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ok, it's that time to do some homework on a new bow. the two that are on my short list are the Prime One and the Hoyt PCE. the Bowtech Specialist would be on the list but they've severely limited the color combinations to a black with red and the limb issues still stick in my mind.

i went thru this with my last selection and what i chose was adequate but over time i have found things that dont quite fit me the way i want and with it being discontinued and the communication with the company being less than what was said and expected, it's time for something new.


i PREFER a conventional layout over the parallel layouts.

the fit of the string angle is something i didnt heavily consider but it has been something i have been putting thought into. which puts me in the market for a bow in the 38" A-to-A range. the One being on the outer edge of that.

my main hard points are 65% let-off, conventional layout and accessory holes. adjustability in the cams isnt that major, my drawlength is 26 5/8" measured true draw so a cam system that will come out to close to 28 3/8" to 28 1/2." ATA drawlength would be awesome. minor tweaks on string and cables isnt an issue for that 'set to me' tuning. in any correspondence with manufacturers, i only use the measured true draw length since that is not a design variable measurement. it is measured on a drawboard with the Easton drawlength arrow with my draw settings.

another thought in my list of criteria is the grip, mainly the thumb relief radius. lately i've been getting that stiff inside elbow feeling, early tendonitis i suppose, after shooting and some discomfort to my thumb. the radius on the grip of my current bow is more 'square' before transitioning to the sight window. my natural hand position angle is more like 30deg instead of the 'god-like' recommendation of 45deg. i prefer my grip to be from the V of my thumb-index finger to where the bottom of the grip sits in the 'saddle' of the base of the hand in the natural hinge.

i am asking the target shooting public about these two bows with the grip-thumb relief radii and string angles being strong minor criteria. i have a Prime dealer but to get a One in just for a 'test drive' is a little bit difficult for me to make them eat the cost. i would ask when their sales rep is in to sample the wares, but then i would be heavily accused of trying to circumvent the retail process again. Hoyt dealers, well.....closest one to me would be an hour and a half away so i am more likely to lean on my friends that shoot them for their opinions.


trying to get a feel on these two bows, the Prime One and the Hoyt PCE. both are comparative in price so sticker shock wont be too bad.

what say yall?
 

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PCE without thinking about it......
 

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this is the area of interest to me.
 

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Rock... PCE. Spirals or GTX cam.. doesn't matter. Shoot both cams and see which one you like the best. Would highly recommend. Great Lakes has a couple PCE and a pce xl on the wall as we speak, as well as spirals and GTX on bows ready to shoot. And honestly, probably the best price you will find on them.
 

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Rock... PCE. Spirals or GTX cam.. doesn't matter. Shoot both cams and see which one you like the best. Would highly recommend. Great Lakes has a couple PCE and a pce xl on the wall as we speak, as well as spirals and GTX on bows ready to shoot. And honestly, probably the best price you will find on them.
i've been looking at making a trip out there one of these weekends when i have more than 3/4's of a day off. the plant is busy and that makes for extra work and overtime.....both welcomed even tho they cut into the play time.

i dont think Fin down in Ashland is as target oriented as Great Lakes is.

i'm shooting once a week and that's not good enough for me these days. not enough range time to work out my execution issues, as some can understand.
 

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i've been looking at making a trip out there one of these weekends when i have more than 3/4's of a day off. the plant is busy and that makes for extra work and overtime.....both welcomed even tho they cut into the play time.

i dont think Fin down in Ashland is as target oriented as Great Lakes is.

i'm shooting once a week and that's not good enough for me these days. not enough range time to work out my execution issues, as some can understand.
We shoot league on Wednesdays starting at 7. Come on out then if you like and shoot around with us. Jeff will let you try out any of it. Can shoot mine a bit if you want as well, although draw length will be long for you.
 

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best time for me to get out to Great Lakes is either saturday afternoons or sundays.

i will let ya know when i have time to get out that way.
 

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Not open on Sundays. But if you want to meet up on a Saturday some time, let me know. If you go yourself, talk to Jeff. He'll get you set up to try whatever.
 

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how do the PCE's run on drawlength? i'm around 28.25 and depending on the bow and cams, could be ok with going to a 28.5. i would rather be on the long side of a cam than on the short side. chip said his bows have either been on or 1/8" longer than label.

i set my current bow to shoot at 28.5 and i'll see how it feels on monday morning when i shoot my league score. i noticed i tend to tip my head into the string at 28.25 .

planning on making a run out to GLOS a lil later on monday.
 

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Mine have both been real close. Definitely not on the short side though. I may be there later in the afternoon as well shooting a bit. Let me know if you go and you can try out mine some.
 

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I have had my PCE for about 2 months now. I personally found it to be a little touchy to tune/Setup and had this echoed by a couple Hoyt Pro's this weekend at the ProAm. I bought mine with GTX cams as they are draw length and let off adjustable. Let off is modular. I really like the Spiral cams on my Contender, but the GTX can be advanced to feel like the Spirals, especially with the 65% let off mods. Hoyt has always been known for a great Target grip.
 
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