Bow Suggestion

Discussion in 'General Archery Forum' started by ShadowAngel, Dec 15, 2007.

  1. ShadowAngel

    ShadowAngel Junior Member

    1
    0
    0
    I'm wanting to get back into bowhunting and target archery, so I went by my local proshop yesterday and spent some time getting my draw weight an length tested, and using some bows. I've narrowed my decision to either a Diamond Rapture, or a Parker Wildfire. Both have full sets that are within my price range. Which of those two bows would you all recommend? Thanks!
     
  2. timberghost

    timberghost Senior Member

    173
    0
    0
    I don't have any experience or knowledge with either of these two bows, but glad to see you taking up bowhunting and target archery again. Welcome and welcome back.:wave:

    Someone here will help you.
     

  3. BowhuntnHoosier

    BowhuntnHoosier Bisquit.......

    13,887
    15
    0
    :welcome: to the forum.

    Never shot either bow. But you should buy the one that fits you the best. Lots of great bows out there. Diamond and Parker are great companies. Good luck and have fun. Again WELCOME to the forum.:peace:
     
  4. Long Draw

    Long Draw Banned

    221
    0
    0
    look at somrthing with a mininum of 7" brace and 37" axle to axle
     
  5. beenfarr

    beenfarr Senior Member

    956
    0
    0
    I agree with whatever feels best. Shoot them both a bunch, and choose. You can't go wrong with either.

    Ben
     
  6. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

    29,903
    12
    0
    DO you smoke your lunch before you post here or what.......

    we dont even have to read your posts anymore......you say the same thing EVER FRIGGEN TIME.........SHUT UP.........

    do us a favor........go to a website where everyone fondles there long ATA bows........

    YOU DO NOT NEED TO HAVE A LONG ATA, TO BE ABLE TO HUNT AND SHOOT 3D'S ANYMORE.........

    get out of the dark ages and get a grip.......
    :frusty: :frusty:
     
  7. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Evil Genius

    5,305
    1
    0
    Now you did it Longdraw...
    You got the bunny all ruffled...:tape:

    Welcome Shadowangel...Either of those bows should be just fine, but like we always say...Find the one that feels the best in your hand...If you're not comfortable with your equipment...IT WILL EFFECT YOUR SHOOTING.:cool:

    Keep us posted...:wave:
     
  8. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

    29,903
    12
    0
    look through some of the threads he has posted in.......its a general consensus......:doh: :doh:
     
  9. Jay Are

    Jay Are Junior Member

    1,403
    4
    0
    I can't keep my hands off of mine! I like long ATA bows? :noidea: :biggrin1:
     
  10. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

    29,903
    12
    0
    yeah your a dork too......:laugh:
     
  11. beenfarr

    beenfarr Senior Member

    956
    0
    0
    :tape: :laugh:
     
  12. MoSkeeter0311

    MoSkeeter0311 New Member

    750
    1
    0

    I would agree with the 7" brace part. They are more forgiving than the shorter brace heights. But as far as the 37 AtA, I think "Longbow" is full of &%#@. Get the bow that feels the best to you. I prefer a short ATA bow in the 32/33 range. But then I only use it for hunting. I shoot year round but don't do any competition shooting. As for as the two bows you selected, the Diamond would be my choice and I repeat...My chioce. The bow MUST feel right to YOU.

    :welcome: :welcome: :welcome:
     
  13. kbohunt

    kbohunt are u a fat boy?

    3,237
    0
    0
    Your choice!

    :welcome: to shooting archery again:peace:
    The bows u mentioned i havent shot either.:noidea:
    I have shot the parker frontier and the diamond black ice
    the diamond felt better to me but they all do these days
    The manufactures are really comeing out with some good quality bows in all brands i would suggest shoot more.
    And get the one that feel's best to u
    like most said earlier we shouldnt tell u what to buy that wont work what i like u may not and the other guy or gal
    Have fun shooting and HAPPY HOLIDAYS to u and your family!:wave:
     
  14. Pinwheel1969

    Pinwheel1969 #1 THREAD KILLER

    1,999
    0
    0
    I wouldnt concern your self with long a/a to requirements or brace heights. short a/a bows and short brace isnt much the same concerns as before. new designs in risors and limbs have helped eliminate those old problems. find a bow that fits with what your intents are.. like the Bunster said long isnt always the best. I used my Browning Illusion for half a year for spots and 3d this year. and its only 32" a/a. so go and test them your self. and go with the one your most confident with...
     
  15. Long Draw

    Long Draw Banned

    221
    0
    0
    i do enjoy smokin bunnies with a bow,22LR,223,22/250 ,12 ga,or just about anything I can get my sight on with .
     
  16. timberghost

    timberghost Senior Member

    173
    0
    0
    Man, I'm glad my Vetrix XL is only 36" ata.:laugh:
     
  17. Long Draw

    Long Draw Banned

    221
    0
    0
    ya, for hunting and a vertical limb type bow and you have a normal to short draw length...I guess you could go down to 36".
     
  18. OneMustFall

    OneMustFall Member

    796
    1
    0
    Parker!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    i put my vote in for the Parker bow it just has some good specs,and i hear alot of good things about their customer service..........good luck...:peace: