Bow $500 (ish) and under...???

Discussion in 'General Archery Forum' started by Lwapo, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. Lwapo

    Lwapo Junior Member

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    I need a new bow. Mine died at the last minute

    Any ideas for a good bow in the $500 and under price range? I have all the accessories, but need something before the season starts!

    Ugh!

    Thanks for any ideas in advance! I'd PREFER it be a parallel limb bow if at all possible! Thanks!

    PS - So far, I'm looking at a $400 PSE Brute.

    http://www.pse-archery.com/prod.php?k=55445&u=0707NP

    Also, a Bowtech Tomkat was suggested to me as an option, though I haven't looked into it yet.

    Thanks for any ideas in advance!
     
  2. Cameron

    Cameron Senior Member

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    I see we visit the same sites!!!!!

    Look at the PSE Mossy Oak as well. Nice bow!!
     

  3. Huya

    Huya Senior Member

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    I agree with the suggestion of the TomKat by bowtech.
     
  4. Ronhop

    Ronhop RIP

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    Died at the last minute ?
    Must have been an aortic/cardiac explosion, or limb explosion...:bowl:

    Post the problem you had, inquiring minds want to know...

    Ron
     
  5. BowhuntnHoosier

    BowhuntnHoosier Bisquit.......

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    Check out the Fred Bears. The Instinct is nice for $399. I think the Code and Truth go for around $500.:peace:
     
  6. QSA

    QSA One eyed/Gutless wonder

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    Mission make cheaper bows.
     
  7. Southernfryedyankee

    Southernfryedyankee Senior Member

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    What huya said :rockon:
     
  8. Pinwheel1969

    Pinwheel1969 #1 THREAD KILLER

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    take a look at the Browning Myst very nice shooter for the price, the pse rogue w/ nrg hybrid cams, catalyst nrg single cam. all with in your range. I bought my son last year the Myst for his birthday. Its a sweet bow. I wasnt sure how I'd like the grip but that Navcom is really comfortable.
     
  9. IChim2

    IChim2 IChim2 and he's a shooter

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    I hate to answer these type of ?'s but i will....Take a look at the FB line of Bows.If something happened to my Truth bow...i would get another in a heart beat.There that good.:peace:
     
  10. jcmorgan31

    jcmorgan31 Prodigal Son

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    Martin Pantera......$430
    Martin Bengal........$399


    The Bengal was voted the most bang for the buck this year. Both are great bows from a company with great customer service. Definitely worth looking at.
     
  11. Hook Em

    Hook Em Slippy for President

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    you can get a Tomkat, or just a gently used Tribute or Allegiance for 500 bucks! If you let someone else take the depreciation hit, you can pretty much get any good hunting bow from 06 or early 07 for 500.

    Good luck!
     
  12. Slippy

    Slippy Buckeyes #1

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    I don't.

    Look at the Fred Bear bows for sure. Sick bows for the price tag.
     
  13. outdoorsman

    outdoorsman Senior Member

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    you can pick up slightly used mathews switchback XT's for 500.00 as well as many other 2006 bows
     
  14. Onyx Z

    Onyx Z Member

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    Definitely looks at the Bear line. Great bows for the money. I love mine!
     
  15. OneMustFall

    OneMustFall Member

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    Pse

    Octane 499.00 or the brute 399.00 both great shootin bows......:peace:
     
  16. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

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    Bowtech TomKat. Around $550 as a package with whisker biscuit or Hostage rest, sight, quiver, wrist sling and peep. Tough to beat that price in a bow that nice.
     
  17. rpford53

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    Other bows to check out is the PSE Catalyst NRG Plus, Browning Myst HC Hybrid Cam, or the AR-32. All nice bows and well worth the money.
     
  18. MeanV2

    MeanV2 Senior Member

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    I Agree 200% The Tomkat is one of the best values in a Top performing Bow currently on the market:cool:

    Dan