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Author Topic: Need advice on Matthew Outback  (Read 823 times)

Offline Foss1lHunter

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Need advice on Matthew Outback
« on: December 15, 2016, 09:58:53 AM »
I met a nice gent manning the Christmas tree sales for our new church here.  He has harvested 5 bulls, and 3 cows while living in Montana.  He is in his mid 70's now and is letting go of his Matthews Outback series bow.  He will include 2 sets of limbs, 2 extra cams, case and a handful of arrows as well as an extra set of strings.  He has it set up at 45-50 lbs and the limbs are 55-60 lbs.
I'm not sure how old this bow is or when it first came out and how good it is, but he wants $400.00 for it.  He will not include the sights with it.

What do you think about this bow and asking price??                                         %^$^
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Re: Need advice on Matthew Outback
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2016, 10:32:43 AM »
That's a lot for a very old bow...  I would go more in this direction
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Re: Need advice on Matthew Outback
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2016, 05:11:47 PM »
i'm w/ HM. sounds a bit high for a stripped older bow. look at the local shops for a deal. new models are coming out and some folks trade every year w/ minimal use
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Re: Need advice on Matthew Outback
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2016, 06:19:22 PM »
I'm with the others that's to high...nice bow for the money on the Bass Pro deal...
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Re: Need advice on Matthew Outback
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2016, 06:29:46 PM »
Matthews makes good products and the Outback was a good one for them, but I'm 100% with the others - that's really steep for a used bow, for that money you can be into something newer, better performing, and have some support from the shop or manufacturer.
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Re: Need advice on Matthew Outback
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2016, 08:48:59 PM »
My first bow was a matthews outback, and I sold it to a kid for 375 about 8 years ago, I had it for 6 years or so before that, I had just one set of limbs and cams, draw weight on mine was 50-60 lbs, sold it as a full setup with case, arrows, and release, he is way overpriced, plus, if one of the cams isn't your draw length, It doesn't do any good anyway to have the extra, Matthews bows are cam specific so draw lengths are not adjustable.  Bottom line, he is too high
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Re: Need advice on Matthew Outback
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2016, 06:57:21 PM »
You cannot go wrong with a Matthews but I agree that the price is too high for a stripped bow.  If you could talk him down to $300 it would be better but I think a better deal can be had if you are patient and keep looking.

I don't think I have ever paid more than $200-$250 for any of the used bows I have bought.
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Re: Need advice on Matthew Outback
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2016, 12:18:35 PM »
There may be hidden issues with an old bow. Save your money and get something new from your local Pro Shop.
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