fast. I'm getting 290's out of mine with LS 400's, and it's got a long (40") ATA which is good for a "forgiving" bow. Not the lightest, with a 1' stab and a HHA slider for 3-D it'll shoot with them new bows.
And it's purtier too, not that damn camo toad puke...
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Hoyt Contender Elite or Vantage Elite in my opinion.
+1 for the Elite series.
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For a short DL Hoyt 737
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Old 01-19-2010, 11:29 AM   #14
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The one that balances for you, the string angle fits your form and draw length and has a cam system that is conducive to your shot.. sorry if that seems too vague for you... but the truth is that with very few exceptions any bow that fits the above will make a good target bow.. Manufacturer is of little consequence except for warranty and support after the sale.
I gotta agree with Javi here..I think these newer parallel limb bows have really changed the way these bows shoot and feel, you might shoot just as well with a 34" bow as you could with the old 38", 8" bh bows.

Find a bow that fits you well and that's the one you'll be accurate with.
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The one that balances for you, the string angle fits your form and draw length and has a cam system that is conducive to your shot.. sorry if that seems too vague for you... but the truth is that with very few exceptions any bow that fits the above will make a good target bow.. Manufacturer is of little consequence except for warranty and support after the sale.
Exactly right!

In addition to this, consider the venue that you plan to shoot the most. For 3D, a faster bow will help with judging errors. For indoor spots, a lower draw weight is easier on the shoulders.

The # 1 thing for a good target bow is that it fits YOU perfectly.
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Hoyt Contender Elite
My friend got one few days ago. It's awesome. Smooth draw, 65% let off, very quiet.


I'm thinking to buy Hoyt Alphamax 35. Fired a few arrows today. Amazing bow.
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For me the Elite XLR shoot grate.
Give them a look if you have not ready.
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