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  • First Bow set up for real deer bow hunting...I hear good things about Bear and Red Head. Thoughts?

    First Bow set up for real deer bow hunting...I hear good things about Bear and Red Head. Thoughts?

  • #2
    Bear is good, but for a decent quality and long life, consider Matthews or PSE. I would steer away from the Bass Pro brand

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    • #3
      Matt,
      Git yerself to a pro-shop. The pro will measure you and can do a better job in person than any of us can do online. I have owned many but none that was better than Mathews. New guys tend to think they need a fast bow. Forget that-you need a QUIET bow-all of them are much faster than older bows. Deer often hear the string and jump out of the way of your arrow if the bow is noisy. In the last 3 seasons I've bagged 8 deer with my Mathews. Click my name then click on my photos and check the Bowkilled Turkey and bucks in there. Mathews has a pro-shop locator in their web site-check it out.

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      • #4
        PSE, Fred Bear is actually very good, unless Matt knows something about them that I don't. My buddy has one, I think "lights out" And its VERY quiet, and its VERY accurate with all market parts/sights/etc. But If you Don't want a BPS brand like they said PSE makes awesome bows.

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        • #5
          I agree with Del, it's not about speed anymore, all of these bows shoot fast enough. You want to find that bow that fits you and the situation you are using it for. If your hiking in the mountains you may want a lighter/compact bow vs. a different style if your just sitting in a tree stand all the time. Definitely get to a shop and shoot several brands to find which one fits you best.

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          • #6
            Fred Bear is good. I have heard good things about them. I dont know anyone with a Red Head but they are probably good as well.

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            • #7
              The Bear bows are great for the money, as are Diamond by Bowthech. if you are looking for a value priced bow.

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              • #8
                I can't stress enough to a novice to go to a bow shop where a proffesional can help get you set up with the correct gear for you and shooting right. Regardless of the gear if it's not tuned right it won't shoot right.

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                • #9
                  There are a lot of cheap but good quality PSE and Fred Bear bows out there. Later on you can move up to a Diamond or a Bowtech. I know someone with a RedHead bow, he really like it.

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                  • #10
                    i agree with del, but i love my mathews.

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                    • #11
                      Del in KS
                      Is dead on!

                      May I add what works best for us may not work best for you?

                      Stay away from Wally World and find a reputable Bow shop.

                      I’ve seen deer jump the string at 15 yards with an arrow sizzling at 300 fps because the bow sounded like the screen door slamming at my Grandmother’s house. First thing you look for is a bow you can hit with and how quite then you work into how fast it is without sacrificing accuracy and the ability to pull string back with minimal movement

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                      • #12
                        Chevy, Ford or Dodge?

                        I like Chevy!

                        I did have an 1980 International Scout II I'm kicking myself for trading it in!

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                        • #13
                          Most importantly find one that fits you with the help of a good archery shop regardless of the brand there are many to choose from out there find one that feels good to you. Dont try to pull more than you can handle and practice practice practice and live the outdoor dream!

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                          • #14
                            I agree with Del. Have a pro shop help you out.

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