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What does everyone have for bows?  Here is my Hoyt Vulcan.



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  '95 model Mathews Conquest Pro.
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PSE RS1000 Target Bow (3d)' Hoyt Raptor for Hunting. Both old, both still shoot great though I don't use them much any more. I am thinking strongly about getting back into it.

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Still shooting about a 4year old Parker EZ draw 33.
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been trying to get rid of it to get a newer one, i havent shot it in 3 years. fred bear vapor 300



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 Coincidentally I  was in Cabelas looking at archery equipment yesterday. The speed that they advertise on these things now is amazing compaired to the bows I have and my PSE was concidered to be no slouch in that department when I first bought it.

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i was looking at various companies web pages last night, and i too noted that a lot of the bows were over the 350fps mark.
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...and almost NONE of those advertised speeds are even remotely achievable in actual hunting setups with hunting weight arrows and string accessories (peeps, string silencers, nocking points, etc.) installed.  Those are IBO speeds, which means the (alleged) tested speed @ 70# draw, 30" draw length, 350 gr. total arrow weight, and nothing on the string.  Even then, quite often the advertised IBO speed is a crock of sh**, since few people ever seem to be able to actually duplicate the IBO speed on their bows, even when setup for 3D shooting.

The advertised IBO speed is worth little more than a means of comparison to say "bow A is supposed to be faster/slower than bow B." 
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Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

...and almost NONE of those advertised speeds are even remotely achievable in actual hunting setups with hunting weight arrows and string accessories (peeps, string silencers, nocking points, etc.) installed.  Those are IBO speeds, which means the (alleged) tested speed @ 70# draw, 30" draw length, 350 gr. total arrow weight, and nothing on the string.  Even then, quite often the advertised IBO speed is a crock of sh**, since few people ever seem to be able to actually duplicate the IBO speed on their bows, even when setup for 3D shooting.

The advertised IBO speed is worth little more than a means of comparison to say "bow A is supposed to be faster/slower than bow B." 


which is why i think uncle ted has it all right, 50lb draw and proper placement equals death. he constantly preaches to shoot a lighter pull so you can draw smoothly, and kill smoothly.
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I shoot and older (7 years + or -) Hoyt UltraTec. It's deadly, quiet and fast enough to kill easily. I've had it set on 60 lbs. for several years and, to coin a phrase, "it's the bugs nuts". I don't need or want anything else.
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My PSE with an overdraw, the lightest ACC's I could get and 70# draw weight barely broke 290 fps. That wasn't too bad in the early 90's when I got it though. 300 fps was the holy grail then.

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I have been thinking about getting a bow, but at this point, if I pick up another hobby the wife will probably shoot ME! Best part of archery for me is the fact it is the only tag you can buy without draw in AZ for deer. 
  How much are you looking for your bow, Hunter?
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I have a Mathews Drenalin as my primary hunting bow, but I also have a Hoyt Aspen, a Hoyt AlphaTec, an Archery Research AR31, an Archery Research AR35, and a custom longbow made by a local bow maker nobody has heard of.
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I shoot a Bowtech 82nd airborne.
 
IBO 340 fps
 
My hunting arrows chrono at 298 fps average.
 
405 grain hunting arrow weight.
28.5 in. draw length
65 lbs. draw weight
 
It is accurate, fast, silent, and shock free.
It does have a low brace height, and so requires good form.
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This year bought a Hoyt Maxxis 31. IBO is 321, my hunting setup will shoot high 290's. I'm kind of a heavy arrow guy though. Is it just me, or is Hoyt a company that doesn't inflate their IBO rating? I fully believe with IBO weight arrows, I could get my IBO speed.
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Originally posted by trigger29 trigger29 wrote:

Is it just me, or is Hoyt a company that doesn't inflate their IBO rating?


I think all bow companies do to some degree, but Hoyt's and Bowtech's IBO numbers seem to be closer to reality than some other companies.
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I shoot a Reflex Excursion.  I am short so I only have a 28.5in draw.  I think my arrows chronoed at 283 for the hunting setup at a 70lb weight.  I am happy with it.  I would really like a Hoyt.  Those just feel right in my hands.  
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Matthews Drenalin.  Hoyt ProTec, Hoyt UltraTec. Hoyt recurv.  I prefer the Matthews it is always on and I like the older Hoyt bows that had adjustable length of pull. My favorite of the Hoyts is the ProTec which is now called the 38Pro its more of a target bow but mines camo and had done fine killing deer.
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I can remember when no one I knew who was serious about archery would be caught dead shooting a Mathews. Looks like they may have made a few improvements since then.
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Black Widow MAII 64" Shoots faster than my first wheelie bow,but kind of slow compared to todays standards...
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Originally posted by coyote95 coyote95 wrote:

Black Widow MAII 64" Shoots faster than my first wheelie bow,but kind of slow compared to todays standards...
 
  Same bow built for 54lbs. shoots right at 188fps with my hunting arrows, I bought this bow back in 1990 when they were still hand made.
 Also have a brand new CSS in the hard case shot it twice sighting it in, liked my recurve more and put it away.Spent over $900 for it withe the acc.and never really used it.
 Anyone need a custom made compound made long for a finger shooter. Bow,quiver sights,rest,hard case $600+shipping?
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Originally posted by BobC BobC wrote:

I can remember when no one I knew who was serious about archery would be caught dead shooting a Mathews. Looks like they may have made a few improvements since then.


Ha!  To put it mildly!

They are THE dominant archery company in the industry, both in competitive archery as well as hunting.  They revolutionized the entire industry on cam, riser, limb and bow accessory design like no other company before or since.  The current long riser/ short, almost parallel limb design trend most bow companies now use was pioneered by Mathews.

Mathews, Hoyt, Bowtech, PSE... all the majors put out good bows; it's all a matter of what you like.
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Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

Originally posted by BobC BobC wrote:

I can remember when no one I knew who was serious about archery would be caught dead shooting a Mathews. Looks like they may have made a few improvements since then.


Ha!  To put it mildly!

They are THE dominant archery company in the industry, both in competitive archery as well as hunting.  They revolutionized the entire industry on cam, riser, limb and bow accessory design like no other company before or since.  The current long riser/ short, almost parallel limb design trend most bow companies now use was pioneered by Mathews.

Mathews, Hoyt, Bowtech, PSE... all the majors put out good bows; it's all a matter of what you like.
 
I was very glad to see this. Obviously competition improves the breed.
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