September 18, 2021, 10:57:49 AM

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pro's and con's using high end or bargain bows?

Hoytt?
10 (55.6%)
Mathews?
7 (38.9%)
PSE?
1 (5.6%)
Bear?
0 (0%)

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Offline Clayman56

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best bow?
« on: March 31, 2018, 05:41:45 PM »
I know speed and accuracy is everything with a bow but is someone going to be more or less successful depending on which bow they use? if there is a 6pt bull at 55 yards is the guy with the top of the line Hoytt going to be more successful then the guy with the $300.00 PSE? I feel some guys and gals get discouraged if there not using the same bows that Cameron Haynes and Eva Shockey are using. what is everyone else's experience or thoughts on this?

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Re: best bow?
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2018, 05:45:46 PM »
I dont believe someone else is going to be more or less successful because of the bow they use.  I like razing people who shoot stuff other than Mathews, but its only in good fun.  Hoyts, primes, etc are all killer bows.


I shoot a used 2011 Mathews and it kills elk as dead as they need to be ;)

Offline jvanhoy

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Re: best bow?
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2018, 06:01:49 PM »
You can be successful with whatever is in your budget. People kill elk with recurves every year. That said IMO you can tell a big difference in a top of the line bow vs a lower end bow. It's like anything else you get what you pay for but of course you can kill without dropping 1000 bucks on one.

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Re: best bow?
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2018, 06:10:40 PM »
You can be successful with whatever is in your budget. People kill elk with recurves every year. That said IMO you can tell a big difference in a top of the line bow vs a lower end bow. It's like anything else you get what you pay for but of course you can kill without dropping 1000 bucks on one.


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Offline Rzrbac

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Re: best bow?
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2018, 06:54:42 PM »
Guarantee the elk or deer has no idea what your bow cost or whether its a top of the line or price point bow. Its all about the shooter being comfortable with his equipment. If you look at the ASA results in Foley, AL a PSE rep one his class with one of PSEs price point bows. He has a few of their 2018 top of the line target bows and felt comfortable shooting what he shot best.

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Re: best bow?
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2018, 07:26:08 PM »
Shoot a few bows and see what you like and feels comfortable to you. Get with your local pro shop and make sure you know what your actual draw length is. For years I thought I was a 28 draw. Ended up talking with a local pro shop and he actually measured me and had me at 28.5. It changed my shooting. Look for last years bow at a huge discount on price.

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Re: best bow?
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2018, 12:57:36 PM »
Is that really how you spell Hoyt??? :shock: :shock:
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Re: best bow?
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2018, 01:07:11 PM »
My $400 2013 PSE has killed 5 elk, and they didnt know how much it cost


The 'best bow' is one that fits your budget, shoot well with it and have confidence when it matters.




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Re: best bow?
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2018, 01:26:44 PM »
I killed more deer (no elk) with my old factory direct Pearson recurve 46#... The only of the above I've used was an old Bear Whitetail Hunter and have used several other Pearson bows... My last was an older Martin that I can't remember it's name... Gave I too my youngest son several years ago when I had to stop bow hunting.. All of them worked just fine and killed what they shot at most of the time... The times they didn't was operator error...

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Re: best bow?
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2018, 04:45:15 PM »
Any properly tuned bow will shoot better than you can, no matter the cost. A 2012 Elite Answer is my go to bow.
What doesn't kill you, hurts like hell.

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Re: best bow?
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2018, 06:28:13 AM »
The most important part of any bow you pick is that it has to fit you, the draw length must be correct for the person who shoots it. A great deal on a bow that is not correct draw length is not a great deal. My advice is go to a pro shop and get fit by them, most will have not only new bows but quality used ones as well

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Re: best bow?
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2018, 07:07:25 AM »
I am lucky that I get to review just about every bow that comes out each year. Elite has always really been great through and through.


However, like everyone says, you have to be comfortable shooting the bow in your hand.


Speed is less important than accuracy. Cheers

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Re: best bow?
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2018, 08:28:08 AM »
Couldn't agree more with what the others have said. Shoot as many as you can. I've shot bows that I really liked but didn't feel right when shooting them so my shop set up another of the same bow and it felt perfect so I bought that one.

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Re: best bow?
« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2018, 09:23:47 AM »
in my history:  mathews..i had a Mathews Switchback XT that was magical.  i could find a lost arrow at the range and hit a far shot.  (it is very un-intimidating to shoot an arrow you didnt spend money on at the 80 yard target)  it would plunk in right where my arrows are..whatever spine!!  whatever head weight..that thing was pure MAGIC.

like a fool i sold it.  for a cursed Mathews Z7,,hahahhaha..

i am still trying to find the magic folks..still.

you NEVER forget your first..hehe

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Re: best bow?
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2018, 08:55:29 AM »
The best bow for me is the one I own. I invested in my hoyt maxxis years back and have never needed another one. Not one to chase the latest tech, I guess.
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