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Parker compound shooters?

Seems that the Parker name is all but associated with crossbows and rarely do I see anyone mention Parker compound bows.

I recently shopped for a new vert bow. Shoulder is good to go and it's time to go back from the xbow. I went to a local shop and shot multiple bows from every line they had. Honestly, when I walked in I had my mind set on a Mathews or Mission. I ended up buying a Parker Kodiak. Fully set up, including arrows, and a new Scott release, unconditional lifetime warranty, American made,and I was out the door just under $600. Out of all the bows I shot, it felt the best to me, like it fit me better than any other bow. Heck, on shots 4 and 5 I did a robinhood, 1 arrow tubed the other perectly.

I'm thrilled with this bow and even more thrilled I came in way under (money wise) what I expected. I'm getting practiced up and may try and use it for a late season archery doe. Man did I miss vert bow hunting!
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Re: Parker compound shooters?

Welcome Back, Parker makes a good product but I settled on a Mission. I thought I would never like a bow outside of the Darton family, but that Ballistic is a shooter. Congrats on the new bow, now its time to put her to a deer.
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Re: Parker compound shooters?

I shoot a Parker Buckhunter XP there are bows of better quality, but my 350 dollar bow puts as many deer on the ground as do the most expensive bows on the market. Its not the price tag on the bow that makes it shoot good its the person behind it.

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I'm not sure about the newer parkers but 10-12 years ago they had alot of shock and vibration. A friend of mine had a new one that snapped off 3 stabilizers at the stud where it screwed into the riser.
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Re: Parker compound shooters?

I had a Parker Phoenix that I bought new in 2005. Great shooting bow with excellent customer service.
Their strings tended to have never ending stretch back then. I don't know if they have better strings now. If not, I'd switch the string and cable to a Winners Choice or comparable string as soon as possible.
Have been shooting Matthews in recent years.

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Seems that the Parker name is all but associated with crossbows and rarely do I see anyone mention Parker compound bows.

I recently shopped for a new vert bow. Shoulder is good to go and it's time to go back from the xbow. I went to a local shop and shot multiple bows from every line they had. Honestly, when I walked in I had my mind set on a Mathews or Mission. I ended up buying a Parker Kodiak. Fully set up, including arrows, and a new Scott release, unconditional lifetime warranty, American made,and I was out the door just under $600. Out of all the bows I shot, it felt the best to me, like it fit me better than any other bow. Heck, on shots 4 and 5 I did a robinhood, 1 arrow tubed the other perectly.

I'm thrilled with this bow and even more thrilled I came in way under (money wise) what I expected. I'm getting practiced up and may try and use it for a late season archery doe. Man did I miss vert bow hunting!
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MJY, no.

Shot for 2.5 hours this past Sunday. Lovin the new Parker and getting dialed in quite nicely!
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We sold a ton of them out of that store. Only reason I asked. That and one of the owners of the now gone P & T Archery is behind the counter and if you were there you likely had a good experience. AWESOME bows for sure.

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Bought mine at Higleys Archery in Centerville. Also great place to deal with.
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Re: Parker compound shooters?

Parkers are a pretty good bow for the money but you don't hear much about them in this part of the country. I see alot more of them in the southern states

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