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Matthews, Hoyt, or others?


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The summer is coming to an end, and ive made around $1400. Im almost 17, about 6-2 and weigh about 160#. I want to start bow hunting for deer this year, or maybe next year if i dont feel capable in the amount of time remaining b/f bow season. I will be shooting 95% WTdeer, but if a hog walks out I will shoot that also.

Ive been trying to decide what to get for hunting, and my uncle reminded me that a good bow would be the most beneficial. I really dont want to spend all of my money on this one purchase. THE MOST I would want to spend to have the ENITRE bow complete how I want would be $800. (BUT THAT IS THE ABSOLUTE MOST)....I would much rather keep it around $600, but if the extra $200 really is worth it, then ill pay up.

Im thinking I will prob. get a Mathews or a Hoyt. But there are alot of other options out there.....

Accessory wise, Ive heard that a Whisker Biscuit is a must?? (i think thats the correct name?!), and I want to get a swonging pendalum sight....im not sure what else i would need as far as the bow goes?

One thing I am scared of is not being able to pull the bow back consistently and with comfort, so im really not sure how much #age i want.....probably between 45-65?

Im up for suggestions. I have no clue about bows.....to me almost all of them look the same, but im sure there are major differences.

Thanx and i hope you all can come through for me on this one!!
 

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goose7856, I voted for the Mathews. It is a great bow in my opinion. As far as being able to pull a bow back, you will need to go to a pro shop and they will help you pick the correct bow, draw length and weight. My son is not a big 17 year old, about 5' 8" and about 140Lb. He pulls a 60 lb Mathews with no problem. :D
 

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Looks like Mathews, Hoyt and PSE are running neck and neck.

I voted PSE because you can get a very nice bow for a lot less money than a Hoyt or a Mathews. Don't get me wrong, the mathews and hoyt bows are top notch. But I like the PSE bows.

I am currently shooting an Archery Research AR34 Ram and a Half bow and like it a lot. Archery Research is owned by PSE.

If you'd like to check out PSE bows go to

http://www.pse-archery.com/

There's a forum on their site too.

As for the wisker biscuit.....I'd suggest you go with one of the high quality drop away rests on the market. I went to a Drop Zone fall away and am now wondering why I didn't do it sooner.

Good luck with your purchase.
 

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I really think that Im going to want a small, lightweight bow. It will be used exclusively for treestand hunting. Two have caught my eye....1) Hoyt ViperTEC and 2)Browning Illusion....I guess I can just throw in the Switchback too, b/c it looks like an awsome bow?!

What r your opinions on these bows? Thanx alot!!
 

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Best bows for the money are Newberry. They ship it to you in a bow case. Mine was under $500 delivered to my door.

Best rest is the whisker biscuit from CAP.

CAP also makes the Foxfire sights in single or three-pin models with a bright .029 pin.

The LORE stabilizer is also made by CAP. It works great too. It comes with a braided wrist strap and is made in both a straight or an articulated version that can be folded so the bow will fit in a bowcase.

The service from both Newberry and Carolina Archery Products is the best in the industry. And they both offer the best bang from your buck.

Good luck hunting! >>>------------>
 

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I currently have a Mathews Switchback and it is the best bow in my opinion. I have had several different bows and 2 other Mathews bows, but only my Mathews Legacy came close to my Switchback. I would never go with any other. JMHO. :D
 

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if you can find a renegade in your area...try it out...they are reasonably priced....and shoot as sweet as anything ive ever shot...but only get any bow if it feels good. if you have to expend any effort into it beyond just pulling bow back....find one thats more comfortable...

what i mean by that is...if you fidget your grip or the handlegrip feels not perfect or natural to you...thats a big deal. if you are concetrating on anything but target....you wont shoot as well. if the weight feels funny or off kilter...same thing. if you wave it cuz of too short an axle length...it will give you bad shooting habits.......shoot every bow you see at stores....not just once....go shoot two or three bows a day...alot of arrows. the right one will find ya and you'll know it right off the bat.

if you brand shop by other's opinions....you may cheat yourself out of one thats perfect for you.

bow techs are cool as well.
 
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