Just priced out my new rig

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  1. bowhunter448

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    Just finished pricing out my new rig. Comes in just around $440, including slings and a stand. It'll be a Bear Encounter. I'll put my whisker biscuit and 5 pin sight I currently have on it. I'll also get an Octane 5" stabalizer and the Pine Ridge Combo Pack, which is the peep sight, string loop and a kisser button. Hopefully I can get it on the way before July
     
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    sounds like a good plan. I had one of those Octane stabilizers on my old Stinger 3G and it worked great.
     
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    Sounds like a plan, good luck!
     
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    Does anyone have a preference to tubed or tubeless peeps? Just a thought after shooting this afternoon. While I'm in the pricing phase.
     
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    Tubeless, Never have to retube and clip it back on and off again drawma! Pain in the butt if you ask me ,plus you lose 4 fps with the added weight in the tube.
     
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    Thanks. I think that I will go tubeless with my new rig, when it happens
     
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    Used $100 gift card and ordered the octane stabilizer, an R.A.D peep sight and the dead down wind grand slam kit
     
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    I was shooting a Bear Encounter...nice bow for the money. Wanted something longer ATA but I'm keeping the Encounter for sure. How many bows is too many?
     
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    Don't think there is such thing as too many bows hahaha.
     
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    After how much I spent on my bow. Im going to try to keep this one for a few years, despite the fact that I want to own several others.
     
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    That's the reason I'm being as diligent as I am.
     
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    Just got my stabilizer in last night and installed. octane.jpg

    I'll probably install my new peep sight Sunday after I do my fencing
     
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    Looking good. Hopefully later on in the year we see some pictures of game taken with her
     
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    Just gotta wait til June to see if I draw
     
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    Is there not regular seasons where you live?
     
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    We apply for tags in April and the main draw is in June, the area and time I put in for in all of August or in November
     
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    So I'm starting to become a little torn... The local shop deals Hoyt, Mathews and PSE. The guy I talked to, the one who isn't condescending, says they can get Bear in. I'm torn between right now the Encounter (the one I shot), the Stinger 3G or the Brute X (I've held both, felt a little lighter than the Encounter, which is important). I know that I can get the money for either and take the time to shoot them, but does any of you guys have a preference?

    Thanks.
     
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    I have owned a stinger 3G and shot a brute x multiple times. Between those two I like the brute x better. Just seemed to shoot a little better for me. Ultimately the decision is yours though
     
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    I was just researching both PSE and Bear. I didn't notice that PSE has the multiple adjustment holes. I think that I'll have to try them, but I think that I'm going PSE for my next rig.

    And by the way, the Nikon Archer's Choice rangefinder is a great choice....
     
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    PSE is a good bow, if you like thegrip. I hated it and got rid of my Brute X. Everything else about the bow was pretty good.
     

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