Does everybody have high end bows?

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  1. bow nut

    bow nut Weekend Warrior

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    Years ago it was a "silver eagle" I think, not sure if that's right I can't rember that far back. Then it was a used Pearson Annacoda, and I thought that was the best then, now it's a Mathews Chill R
     
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    went from recurve to bear compound in '78 to a Diamond Rock in '07 to a Mathews Z7X in '10. The Mathews a beaut but would have no problem hunting with the Rock. Just prefer not to go back to the '70s compound with, finger tab, aluminum arrows 170 FPS, and 20 yard range...
     
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  3. Coop

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    My 2016 Elite Synergy sells new for $850-1000. I bought it used on eBay for $450 and the seller sent it with all accessories. I sold those for $125, so I basically got the bow for $325.
     
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    I started with a bear whitetail then to a proline then an 05 diamond rapture finally the last yr they made the heli m I shoot them all still but like mention before shooting with correct draw lenght was the hardest thing to over come for me killed deer with all of them except the heli m will find out this fall. Have had some 3D practice and shooting good. Shot placement is key to them all
     
  5. BB4tw

    BB4tw Die Hard Bowhunter

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    My brother uses an old old Bear bow that is so old it doesn't have a name. I'll describe it to you.

    The riser and limbs are one piece, made of wood. It has two inch wheels that are mounted to the limb tips via metal brackets. The cables are steel and the string attaches to them via tear drop connectors.

    Our dad bought it new sometime in the 1970s.
     
  6. SharpEyeSam

    SharpEyeSam Legendary Woodsman

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    With the way technology is advancing, what people are calling older bows now are Light Years ahead of anything we shot 20 years ago. If you don't care about having the latest and greatest, you can wait a year or so and buy a used bow that performs just as well if not better than that current year's model. A Mathews Chill X for example will still be a great bow to own 10 years from now.
     
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    carbon-arch Weekend Warrior

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    I don`t have one, I`m shooting a 12 yr old bow. When I bought this bow new, it was "last years model" so it wasn`t "top of the line" then. It still shoots great so I won`t be replacing it anytime soon.

    If I were to replace it today or in the future, it wouldn`t be with a "top of line" bow. To me a bow is just a tool to meat in freezer.
     
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    I started with a $99 bear combo that came with everything but a release and the arrows.Ive taken deer at 35-40 yrds with it .It is very forgiving and groups in 50 CENT piece at 30 yrds.some bows are more forgiving.
     
  9. BB4tw

    BB4tw Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Compound bow technology and performance hit a plateau with the advent of the parallel limbs.

    When you buy a "high end" bow you are mostly paying for advertising and a name. There are a few minor upgrades over the lower end but nothing that should justify the price difference we see.

    Pretty much any bow made in the last ten or even fifteen years will do the job and do it well. The only real differences will be found in things like machined vs cast risers, bushings vs bearings, and a few FPS on an IBO rating (which means little to nothing in real world use).

    The 400 FPS Compound Bow | Hunter's Friend
     
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    What is "AT classifieds"?
     
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    Very Well Stated!
     
  12. Marauder

    Marauder Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Archery Talk
     
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    Schuls Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I have a 2014 Mathews Chill R and picked up a 2015 Elite Synergy during this deployment, got a good deal on a new one so I get to set it up when I get home!
     
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    I bought my PSE Drive 3 years ago. Came from my local shop as a RTH kit with Easton bloodline arrows. Paid $750 total! I love my set up!


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    BB4tw Die Hard Bowhunter

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    That's something look forward to!

    If the dollars are the same, I will always choose a previous year's cary over top model over a current production low end.
     
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    grommel Die Hard Bowhunter

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    My friend, you shoot the bow that fits your wallet and your frame the best! This isn`t high school where the kid with the cheapest sneakers gets made fun of!! Best of luck to you with whatever you shoot, $400 or $4000, hit the animal correctly, they do the same job!
     
  17. Dman70

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    I have a Browning rage spent $75 on it shoot straight killed three deer within the last 2 years
     
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    So what kind of sneakers do you wear?
     
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    grommel Die Hard Bowhunter

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    %0 dollar Nikes, whatever I can get for cheap, all my money goes to my 3 daughters, 2 in college, 1 almost there!! You??
     
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    The exact same! I can't remember the last time I bought a pair cause my others weren't falling apart. Mostly I wear my 6 or 7 year old redwing slip on though. They won't die.
     
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