Hi, guys frequent this sight often and post now and then but do not have the expierience some of you have.I recently took the course for bowhunting and need to get set up with a bow. I was thinking a hoyt katera or a darton 2500 and wondering what you guys think? Something a little forgiving would be good seeing as I am a beginner and was just looking for some input.Fire away any insight would be great ! Thanks!
before you lay down a chunk of money, handle and shoot as many different bows as you can. there are a lot of good bows out there. find a reputable bow shop not necessarily being a bass pro or a cabelas.
once you get into bow hunting it may just be the only hunting you will do. it great to work a to get that deer with in 30 yards
I would suggest a Bass Pro shop as they have many models to shoot. They have great indoor ranges and will set up the bows for you. You don't have to shell out big bucks to get a great shooting bow. I'm not familiar with Darton products. I would look at Mathews, PSE, Hoyt, Bowtech Diamond's, maybe even a Bear product priced in the middle range?? $5-600 should get you all set up for your first bow.
I was thinking a hoyt katera or a darton 2500 and wondering what you guys think? Something a little forgiving would be good seeing as I am a beginner and was just looking for some input.Fire away any insight would be great ! Thanks!
I agree you should handle some bows before deciding your purchase.
You mentioned Hoyt, If you're attracted to Hoyt bows, Hoyt is one of the better Bow manufacturers, Hoyt offers many configurations with many good features, I wouldn't hesitate to buy a Hoyt if that's what felt good and comfotable to me.
Go try some bows out at your local Dicks sporting goods, Bass pro shop, Cabela's or even Gander Mountain, etc; etc; etc;... You can buy from wherever you choose but those are the places you're most likely going to find a wide selection of Bows to choose from including Hoyt's.
Good Luck to you.
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Last edited by BruceBruce1959; 01-25-2010 at 04:52 PM.
my advice, would also be shoot as many bows as possible, and go with what is comfortable to you. lots of choices. single, dual cam. i would also maybe try to stick to the shorter axel to axel bows, if you are going to be hunting from a stand or climber. much easier to deal with. jmo.