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Old 02-07-2021, 09:48 PM   #1
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I am getting back into archery after years away. I used to shoot a Diamond which I loved- came with arrows, release, RTS bow, etc. It was great- fit me perfectly.

I've seen a lot in magazines and online about the flagship bows. I'm not going to spend $1,200+ on a bow- that's just not affordable for me.

If I don't need a flagship bow, what can I expect to pay for everything (including arrows, fitting, release, etc.) on a RTS compound bow at a local archery shop?
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Old 02-07-2021, 09:56 PM   #2
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Not sure of the cost exactly as I haven't priced bows recently. However, if I were in the market for another bow, it would be used 1-3 year old bow. Way cheaper from what I gather.
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Old 02-07-2021, 10:18 PM   #3
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Not sure of the cost exactly as I haven't priced bows recently. However, if I were in the market for another bow, it would be used 1-3 year old bow. Way cheaper from what I gather.
Would you just buy a used one on the Green Screen and then take to a local shop for fitting? How much would a fitting, cutting arrows add to the cost?
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Old 02-07-2021, 10:28 PM   #4
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Absolutely would buy one from here, particularly if you can find one locally. There have been some fantastic deals recently, just watch the classifieds, or post a "looking to buy" ad. You might find one completely kitted, so all you may have to do is have modules swapped for draw length, peep fitted/adjusted, and sight it in. If the bow is older than ~3 years you'll probably need new strings/cables. It can still be a much more cost effective way to get set up. Depends on what you're looking for, really, and of course overall budget.
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Old 02-07-2021, 10:40 PM   #5
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If you can find a bow, like the diamond, that's pretty much fully adjustable, you can probably spend around $100 getting it set up for you at a bow shop...my closest one anyway. Getting arrows and broadheads will be an extra expense. Some bow shops sell used bows on consignment also. I searched the classifieds here for a couple months looking for a Z7 extreme with no luck. Pulled the trigger on a new Z3 at the bow shop and the next week the classifieds were full of Z7 extremes for less than I paid for my Z3.
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Old 02-08-2021, 06:58 AM   #6
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If I buy a used one, do you guys think it's important to shoot the bow before you buy it or are there so many great ones now, it's not that big of a deal?
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Old 02-08-2021, 08:05 AM   #7
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I think I would start out at an archery shop to get Draw length determined. Some shops charge a small fee for this if you are not buying from them. I would be worth it to start looking at used bows.
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Old 02-08-2021, 07:38 PM   #8
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Old 02-08-2021, 09:27 PM   #9
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CCR, right?
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Old 02-09-2021, 08:13 AM   #11
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Old 02-09-2021, 08:48 AM   #12
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Old 02-10-2021, 10:26 PM   #13
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I am getting back into archery after years away. I used to shoot a Diamond which I loved- came with arrows, release, RTS bow, etc. It was great- fit me perfectly.

I've seen a lot in magazines and online about the flagship bows. I'm not going to spend $1,200+ on a bow- that's just not affordable for me.

If I don't need a flagship bow, what can I expect to pay for everything (including arrows, fitting, release, etc.) on a RTS compound bow at a local archery shop?
Hoyt Torrex. @$699 ready to shoot, @$65 for arrows, @$60 for a release. The "Legend" can provide most of the fitting.
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Old 02-11-2021, 11:55 AM   #14
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Thanks- the Torrex looks sweet.
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Old 02-11-2021, 08:08 PM   #15
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I am getting back into archery after years away. I used to shoot a Diamond which I loved- came with arrows, release, RTS bow, etc. It was great- fit me perfectly.

I've seen a lot in magazines and online about the flagship bows. I'm not going to spend $1,200+ on a bow- that's just not affordable for me.

If I don't need a flagship bow, what can I expect to pay for everything (including arrows, fitting, release, etc.) on a RTS compound bow at a local archery shop?
When I was shopping recently you could get a good bow off the shelf ready to shoot in the 600-700 range.
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Old 02-11-2021, 08:18 PM   #16
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I got one for Christmas well I got the go ahead from the wife and she is getting some new bedroom furniture. Pretty set on a an elite & all rigged out with new arrows, broad heads, etc. basically everything but a case & release & it was all over $1800. Thatís why Iím still with my 16 yo bowtech until my esposa gets her furniture so I see if any funds are left! I definitely had a little sticker shock!
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