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Postby BIGERN76 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:53 pm

I need one. Anybody got any great advice. I used to shoot an old Hoyt havoc that I loved. I would still be shooting it but it was relieved of my possession (not stolen, long horrible story). So I am now looking for something else. I am cheap and don't want to buy a brand spanking new one, but because of my 26" draw length finding a decent used one is difficult. Saturday I shot a Diamond Black Ice and it was awesome (thanks Stan)!!!! It may be just that I was shooting such an old bow but man, that Diamond seemed to be smokin'! I am considering either that or a Hoyt maxxis or alpha max. I hope to get to shoot the Hoyts sometime in the next week. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: New Bow

Postby merrillcd_mem » Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:30 pm

I have a mathews swichback and love it . They came out with Drenalin the year after I bought mine.
you cold prolly find a good bow on Ebay.
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Re: New Bow

Postby Guest » Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:44 am

I bought my bow as a custom package from www.huntersfriend.com tell Adam that Sarah from Scotland sent you and he will get you a good deal on any of their bows.


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Re: New Bow

Postby LadyHunter » Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:15 am

I got a new Martin Lepard this year and I love it. My draw length is shorter since Im a woman. I used Ramblin Man Bows and Muzzleloaders to find mine. He sells on several sights and found just what I wanted.
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Re: New Bow

Postby brewer03 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:03 pm

I just bought a used 09 truth II and I absolutely love it....
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Re: New Bow

Postby Rube » Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:19 pm

Sometimes a used bow is the way to go. I upgraded from a 12 y/o bow last year to one that was 3 years old. I got a Hoyt Ultratec and love it. Cost me about half of what a new one would have, plus it came equipped - not stripped. I would like to have one of them new bows one day, but for the moment I am satisfied with my new old one. Just my .02.
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Re: New Bow

Postby Guest » Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:32 pm

Depends where you buy from Rube, the bow I got with the whole package was $550 which is very good.
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Re: New Bow

Postby ol bumpy » Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:22 pm

The Diamond Black Ice is the least expensive bow I own, and has turned out to pretty much be my all-time favorite....No bow company out there makes a smoother drawing bow than a Diamond. Quiet and plenty fast. Zero maintenance. You can spend a lot more money, but you just about can't beat a Diamond.

You can get a '08 or '09 Black Ice, brand new "old stock", on the Acherytalk classifieds for $350-400, and a used one for way less.
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Re: New Bow

Postby BIGERN76 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:38 pm

Thanks for all the tip guys and gals. I am thinkin I am gonna go with a used one. I just don't know what is involved in changing draw lengths on the different brands of bows. I know most of the new ones can be changed, just don't know if it would be cost efficient.
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Re: New Bow

Postby ol bumpy » Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:20 pm

Draw length modules run anywhere from about $8-20 depending on the brand of bow. For bows that require a new cam, it will cost you $30-50. These prices are for new mods or cams. Used stuff can be had for a lot less.
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Re: New Bow

Postby bowhunter604 » Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:53 pm

I have been shooting hoyt for several years now and love mine. It really is a matter of how well the bow feels to you, best thing is to shoot them and see what you like. One thing about hoyt they are very dependable and they do put their bows through some vigorous testing so you can count on them, but like I said all matter of personal preference.
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Re: New Bow

Postby phildaddy » Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:48 pm

I still have one of my old compounds; a PSE Fireflight then after a bad experience with a PSE Baby G I moved to Mathews with a Switchback. If my son hadn't wanted to get back into hunting I would still have it. I gave it to him a couple of months ago and got a Mathews Z7 and love it so far. However I would not hesitate at all to buy a used Switchback. jmo
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Re: New Bow

Postby BIGERN76 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:26 am

Well I hate to say it but I bought a new one. 09 Black Ice fully rigged and paid nowhere near sticker price on just the bare bow. :ylsuper: We got it set up and I gotta tell yall, this thing shoots great. I don't know if it is just the fact that it is so much newer than my 10 yo Hoyt or what but I sure do like it. I am very satisfied with the price and I shot the bow very well. It is comfortable for me. Maybe in Oct. I will be able to see what the deer think of it!!! :smash:
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Re: New Bow

Postby phildaddy » Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:57 am

Congrats and good for you. If you are happy, that is all that matters. :ylsuper:
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Re: New Bow

Postby LadyHunter » Thu Mar 11, 2010 7:00 am

Congrats... I know you will enjoy it. I traded up when i got mine i was shooting a very old bow that my sons had used. the new one made such a difference. Now you have plenty of time to work with it before Oct.
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Re: New Bow

Postby jaystew » Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:57 pm

resen!
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