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Might be shopping for a new bow, kind of undecided it mostly depends on if I find something I like better than my current shooter.

A semi-local dealer has some carryover model that I might be able to buy at or near cost.

08' 82nd Airborn
09' Admiral
09' Ross Cardiac 34
10' Destroyer 350
? Diamond Black Ice

What are your opinions on these? I will be able to shoot any and all of them so I will also have that info. Thanks for the help.
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I'd do just what you said, go shoot them, see which one had the best feel to you, smoothest draw and balance to you.  The Black Ice has always had a very good reputation.
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09' Admiral and the assassin are nice. I would do what SVT says go and shoot them all in order then start over and shoot them again. Get comfy with each one, shoot 10 to 15 shots thru each one at different times.

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This is the best advice I have ever had when choosing a bow, "Let the bow choose you."
Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

I'd do just what you said, go shoot them, see which one had the best feel to you, smoothest draw and balance to you.  The Black Ice has always had a very good reputation.
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I agree with the above. Happy shopping
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+1.  Shootem.  Let the bow choose you.  BUT, if none of them "move" you and you like your current shooter, stay with it and just keep your eyes open.  I'm still shooting my 1997 Mathews Fethermax, and the only reason I got the Vectrix 5 years ago is that it "moved" me.  It's now my primary, and the feathermax is my backup, but I've had people make fun of the feathermax before, offered to let them shoot it, and they offered to buy it from me afterward.  Just remember, if you like everything about the bow but one little thing, ask yourself and the shop tech whether there is anything that can be done to fix your perceived deficiency.  There likely is, and if so, you get the bow set up to cater to you.  Good luck.  All of the bows you've listed have fine reputations.  If any of them are right, you'll know it when you release the first arrow.
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Having the bow find you is great advise.  I would just add that it is good to look at all the models you can.  Just because the specs show a longer or shorter ATA than you are used to, or a taller or shorter brace height, doesn't mean the bow will be a poor fit for you.  You just got to get out and shoot them.

 
I shoot the '08 82nd Airborne, and it has been a great bow for me. It has a short brace, but I have actually found it pretty forgiving. It is also very fast and very shock free.
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