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Old 08-01-2011, 04:11 PM   #1
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I am fairly new to this forum and have just sold my old bow and am looking to upgrade. I'm looking to spend about 7 to 800$ max for a bow. I have been to some local bow shops and have narrowed my search down to a few choices based on price and performace. I like the speed of the bowtech bows(assasin, destroyer) but with the binary cams the draw isn't as smooth as I would prefer but I do love the speed with them. I also like the hoyt crx 32. Although it doesn't seem to be as fast as the bowtechs I like the smooth draw and the price. I have also shot the new z7 a few times and I also like it although it is a bit more pricey than the others. I just want some experienced advice on which would be the best overall total package for speed, quietness, least amount of hand shock, total bow weight and smoothness of drawing for the price range I am looking in. Also what experiences does anyone have buying bows on ebay?

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Old 08-01-2011, 04:20 PM   #2
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All your gonna get is opinion, I would chose a CRX 35.
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Old 08-01-2011, 04:24 PM   #3
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opinions are ok. It seems like they are all close to the same
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Old 08-01-2011, 04:53 PM   #4
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i have a CRX 35 for sale ifd your interested
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Old 08-01-2011, 05:02 PM   #5
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How much? What is the difference between the 35 and 32. ATA length?
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Old 08-01-2011, 05:57 PM   #6
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yes it is. same cams, same riser, and same limbs. It comes with a ripcord code red rest, G5 ME 4 pin sight, vibracheck stabilizer, wrist sling, and peep. with your choice of the rubber 180 grip or a wood grip. It has the number 3 cams on it which means that it can go from 29 inch draw to 31 inch draw, with mod changes. I only have the mods that are on the bow and they are for a 29" draw. You can get the mods at a Hoyt dealer for around 20 dollars. I'm asking 725 to your door.
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Old 08-02-2011, 07:01 AM   #7
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It's hard to beat Mathews and Hoyt for rock solid dependability, especially if your looking at used.

Jump over to AT and look in the classifieds, you can find any kind of bow made and it's a buyers market over there right now.
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Old 08-04-2011, 10:15 PM   #8
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what i would do is go and shoot as many different brands and let the bow pick you. in other words shoot what feels the best for youre shooting style
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Old 08-05-2011, 09:23 AM   #9
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what i would do is go and shoot as many different brands and let the bow pick you. in other words shoot what feels the best for youre shooting style
Yes indeed; don't get caught up in all the speed games. Hitting with a bow you are comfortable with is far more important than the fps rating.
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yeah, FPS claims by 9 out of 10 bow companies are . They shoot shafts with no fletching, nothing on the string. Most bows will bottom out on theyre limbs 2-4 lbs more then 70lbs , they bottom out the limbs. Some 30" draws are delibertly 30.5-30.75", anything they can do to try and manipulate the rating higher.
Then you take the bow brand with the most conservative ratings who are pushing quality over
When speed is all you got, ya got to go with that in the fiercly competitive Compound bow sales wars
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Old 08-05-2011, 11:27 PM   #11
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i shoot pse bows and have been very happy. maybe you should try their bow before you decide. i shoot a new evo and omen, but the bow madness have speed, easy shooting, accurate and a good price.
whatever you choose,hope you enjoy.
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Old 08-06-2011, 06:45 AM   #12
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Just got my grubby little hands on a Mathews Ez7 one sweet mother,Might be a little more than you want to spend but you said you did like the Z7,Anything with Mathews or Hoyt on it is going to be a sweet ride,and for around a grand there's plenty to chose from!!!! As Mike 1224 says just go out there and enjoy!!!!

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Old 08-06-2011, 07:49 AM   #13
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Honestly you are asking for two things that dont go together. Smoothness and speed. It takes a more ubrupt draw cycle to produce speed. As much as I love hoyts and bowtechs I have to say the PSE have them both beat as fast as a smooth and speed together are concerned. Its all a matter of what you like and everyone says that speed doesnt matter but it does. If your able to shoot a heavier arrow at the same speed and less poundage then in most cases your further ahead unless your giving up brace height and forgivness. A smooth slow bow doesnt mean its forgiving. I myself would rather hit them hard and fast then slow and low.
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Yes indeed; don't get caught up in all the speed games. Hitting with a bow you are comfortable with is far more important than the fps rating.
This guy has wrote it right , just remember that you should shoot alot of bows first if you can or just do the right thing and buy a Hoyt to advoid any mistakes !

I shoot bows that I've had so long that I've named them , AS ALL GOOD HOYTS NEED TO BE RECONIZED !
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This guy has wrote it right , just remember that you should shoot alot of bows first if you can or just do the right thing and buy a Hoyt to advoid any mistakes !

I shoot bows that I've had so long that I've named them , AS ALL GOOD HOYTS NEED TO BE RECONIZED !
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This guy has wrote it right , just remember that you should shoot alot of bows first if you can or just do the right thing and buy a Hoyt to advoid any mistakes !

I shoot bows that I've had so long that I've named them , AS ALL GOOD HOYTS NEED TO BE RECONIZED !


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