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    most forgiving hunting bows..

    ok, ive been a trad guy for a few years now. my dad shoots compound and needs a more forgiving bow. what do you all think are the best options? a more generous valley would be a great start for him i know, he struggles with that part. what do you all recommend??

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    without knowing what he is currently shooting it's going to be difficult to say what is "more forgiving".

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    do a search you been on here a long time!

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    Anything with a large brace height is going to be the most forgiving. My choice is the Bowtech General with over 8 inches of Brace height.
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    My Q2XL.... Lets even a crappy shooter like me hit things... now THAT'S forgiving....
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    I wasj leaning toward a general or an old switchback. I would think single cam would be a good idea? He's currently shooting an xforce, forgot that part.
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    bowtech guardian,any bow that has a 7 plus brace height and longer ata will be forgiving


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    New Breed Genetix, Bowtech Guardian, elite also.
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    SBXT is pretty forgiving

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    Mathews Z9,
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    Mathews Z9 will be a very forgiving bow. In general you want to find a bow the a brace height of 7 inches or more and an ATA of 32 inches or greater. You can also get more forgiveness by shooting aluminum arrows with feathers. Bow with a low brace height will naturally lead to a stronger likelihood of hand torque. A short ATA bow will likely few less stable and more difficult to hold on target. These however are only general rules and subject to exceptions.

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    Strothers wrath!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thermodude View Post
    Strothers wrath!!!!!
    The 2012 Strother Wrath basically shoots itself. It's 8" brace height is sweet and it's as smooth as anything out there.
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    Read through this………its good info. Too many folks think the facts are well…..not facts but they are.

    http://www.huntersfriend.com/bowsele...edvforgiveness

    I LOVE a forgiving bow and as a hunter that’s always top on my list. I just got a MR8 33” ATA 8inch brace height and closer to a straighter riser than just about ant thing out there these days.

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    My Hoyt KateraXL forgives me every time I miss
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    I wont suggest one brand or one bow but will give you what to look for.
    Brace height 7 inches plus
    ATA at the minimum 36 inches but better with one in the 38 to 40 inch class
    Stay away from there extreme radical cams
    Stay away from the super speed bows.
    Also if he doesnt have a lot of experience with tuning you may want to go with a one cam though for forgivness dual cams are just as good
    If he stays in side these perimeters he will find a bow that is easy to shoot and tune

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    mathews Q2 or bowtech guardian have been my best 2
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