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Hello Ladies, i hope your all doing good.

Im looking to buy a compound bow for hunting and 3D archery. I am looking for something quiet, light and very good and long lasting.

Here are a few that i have been looking at

I would like to get everything as a package but unfortunately not seen any hoyt packages

Please have a wee look at these bows and tell me which you think would be the best

I have $550 to spend though some friends are saying the reflex growler should be my priority but some say its heavy and is just as good as any other bow.

http://www.huntersfriend.com/2008-PSE-Stinger-Package/2008-PSE-Stinger-Compound-Bows.htm


http://www.huntersfriend.com/2008-Parker-Wildfire-Compound-Bow/parker-parallel-limb-bow.htm

http://www.huntersfriend.com/2008-Martin-Cheetah-Compound/cheetah-compound-bow-discount.htm

http://www.huntersfriend.com/2007-Reflex-Growler/reflex-growler-by-hoyt.htm


Youth bows

http://www.huntersfriend.com/2007-Browning-Micro-Adrenaline/browning-youth-bow-package.htm

http://www.huntersfriend.com/micro-class/parker-buckshot-bow-package.htm

These are the ones that come as a package that I would prefer to get as your saving money. Well I think :)

What do you ladies think?

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That looks like a nice wee bow.

Do you know which bow out of the links i sent are nice or that you would recommend?

See your hunting sight, how does it work? What pins do you focus on, never used one.
 

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I haven't shot any of the bows that you posted links too. I wouldn't be of much help.....

On my bow - I have pin sights. The three pins you saw are for 20-30-40 yards.
 

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I haven't shot any of the bows that you posted links too. I wouldn't be of much help.....

On my bow - I have pin sights. The three pins you saw are for 20-30-40 yards.
Hey, how do you actually use the pin sights? I wouldn't know which one to look through and aiming.
 

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like i have said time and time again this is prolly the best advice you will ever get. do not shoot what everyone else tells you to cause alot of people a bias including myself lol. get out and try them all and whatever fits you the best and you are comfortable with thats the best bow for you.
 

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Like i said to everyone lol i cant because there are no shops in Scotland. I cannot try and out, its sucks :sad:
 

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Plus it shoots like a dream. I just got one for my girlfriend.
 

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I shoot a Bowtech Equalizer and love it. However, nobody can tell you what the best bow is for you, except you. From my experience, you will know it when you shoot it. My advice is to shoot as many different bows as possible and then buy the one that fits you best. Good Luck and Have Fun!
 

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Hey, how do you actually use the pin sights? I wouldn't know which one to look through and aiming.
You'll be the one that sets each pin to whatever distance you choose. Then you'll memorize them (say, green pin is 30 yds, orange pin is 45 yds, red pin is 60 yds)... then when you're out shooting, look at whichever one you'll need for the shot. What type of sight do you normally use?
 

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You'll be the one that sets each pin to whatever distance you choose. Then you'll memorize them (say, green pin is 30 yds, orange pin is 45 yds, red pin is 60 yds)... then when you're out shooting, look at whichever one you'll need for the shot. What type of sight do you normally use?


guys like i said before im a complete novice i've never shot a compound bow like the hunting set up with pin sights so i dont know how to use them and no one here bowhunts, there are also no bow shops near me so im stuck lol.

Thats why i am relying on you fine ladies to help me as i am a lady myself.

Which would you rely on

http://www.huntersfriend.com/2008-PSE-Stinger-Package/2008-PSE-Stinger-Compound-Bows.htm

http://www.huntersfriend.com/2008-Parker-Wildfire-Compound-Bow/parker-parallel-limb-bow.htm

http://www.huntersfriend.com/2008-Fred-Bear-Lights-Out/Bear-Lights-Out-Bow-Package.htm

http://www.huntersfriend.com/2008-Martin-Cheetah-Compound/cheetah-compound-bow-discount.htm

http://www.huntersfriend.com/2007-Reflex-Growler/reflex-growler-by-hoyt.htm


Youth bows

http://www.huntersfriend.com/micro-class/parker-buckshot-bow-package.htm

http://www.huntersfriend.com/2007-Browning-Micro-Adrenaline/browning-youth-bow-package.htm

These are the ones that come as a package that I would prefer to get as your saving money. Well I think

What do you ladies think? Is 4Ibs heavy for a bow ladies? i've heard people trying to sway me away from heavy bows like the reflex growler. I will be hunting both in treestand and on the ground. Can you get arrow releases too? Never seen one.
 

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I have never shot any of those bows, but a friend of ours had the Browning Adrenaline and loved it. Plus both my bows weigh around 4 pounds, so no I dont think its to heavy. What draw weight or lenght do you need?
 

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Hi Kimmiedawn

Im a 25" draw and 30-40Ibs. :) left handed.

Is the mossy oak break up or realtree better camo? I'll be hunting in nov in Mississippi.

Treestand and ground hunting for deer.
 

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they are both great camo, but I use realtree most. I also hunt from ground, with or without blind and from stands. More blind now cuz i have a lil huntin buddy, shes 9 months old now but had her in blind at 4 months :wink:Anyway, keep me posted on your bow and good luck with the huntin in Nov. By the way I live in Arkansas so u wont be real far from me..:wink:
Hi Kimmiedawn

Im a 25" draw and 30-40Ibs. :) left handed.

Is the mossy oak break up or realtree better camo? I'll be hunting in nov in Mississippi.

Treestand and ground hunting for deer.
 

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Cool, i love spot n stalk. Its the most popular hunting method here as treestands are non existant.

I think im swaying more to parker bows hon because they seem alot better than PSE and martin.

What do you reckon?

Do you have a pic of your bow or hunting pics?

Its my boyfriend who is from MS, he lives in Scotland with me but we're starting to go there once a year for deer season :wink:
 

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Parker makes a great bow.
Heres me and my lil huntin buddy with my Mathews FX2 (which is currently up for sale/trade) :wink:

Me, her and hubby...

and her tryin to take my Bowtech Allegiance, my 3D bow
 

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LOL, hubby was loged in, didnt notice last post was in his name...:wink:
 

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Anyone had experiance with the fred bear lights out or fred bear in general? What do you make of their bows compared to others like :

Parker, Martin, PSE, Diamond etc.
 

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Ladies, i really need your opinions and views on some new bows i've been looking at, i think i will be able to get a better perspective on things.

I was looking at the diamond edge, though doesn't look like much and is mostly for youths i suppose

The fred bear lights out, not sure about this one not heard alot about it and is not popular.

PSE stinger, heard bad reviews about PSE limbs etc heard its heavy

Parker contender XP/wildfire heard alot of good things about this bow, its light, forgiving and good.

I was wondering if you ladies could shed some light on this for me :confused:

Im wanting to buy very soon.
 
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