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Title: What Bow to shoot?
Post by: Alberta TS on February 02, 2019, 09:03:04 PM
does anyone shoot anything other than Prime or Hoyt ?
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Post by: jstephens61 on February 02, 2019, 09:05:30 PM
Elite
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Post by: Planopurist on February 02, 2019, 09:39:57 PM
Elite
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Post by: HiZ on February 03, 2019, 06:49:38 AM
Do you need any other options?!?
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Post by: BuckyHunter13 on February 03, 2019, 08:53:39 AM
Elite for me too.
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Post by: mjgetch on February 03, 2019, 02:22:19 PM
Love my Bowtech Realm X. Shot a Guardian for 10 years and it is still a great bow, shot it a coup,e days ago just for fun.
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Post by: Willdorf on February 08, 2019, 12:03:27 PM
I have a Matthews Creed that shoots like a dream, best bow I have ever shot
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Post by: cnelk on February 08, 2019, 12:13:51 PM
I shot PSE for years and years, last year I got a great deal on an Elite so I gave my PSE Drive to my son.


I kinda miss it
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Post by: colorado russ on February 08, 2019, 01:23:16 PM
PSE is all I've ever owned or hunted with.  Shot plenty of other bows too. 


Sorry to hear about your loss Brad! 
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Post by: Ol Arky on February 08, 2019, 03:28:17 PM
The last bow I used was a Martin. My youngest son is still using it.
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Post by: DTP on February 08, 2019, 04:52:35 PM
I shot a hoyt and Mathews
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Post by: sjl2012 on February 08, 2019, 05:48:39 PM
Darton, Mathews, and Prime.
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Post by: Rdub on February 08, 2019, 06:22:59 PM
Hoyt, not a fanboy it just works for me.
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Post by: 87TT on February 09, 2019, 08:14:48 AM
Just get a Hoyt and be done with it. No need to apologize.
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Post by: montanaelk31 on February 09, 2019, 06:18:03 PM
Elite
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Post by: cmuske25 on February 11, 2019, 11:22:01 AM
Running a 2014 Bowtech Carbon Overdive.  Shoots great and incredibly light to pack in the backcountry. 
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Post by: VTHOKEE on February 11, 2019, 05:02:40 PM
Mathews Halon
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Title: Re: What Bow to shoot?
Post by: Boom on February 19, 2019, 02:37:55 PM
i find it hard to believe any modern bow would suck. 

i think "fit" should trump all else..second, think about what you would want physically.  ATA?  are you a speed freak?  etc.

i have shot Mathews, Elite and now a Hoyt.  the only bow that brings a tear from my eye, is my old Mathews Switchback XT.  that was the best, most freaky forgiving bow i have ever owned in my life.  i could pick up arrows, random arrows from friends, arrows dropped at the range and shoot them..and they would fly with my own FT, and broadheads.  i could shoot that thing far with fletchless arrows.  everytime i shot, i honestly think a couple of angels in heaven would high-five.i credit the fit.

switching to a left-hand bow.  the major loss for me is that familiar "fit".  i dont know how it is supposed to feel on the left side.  i think my current Hoyt is damn close, but i might be a tad long in the draw.  still working out the honeymoon phase. 
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Post by: Planopurist on February 20, 2019, 10:24:51 PM
I should mention, the last 3 years, Iíve shot PSE Premonition HD, PSE Bow Madness Epix, and now Elite Option 6. I liked each progressively more.  I still have the last two, but am trying to sell the Epix. Itís a really good bow though. Iíve tested a couple Mathews, Hoyts, Xpeditions, and other PSEs. The only other thing I liked was Halon 6 and Hoyt Defiant. My next will likely be another 35Ē Elite or Mathews that can double as a target and backup hunting bow to my Option 6.


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Post by: 406unltd on March 15, 2019, 09:25:28 PM
Bowtech realm x.  Last two bows were also bowtech but thatís only a coincidence.  Iím not a bowtech leg humper but Iíll say it is my favorite bow so far.  Shot a few of the other big companies bows and they were all really nice too.  Got this one used, all setup and only about 6 months old.  Saved me a few hundred dollars.
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Post by: Tecumseh on March 30, 2019, 05:33:37 PM
I shot a Darton for years with no complaints, now shooting a Hoyt Powermax. A couple guys I hunt with are shooting Bowtechs and really like em.
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Post by: Oldeman on April 02, 2019, 07:30:17 PM
I shoot a Prime CT5 and also a Bowtech Realm SS, I like them both but what's good for me or any other here may not suit you. Go out and try as many bows as you can to find what is comfortable for you.
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Post by: f16woody on April 03, 2019, 06:52:54 AM
My primary bow s a Hoyt vTec...and backup is a Mathews DXT that my Dad gave me.  Would love to upgrade, but have committed to slaying another elk with my current (yet old) equipment before getting anything new.  At my current rate, I'm gonna save a lot of $$$ for years!  Not a whole lot of bow shops near where I live, so it'll be an adventure to shoot what I want to and decide when the time comes.
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Post by: 87TT on April 03, 2019, 10:58:10 AM

My first bow was a Redhead bow that I got from Bass Pro. I bought it in closeout when they discontinued it. It shot OK and I was just starting out. I got pretty good with it and used it the first two years I elk hunted determined to kill something before I upgraded. This from a guy that whos newest vehicle is a 2000 Nissan truck. I then shot a bull from 63 yards. Had an issue with the aftermarket string stop that caused me to hit a little high and back. Not the bows fault but still ended up losing him after two days of tracking when the blood stopped. I then felt I owed it to the game to up mine and since I could, I got a new bow. I didn't go with the most expensive one although I shot them. I settled on a Hoyt Powermax. It was smoother, quieter and more stable at full draw. Where before I could get pie plate groups at 60, I can now do 3-4 inch groups. Point is get the one that fits you and don't settle for OK. You owe it to the animal.
I still have that old Redhead and drag it out and shoot it. Still shoots OK but it is loud.