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Author Topic: Advice in purchasing bow next year  (Read 309 times)

Offline mkaiser

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Advice in purchasing bow next year
« on: July 01, 2019, 09:26:17 PM »
Looking at purchasing a new left handed compound bow next year and wanting to spend between $600 to $700.  Have always shot Hoyt bows but would be open to Mathews as well.  Any recommendations for this price range?
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Re: Advice in purchasing bow next year
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2019, 07:09:29 AM »
Just shoot as many as you can and pick the one you are more comfortable with and shoot the best.

Hoyt and Matthews are both good bows but bow they feel in the hand is more important.   
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Re: Advice in purchasing bow next year
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2019, 10:26:34 AM »
i agree. go to an archery shop and give them your price range. shoot every bow in that range. put the maybe's on one side and the no's back on the shelf. whittle it down until you find what feels best. you may be surprised at what bow you like, i was

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Re: Advice in purchasing bow next year
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2019, 11:13:12 AM »
Those first two responses cover it well, that's sound advice
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Re: Advice in purchasing bow next year
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2019, 08:32:41 AM »
Agree! Por Shop is the best way to go for a new bow and their service vs. big box stores
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Re: Advice in purchasing bow next year
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2019, 09:51:32 PM »
Definitely limited on how many bows to shoot being left handed since there is less demand but I am planning to go to an archery store here locally.  Thanks for the responses.
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Re: Advice in purchasing bow next year
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2019, 06:09:18 PM »
I'm left-handed as well. Your options will be limited but as stated above. Shoot as many as you can. If the bow doesn't fit your hand. Don't buy it. If two fit your hand. Buy the bow that has the least amount of movement on release.
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Re: Advice in purchasing bow next year
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2019, 05:51:57 AM »
Well Over 20 years ago, I was "fitted" with a PSE Mach Flite Four (Ancient by today's standards) from a small Pro Shop that was located in the woods - seriously, it was located in the middle of nowhere in South Atlanta!! All they sold is bows. Since I am also left handed (shoot Compound Bow left handed, but Crossbow shoot right handed) it took them a few weeks extra to get it in from PSE.

Both Husband and Wife helped us with new PSE Bows, it happen in the spring of that year and we were planning on heading to Colorado in the fall for a Archery Hunt (10 day hunt). They knew their stuff, we were both measured for out bows, Randy, my shooting buddy at the time, was right handed and his bow was in stock. After shooting Randy's Bow for two weeks, it was a few tweaks that the bow needed and each time we went down there they owners would bestow some really good knowledge on both of us.....I know I made three trips to the "shop" for them to tweak my new left handed PSE Bow, my overdraw system clocked out at 241 fps, fast for the times back then......the Archery Trips to Colorado was a success that year and for a couple of years after that...but still have that PSE Bow today and still practice with it shoot about 50 arrows with it in targets in the back yard, but these days as I age, the Crossbow is my weapon of choice....

I totally agree with everyone here that says that a small shop is the way to go over a big box store.....nothing like the personal touch and fit when it comes to a new Bow.....   
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Re: Advice in purchasing bow next year
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2019, 10:42:29 AM »
I have been shooting for 40 years.  You get what you pay for!  Hoyt and Mathews are two good manufactures.  You can not go wrong with either one.  My philosophy is stay with one of the major manufactures and purchase their top tier bows.  They will last longer, be more reliable, more accurately, shoot quietly, less vibration...   Over the years I have had some real winners and some real losers.  I would recommend budgeting twice as much $1500 for a bow and accessories.  Even if that means waiting until next year to make your purchase.  You will be much happier with your new bow and setup.  Whatever you choose enjoy!       
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Re: Advice in purchasing bow next year
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2019, 06:52:30 PM »
Bo, that shop sounds familiar. Do they also sell guns? I bought my Mossberg Ulti Mag from a husband and wife sports shop in s. atlanta. I just can not recall the name but I have a picture of it in my head
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Re: Advice in purchasing bow next year
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2019, 07:06:00 PM »
I agree with the small mom and pop or just a local or regional shop where you get the personal service.
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