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Old 07-30-2007, 09:31 AM   #1
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My neighbor is a hunter and I finally have talked him into getting a bow to try it out. He only wants to spend 300 or under for the whole bow setup...he may not like bowhunting (although I don't see how that is possible). So what should I suggest for him to get? I looked on the classifieds here and on AT and don't really know much about the lower end/cheaper starter bows. Please help me get someone started in our great sport!
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Old 07-30-2007, 10:21 AM   #2
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in that price range a used pse or martin would probly be the best bet I would think. There should be something along those lines on the classifieds on AT.

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Old 07-30-2007, 10:43 AM   #3
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in that price range a used pse or martin would probly be the best bet I would think. There should be something along those lines on the classifieds on AT.

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any bows to stay away from?
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no idea on that.

I would think you could definately pick up a pse nova or martin jaguar loaded for that.

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so then how would this be?

http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showthread.php?t=531038
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That sounds like a good deal. Plenty adjustment on the draw weight and I think it takes modules too.

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Old 07-30-2007, 01:47 PM   #7
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Tell him to splurge on a Martin Bengal or Cheetah (400.00 NEW).

There are alot of excellent bows out there that are 3 - 4 years old and going for 200.00 or less for bare bow. 100 - 150.00 in accessories should get him to hunting level assuming he gets some good deals

I've set up 2 of my friends for less then 500.00 total and one for less then 300.00 total, all with good setups that would work for hunting without a doubt.
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Old 07-30-2007, 02:51 PM   #8
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I'd tell you neighbor to either make a committment or just forget it. My intuition tells me he's just over hitting on your lady and trying to act interested in archery. I've seen the type before.

Or, you can always let him borrow your Hoyt once you tag out.
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I'd tell you neighbor to either make a committment or just forget it. My intuition tells me he's just over hitting on your lady and trying to act interested in archery. I've seen the type before.

Or, you can always let him borrow your Hoyt once you tag out.
lol...that can't be it. He came over yesterday and searched the internet with me and the wife is in Kansas. Maybe he is just hitting on me
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I think I would try to help him find a good one locally. That way he could get a feel for it,etc. Some bow shops carry used ones,etc. That is probly where I would start.

For a couple years I shot a $179 pse beast. I was happy with it and shot good with it too. I couldnt go back though. I quickly found out the more expensive ones have a better feel to me

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Old 07-30-2007, 03:04 PM   #11
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I just talked to my shop and they have a couple PSE Nova's and a few other starter bows. I will just take him up there and let him try some out...hopefully he won't make the mistake of shooting the PSE and then trying a Drenalin or Alliegance off the wall. The night may be more expensive than he wanted it to be.
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Old 07-30-2007, 03:20 PM   #12
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lol...that can't be it. He came over yesterday and searched the internet with me and the wife is in Kansas.
What the heck were you two "searching on the internet?"

Forget it........, I've heard about those live webcams.
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Old 07-30-2007, 03:21 PM   #13
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What the heck were you two "searching on the internet?"

Forget it........, I've heard about those live webcams.
For new bows! He has no computer...poor guy!
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Old 07-30-2007, 03:24 PM   #14
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look at the entry level Parkers, too.
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Old 07-30-2007, 03:24 PM   #15
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For new bows! He has no computer...poor guy!

I bet with the misses out of town, your computer was burning the midnight oil.

I got a bow I would sell your buddy for under $300, tell him to pm me. Really, its a hot buy. Oh, and when I say Hot, no, its not stolen. I mean, a nice little bow for $250.
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Old 07-30-2007, 07:08 PM   #16
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The Bear Element is very nice for the money. You may also want to check out the Mission X3. I have not shot the Mission yet but have heard they are very nice bows. Don't you just love helpin a new archer out and possibly gaining a hunting buddy. He may have access to some awesome land.
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Old 07-30-2007, 08:08 PM   #17
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Old 07-30-2007, 08:18 PM   #18
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Good older bowtechs came be gotten cheap. Just worked out a deal on a 04 Pro40 for 200, but target colors
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Old 07-30-2007, 10:03 PM   #19
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Hook, you can get a lot of bow for that money if you look around and not cheap starter bow, top of the line bows, just 3-4 years old.

Monofletch has some great deals on new and used bows from time to time.

If you need help finding something, have your wife PM me.
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Old 07-30-2007, 10:09 PM   #20
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Great bow for cheap.

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I like what Bellows says, a few years old, cream of the crop bow. MQ1, Rival Pro, Pro Tec, Ultratec, Pro 40, etc etc. Figure out his draw lenth first or get something that is adjustable. $200-250 gets you a good bow.
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Old 07-31-2007, 05:39 AM   #22
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Shoot that is a good deal. Almost makes me want to snatch it up myself

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Old 07-31-2007, 07:23 AM   #23
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I think Mono's bows are a little over 300 but they are awesome! My buddy bought one and loves it. For the price they are definately some excellent shooting bows, heck even if they were 200+ more they would still be awesome and he has about 20 different bows to address any need you've got.

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