Discussion in 'Equipment Reviews' started by maxpetros, Jan 5, 2013.
Go shoot them already, don't buy a bow based on opinions, dang
Are the PSE true to their speed rating. I see in the vendetta it is 322-330 is it closer to 330 or 322?
I'm not, I'm asking people to help me create a list of bows I should test out. Then I will decide myself
My unbiased list:
-Prime Centroid (only thing is if you are still growing, you would have to buy new cams when you outgrow them) Ill list that as draw specific in the rest of the list by using a star.
-Prime Shift *
-BowTech Destroyer 350 *i think
-Quest Primal *
-Mission Ballistic (very similar to the Mathews Chill)
-PSE Bowmadness XL
If you can find Elites try them
And anything else you can get your hands on.
I didn't list the Prime Defy or Impact due to being $100 over price but, they would be worth shooting anyways. They are both DL specific.
Okay thanks ill keep that in mind. My bow shop has many brands so I will try them all
They have mathews, mission, hoyt, bowtech, diamond, PSE, Martin, bear, elite, quest, strother, and Parker
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Save your parents some money and buy a left over from last year.
Okayi look into one
Never shot at it IBO specs so I don't know. With my set up which is 62lb, 30.5" draw with a 430 grain arrow it rolls in about 280FPS. IBO is which what they use to spec bows is 70lb, 30" draw and 350 grain arrow. Theres alot of +/- in that formula as well if you look it up and really get into it. The other formula is ATA it seems much more accurate and much more truthful. If you get into very deep and shoot all the bows at IBO you'll probably find very few hit the marks because of that. Hoyt has been the most consistent (they use ATA) I have seen about hitting those speed marks and Mathews (IBO) probably the furthest off. I have only seen two PSE bows shot at IBO standards. The Evo hit it but the Omen did not. But when it comes right down to it speed doesn't matter one bit. All the bows out there are fast enough to kill anything in North America given the right broadhead and arrow combination.
Okay thanks I will mostly disregard speed. I will look for more important things like ATA length, brace height, weight , smoothness, back wall, and steadiness as well as comfort and a good grip and balance
On to my next question. I will be shooting at 50 pounds and a 26 inch draw. What arrow should I shoot and what spine? Or is this a question for my archery shop once I get my bow set up?
Won't know until you figure out what arrow length is. When you get your bow set up you can talk to the pro shop guy about spine. Maybe do a little research beforehand and get to know the charts a little and have yourself a general range of what you need. This way if he tells you something way off you know.
Okay thanks I know I want a little heavy arrow. At least 350 grains
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I just looked at an arrow spine chart. I think I want to shoot carbon express mayhems. It seems I should shoot a 250 spine arrow. I think I want a 125 grain head to get a good FOC and that would put me around a 365 grain arrow. It will be slower but I will get good penetration and kinetic energy and to me that's all that matters.
Second on the Ballistic I was looking for a backup bow with some adjustablity aswell just in case a buddy needs it and I like to lower the poudage in the winter etc.. I shot everything in your price range and lower... The only two bows that I loved was the Mission Ballistic and the ZXT I didnt want to spend $749 on the ZXT but the Ballistic shot just like the Mathews Chill it was super smooth and fast and at $499 you cant beat it. Another great bow is the elites I am not shouting Mathews cause I have a Creed and a Ballistic I came into this without bias I went new this year and I shot everything the big 4 that I loved was Hoyt, Mathews, Elite, Bowtech.. I prefer smooth and I think Mahews is the smootest.. Good luck
Do you recall how low the poundage goes on the ballistic? I don't recall. Is it adjustable from 50-70 or only in 10lb increments?
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