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Old 02-21-2020, 09:59 AM   #1
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So I will be buying a new bow at 60lbs draw weight for this season and I am a t-Rex armed guy at 27.5Ē draw. Would I be better offer buying a 60 to 70 pound bow or a 50 to 60 pound bow? Also would there be a difference in speed between the two sets of limbs both set at 60? Thanks in advance
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Old 02-21-2020, 10:01 AM   #2
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If your wanting 60# draw then go with 60# limbs. Limbs maxed out will perform better than 70# limbs taken down to 60#.
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Old 02-21-2020, 10:07 AM   #3
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Shoot at top end

Different in speed will be 20 FPS (using same arrow)
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Old 02-21-2020, 10:10 AM   #4
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60 or 70 will drop any North American game. Go with the poundage that you can place the arrow exactly where you want it. 20 fps is marginal.
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Old 02-21-2020, 10:12 AM   #5
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Ok second part of the question. What do y’all think of the obsession bows?
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Ok second part of the question. What do yíall think of the obsession bows?
You will love them! Have 5 and canít say enough good things about them. Look for 2014-2016 models. Evo, Phoenix, Fusion, and my favorite Delta 6.

Donít be scared of all the hype about Obsession right now. They are in the process of selling shares or some part of the company and production was put on hold. The 2020 bows are top notch as well. Some really great deals to be had right now on the Obsession Brotherhood Page on FBook.
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Old 02-21-2020, 10:20 AM   #7
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Ok second part of the question. What do yíall think of the obsession bows?
XPedition bows are another one to look into as well. Designer of the Obsession bows switched over to them and they are just as good.
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Old 02-21-2020, 10:21 AM   #8
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This is probably a question only you can answer. Go draw some different bows and get a feel for what your comfortable with. I will would to shoot as much poundage as I can comfortably, but that is just me.
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Old 02-21-2020, 11:06 AM   #9
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talk in the archery world is obsession is going away. the owner has been trying to sell for a while. no takers. he's thinking about just shutting down.

hope this is wrong. good bows.
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Old 02-21-2020, 08:25 PM   #10
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Well I bought a bow tech today lol. Super happy.
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Old 02-21-2020, 08:27 PM   #11
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Which one?
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Old 02-21-2020, 10:44 PM   #12
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talk in the archery world is obsession is going away. the owner has been trying to sell for a while. no takers. he's thinking about just shutting down.

hope this is wrong. good bows.



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Old 02-22-2020, 12:01 AM   #13
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You will love them! Have 5 and canít say enough good things about them. Look for 2014-2016 models. Evo, Phoenix, Fusion, and my favorite Delta 6.

Donít be scared of all the hype about Obsession right now. They are in the process of selling shares or some part of the company and production was put on hold. The 2020 bows are top notch as well. Some really great deals to be had right now on the Obsession Brotherhood Page on FBook.
On a separate note...how do you like the apex dovetail sight?...I've got one myself and dont see a lot of other folks running them, was curious what someone beside myself thought of that sight...
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Old 02-22-2020, 06:28 AM   #14
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A lot of unknowns about Obsession right now.....new, I'd prolly wait .....heavily discounted used.....you bet.

If KS lands ownership....run like hail!
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Old 02-22-2020, 07:36 AM   #15
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On a separate note...how do you like the apex dovetail sight?...I've got one myself and dont see a lot of other folks running them, was curious what someone beside myself thought of that sight...
I like it however it is heavier than most sights.
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Old 02-22-2020, 07:43 AM   #16
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A lot of unknowns about Obsession right now.....new, I'd prolly wait .....heavily discounted used.....you bet.

If KS lands ownership....run like hail!
I have read from many dealers they aren’t going anywhere. I have also seen some long time Obsession shooters sell out and switch over to XPedition. The 2020 bows retail $1000 and can already be purchased for $500 still brand new from dealers that are leaving them. Not a good sign. My thoughts are this though. The 2014-2016 bows are phenomenal. Buy them, purchase extra mods, cams and limbs and your good to go. Last summer the bows I had would have been $400-$600 bare. Now they are selling for $300-$400 loaded! If I ever go new again I will switch to Xpedition but for now I am enjoying the Obsession lineup from 2015.
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Old 03-21-2020, 04:38 PM   #17
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Agree that 60 lb is suffienct
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Old 03-21-2020, 04:56 PM   #18
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Well I bought a bow tech today lol. Super happy.
Letís see it!!!!!
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Old 03-21-2020, 05:21 PM   #19
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My *** hurts and I have cranked my 70# e35 down to 63#ís but my arrow setup is still straight @ 555 x 20% so I continue to rock on. To your original question op; Iím personally done with 70# bows. You can get the same speed now out of bows over the last few years, 60 is really the new 70. Run the right setup on the business end and hammer down, no reason to kill yourself in the process.


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Old 03-21-2020, 09:23 PM   #20
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Get a Mathews with switch weight at 65lb you can max it out at about 71Are drop it down to about 53 with no effect on performance
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Old 03-21-2020, 09:39 PM   #21
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Get a 50-60 imo
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Old 03-26-2020, 01:19 PM   #22
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Most bows usually max it at a little more than advertised for what its worth.
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