New Bow Discussion

youngbuck2

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Im looking to get back into bowhunting, in doing so I am looking to purchase a new bow yet this summer. Im curious what everyones feedback with the current bows on the market. I have shot PSE in the past, but Im due for an update. Ive been doing my research but am curious what others views are. TIA for the feedback.
 

sleepingbear

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Go to a archery shop and shoot different manufactures and models, pick the one that's comfortable to YOU. I shoot Martin a friend of mine shoots Hoyt he doesn't like the feel of mine and i don't like the feel of his so pick what fits you.
 

mallardsx2

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Solid advice above.

I shot 5 brands before going with my last bow. Wish I had shot 10 to be honest.
 

idcwby

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Try a lot of different bows. Don’t be afraid to have the pull weight changed, some shoot different at different poundages. I think the best bang for the buck has been the Bowtech Carbon Icon. I think it has become the Zion now.
 

87TT

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Shoot as many as you can. Then think about it and do it again. Then jump down the rabbit hole and join the addiction.
 

Maxhunter

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Like stated go to your local archery shop and shoot the bows. You'll know which one after you shoot it.
 

dan maule

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Everyone has already said it but be open minded and shoot them all. The last bow I purchased I went to the bow shop and I had it narrowed down to two different bows. The guy at the shop said based on my size and the way I shot, I should try a couple of different ones. Long story short I walked out of that bow shop with a bow I had never really considered and I have never regretted my choice.
 

CrimsonArrow

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If you find a bow you like, consider buying a used one on eBay. I’ve bought 5 nice used bows this way and have had a good experience every time. I shot a Hoyt at an archery shop, then bought it used on eBay. Then went back to the same shop to buy the accessories I needed. Before you guys crucify me for this, know that I’ve bought quite a bit from this place. They have made plenty of money off me
 
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DanPickar

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Solid advice here. It really comes down to budget so shoot as many as you can and see if you can find one used. Ebay is not a bad option like CrimsonArrow states. I did that exactly when I was in college to save money.
 

idcwby

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One warning about buying a used bow. If you have any warranty issues with it, your not covered. I know this may have changed some with different manufacturers, but that’s what I ran into with a Mathews that I got off eBay that the limbs delaminated
 

CrimsonArrow

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One warning about buying a used bow. If you have any warranty issues with it, your not covered. I know this may have changed some with different manufacturers, but that’s what I ran into with a Mathews that I got off eBay that the limbs delaminated
That’s why I check the sellers feedback. Only buy from people with near-perfect rating