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Old 02-03-2009, 05:07 PM   #1
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Old 02-03-2009, 05:08 PM   #2
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I have seen a bunch pulled yours pulls well real smooth
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Old 02-03-2009, 05:22 PM   #3
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going thursday to look at a o9 gt500, might bring it home dont know yet.
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Old 02-03-2009, 05:22 PM   #4
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i have i love my gto i bought it sight unseen off AT and couldnt be happier they are pretty scarce (sp) here in ND no dealers yet
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Old 02-03-2009, 05:33 PM   #5
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They are new to me...only know what I have seen on here...mostly from you DB...definitely has sparked some curiosity.
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I shot a GT500 lefty. I had to drive an hour and 15 mins to shoot one. Nice bow.
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the local shop got in a GT500 and the longer ATA one, not sure on the name. he's had them for awhile and hasnt sold one yet. nice looking bows.
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Old 02-03-2009, 06:52 PM   #8
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Saw a few at the Wabash R100. I was afraid to try and shoot one because I might have spent money I don't have....

I would like to shoot one though. They have some really good 'underground' reviews.

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The only shop near me that carried Elite doesn't sell them anymore... always wanted to try out the Fire, and now the Cuda...but it doesn't look like it's gonna happen anytime soon. Seeing that the new Elite headquarters is gonna be like 45 minutes from my house in Rochester NY, maybe they'll have a few dealers in the area in the future.
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Old 02-03-2009, 07:17 PM   #10
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I've Seen, Fondled, shot, shot, and shot again................Nice bows. The local Gander mountain carries them and I've shot I think almost everyone of them. The $999 price tag made me crenge but the prices are coming down now. I maybe the owner of an Aigil soon.............
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I've Seen, Fondled, shot, shot, and shot again................Nice bows. The local Gander mountain carries them and I've shot I think almost everyone of them. The $999 price tag made me crenge but the prices are coming down now. I maybe the owner of an Aigil soon.............
I like the aigil 2 it was the only single cam for elite wasent it i might be wrong
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Not that I get out much, but I've seen 2 Elites at 3d shoots in the last 2 years. Same 2 guys.
I'm not a NEW bow buyer generally, so they're going to have to be around a while before the prices come down low enough for me. They do look great though, and I would'nt mind taking one for a test drive at all.
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I own two of the 2008.5 Elite's,... 1st being a 60lb AT Z28 and #2 being a 70lb GT500.in G1 full camo. Both are excellent shooters and don't plan on selling either one soon..
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Old 02-03-2009, 08:32 PM   #14
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I like the aigil 2 it was the only single cam for elite wasent it i might be wrong

As far as I know yes..............It was all the rage when it came out. They haven't sold many so they have it marked wayyyyyyyy down.
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Old 02-03-2009, 08:42 PM   #15
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seen, fondled, touched, rubbed, felt up, and slept with a GT500.....

VERY NICE BOW.......only thing I didnt like was the STIFF DRAW
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I had a GTO, and currently have an XXL and a Z28. I absolutely love these bows. I am interested to see where the company goes from here.
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As far as I know yes..............It was all the rage when it came out. They haven't sold many so they have it marked wayyyyyyyy down.
How far is the new gander from yall i might have 2 sneak down there
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i have a shop and rangs and as far as i know there has never been one in here .
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Old 02-03-2009, 09:17 PM   #19
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never shot one, but would love to if given the opportunity. Db if you know of any shorter draw ones around that i could try at a shoot sometime be sure and let me know.
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Old 02-03-2009, 09:25 PM   #20
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Old 02-03-2009, 10:09 PM   #21
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Seen, smelled, touched and shot one or three. I currently have two GTO's.
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bought one of the e-500 when they first came out. i sold it because the shop i bought it from wasn't going to carry them anymore.
i liked the bow, nice grip, loved the camo
and it shot well.
i had the smooth mods on it and it was shooting a 358 grain arrow at 285 at 28 inches and 57 pounds i think it was.
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this was at the state asa shoot at turnpike archery about 3 years ago.
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I shot a buddies Z28...and a GT500 at a local shop that is no longer in business...too hard to find around my area...my main shop had a big shipment of them scheduled to come in last summer..but they showed up 4 months later so my shop shipped them back and wont do business with them anymore.
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bought one of the e-500 when they first came out. i sold it because the shop i bought it from wasn't going to carry them anymore.
i liked the bow, nice grip, loved the camo
and it shot well.
i had the smooth mods on it and it was shooting a 358 grain arrow at 285 at 28 inches and 57 pounds i think it was.
here is a pic of me with it.
this was at the state asa shoot at turnpike archery about 3 years ago.
kicking yourself over that one still?
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Old 02-04-2009, 01:24 PM   #25
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I went ahead and went today to look at the elite bows. The only one he had left was the XLR loved it,it was like butter so smooth can't wait to shoot the GT 500. hope it comes in soon
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seen, fondled, touched, rubbed, felt up, and slept with a GT500.....

VERY NICE BOW.......only thing I didnt like was the STIFF DRAW
You thought the draw was stiff? What Mathews are you comparing it to??
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I have had my XLR for almost 4 weeks and really like the way it aims and shoots
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You thought the draw was stiff? What Mathews are you comparing it to??
any bow that ibo's at 340+ has a stiff draw, IMO......
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any bow that ibo's at 340+ has a stiff draw, IMO......
I know its all personal preference. I would agree that my x-forces and the 82nd all had stiff draws. I thought the GT500 was buttery smooth. Then again I guess if I'm used to the X-forces, the GT500 would be buttery. And if Bunny is used to shooting a single cam Mathews then the GT500 would be stiff.
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I know its all personal preference. I would agree that my x-forces and the 82nd all had stiff draws. I thought the GT500 was buttery smooth. Then again I guess if I'm used to the X-forces, the GT500 would be buttery. And if Bunny is used to shooting a single cam Mathews then the GT500 would be stiff.
a draw can be stiff and smooth at the same time..... stiffness to me means how much hummpff it takes to get it back. smooth means there are no humps in the draw curve. again, just my opinion.....
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Usually,.. single cam only shooters think most binaries or hybrids are "harsh"..
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a draw can be stiff and smooth at the same time..... stiffness to me means how much hummpff it takes to get it back. smooth means there are no humps in the draw curve. again, just my opinion.....
I agree with smooth having no humps.(My X-forces and Hoyts roll over a hump into letoff) I just didn't feel the GT500 load up like my X's do. For that matter when I first shot the X-force I would have swore the draw weight was about 6-8 lbs heavier then it actually was. After shooting them I don't even notice it. The Gt500 felt very easy.
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Justin lives too far away. But I sure would love to shoot a GTO.
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Justin lives too far away. But I sure would love to shoot a GTO.
Me too. They don't make them anymore, so they are pretty scarce. I did shoot a friends and loved it. I've been hunting for one ever since.
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I got my Elite Z28 sight unseen from JCMorgan and I couldnt be happier.
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You thought the draw was stiff? What Mathews are you comparing it to??
Draw length was perfect, and it was the stiffest drawing 55lbs, I ever pulled.....
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yes and no. i would liked to have stuck with it, but if you can't get any warranty work done i was scared to keep it.
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My Pro- shop (LL Cote in Errol,NH) just got some in I haven't shot them yet but I want to the next time I go in
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My Pro- shop (LL Cote in Errol,NH) just got some in I haven't shot them yet but I want to the next time I go in
I really like my XLR and GT500. Shot a good round for me last night.

300 55X with the XLR. Let me know what you think!

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