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Old 01-30-2019, 01:45 PM   #1
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Good afternoon - I've been out of the bow market for a while but it's time to upgrade.

Which bow, used or new, would you recommend in the $500-$750 range?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-30-2019, 01:52 PM   #2
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Mathews no cam . Close thread 😜
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Old 01-30-2019, 01:54 PM   #3
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I was trying to do the same and came to the conclusion there were too many choices and I wanted something I could try before I buy type thing. I really did not know much about the newer bows as the last one I bought was in 2007. I finally went new and got a Mathews Halon 32, and while it is more than I wanted to spend.. it was definitely worth the extra $$$.
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Old 01-30-2019, 02:18 PM   #4
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I shot a 2015 elite synergy that I absolutely love. I won one off of eBay brand new for $375. They also have em for $599 buy it now option in all different draw lengths. Mostly 70lb bows but they’re so smooth, it’s nothing to pull back. And I believe the let off is in the high 80s or even the 90s. Great bow!


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Old 01-30-2019, 02:25 PM   #5
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A couple of months ago I bought a new Matthews Z3 for $599. They have discontinued this model for 2019, I think the regular price was $749. I've been shooting it at 50 yards and never had groups as tight as I am now. I would highly recommend this bow. I'm sure there is some still out there. The archery shop I bought mine at had a lot of them on the rack.

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Old 01-30-2019, 02:42 PM   #6
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Anything in the Diamond lineup
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Old 01-30-2019, 03:12 PM   #7
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Prime Ion 29” 70 lbs. up for sale. Great bow. Would be just what your looking for
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Old 01-30-2019, 06:14 PM   #8
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Anything in the Diamond lineup
I shoot a Diamond Liberty - I'm a fan for sure. Just need an upgrade since it's a 2006 model

The tech and FPS they're getting out of the new bows

Thanks for the input fellas, keep'em coming

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Old 01-30-2019, 09:11 PM   #9
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I've got a 2013 Elite Pulse 30'' 65# Realtree Extra camo,bare bow $325
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Old 01-30-2019, 09:57 PM   #10
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2017 PSE Bow Madness Epix fully rigged
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Old 01-30-2019, 10:13 PM   #11
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Tons of good bows out there go to shop see what feels good and shop around for used one. I have a right hand strother wrath, predator green, shot very little, completely rigged out with fuse sight, trophy ridge drop away, stab, bow quiver, and arrows and extra nib broadheads. Bow is 28.5 @ 60 lbs. I can get any draw mod needed. 350.00 tyd
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Old 01-31-2019, 09:15 AM   #12
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Tons of good bows out there go to shop see what feels good and shop around for used one. I have a right hand strother wrath, predator green, shot very little, completely rigged out with fuse sight, trophy ridge drop away, stab, bow quiver, and arrows and extra nib broadheads. Bow is 28.5 @ 60 lbs. I can get any draw mod needed. 350.00 tyd
Thanks for the offer. I've decided to stick w/ what I know - Bowtech, Mathews, Elite and Hoyt.
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Old 02-18-2019, 02:41 PM   #13
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Elite impulse and the elite energy have felt the best to me, I use my impulse for Hunting, target archery, and 3D
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Old 02-18-2019, 03:14 PM   #14
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Old 02-18-2019, 04:21 PM   #15
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obsession,, very nice and you can get a new one in that 750 range
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Old 02-28-2019, 01:44 AM   #16
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maybe you can consider BowTech SR6. it has a very smooth draw cycle
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Old 03-16-2019, 01:31 PM   #17
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I just recently began to get involved in hunting, so I cann't say that I'm well versed in this. I bought my first bow 5 months ago. I'm left-handed and it was difficult for me to find a convenient bow. I trust reviews on the Internet, so I used this article https://hikezone.org/best-beginner-compound-bow/ I found there left hand compound bow. I like that there is a description of different models and firms. I like that there is a description of different models and firms.
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Old 03-16-2019, 02:56 PM   #18
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Good afternoon - I've been out of the bow market for a while but it's time to upgrade.

Which bow, used or new, would you recommend in the $500-$750 range?

Thanks in advance.
I am a mathews fanboy haha, so i would be looking real hard at the new Mathews tactic (their lower end bow, that is still real nice) or whatever the high end mission bows are. They just dropped a couple of their bows from their line up so you may could get a good deal on one of them. I like new for the warranty but you probably wont need it
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Old 03-17-2019, 04:57 PM   #19
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Thanks for all the responses.

I purchased an Elite Synergy from a fellow TBH’er & have been flinging arrows daily.

It’s a big step up from my ‘06 Liberty


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Old 06-17-2019, 08:56 PM   #20
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I recommend going to a good bow shop, they will let you shoot a couple and find out what fits you best. Remember, Indians were killing deer and buffalo 100’s of years ago with sticks and twine. Any modern day bow will do that and more. It is better to have a bow that fits you and you can put the arrow where it counts vs having a bow that shoots 5 more FPS.
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Old 06-17-2019, 09:15 PM   #21
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Great choice. Awesome bow! That’s what I shoot.


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Old 06-17-2019, 09:45 PM   #22
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Find a full service archery shop near you that carry’s more than 2-3 different bow lines. Decide what you want in terms of how length, weight, etc. Take one of your hunting arrows with you, fully set up, lighted nock included. Tell the bow tech how much you’re willing to spend and have him set up everything to your requirements and shoot em all. DO NOT go in there with a predetermined bow that someone else told you you should buy. Shoot them all, then buy the one you like. God I love Cinnamon Creek!
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Old 07-06-2019, 02:44 PM   #23
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Get either a bowtech (very light), or a Mathews (heavier, but very stable) bow. These are two very good bows in your price range - of course used, but you won't regret.
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