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Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Northern Berks County, PA
Re: Bowtech limb splintered
Well, I'm back from the shop.
Shop owner is a good guy...been going there since I was a kid, and they have always treated me well.
He said he'd have to talk to Bowtech to see if they can get the limbs, but to expect a minimum of $150 and more like $200. 2 weeks, give or take, to receive them, and he'd install them same-day they arrived.
I started shooting bows.
I fully expected to want a Bowtech BTX. First bow I shot. Loved it.
Shot a Matthews Halon 7. Hated it.
Shot a Hoyt Defiant. Uh oh. That was pretty nice.
Shot an Elite (forget which one). Also pretty nice.
Ok, let's do round 2....hauled them all outside again, one by one.
Bowtech-- shocky in the hand, louder than I'd hoped, holy FAST, Batman
Mathews-- quieter, moreso than I expected. Grip feels weird. I've never liked Mathews' grips. Just wasn't "right" to me.
Elite-- felt good, clunky draw cycle, fast, moderately quiet.
Hoyt-- smoooooooooooth draw cycle, by far the smoothest of the bunch. Didn't seem QUITE as fast as the Bowtech, but wasn't far off it. Not as loud, and near to dead in the hand.
I'm going hunting tonight with a Hoyt.
Shop moved my Ripcord dropway, HHA sight, and put on a loop, peep, and button for me. Tweaked most of that right there, and was shooting into arrow holes in the target at 20 steps at the shop.
Brought it home, regulated my slider sight to 50 yards, then stepped to 30 and had some crappy form. Took a small rest, since I was shooting a lot today, lol. Stepped to 30, settled in, good form, center-punched the 10-ring on my 3D deer target.
It does look from some quick bareshaft shooting like I'll likely have to move from my FMJ 340's to 300's. Bareshafts show a weak spine reaction, and I have the bow down to 62(60-70# bow).
I do think I'm gonna cruise the classifieds at AT and other places watching for limbs for my Bowtech. It's a great bow, and having two isn't such a dumb idea, as I've recently learned, lol.
Now to see if I can kill something....