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Old 09-09-2018, 12:18 PM   #1
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Hello All,

I've been in the archery game for quite some time, but the past 10 years have been trad. Looking to stretch my modern archery legs again. As you are well aware, new flagship bows are worth more than both my kidneys combined...so I'm looking to buy used or perhaps a discontinued (but new) bow. What are your thoughts?

Also, these are the main manufacturers I like and am looking into:
-Hoyt (Prices dictate that I'm looking at the Spyders/Faktors)
-Prime (Ions/impacts...possibly Rize)
-Elite (Impulse...possibly Option 6 or 7)

I'd appreciate your opinions any which way.

Thanks!
Matthew
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Old 09-09-2018, 03:41 PM   #2
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Don't know about any of them personally but understand Elite has a lifetime warranty

That would count for something to me
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Old 09-09-2018, 03:52 PM   #3
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If I had it to do all over again, I’d go with a used bow or buy last years model. My bow is over 6 years old and I have a hard time believing that there is any bow light years ahead of my Hoyt Charger. It’s a middle of the road bow, but I’m extremely happy with it.
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Old 09-09-2018, 03:53 PM   #4
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Prime side by side cams make me Leary, older Elite Synergy bow possibly best Ive ever shot,
IMO Tossup Hoyt or Elite
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Old 09-09-2018, 03:57 PM   #5
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Buy a new last years model.
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Old 09-09-2018, 05:23 PM   #6
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Not sure on all brands, but some the warranty goes only with the original owner. So for that alone I would look at a last years model. I know they seem high but if you can pick up a new one and keep it for 8-10 years it really aint that expensive. In that time you could still get a couple hundred for it and buy you another new one. I was looking at newish trucks yesterday and i could get a new flagship bow fully loaded for less than 3 payments haha

Also some bow companies have second line bows or non flagship bows that can be had at a good price. I know that you didn't list Mathews but since they are the ones i am more familiar with they have a Z3 or the mission line that are good values, i assume the other brands do something similar if Mathews don't float your boat

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Old 09-09-2018, 05:51 PM   #7
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I'd definitely look for a used bow. I found one on here for my dad this past January and he paid half of what it was new. It was only 6 months old, was in great shape, and shoots without issue. My first bow I hunted with from 2003-2015 with no issues other than changing out the string a few times. Seems like most of the name brand bows will last a long time.

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Old 09-09-2018, 06:01 PM   #8
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Look at shops' older, new, inventory. I bought my Hoyt Nitrum Turbo for about 35% off retail, but it was 2 years old.
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Old 09-09-2018, 11:17 PM   #9
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u can get great deals on used, u may not have warranty but the parts are still made by the big names if you need them, hoyt n mathews make parts for well over 10 yrs ago. i licked up a obsession for $300, a mathews no cam for $400, hoyt. rx for 350 like nib. elite impulse 34 for $400 n on n on!!
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Old 09-10-2018, 12:07 AM   #10
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Don't know about any of them personally but understand Elite has a lifetime warranty

That would count for something to me
As does every bow mfg.
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Old 09-10-2018, 07:48 AM   #11
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Yes but Elite is transferred from owner to owner. Most aren't correct?

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Old 09-10-2018, 07:52 AM   #12
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As does every bow mfg.
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Yes but Elite is transferred from owner to owner. Most aren't correct?

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I did not state it that way (my bad) but that is what I was implying

If all of the bow companies have gone to a transferable lifetime warranty I was not aware of that
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Old 09-10-2018, 08:15 AM   #13
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I did not state it that way (my bad) but that is what I was implying

If all of the bow companies have gone to a transferable lifetime warranty I was not aware of that
That's a heck of a warranty. I didn't know it could be transferred
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Old 09-10-2018, 11:08 AM   #14
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Hello All,

I've been in the archery game for quite some time, but the past 10 years have been trad. Looking to stretch my modern archery legs again. As you are well aware, new flagship bows are worth more than both my kidneys combined...so I'm looking to buy used or perhaps a discontinued (but new) bow. What are your thoughts?

Also, these are the main manufacturers I like and am looking into:
-Hoyt (Prices dictate that I'm looking at the Spyders/Faktors)
-Prime (Ions/impacts...possibly Rize)
-Elite (Impulse...possibly Option 6 or 7)

I'd appreciate your opinions any which way.

Thanks!
Matthew
I refuse to pay $1500 for a bow, when you walk out the door with it, the value is half of what you paid. Hoyt is the only one of those 3 I would consider.
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Old 09-10-2018, 11:16 AM   #15
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I bought one new bow, in 1978. All the other bows have been used.
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Old 09-10-2018, 10:51 PM   #16
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That's a heck of a warranty. I didn't know it could be transferred
Well maybe I am wrong, but that was my understanding

I was not aware all companies had lifetime warranties on their bows either but Fishndude would definitely know more about that than me
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