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UnderhandRabbit
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Looking to buy first bow

I'm going to buy my first bow soon, what does the OB recommend? Looking to spend UP TO $1000. Everybody where I'm from buys Mathews but I'm beginning to wonder if its similar to people buying iPhone's, they only use Mathews because of the name not necessarily performance.


CajunFootball
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verybody where I'm from buys Mathews but I'm beginning to wonder if its similar to people buying iPhone's


Pretty much. A couple people here own Bears and really like them.


Fap-n-Nap
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Member since Aug 2012
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re: Looking to buy first bow
Well God damn, sure wish I had that budget for a first bow



Raz4back
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re: Looking to buy first bow
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I'm going to buy my first bow soon, what does the OB recommend? Looking to spend UP TO $1000. Everybody where I'm from buys Mathews but I'm beginning to wonder if its similar to people buying iPhone's, they only use Mathews because of the name not necessarily performance.


My first advice is to go to a pro shop and shoot as many brands as you can. A bow that I love, you may hate. The most important thing is to pick a bow that you shoot well.

On the Mathews question, any late model bow you buy is going to be high quality. I shoot a Mathews for a few reasons.

1) I prefer the draw cycle on a single cam bow
2) regardless of what anyone tells you, a single cam bow is easier to tune
3) when a dual cam bow gets out of tune (all bows will due to string/cable stretch) it can cause major issues with fall away rests, fletching contact etc. This is not nearly as much of an issue with a single cam
4) Mathews warranty is second to none. If your bow has an issue they are pretty good about fixing it, no question asked.

Bear and PSE have some nice looking bows in their 2013 lineup. Every bow manufacturer will release their 2013 lineup between now and the middle of November. You may be better served waiting on the 2013s. If you don't want to wait at least use that to try to negotiate a little better price
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OhFace55
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re: Looking to buy first bow
ppl use mathews because of longevity, durabity and performance. I have only owned Mathews. Having said that, there are a lot of good brands these days.


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BayouBandit24
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re: Looking to buy first bow
Look into mission, it is a subset of mathews. Its the older bows that are still awesome but not the latest and greatest. Seriously look into it. Its like the best thing no body knows about. Mission

I bought mine at TP in west monroe 3 years ago when the "brand" was relatively new, i went back this year and he said they are actually outselling the new Mathews right now.
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Raz4back
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Look into mission, it is a subset of mathews. Its the older bows that are still awesome but not the latest and greatest. Seriously look into it. Its like the best thing no body knows about. Mission


Mathews also donates all profits from Mission Archery to missionaries.


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Judge Smails
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re: Looking to buy first bow
At least go shoot a Hoyt and Bowtech.... Hell, shoot em all and buy whichever one you like best.


rsbd
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banks of the Mississippi
Member since Jan 2007
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re: Looking to buy first bow
Look at it this way, you can buy a hoyt, pse, bear, or a bowtech and not be happy with it. Or you can just buy the Mathews first and save some money.. Like i have said before there are people who own Mathews, and people who own other bows till the can get a Mathews.


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UnderhandRabbit
LSU Fan
Franklinton, Louisiana
Member since May 2011
266 posts

re: Looking to buy first bow
I've never heard of Mission but it sounds like a good deal. Their website says they have a new bow out for this year for only $400. I will hunt alot but there are also many a tournement around the Washington Parish area where I'd shoot as well.


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Boats n Hose
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NOLA
Member since Apr 2011
37140 posts

re: Looking to buy first bow
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Pretty much. A couple people here own Bears and really like them.

:raiseshand:

With that budget though I may have gone bowtech. I dunno, I didn't shoot any bows out of my price range so I have no dog in this fight.
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GetMoney11
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Cenla
Member since May 2009
1461 posts

re: Looking to buy first bow
I've been wanting one for a while and some guys at work talking about their hunts have made me want one bad.

I've seen plenty of used bows but I'm a big ole bastard and I'm gonna need a 30" draw. All I've seen is 27" in adjustable. My family has Matthews and stand firm on em, I'll go the same route.


Boats n Hose
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re: Looking to buy first bow
My Bear Encounter can adjust to 31" I believe. I got it because I thought I needed 30.5" but I measured wrong and I'm 29.5"


GetMoney11
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re: Looking to buy first bow
It's by height isn't it? I'm 6'3" I took a guys word for it when he told me 30"

I'm going to shop around and talk to some pro's before I jump into it.


rsbd
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Boats n Hose
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You can estimate by height but it really depends on your wingspan, and how you wear your release plays a part too. I'm 6'2.5" a with the d loop and release it's perfect for me. My last bow was at 30" though


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Raz4back
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re: Looking to buy first bow
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It's by height isn't it? I'm 6'3" I took a guys word for it when he told me 30" I'm going to shop around and talk to some pro's before I jump into it.


Measure your wingspan middle fingertip to middle fingertip and divide by 2.5. This will get you very close.

I'm 6'3" and shoot at 30"


Dylan
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Bayou Barbary
Member since May 2009
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Love my Hoyt. I shot the mathews Z7 extreme and it was nice, but Hoyt felt the best to me.


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GetMoney11
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Cenla
Member since May 2009
1461 posts

re: Looking to buy first bow
Thanks fellas. Im gonna wait a while before I buy one. Gotta buy an engagement ring first....I know I know


rsbd
LSU Fan
banks of the Mississippi
Member since Jan 2007
4430 posts

re: Looking to buy first bow
Buy a cheaper ring and order a Tiffany's box off the internets, then buy a bow. No one will ever know!!


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