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My Parker Blackhawk Ez Draw is really stacking awesome groups now. I can't wait to release an arrow on a gobbler in a few weeks. Man this things is shooting awesome.
 

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Nice groups tex!!! What was the distance?
 

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Here's a link to what the bow looks like and some specs. I'm really happy with this bow. I have a bad shoulder so I can't shoot speed bows. THis thing is a real tack driver. This particular group above was shot at 20 yards because I was shooting indoor but this bow groups just as good at 30.
I have shot 30 yard Robin hoods with this bow. This season it came down 100 dollars in price. Parker is committed to providing the best product and setting a price to make it possible for any hunter to be able to afford. http://parkerbows.com/pb/2007/compounds.html?action=detail&detailsku=1089
 

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Nice bow.....I was looking at bear but now I might have to look at parker. If you dont mind me asking....what was the final price for that bow?
 

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Last season it was 699.99 so with tax like 742. now that it has come down a hundred bucks it will be 636 with tax. I have a g5 optix xr2 site on it 199.99 and a limbdriver rest 89.99. and a apex quiver I think the quiver was like 50 bucks. No matter which bow you pick these days you will spend about a grand if you want quality accessories. With Parker you will spend a little less and get a lifetime warranty.
 

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thats not too shabby. where did you get your bow?
 

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thats not too shabby. where did you get your bow?
That's the cool thing about Parker all the bows are MAP priced so I would support your local retailer and not buy from a large store because it will be the same price no matter where you buy. One of the guys on the site I met in person and he really knows his stuff. His screen name on the site here is Arrowhead. I would suggest that you get in contact with him.
 

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Parker bows being MAP priced doesn't mean you pay the same price everywhere. That is the min advertised price so they can sell it lower but not advertise it lower. You could still benefit from shopping around. I've seen MAP priced bows selling $80-100 below MAP so sometimes it pays to check actual prices before buying.
 

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Sendero I will find out about that for you today but it's my understanding that Parker wants their bows sold at the same price nationally. I thought that the MAP price with regard to Parker products not only limits the advertised price but also the actual price it can be sold for. I could be wrong though. It's also my understanding that this does not apply to left over or discontinued models.
 

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There are a lot of manufacturers that use MAP pricing for all kind of goods but that usually only applieds to the advertised price MAP=Minimum Advertised Price. Ever see a web site that tells you to add the item to your cart to see price? That is a MAP product being sold for less than MAP pricing and can not list price. Once you add it to a cart the price comes up. There are several ways around it, and unfortunately it is being forced on dealers by more companies all the time. Some bow companies limit the number of dealers in any given area so to combat the issue of people traveling to get a better deal they implement MAP pricing. It is totally up to the dealer what he sells his inventory for but he can not advertise below MAP pricing. Some companies have a MSP where their product isn't supposed to be sold below a certain selling price but that is often fought by store owners as it restricts their ability to move product. As far as I know Parker is just MAP pricing so they can sell below MAP.
 

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I've been shooting the Black Hawk and I love it. It is by far one of the best bows I've ever had the opportunity to shoot. I've spent most of my adult life a brick mason and my elbows and shoulders are worn out. The EZ Draw cams on the Blackhawk make it so I can comfortably shoot a compound at a respectable draw weight. It has a very smooth valley and let down. It is also a very forgiving bow with it's 7 3/8 inch brace height.

Just a note on MAP pricing...every Parker dealer MUST sell at the MAP price. If they get caught selling below MAP they will have thier dealership taken away. Parker is very serious about enforcing thier MAP pricing.
 

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LifeNRA said:
I still shoot my Parker Phoenix 34, not sure if I want to get a new bow of not! I like this bow too much!
Really nice bow! That's one of the best they have ever made. I almost got the new Parker inferno this season but I'm just so pleased with my blackhawk I will probably shoot it for several more seasons.
 
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