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Boats n Hose
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Bear Encounter vs PSE Stinger 3G

Well I need to get a new bow, no way I'll find a cam for my old arse bow in time for the season and I don't see it being worth sinking that much money into it. I've narrowed myself down to these two. Getting just the bow and switching over the sight, peep, stab, wb, etc from my old bow. Anybody have experience with either of these and could offer an opinion? I'll go to cabelas and shoot both when I get a chance.

And I'm not buying a used bow, and I'm not spending any more than $300.

And no Alx I'm not waiting til I can save up to buy a matThews.


Wooly
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re: Bear Encounter vs PSE Stinger 3G
bowie has the encounter for $399 with everything on it... i got to test it out.. loved it, but i know nothing about bows, so my opinion doesnt mean much


Boats n Hose
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re: Bear Encounter vs PSE Stinger 3G
I saw a handful of last year model bears on eBay rigged out for 300, but they all max out a 30" draw length. My draw length is a few cunt hairs longer than what you can get out of a 30" draw length with a d loop. The 30.5" max on the PSE would probably be right on the money, the Bear would give me some room to get it right.


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OhFace55
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re: Bear Encounter vs PSE Stinger 3G
You should save your money up and buy a Mathews


Boats n Hose
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re: Bear Encounter vs PSE Stinger 3G
Not gonna happen, I can't do that in a few months and I can't justify dropping that much on a bow. And I've been hunting with a bow from the late 80s, any modern bow will feel like heaven.


OhFace55
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re: Bear Encounter vs PSE Stinger 3G
Can't really go wrong with anything these days. I've only owned Mathews and I love my switchback, but it was hella expensive.


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Wooly
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re: Bear Encounter vs PSE Stinger 3G
just go to bowies... and jizz in your pants


Boats n Hose
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re: Bear Encounter vs PSE Stinger 3G
I know a dude in the archery dept at cabelas, he knows his shite and they do stuff for free, so I usually go there


Boats n Hose
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re: Bear Encounter vs PSE Stinger 3G
Shot both today, think I'm gonna go with the Bear. It's lighter, had more letoff, quieter, and I found it slightly more forgiving. The PSE did have a little more of a valley than the bear though.


Ole Geauxt
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re: Bear Encounter vs PSE Stinger 3G
have you not heard a word ohface has been trying to tell ya? get a mathews, join our club, be a member of Club Cool..


Ole Mule
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re: Bear Encounter vs PSE Stinger 3G
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mathews
cool club member here on my second one


Ole Geauxt
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cool club member here
me too Mule,,, Klub Kewl and Whisker Biscuit for life....


Boats n Hose
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re: Bear Encounter vs PSE Stinger 3G
I always thought Mathews owners we're too big of bow snobs to use the biscuit.

If Mathews had a new bow for $300, I'd probably get it.


Ole Geauxt
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re: Bear Encounter vs PSE Stinger 3G
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Mathews owners we're too big of bow snobs to use the biscuit.

if you'd had as many arrows fall off those old fashion rests we used in the 70's, and up til the biscuit came out, you'd know why i use it... when it used to fall off and down, it seems to hit top and bottom of climber, my foot and every limb beneath me going down..

quote:

IF Mathews had a new bow for $300,
IF the Queen had balls, she'd be King..


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Ole Mule
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re: Bear Encounter vs PSE Stinger 3G
I shot a whisker biscuit on my first mathews(outback) went with a QAD dropaway on my Z7 I have now. Only complaint I had about the whisker biscuit was it was rough on the arrow vanes. Was a little skeptical of the dropaway at first but after two years it has been very reliable. (knockonwood)


Boats n Hose
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re: Bear Encounter vs PSE Stinger 3G
Yea the biscuit does hell on my practice arrows fletching but the arrows I used didn't have the best quality fletching. They got warped pretty quickly. Switching to gold tips this time around.


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Ole Geauxt
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rough on the arrow vanes
i dont shoot but about 10 times a year, so mine stay in fair shape for a long time.. about 5 or 6 deer and 4 or 5 practice shots..


honestly, i like to be able to hang it on the hanger in a high wind and even if i knock the crap out of it with my arm and it goes swinging upside down,, i want that arrow where its supposed to be when i finally get my old crippled authur itised hands wrapped around it...


Boats n Hose
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re: Bear Encounter vs PSE Stinger 3G

I probably put close to 1000 arrows through mine last year.

But I like that it's not coming out unless I want it to


Ole Mule
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re: Bear Encounter vs PSE Stinger 3G
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old crippled authur itised hands
I definetly undrestand that. The QAD is a full capture rest, arrow can't fall off, if it could I couldn't use it


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OhFace55
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re: Bear Encounter vs PSE Stinger 3G
I'm team whisker biscuit as well. I can get a little fidgety in the stand and I don't want anything rattling around.


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