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Old 02-06-2019, 12:15 PM   #1
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What are a few of the easy drawing bows available these days? Asking because shoulders are starting to give me some trouble


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Old 02-06-2019, 12:17 PM   #2
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They have been discontinued but an Elite Synergy is probably the smoothest drawing bow I have ever shot. You can still pick up new models on the cheap all over the internet.
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Old 02-06-2019, 03:20 PM   #3
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I picked up a mathews nocam when my shoulder started giving me troubles.

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Old 02-06-2019, 03:23 PM   #4
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I picked up a mathews nocam when my shoulder started giving me troubles.

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^^^^ This awesome drawing and shooting bow .
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Old 02-06-2019, 03:27 PM   #5
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Check out the incredible new bow for 2019 thread get him to fix you a bow up .
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Old 02-06-2019, 03:52 PM   #6
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I have shot a few different bows and honestly I have not drawn one that felt as nice as my Quest Rogue felt. It was really surprising considering it was a cheaper market bow, but feels WAY better on the draw cycle than my Mathews. IF I could get the top idler bearing replaced I would not have quit shooting it.
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Old 02-06-2019, 04:26 PM   #7
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most people without shoulder issues will always call smooth ...,easy,,, simply because they do not know the difference, there is not a bow made these days that is not smooth drawing.....

try to find a pse evolve and give it a try, they all felt much lighter than the actual weight
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Old 02-06-2019, 04:42 PM   #8
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The Matthews slow cam, I mean no cam, is about the easiest bow I’ve ever drawn.
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Old 02-06-2019, 04:54 PM   #9
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Since your in the area, I'd recommend going to West Houston Archery and try as many bows as you can. I have a bad drawing shoulder and a bow that rolls into the valley abruptly hurts as much as a bow with too much weight. I tried numerous bows (2016) and ended up with a Halon. I found it easier on my shoulders than the touted no cam and the easiest bow for me to let down also.

You didn't specify what kind of game you hunt but I would consider going down in poundage also. Todays 60lb bows will blow though most anything here and in Africa. You wouldn't be disadvantaged with a fast 50lb bow on our Texas whitetails.
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Old 02-09-2019, 12:01 AM   #10
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[QUOTE=WhiplashTX;13976953]Since your in the area, I'd recommend going to West Houston Archery and try as many bows as you can. I have a bad drawing shoulder and a bow that rolls into the valley abruptly hurts as much as a bow with too much weight. I tried numerous bows (2016) and ended up with a Halon. I found it easier on my shoulders than the touted no cam and the easiest bow for me to let down also.

I agree with the abrupt valley. Can this be adjusted or not?
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Old 02-09-2019, 08:58 AM   #11
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I agree with the abrupt valley. Can this be adjusted or not?
Nope, it's the shape of the cam that determines draw cycle and valley steepness. On some bows you can select a slightly shorter draw length with the stops set at your actual draw length to give it a bigger valley.
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Old 02-10-2019, 10:08 PM   #12
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I will be the odd man out... started shooting Obsession Bows 3 years ago and it is one of the smoothest all around bows on the market. I would recommend the FXL, FX6 or 7 depending on what brace height you prefer. Once I have it back feels like I can hold it forever and the back wall is solid


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Old 02-12-2019, 03:47 PM   #13
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Well the Elite is leading the competition so far

Iím still fighting sticker shock!


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Old 02-12-2019, 04:23 PM   #14
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This is the reason I bought a Mathews no cam. I shot several before buying and the no cam was easiest on my shoulder.
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Old 02-13-2019, 09:14 AM   #15
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Well the Elite is leading the competition so far

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they don't back up there warranty very well either,, I was a dealer never once in the 6 years I carried their bows did they cover anything,,, I found obsession and not only liked them better the customers did too,,, and never had a warranty issue even come up.... I will probably be attacked for saying it,, but the truth can be painful
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Old 02-13-2019, 09:25 AM   #16
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I have had shoulder surgery. The bows now days are smooth. I had a Bear,Hoyt and right now the one that is best for my shoulder is the Bowtech SR6 I did like the SS also. I don't have a Prime or Elite bow vendor close by so have not tried them.
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Old 02-13-2019, 10:12 AM   #17
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^^^^this^^^^Technology is amazing. I've had 4 shoulder surgeries over about 10 years that had forced me to give up bow hunting altogether. I still have to have cortisone shots about every 8-12 months just to get through and control the pain.

That being said, with the newer light weight and draw weight adjustability of today’s bows there’s no need to give it up. My strength is just not there so I needed both a light weight bow and an easy draw pull. I currently shoot a Diamond Carbon Cure set at 54lbs and am back in the game. I recently added a Bowtech Carbon Knight as well that I will be setting up soon and determine which bow will be my back up.

If I can get back in the sport ANYONE CAN, trust me.
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Old 02-13-2019, 10:20 AM   #18
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I've shot a lot of bows and my top 3 are the Bowtech Prodigy#3 setting, Mathews Halon, and Elite Ritual 30. The ritual would be my number 1 pick. It has a solid back wall and comfortable draw cycle.
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Old 02-15-2019, 08:01 PM   #19
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So if I were to look for something used, what should I keep my eye out for?


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Old 02-15-2019, 08:19 PM   #20
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For me when I had shoulder issues I could pull my ChillR with no problems. Even maxed out I had no issues. Out of all my bows itís the easiest drawing bow I have out of Spyder 34, Carbon Spyder 34, Creed XS, PSE DNA, PSE Full Throttle, xpedition x7 & Arena 30. If I start feeling should pain during season I grab the ChillR.
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Old 02-15-2019, 08:20 PM   #21
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Get you a well-made string follow longbow. Smooth.
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Old 02-19-2019, 08:23 PM   #22
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Don't by another bow. Just lower the poundage.
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Old 02-20-2019, 08:40 AM   #23
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Old 02-20-2019, 08:44 AM   #24
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Old 02-20-2019, 08:45 AM   #25
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Old 02-20-2019, 08:58 AM   #26
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Good luck! Hope it helps you out!
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Old 02-26-2019, 01:49 PM   #27
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I have an old 2007 elite synergy and while its nice I was surprised at how well
the Bowtech Realm draws, thats the bow I shoot now.
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Old 02-26-2019, 04:40 PM   #28
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I have an old 2007 elite synergy and while its nice I was surprised at how well
the Bowtech Realm draws, thats the bow I shoot now.


I liked the Realm too, just didnít like the yokes being on the outside


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Old 02-26-2019, 04:51 PM   #29
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halon x especially with 50-60 pound limbs, i just happen to have one for sale. very smooth draw, and a great shooter to boot...
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Old 02-26-2019, 07:19 PM   #30
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Old 02-26-2019, 08:13 PM   #31
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No Cam, very smooth. It's not a speed bow, but very forgiving.
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Old 02-27-2019, 06:54 AM   #32
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Try a 50 - 60# Mathews Chill R with Rock mods. You won't be disappointed.
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Old 04-23-2019, 07:55 PM   #33
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I was drawing my Mathews Traverse 4 days after bone spurs were taken out of my shoulder. 70# draw feels lighter than my old Hoyt set at 60#.
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Less draw weight.

See a doctor for why the issue and how to treat it.


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Old 04-25-2019, 10:34 PM   #35
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I love my Mathews Halon. It has the smoothest draw cycle of any bow that I have shot.
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Old 05-10-2019, 08:49 PM   #36
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In the same boat as several of you- coming off a torn biceps tendon and looking for a smoother bow in the 55-65# range.

Heard good things about the Mathews Tactic- any put their paws on one yet??
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Old 05-15-2019, 10:51 AM   #37
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Old 05-15-2019, 01:10 PM   #38
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Mathews Halon

Doesn't the short brace height and short ATA create angles that aren't great for forgiveness?
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Old 05-15-2019, 01:42 PM   #39
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I've been shopping around the last few months for the same reason...looking for a smooth draw cycle. Going to 2 ASA Pro/Ams this year helped and gave me an opportunity to shoot several different brands in one spot because all the vendors were at them.
I had an Elite Option 7 and although it held and shot great, I got to where I hated drawing the bow. I've never been sold on one brand so I threw all the brand names in the pot and gave everyone a fair shake.

The ones I liked best were: Xpedition Mountaineer X, Xpedition Denali and Bowtech Reign 7. I also Liked the OB FXL and FX7.

I settled on a 65# Mountaineer X and so far I really like drawing/shooting it.

Hope this helps you on a decision.
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I've been shopping around the last few months for the same reason...looking for a smooth draw cycle. Going to 2 ASA Pro/Ams this year helped and gave me an opportunity to shoot several different brands in one spot because all the vendors were at them.
I had an Elite Option 7 and although it held and shot great, I got to where I hated drawing the bow. I've never been sold on one brand so I threw all the brand names in the pot and gave everyone a fair shake.

The ones I liked best were: Xpedition Mountaineer X, Xpedition Denali and Bowtech Reign 7. I also Liked the OB FXL and FX7.

I settled on a 65# Mountaineer X and so far I really like drawing/shooting it.

Hope this helps you on a decision.
Thanks! Doesn't look like any Xpedition Dealers in the DFW area... bummer!
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Old 07-28-2019, 02:26 PM   #41
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Not sure if youíre still looking but I shoot a 2012 Elite Synergy and it is super smooth. At 68lb DW and 29.5Ē DL with 537gr arrows, Iím shooting 254 FPS. Not blazing fast but Iíve got great momentum. Might be worth you checking one out. I absolutely love mine and wonít be looking for a new bow for a while.


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Old 07-29-2019, 05:32 AM   #42
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Not sure if youíre still looking but I shoot a 2012 Elite Synergy and it is super smooth. At 68lb DW and 29.5Ē DL with 537gr arrows, Iím shooting 254 FPS. Not blazing fast but Iíve got great momentum. Might be worth you checking one out. I absolutely love mine and wonít be looking for a new bow for a while.


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I bought an Elite Ritual back in February, very happy with it
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Very nice!


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Old 07-29-2019, 06:44 AM   #44
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I bought an Elite Ritual back in February, very happy with it
I liked the elite synergy I had. I basically bought it used from here just to see if it lived up to the hype. I thought it was as smooth or smoother than my Mathews creed at the time. I didn’t notice a significant difference enough to rig it up and replace the Mathews. A couple years later I shot the halon and there was a significant difference. The pull felt a tiny bit “harder” but it was smooth and fast. I did shoot an xpedition xcentric a little bit. It was a FAST and smooth bow, but it was definitely a harder draw than what I was used to.
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Old 07-29-2019, 11:24 PM   #45
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Get you a well-made string follow longbow. Smooth.
Bob Sarrels of Sarrels Archery makes some string follow Yukon Longbows. Ive a 64” Yukon 38@28. Super sweet shooter....3 under, split, flemish loose. I picked it up last year after torn bicep surgery. It doesnt like tossing my 500 plus grain arrows uphill very far but super easy to draw and hold.

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Old 07-29-2019, 11:54 PM   #46
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Old 07-30-2019, 11:18 PM   #47
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All I shoot is Mathews so that's all I can comment on but, there is a difference between smooth draw and ease of draw. If you want ease, go down in weight, that's what I did and haven't regretted it.
If you want smooth, any bow will do that, I think all companies make a smooth drawing bow.
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Old 07-31-2019, 07:05 AM   #48
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Not that it really matters but I noticed earlier that I typed ď2012 elite synergyĒ. I meant 2016. Lol


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Old 08-02-2019, 11:17 PM   #49
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When I went to CCR to buy my new bow, I the techs set up about 9 of the top of the bows they carried. For me, the Elite was by far the smoothest drawing bow I shot that day.
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