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    best bow for the money for 2013

    what do you think is the best new bow for 2013 for the money. i have been looking around and going to bow shops in my area to decide which one i will get. i have checked out the creed , chill, elite hunter, hoyt spider 30, dna, and the motive. the one thing i have noticed with all of them except one is that they all shot 20 to 30 fps slower than advertised and that was with a 350 gr arrow. i have never owned a bear bow and have no reason to be an advocate for thier products, but the motive 6 and 7 were the only ones that shot at the advertised ibo rating. seriously if your gona spend $1000.00+ on a new hunting rig you should excpect it to shoot at its advertised ibo rating. i know some of you guys are going to say speed dosent matter or it depends how it feels in your hand , but really i dont think people are gettin what they are payin for. this whole ibo thing seems to be alot of hype



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    Shoot them all and get the one you like best no matter what the brand. If you are not happy with any bow, don't spend the money on it. This bow..$$$... That bow..$$$.... Getting the bow you love... Priceless.

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    Welcome to AT.
    The bows you mention above are not 20-30fps slower under IBO measurements,than their IBO numbers, that´s already proven.

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    The best bow for the money imho is the Hoyt Charger.
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    best bow for the money for 2013

    Hoyt charger, they are flying off the shelves
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    From everything I read, and having handled one at my local pro shop, I'd say the Hoyt Charger.
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    Hoyt charger, before that hoyt rampage XT.

    My dealer said they sell the charger 4 to 1 compared to all other bows
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    If you liked the Motives, check out the Method. The price is amazing for a bow of it's quality and it's hitting its 340 IBO. Here's some chrono testing I did on it. http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showthread.php?t=1923174
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    best bow for the money for 2013

    I shot them all and ordered a Hoyt Charger. Great shooting bowImageUploadedByTapatalk1363280144.224420.jpg

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    I seen review on youtube that the charger has more of a hum then the spyder is that true?

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    price on charger?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mossihornslayer View Post
    price on charger?
    I just asked yesterday... $499 bare, $650 package.

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    best bow for the money for 2013

    I paid 450 for mine bare

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    And no noticeable hum or vibration at the shot

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    What draw length are you shooting? 20-30fps is way too slow for what a bow is rated IBO even if it was pretty far out of time.
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    thanks guys, checked out the charger ibo rated at 325 shot 283 throught the crono

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    sorry, thats a 70 lb charger 28" dl 350 gr arrow chrono on three arrows was 280, 281 and 283

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    Another vote here for the Charger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by douglas1 View Post
    what do you think is the best new bow for 2013 for the money. i have been looking around and going to bow shops in my area to decide which one i will get. i have checked out the creed , chill, elite hunter, hoyt spider 30, dna, and the motive. the one thing i have noticed with all of them except one is that they all shot 20 to 30 fps slower than advertised and that was with a 350 gr arrow. i have never owned a bear bow and have no reason to be an advocate for thier products, but the motive 6 and 7 were the only ones that shot at the advertised ibo rating. seriously if your gona spend $1000.00+ on a new hunting rig you should excpect it to shoot at its advertised ibo rating. i know some of you guys are going to say speed dosent matter or it depends how it feels in your hand , but really i dont think people are gettin what they are payin for. this whole ibo thing seems to be alot of hype
    At my local pro shop they have a Spyder 30, 2013 Carbon Element, DNA, Chill, and Creed. All of these bows were shooting at IBO rating. With the Carbon Element performing above IBO ratings. I would check the draw lengths 'cause most bows don't come to the pro shop set at 30". And make sure the limbs are 70# limbs and were cranked down to 70#. And if the bows were not set at IBO specs then you have to do the math (10 fps per inch of draw length and 2-3 fps per pound of draw weight) and I'm sure you will find they all will perform as the should or at least within 5 fps.
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    the charger sounds like a good deal for a price point bow,
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    Re: best bow for the money for 2013

    None of the 2013 line up is worth the money watch the classafieds for a hold over crx cheap an then do the rkt conversion

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    There is the reason your speeds do not line up. Your draw length is shorter than what IBO is measured at. All bows are slower when set up below 30" dl and with accessories on the string

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    Forget speed and look for feel and fit

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    I will say that I prefer to buy a top of the line used bow over a new price point bow for myself.......
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    best bow for the money for 2013

    I personally like the dna a lot. I sold my element rkt to buy one. To me it is a great shooter and will be for a long time for me. Dont worry about what brand you are shooting go with how confident you are with it. Recurves shoot 150fps or less and the highly skilled are killing anything in North America with them from crazy distances and complete pass thrus!


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