Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
N7709K

What bow to get

14 posts in this topic

I am going to upgrade from my bow I have now. I currently shoot a 06 Diamond Triumph in 50-60 pound draw. The brace height I think is 7 inches, but don't quote me on that. I will only have about $700-$800 to get a bare bow( I spent $300 on all the other stuff over the past two years). The two that I am looking at now are the Diamond Black Ice in 60-70 pound or the Hoyt Super Hawk also in 60-70 pound. The reason that I am not looking at other bows with fixed draw length is that I am 15. I was wondering if archers or hunters out there had any advise?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you are really planning to spend that much, I would buy one of the better quality, new bows like a Mathews, Hoyt, PSE or Bowtech. On many bows you can have the draw length changed by replacing the cam. If you drop down to the next tier ($400 - $600) of bows, you have a LOT of good choices as well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have shot a pse and I don't like them too much other than that i have only shot the bows in my price range. I will be selling my triumph this weekend or next week to a friend who broke a limb on his bow. I might get a bow online as to save some money, but I also might get one at Mikes in St.Cloud.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Whats wrong with the Triumph? You feeling like blowing almost a cool $1000 for no good reason?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well I have committed my self to sell my triumph to my friend. i also want to get a bow that is higher poundage, longer brace height. As far as the $700 to $800 goes that is all I can get. I am only planing on spending $650 to $700( if I can find a good deal).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thats cool - just for the point of asking why do you seek higher poundage? Longer brace is good, anything 7.5" and up is about as good as it gets.

A friend just bought the PSE Xforce, and that sucker shoots his arrows @ 296fps with only 60 pounds draw weight. Only problem for me would be the ultrashort 6" brace height, but he mitigates that with a string tamer.

I'm shooting a bowtech liberty (04), 65lbs. Super mellow draw on it, but not all that fast either (260fps) and a little heavy. Generous brace height. Good enough!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I kinda want to get the higher poundage because either this coming summer or next summer I want to take my bow with when I go to Alaska, and hunt black bears, and possibly caribou.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Can I come! grin

The Diamond line puts out some nice bows. You can't go wrong with a Marquis or Black Ice. The '09 models will be out shortly and you could probably get a pretty good deal on an '08 if you're willing to wait a few more weeks...

With proper placement and sharp blades, 60# will bring down any North American big game animal - don't worry about the draw weight.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If I were to buy a bow right now, it would probably be the new Bowtech Captain. 7" brace, Guardian-type riser, roller guard, and STS built into a 34" shooter. ( Note from Admin, Please read forum policy before posting again, thnak you.)

I'll probably wait until spring to see what the feedback looks like, but to me it looks like the perfect bow. I currently shoot a 2000 Bowtech Mighty Mite, but after shooting a Guardian a few weeks ago I think it might be time to upgrade. At least go shoot one of the center pivot Bowtechs - pretty unreal!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well I looked at the new diamonds on line today. I will have to check them out. I also will probably wait till the 09 models come out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Since you are 15 get a bow with modules or some other simple system to change the draw length rather than one where you need to buy a new cam. You can grow with the bow and not have to spend a bunch of money buying new cams.

Take a look at the new Ross Cardiac. Bowtech just aquired them and they modified the old Cardiac a little and from what I hear the bow is very nice and smooth. That bow should be out soon at some of the bigger stores. You can look at it on the Bowtech HSOforum. The new Diamond has the same style adjustable cam. Not sure of the cost of either of these bows.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well this might sound weird , but I got a hoyt pro-elite last night online(the price was right and I have been looking for a target bow).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

N77- great shooting bow.. how about a few picts?.. I have an Ultra Elite, love that thing!!!!

My UE is the one on the left.

mygirls.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • I wouldn't be surprised to see Fletch pull something during the "break". That would give that person time to come in and get acclimated to the surroundings. I am sure the players will be having some "skates" along the way, but no organized team activities. They cannot even practice until after 5:00 the day before their first game back! That is why the results are so poor coming out. Its one thing to skate, scrimmage-like, but practice is a completely different animal and I am pretty sure the players are not going to voluntarily "bag skate". I think this is a big night tonight. Go into the break on a high note. Wouldn't be shocked if Kuemper started, but I would expect Dubnyk.  
    •   You've heard of the Whiskey Rebellion, I assume.   One of the first examples of federalism.   The Washington administration's suppression of the Whiskey Rebellion met with widespread popular approval.[112] The episode demonstrated that the new national government had the willingness and ability to suppress violent resistance to its laws. It was, therefore, viewed by the Washington administration as a success, a view that has generally been endorsed by historians.[113] The Washington administration and its supporters usually did not mention, however, that the whiskey excise remained difficult to collect, and that many westerners continued to refuse to pay the tax.[33] The events contributed to the formation of political parties in the United States, a process already underway.[114] The whiskey tax was repealed after Thomas Jefferson's Republican Party came to power in 1801, which opposed the Federalist Party of Hamilton and Washington.[115]
    •   Danged tootin' it was, Del-o-rama!    Sure, I no longer drink, and they finally change the law....thought it woulda been 20 years ago. That was one of the most asinine ones we've had yet. 
    •   I am concerned about the $$$. Near $20 trillion in debt and rising along with deficits predicted to rise and more and more people becoming dependent on some kind of government assistance makes me so. I'm as fiscal hawkish as you can get because math always wins,eventually, over good intentions, religious beliefs, and emotionalism. It's one of the main reasons I didn't vote for Trump. I am waiting to see his first budget proposal if he can eventually get around to it between his Tweeting and whining. If he eventually does make real budget cuts and proves me wrong, he'll get my vote in 2020 but time will tell. Both the welfare and warfare state will need slashing   Someone mention further increase in automation. It will be interesting to see how that effects these programs and government spending over time. Taxing robots probably won't work but they will mean fewer workers will be needed, especially low and mid skilled workers, to do the same job.
    • Sweet!  Ill be posting a report from our 3.5 day trip over the weekend.  In the Canada section.    Question for you.....we saw a Cadillac Escalade with tracks and a big walleye decal on it.....was that the Blackwater Cats guys?
    •   So the pee pee video stuff will or won't come out...?
    • Just blows my mind to be honest why we allow such a good state to be so far behind in regards to laws. Why we can't use more than one rod in summer is crazy..
    • Jim, I have an Ion and love it but given the choice today I can understand your hesitation in the decision. I'm not sure I wouldn't lean toward the Fuel and KDrill. Reverse is a must so Strikemaster would be out for sure. Reverse isn't the end all for cleaning slush, I still use a slush copter, but it does allow you to clear the slush on the drill and not have to bring it all up into the house. Either way you'll have a great combination. The Fuel drill is a nice thing to have around, it's a drop dead brute, unlike anything else out there!
    • Shrimpo's and ratfinkee's, mostly in bright color arrangements with fairly aggressive jigging.  It was a blast!            
  • Our Sponsors