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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-07-2008, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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Heading out tomorrow to find the son a new bow package, mid priced. Any suggestions, remember down the middle on price. Bass Pro shop, Cabela's and Gander Mountain all are close. I'm having nightmares with him using my Mathews this week. Thanks HM
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-07-2008, 09:50 PM
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I would look at Reflex and Martin.
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-07-2008, 10:22 PM
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I like my PSE's but they all make a bottom, middle, and top of the line bows. A friend of mine just got a Martin. he likes it but says its a little heavy. The PSE Vengeance is nice although I'm not sure what they are going for these days.
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-08-2008, 05:58 AM
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also take a look at the Reflex bighorn I am hopefuly picking mine up this weekend very comfortable not to heavy I am paying $425 completely set up unfortunately I can't tell you how it shoots but have heard all good things & it is supposed to shoot 300 - 305 FPS max
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-08-2008, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
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After a long day ended up getting the son a Bear Lightsout model bow from Cabela's. The package bows had too much junk equipment on them, so I built the bow up using Rip cord rest, sims products, Cobra Boomslang sight and all the other little necessities. I shot the bow and on the second shot centered the arrow through the first one. The indoor range is only 8yds. Cabela's gave me the two into one arrow to take home as a trophy. This is the only free thing Cabela's has ever offered me! If son dosen't appreciate Dad's present, I can set the bow up to fit me as a back up bow.
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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-08-2008, 08:31 PM
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hope he and you get many years of enjoyment from it.
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I agree with the reflex and Martin. Martin makes a good bow for the youth and should be reasonably priced too.
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-08-2008, 10:34 PM
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If son dosen't appreciate Dad's present

If by chance he does not like it you are allowed to adopt me for a day!!! I will be thrilled like a kid before disney land!!!

Im joking, it sounds like a pretty sweet set-up. Im sure he will enjoy.
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Yea good choice with the Bear...My first bow was a bear, my dads from the early '80s...Shoot a Hoyt now but I'd also suggest PSE...
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-09-2008, 06:52 AM Thread Starter
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As long as the son stays in college I don't mind getting him the bow. There is great hunting in s.Ohio right outside the college grounds. The reviews on the bow were pretty good, and it will reach about 300 fps. I'm sure it won't be good enough but that's my son.
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