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    outdoorsman838 is offline Junior Member Newb
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    2013 bow reviews

    Hey guys, new to the forum but wanted to give my take on the bows I've recently tried out. So in the last week I've tried the mathews chill, mission ballistic, bowtech assasin, bowtech experience, hoyt Spider, hoyt carbon, mathews Creed and the hoyt charger. I put around 20-30 arrows through each bow. I wasn't looking for the most expensive or name brand bow, however somehow I ended up with the three top dogs. ( I did try a couple of pse and bears, nothing worth writing about. Just not my comfort.) When it came to the mathews I found the chill to be an amazing bow, smooth draw, nice Valley, and fast. The bowtechs I tried were just as great the assasin was fast but felt a little rough after the shot. For the money it is an excellent bow. Now to the Hoyt, both the carbon and spyder are excellent bows, pricey but very smooth fast and light. Now to my pick, the Hoyt charger. This bow beat out most of the bows i shot because of the price point and extremely nice draw and dead in the hand shot. Even up to the spyder this bow was awesome. I bought the bare b I w fir $550 and threw on the parts I wanted. I realized you dont have to spend $1500 dollars to get a bow that makes you grin from ear to ear after every shot. Granted this is all my comfort and opinion, just thought I would share a little bit.

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    Bountyhunter is offline Senior Member Semi-Hardcore
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    Congrats! I have heard nothing but good things about the Charger. Hoyt makes an awesome bow. I have a Rampage XT myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bountyhunter View Post
    Congrats! I have heard nothing but good things about the Charger. Hoyt makes an awesome bow. I have a Rampage XT myself.
    Absolutely man, my brother has had that bow for a year and loved it.

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    You should have shot an elite bow. Next time try one.
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    Congrats on the new charger! I have shot that one my self and will admit its an awesome bow and shoots great!
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    Congrats....Hoyt's are great bows. I have owned 3 Hoyts and loved everyone of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deerct1011 View Post
    You should have shot an elite bow. Next time try one.
    Or he could continue being happy with his choice.
    2013 Monster Chill
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    Marshall Law is offline Junior Member Newb
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    Quote Originally Posted by deerct1011 View Post
    You should have shot an elite bow. Next time try one.
    This ^

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    I probably should have tried an elite, but after the charger (for me) I didn't see any other bow feeling as comfortable in my hand. No after setting up a 30 yard range on my property and couldn't be happier with my decision. And thanks guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by outdoorsman838 View Post
    after setting up a 30 yard range on my property and couldn't be happier with my decision.
    That's the important thing.
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    I know you said you tried some Bears. I just got my Bear Motive 6 a few weeks ago and I just love it. I've owned Mathews, PSE, Strother, Diamond, Martin and Hoyt. It's smooth and very fast. I would own everything made is I could afford it.. LOL.
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    lemmybuyUabeer is offline Junior Member Newb
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    How boring would the world be if everyone had the same interest in everything?? It's pretty hard to go wrong when buying a modern compound. They will all take game and all that matters is each individual shooter likes what they chose and gets comfortable and confident with it. If you're happy, that's all that matters.

    Congrats on the new bow.

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    outdoorsman838 is offline Junior Member Newb
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    Thanks man, I agree!

    Quote Originally Posted by lemmybuyUabeer View Post
    How boring would the world be if everyone had the same interest in everything?? It's pretty hard to go wrong when buying a modern compound. They will all take game and all that matters is each individual shooter likes what they chose and gets comfortable and confident with it. If you're happy, that's all that matters.

    Congrats on the new bow.

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    i shot quite a few bows as well and pretty much the same bows, i tried a lot of PSE's and for me it boiled down to the charger and the new PSE Drive, being a PSE fan i went with the drive but it was such a close call between the two i had to go with my comfort with PSE i like the small grip and the new planar system. it just fit well for me. Congrats on the Charger!
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    I just purchased a PSE 2013 3G Stinger and love it! Keep in mind that this is a budget bow, meaning that it's not going to require the credit card to buy it, like some of it's competitors. For a $300 stock bow with a pocket limb design I must say PSE has came around as of late. They put the HP cam on this years model as opposed to the later years and what a difference. Now the draw is extremely smooth and feels like more than 75% let off at the wall. All in all, I would recommend this to the budget bow hunter. Plus why spend $1000 more for a few feet per second faster, these are rated at 314 fps stretched out. Oh yeah and as far as noise, my buddy has one those $1000 bows and his is louder. His words not mine.

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