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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-08-2013, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
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New bow-suggestions

I think the time has come. I have been shooting my Bowtech Patriot for 10 years now, and I think it's time to retire her. So I'm looking for a new rig. Here are my criteria:

Budget-500-600 for the whole package, excluding arrows.

Not interested in excessive speed or big name or whatever Ralph and Vicky Chinchilla promote.

I love my Bowtech, so I'd be inclined to check out Diamond rigs, or maybe the new package that Bowtech and Cabelas teamed up on...can't remember the name.

Any suggestions?
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-08-2013, 05:16 PM
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Re: New bow-suggestions

In terms of Diamonds, the Outlaw comes in a package that retails for about 550, and that is for everything but arrows. Not sure what Cabelas is selling the Regulator for in a package form. One last note, Diamond is also supposed to be coming out with another new bow yet this year.

Another really solid bow that comes in a package is the PSE Brute X, and they retail right at $500. The other bow that they make that is really nice is the BowMadness but it is barebow at $600 and $700 for the package.

There really is not a "bad" bow out there right now, at least in my opinion, so good luck with whatever choice you make. Any other questions, just let me know!

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Re: New bow-suggestions

Thanks tec...it will come down to what feels good in my price range. The Regulator package is going for around 550 at Cabelas. The Regulator and my Patriot seem pretty similar, so I'm not sure if it's better to buy a new bow that is essentially the same thing or dump money into updating my Patriot-new strings/cables, rest etc.
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Re: New bow-suggestions

i would go and shoot every bow that is in ur price range blind folded and go from there
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Re: New bow-suggestions

If I had a 500-600 budget I'd buy a 1 or 2 year old top of the line used bow.

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Re: New bow-suggestions

Go to cabelas and shoot everything in your price range. The last two purchases i thought i knew what i wanted until i shot 6 diff bows. Both times i purchased something i wasnt looking at

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Buying a use bow is great but the only down fall is it doesn't come with the warrenty unles its a elite
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Re: New bow-suggestions

Did you see this posted by toothhunter in the archery hunting forum.

"Keep this in mind before you buy your next bow... Bowtech offers an Active Duty Military and Veteran Discount program.... it saves 15% off of any Bowtech Bow and can be used once a year... here is the link to the information below:

http://www.bowtecharchery.com/#/gene...s_content&i=23

I wanted to send and FYI for my fellow HPA'rs!! Hope this helps and Good Luck!

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Re: New bow-suggestions

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Buying a use bow is great but the only down fall is it doesn't come with the warrenty unles its a elite
Not just Elite anymore: Athens, New Breed, and Obsession will all warranty used bows now.

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Re: New bow-suggestions

Had a decent post on "my steps topicking a new bow"

summary- shoot a bunch of them and get the one that feels the best for you within your price range.

I like the new PSE bows. FAST, COMPACT, FORGIVING

everything that I want in a bow.

Most companies all have these traits going for them how ever.

my suggestions are:

PSE BOW MADNESS

PSE VENDETTA

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