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Old 04-28-2011, 03:04 AM   #1
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I have been mulling th idea of getting a new bow. I cant bring myself to pay 900 bucks for a 2011 model. Makes me sick to think about it. I am open to any brand at this point but have been thinking about a used Bowtech general or admiral. Or maybe even an Elite. I love my Tribute but just want to try soomething new.

If you were going to buy a used bow out of the classifieds, what would it be?
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:26 AM   #2
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good luck on your search!

I would have to go shoot a few bows before I knew what to look for in the classifieds
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:34 AM   #3
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Yeah, bows are such a personal preference item the best thing you can do is shoot as many as you are interested in. You might consider looking at used bows in your area, back when I was shooting an 01 vintage Cougar I went to the guy's house (who had it for sale) and tried it out before I bought it. It just felt good, took my first archery deer with that one.
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Old 04-28-2011, 12:27 PM   #4
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What are you lookin to do with this bow?

Target? 3D? hunting? or a do it all?
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Old 04-29-2011, 07:25 PM   #5
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Talking Here's what I think !

First off , price should not dictate what kind of bow you buy , banks have plenty of money if you are a little short on funds and besides money not worth anything until you spend it !

Just be like me and never put all your bowcases together , as wifes can count , something I've already learned , so half of them are in the garage and I try to rotate them some !

PS. My bows are so old that I get contacted everytime there's a new western movie being made !
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Old 04-29-2011, 07:51 PM   #6
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If I was going to get another compound (which I aint ) it would be the PSE Vendetta XL...

or Maybe a Hoyt Alphamax
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A tribute or commander.
You might gain 5-10 FPS with a new one but it might not be ALL THAT.
I did shoot the Vendetta XL but I don't think you'll find one cheap used yet.That's a nice shooting bow.
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I have been mulling th idea of getting a new bow. I cant bring myself to pay 900 bucks for a 2011 model. Makes me sick to think about it. I am open to any brand at this point but have been thinking about a used Bowtech general or admiral. Or maybe even an Elite. I love my Tribute but just want to try soomething new.

If you were going to buy a used bow out of the classifieds, what would it be?
It was the shirt was'nt it? Come to the Darkside.....

No really have fun shootin new bows. Good Luck
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Old 04-30-2011, 09:34 PM   #9
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It was the shirt was'nt it? Come to the Darkside.....

No really have fun shootin new bows. Good Luck

I've given the dark side some thought. Then I looked at the MSRP

They sure are proud of them suckers.
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Old 04-30-2011, 09:36 PM   #10
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What are you lookin to do with this bow?

Target? 3D? hunting? or a do it all?


All of the above. Dont really need one. Just thinking about trying something different.
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I've given the dark side some thought. Then I looked at the MSRP

They sure are proud of them suckers.
MSRP is nothing...

Around here Mathews bows are the same if not less than Hoyt or Bowtech.
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Old 05-01-2011, 08:56 AM   #12
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MSRP is nothing...

Around here Mathews bows are the same if not less than Hoyt or Bowtech.
What is the Z7 Extreme running over your way?
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What is the Z7 Extreme running over your way?
Can't remember I will try to remember to check later.
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Even though I have 2 missions and a mathews, I've been thinking of either a PSE Stinger or the Brute. I've always had a soft spot for PSE. I wished that PSE had brought out the single-cam Nova a little earlier, I would have gotten it. My son has my '98 model nova I've killed a multitude of deer with.
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used bows are the way to go and maybe if more people buy used bows then these ridiciolus prices would drop a little.
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used bows are the way to go and maybe if more people buy used bows then these ridiciolus prices would drop a little.
I think it would be just the opposite....more demand, higher prices
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