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I am in need of a new bow just sold my ross 334 on here I love a short ata bow these are the 3 I will be considering I absolutely love the smooth draw on the ross bows but at my 27.5" draw would like something a bit faster ( I know speed doesn't kill but Would like to be above 260 and would be real happy will be shooting a maxima hunter with a 100 grain tip at 65 lbs I think I should be right around 400 grains( 350's) I haven't had the chance to shoot the tribute I like the switchback but am not real crazy about their grip or the fact their string seems to make a twang sound when shot I know string leeches will solve this problem I need to find a tribute to try out I can get the ross for $550 the xt for $650 and would bet the tribute will be over $700 not real crazy about the ross finish any suggestions out there thanks
 

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Shoot them all...

Pick the one you are most comfortable shooting. They are all great bows, and you can't go wrong. The Tribute will be fastest. Followed by the XT, then the 331. BUT if you are more comfortable with the XT or Ross...the accuracy will make up for it.

Make sure that you shoot them all with the same arrow speed though. You will have to use a heavier arrow to get the Tribute to slow down to the speed of the Ross, but that is the only fair way to shoot them side by side.

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Spend whatever it takes and get what you really want. The hundred bucks you save settling for anything less would soon be forgotten.:)
 

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Maybe shoot each one in front of the big range target with your eyes closed, and with your eyes open. Pick the one you like best.
 

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Try a Bear Instinct and save some money. Or, try a Martin Bengal and save some money. Or, try a Trykon and spend some more money, or just try every one you can and buy the one you like the best.:wink: :darkbeer:
 

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Shoot Them All

When I went to the Archery Shop I told the guys there that I had 4 bows in mind that I would like to consider. There help was tremendous. Without hesitation the guys took all four bows off the wall, set them up to my draw weight and draw length. Grabbed a dozen arrows and went into the indoor range to find out which bow I wanted. I shot all the bows that I had set up and then shot them 2-3 more times, each time eliminating one bow at a time until I had 2 left. That was the hard part for me...because each bow had features that I liked and features I didnt like.....so to solve that problem I shot them again and picked the best one that was right for me. Although the price for these bows were in the $550-$700 range it didnt stop me from trying them out. Price can make some shooters buy something that they LIKE and not LOVE.....if you can spend the money and work with your Archery Shop then I suggest SHOOT THEM ALL! Then buy the one YOU LOVE.
 

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Shoot em all if you can, each person is different.
Myself I would take the Tribute or the 331, I have shot a 331 and a Switchback and I prefered the Ross.
The Tribute though, may be my next bow.....IF 2007 does not bring something new (which I think there are gonna be several new lil speedster bows):wink: .
 

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well i wont tell you any is better then the other, cause i dont believe that,i had a ross 31 and loved the thing, smoothest drawing bow available, sold it and got the tribute, cause it was smoking fast, but no smoother or quieter then the ross, i still own one and love it by the way!
 

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I got the XT a couple weeks ago.

I am very happy with it.

You better shoot them all yourself, cause should be something that sets one apart from the other.

I like the roller guard on the XT.
 

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I have owned the XT earlier this year and now own a Tribute.
Between the two, I like the Tribute better because it has a more solid back wall and is faster.(not that the speed difference is a big deal to me)
I sold the XT to buy an Apex but is was a real nice bow while I had it.
I would wait to see what Ross has coming out in '07. I hear they have some good ones on the way. I am impressed with their bows so far but would like to shoot one with a more solid back wall. The ones I have drawn back so far felt a little spongy. (IMO).

The best advise is to shoot them all and let your own experience and values make the decision.

Good luck

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I am in need of a new bow just sold my ross 334 on here I love a short ata bow these are the 3 I will be considering I absolutely love the smooth draw on the ross bows but at my 27.5" draw would like something a bit faster ( I know speed doesn't kill but Would like to be above 260 and would be real happy will be shooting a maxima hunter with a 100 grain tip at 65 lbs I think I should be right around 400 grains( 350's) I haven't had the chance to shoot the tribute I like the switchback but am not real crazy about their grip or the fact their string seems to make a twang sound when shot I know string leeches will solve this problem I need to find a tribute to try out I can get the ross for $550 the xt for $650 and would bet the tribute will be over $700 not real crazy about the ross finish any suggestions out there thanks
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Perhaps a recommendation to use punctuation to make a post more readable would be more appropriate, in the interest of soliciting more responses.
 

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I had no problem reading his post. :wink:

But I could correct it for you if you want me to. :D
 

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T-LaBee said:
Pick the one you are most comfortable shooting. They are all great bows, and you can't go wrong. The Tribute will be fastest. Followed by the XT, then the 331. BUT if you are more comfortable with the XT or Ross...the accuracy will make up for it.

Make sure that you shoot them all with the same arrow speed though. You will have to use a heavier arrow to get the Tribute to slow down to the speed of the Ross, but that is the only fair way to shoot them side by side.

Tom
I disagree.

I think the original poster made it clear he intends to shoot his maximas. I say shoot them all with your arrows and then see what combination of grip, speed, smoothness and noise you like best.

Bear in mind that you can change out the grip of the XT if that is the only thing keeping you from the bow.
 

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I had no problem reading his post. :wink:

But I could correct it for you if you want me to. :D
That would be nice. I made it about half way through, and got a headache.
 

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If you want the all in one bow, go with the tribute, you will for sure hit that 260 mark with that arrow set up and your specs. Probably even with the smooth mods in, so you will have the smooth draw too. If you like the speed mod draw, even better yet. I have had my tribute sence the day it came out and still get excited when i open the case and see it sitting there.
 

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That would be nice. I made it about half way through, and got a headache.
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ex-NFO said:
That would be nice. I made it about half way through, and got a headache.
I really don't understand why you would say such a thing I had no problem at all reading the post or understand what he was saying and what his goals were maybe you should look into a beginners english course since you seem to have trouble with reading his post i think your sacasm is not required in this post


but it's pretty funny :wink: :tongue:
 
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