Well, to stop a bash fest on here. Recomendation one ,wait two months for all the 07 bows to come out. Two, come up with a spending limit and then look at all the bows in that area. Three, after shooting all the bows pick the one that fits you the best. Everyone on here will give you a different bow to shoot. Here are some of the bow companies to look at.
I know there are some more, so guys how about this...If i left one out, just give the company and not the bow. Lets keep this bash free and just give company names for him to try.
There are many great bows to choose from my preference is Ross. Some of the other guys can provide you with info on other lines. Here is a link to the Ross page that provides spec.s for their different models.
Check out the new Martin Bengal, that is a great lookin bow for the money. I just bought the Rytera BulletX and it is a great shooter as well. On a side note, Darton also is making some nice stuff these days...check out the new Marauder, its gotten really good reviews out of the box. I used to have a Darton Excel myself, oldie but goodie!! '94
If I were looking for a new bow I would look for a parallel limb bow. In general they are quieter, have less shock on the shot and get great arrow speeds with modest brace heights making them easy to shoot for most archers. The great thing is most bow companies are making them...Obviously, I like the Ross best or I wouldn't have bought it but the differences are small and depend on personal preference. Look at Ross 334, 337, Hoyt Trykon and Trykon XL, Bowtech, Allegiance and Tribute, Old Glory, Person Stealth, Browning Illusion, and several less expensive but good ones like the Martin Bengal, PSE Brute or Bear Element. There are a lot of great bows out there the hardest part is making your mind up.
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