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10-26-2005, 05:52 PM
I have never bow hunted, but I use to shoot PSE Gforce 12 years ago.
Have opportunity to buy a new PSE vengance 29" 70 lbs bow for 499.00
all info i can find on this bow says it should be a 600.00 bow.
Is this a good bow or should i look at other brands?
10-26-2005, 07:40 PM
It's only a good bow if it fits you, draw wise, etc. That also seems very expensive for a used bow, I'd never pay it. I was advised against buying a used bow for just that reason and I'm glad I went with something that was fitted specifically for me!
This is my first year hunting with a compound bow also! It's been a fun year so far, 1 doe down and looking for a buck now.
10-26-2005, 08:16 PM
TritonBill, it says new....
10-26-2005, 08:19 PM
Oops...sorry somehow I missed that! My bad...
10-26-2005, 11:08 PM
Like TB said make sure the draw length fits you or can be adjusted to fit you also make sure the draw weight is comfortable for you. What draws nice in a store may not draw as easily after you have been sitting motionless for hours in freezing temps. as far as brands go it is just like anything else personnal prefrence. As long as you can shoot accuratly with it and it feels comfortable to you that is all that matters. Find a reputable archery range or dealer near you and they will be able to measure your draw length and find out what draw weight is comfortable for you, also will have a selection for you to try out before you purchase. Hope this helps.
10-27-2005, 08:24 AM
That should make you a good bow. I shoot a PSE avenger. and I love it. You could always call archeryexperts.com and ask their opinion. They also have some great deals on year old bows. That's where I got mine at about half price. It also helped that I am left handed too.
10-27-2005, 08:36 AM
I think for that money that are many other bows out there on the market that you need to be looking at. You also need to consider that you have all the accessories to purchase and setup as well. It's a bad time, honestly to start the process if you want to hunt this year. Although, no time is better than the present. You'll need to practice a good bit with your new setup to become accurate enough to offer a confident and humane shot to the deer. I'm sure you knew that, though.
10-27-2005, 08:47 AM
You have already been given a lot of great advice here so not a whole lot to add. I have never shot that bow so I can not vouch for it at all. However, I can say that if the list price says $600 you should never expect to pay that much for the bow. It is like so many other things. They just have a suggested retail that is ridiculous. So just because you found a price lower than the retail listing don't assume that it is the best you can do. You need to do some actual shopping to know what you can get. Like Crankus said also be prepared for the accessorizing costs. Depending on what you want to do you can almost double the cost of your bow by the time you get the rest, sights, release, arrows, broadheads, etc. And before doing all of this make sure you shoot the bow. Since you have not shot in many years I am assuming that your knowledge of the things to check are not complete. Therefore, going through an archery shop is a great way to go. They can ensure that you get the setup that is right for you.
10-28-2005, 07:07 AM
You really need to go to a bow shop and have them size you for the bow, it is like buying a pair of pants, it may say 38 in the waist but it may be a tight fit depending on the cut. With bows, they may be a "GOOD DEAL" but if it does not fit you or draw is too short or too long you will get the most out of your bow. Example; i am 6'4 i bought a bow at a garage sale for 100 bucks it was a 400 bow still in the original box had one arrow that had been shot a few times the others were perfect. good deal? yes for the bow, but wheni actually tried shooting it my arms were wayyyyyyy too long for the bow, and i could not find the same resting spot every time i fired, ad to that the mechanical release, then i had to invest in an overdraw, and blah blah. So go get fitted and they will sell you the bow that you will enjoy and not one that sounds like a deal.
10-31-2005, 04:07 PM
This is a great web site , thanks all for the advice and good hunting.
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