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Old 12-06-2012, 07:33 AM   #1
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At my first Tuesday night league night I couldn't help but notice that I was one of about 30 that had a bow that could actually be taken into the woods and hunted with... I guess I really want to update my bow for a great 5-spot shooter but don't want to loose the choice to take it hunting. So that means no shinny chrome or 50" lengths... What do you say folks, what are the best target bows that are still hunt able, but keep in mind that the primary use will be either 3-d or 5-spot.
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:39 AM   #2
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OH and let me add... I know that everyone has the best brand and that I should buy the one that is best for me... but of the major brands what ones should I ask to shoot? I would never just blindly buy a bow based off name, but you gotta start somewhere.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:58 AM   #3
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I've never shot 5-spot but I use my Hoyt katera for hunting and a lot of 3d shoots and I usually do really good with it. I used to shoot the hunter release class but started shooting the open classes some to get a little more distance from the target. I'd like to get another katera and have them set up, one for hunting and one for 3d ect.


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Old 12-06-2012, 11:12 AM   #4
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At least you've gotta plan that is an alternative to having a store push something on you. Now, if I had to pick one, out of my mostly Bowtech arsenal to do triple duty, it would be the Specialist. It may or may not be the bow that picks you but at least it's something to try.


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I have always wanted a Jennings X-master bow , but today would buy a Hoyt Pro-Tec or simular Hoyt bow !

I like a man size bow , mostly because I stand 6' 2" with a 30 inch draw and don't want to look like I'm shooting one of my grandson's bow !

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Old 12-07-2012, 04:19 AM   #7
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I have always wanted a Jennings X-master bow , but today would buy a Hoyt Pro-Tec or simular Hoyt bow !

I like a man size bow , mostly because I stand 6' 2" with a 30 inch draw and don't want to look like I'm shooting one of my grandson's bow !

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Are you really 6' 2" you don't look that tall in all those photos?????
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I am shooting a elite answer for everything this year.
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:33 PM   #9
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Even for drive by's?????? Just wondering
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I've been the route of having two of the same bows, one to hunt, one for target. Use one bow. Save yourself the time an expense of a second bow and equipment.
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I agree with Red ,, except I've seen guys do that and they have no backup bow when something goes wrong , I have three ready to hunt bows , two carp shooting , one speed 3D bow and only one paper spot bow , plus two kids ( one size fits all ) bows !

Guy / gal with a man-card , can never have too many bows !


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Old 12-08-2012, 05:55 AM   #13
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I shot a Mission Riot. It is cheap and carries a good warranty.

I have had a robinhood at 50 yards.

All them high dollar bows are worthless unless the shooter knows what they are doing.

I shoot at 26 inch draw and 65 pounds of pull. I have found that speed is not everything but forum is.
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I have found that speed is not everything, but forum is a close second to everything else.??????

There thats better!!!!!!........................... ........................................ ..........
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Speed only means you miss faster! Accuracy is better!!





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You got that right !

Shoot them like you got a pair and a man-card at 5 = 20 yards like "yours truly " does , cause I don't know any better !

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Only an aussie would ask that........When i was young and a little dumber i did shoot a doe while rideing in back of a pickup...NO the deer wasnt in the truck i was and the deer was in a road ditch.......
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Only an aussie would ask that........When i was young and a little dumber i did shoot a doe while rideing in back of a pickup...NO the deer wasnt in the truck i was and the deer was in a road ditch.......
Damn , if the Aussie here ever figures out what you wrote here , he just might want to try that on that island !

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At my first Tuesday night league night I couldn't help but notice that I was one of about 30 that had a bow that could actually be taken into the woods and hunted with... I guess I really want to update my bow for a great 5-spot shooter but don't want to loose the choice to take it hunting. So that means no shinny chrome or 50" lengths... What do you say folks, what are the best target bows that are still hunt able, but keep in mind that the primary use will be either 3-d or 5-spot.
If you have a chance to try the Chiller, please let us know how it felt in your hands after the shot. Not saying it would be a killer paper shooter just think it looks fast at low poundage and light.
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:06 PM   #20
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It's almost 2013 for crying out loud...that statement needs to be left in the 90s.

Not saying that you need to shoot a 5" bh bow that will IBO at 360 fps....but you can get great speed from just about anything. Hell my VE that is 40.5" with around an 8" bh will do 280 fps at my 27.75" at 60 lbs with a 330 grain arrow.
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:53 AM   #21
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Looking at the 2013 PSE Phenom... Looks to be in my price range with speeds around 325, weight 4.3, and an axle-axle of 36"... Might not be great in the woods but I already have one of those I will keep. So I guess this would be for my 3-D shoots and 5-spot only.
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Stating the obvious but anything made in the last 10 years thats considered a good target bow is worthy of the woods. Hitting the spot is more important than how fast it hit close to the spot. A rattle can away from a hunting bow. In my neck of the woods anyway, where shots that are 30 yards or less the norm. Shoot a bow that your real comfy and accurate with for everything.
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:50 AM   #23
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Strother moxie fits the bill for me. 37.5 ata 330 ibo.
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Stating the obvious but anything made in the last 10 years thats considered a good target bow is worthy of the woods. Hitting the spot is more important than how fast it hit close to the spot. A rattle can away from a hunting bow. In my neck of the woods anyway, where shots that are 30 yards or less the norm. Shoot a bow that your real comfy and accurate with for everything.
Rattle can Cammo Love it Red!!!!Might give the Alpha elite a quick spray job LOL !!!!! You almost sound like a aussie love the way you think
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:05 PM   #25
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I got bows that are over 10 years old , it's a a sign of age discrimination going on here !

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No worries Carpy. Still have a PSE Phazer and Hoyt Spectra that get used. The Phazer has started several neighborhood kids, and the Spectra I still shoot fingers. I hunt with a Rival Pro that was last made in 03 (99-03, not sure on mine). My newest is a Maitland, and although it is a smooth shooter, I shoot it no better than the Rival Pro when you tally up the scores. Old bows can still hit the spot.
MnMoose, I'm not knocking new bows, just commenting that a bow you shoot well is a hunting and target bow. If it's shiny you can fix that quick.
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