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Title: Need an opinion!
Post by: southernpride27 on September 09, 2012, 09:43:25 PM
Hey yall recently got into bow huntin didnt used to be big on it cause frankly ive never been to accurate with a bow but a buddy of mine took me bow huntin and im hooked and want a compound bow of my own.. ive been lookin into them and have narrowed it down to hoyt and mathews any opinions here? Thanks!
Title: Re: Need an opinion!
Post by: Justin Gilmer on September 12, 2012, 12:42:04 PM
Both are great bows.  Get whichever one feels the most comfortable in your hand and you feel like you would be the happiest with.  As far as accuracy......  Practice! Practice! Practice!..........  You'll get better.
Title: Re: Need an opinion!
Post by: BowNinja on September 13, 2012, 03:43:29 AM
Personally I hunt with a HOYT Intruder Compound bow and I absolutely love it! I agree though that you need to try before you by and see what feels good to you.
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Post by: BBF on September 13, 2012, 01:45:54 PM
Awww come on!! If you want to be a real archer get a longbow and use wooden shafts.
I'll even consider you as an archer using a reflex and shooting instinctive. :twisted: ;D ;D
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Post by: 2Nutz on September 13, 2012, 03:05:23 PM
Stick bow is the way to go. My son just got out the Marines after four years of serving in afgh. Took him to the local BassPro and he picked out a takedown recurve. I say he is salty with it too. And I didnt even need to teach him much! O0 O0
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Post by: bohicajuan on September 13, 2012, 04:36:44 PM
I went back to shooting a recurve many moons ago. Most of the people I know use compounds and both Mathews and Hoyts are great bows. Problem with a bow is that it takes more IMHO to get it to feel right. Find a good archery shop in your neck of the woods and check them out and see if they can't get you set up. Just one mans opinion, but you might want to check into Martins as well.  O0 O0 O0
Title: Re: Need an opinion!
Post by: BBF on September 14, 2012, 01:41:13 PM
My reply was posted with a good bit of  :D :wink:added.
Have a look at the following site www. woodbows.com

It could make a difference in your decision. I'm a member of another Site and have read some good reviews on the above products.
Title: Re: Need an opinion!
Post by: SteveinNEPA on September 20, 2012, 09:56:26 PM
Buddy of mine just 3 months picked up a bow, hes never used one in his life. Got a second hand matthews solocam, and after a bit of instruction Ive got him putting a 3 arrow group into a 5x5 square at 30 yards (5x5 inches :p) In the beginning he couldnt even HIT the target, so hes raring to go now. PRACTICE and making sure the bow is properly set up for YOU is what will make you accurate, the bow itself is simply what feels good in your hands. I use a bear, but Ive had a hoyt and a matthews, but honestly the bear is just what feels good and has been responsible for many a deer in the freezer.
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Post by: MOSPARKY on October 14, 2012, 05:23:48 PM
I'll just add a note that for a newbie archer, it's usually better to have rounder wheels. The more eccentric (egg shaped) the wheels (cams) the more critical your stance, posture and technique. Round cams/wheels are much more forgiving. All the above mentioned bows are known for being quality rigs.
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Post by: John Andrews on October 14, 2012, 06:58:09 PM
Cams and wheels on bows? Geeeze! Next thing ya know, they will be talking about someone going to the moon!  :wink:
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Post by: Big58cal on October 14, 2012, 07:43:36 PM
Go to an archery shop somewhere and look over their used bows.  About any bow that's just a few years old will be a good one to start with.  The archery shop can also help you determne the right draw length and poundage you'll need.  I wouldn't buy a new bow right off the bat just yet if I were you.  For a good new one, you're talking $600-$1,000.  If you accidently screw it up in some way, that's going to be an expensive learning curve.  Get a used one that fits you and feels good and learn with it.  After you're familiar with the bow and know what you can/can't do in a year or two, then get a new bow if you want.
Title: Re: Need an opinion!
Post by: John Andrews on October 15, 2012, 06:58:55 AM
 O0 Good advice!
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Post by: BBF on October 18, 2012, 02:37:35 PM
I've got a 4 wheel Browning laying around. Haven't used in many years.