What one characteristic is most important to you in a bow?

dhershberger

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Jul 28, 2011
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What characteristic of a bow is most important to you? If you could only pick one thing what would it be? Is it having a bow that is ninja quiet, looks awesome, lots of letoff, smooth draw cycle, tough, lightweight, speedy, forgiving, long or short brace height, hard back wall, etc? For me if I could pick one thing in a bow it would be a bow that is very forgiving. The reason being is that it is sometimes hard to have perfect form while taking rushed shots or shots from strange positions or angles while hunting and I like a bow to be able to shoot well even when my form isn't always perfect. What do you look for in a bow?
 

CrossCreeks

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Mar 6, 2014
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Dover, Tennessee
Tough question, all you have named are important characteristics, to me the draw has got to smooth if not it seems to effect my whole shot. How quiet is close to the top . Just my thoughts !
 

Hilltop

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Feb 25, 2014
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I want everything in a bow but over all power was my deciding factor on my last purchase. I like my bows to shoot really fast and hit really hard.
 

tdcour

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Feb 28, 2013
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Central Kansas
I have to agree with velvet... fit is the most important factor for me. If I'm not comfortable shooting it, none of the other stuff matters much
 

HuskyMusky

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Nov 29, 2011
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IL
Quiet / Accurate

I can't believe how accurate these bows are, breaking vanes/arrow shafts at 50yds?
 

25contender

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Mar 20, 2013
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Quiet accurate and easy most important to set up. I replaced the string and cable set on my Mathews Z7 a few weeks before Elk archery season came in and with less than 10 shots it was ready to go and drilling at 50 yds!!
 

RUTTIN

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Feb 26, 2011
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Kamas, Utah
A solid back wall, a smooth draw and the draw length has to be right so your comfortable shooting it.


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