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I am very excited about the emergence of mid priced bows! I have always bought the top of the line bows b/c I felt they were truly superior. Now, I feel the mid priced ones perform to a level similar to the high end ones. I have been shooting bows that cost under $500 and I love them. I do not shoot competitively or maybe i would think differently but for hunting, I do not feel any disadvantage by some of these new mid priced bows.

I still haven't decided what to get but its nice to know that i will be happy with a bow that doesn't cost a fortune!!!!

Anyone here shoot a Martin bengal, PSE Rogue X, or any of the new Bear bows? How do you like them?
 

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The top of the line bows are absolutely fantastic BUT there isn't such a big difference like there used to be. Even just 5 years ago, the top of the line bows were significantly better bows. Now, it seems the gap has closed and they are just a little better.
 

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Anyone here shoot a Martin bengal, PSE Rogue X, or any of the new Bear bows? How do you like them?
I had a bear instinct which I had some trouble with so I shot a bengle which I thought was a very good quality bow for the money. When I shot the pearson z34 there was no comparison so I bought it. This makes the third pearson I have had. The first was outdated but like new so I thought I had to upgrade. The second one was new and was the best one I ever had but I let temptation get to me and went with another brand. Now Im back with pearson and never looked back. If you want an affordable price with performace and quality of a high end bow check them out.
 

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I am kind of on the opposite end, I recently finished shopping for a more high-end bow after shooting a Darton I paid $200 in '96.
I looked at all kinds of bows, but I ended up settling on one that cost me $460. It's a Bowtech Single Cam made for Sportsmans Whse. It's smooth! I've been meaning to post some pics. I just havent fooled with it much bc I've been busy turkey hunting.
 

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If I wouldnt have gotten a good deal on DXT I would have got the Bengal. I love how it shoots, and it feels really good in my hands. My cousin was going to pick up a Hoyt Katera(sp?) but after picking up and shooting a Bear Lightsout he bought it instead. I think they are around $300, and it shoots just as good as my DXT.
 

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I am kind of on the opposite end, I recently finished shopping for a more high-end bow after shooting a Darton I paid $200 in '96.
I looked at all kinds of bows, but I ended up settling on one that cost me $460. It's a Bowtech Single Cam made for Sportsmans Whse. It's smooth! I've been meaning to post some pics. I just havent fooled with it much bc I've been busy turkey hunting.
$460 is very much in my price range and would be considered mid range in the world of bows. I consider the higher end gear $700 plus. I currently shoot a Bowtech as well.
 

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I had a bear instinct which I had some trouble with so I shot a bengle which I thought was a very good quality bow for the money. When I shot the pearson z34 there was no comparison so I bought it. This makes the third pearson I have had. The first was outdated but like new so I thought I had to upgrade. The second one was new and was the best one I ever had but I let temptation get to me and went with another brand. Now Im back with pearson and never looked back. If you want an affordable price with performace and quality of a high end bow check them out.
I have been eyeing a Z34 also but haven't shot one yet. I have heard nothing but amazing things about them.
 

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I've always been a big fan of Pearson, I have a spoiler plus now and it from way back in the day and I've been wanting to upgrade. I may just have to shoot one before I settle on a different bow as of now I'm leaning to a Diamond Liberty or Black Ice. :flag: :head: What's the pricing on the Z34 ??
 

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I shoot the same bow as Hobbshunter and really like it. Didn't get to whack anything with it this year, but I enjoy shooting it and it groups well.
I was comparing the $460 bow to $700 bows, and I still favored it. I had an annual bonus check burning a hole in my pocket, and $ wasnt really an issue.

I might have ended up with a Mathews if there was a decent proshop close to me that I could trust. Regardless of my opinion of Outdoor America's management, they certainly are not an archery shop. I'm surprised they have the NWA license. Testing the only 2 bows they had set up on a sack target propped up in an back office doesnt do it for me.

I almost bought the Diamond Marquis, but the guys at Sportsman's were convinced that there was something wrong with it.
 

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Well, Yesterday I had the opportunity to shoot a PSE x-force that a rep had in a store here in El Dorado, and it may just be my next bow. It was the SS model @ 28 ATA, and it was shooting about 330fps, set up for hunting through a Whisker Biscuit. It was smooth and very fast, Ultra quite and for a short short ATA ..... very shootable. My very first set of arrows through this bow grouped at 1 inch. I was very very impressed, and I am getting the hankering for one in a big way. It is the first bow I have shot that just really puts my old bow to shame.

If you have not shot one yet, you owe it to yourself to just go and shoot one. Even if you know you don't want to buy it, you can at least see what Pete Shepley has brought to the table with this bow..... I was impressed.:thumb:
 

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Well, Yesterday I had the opportunity to shoot a PSE x-force that a rep had in a store here in El Dorado, and it may just be my next bow. It was the SS model @ 28 ATA, and it was shooting about 330fps, set up for hunting through a Whisker Biscuit. It was smooth and very fast, Ultra quite and for a short short ATA ..... very shootable. My very first set of arrows through this bow grouped at 1 inch. I was very very impressed, and I am getting the hankering for one in a big way. It is the first bow I have shot that just really puts my old bow to shame.

If you have not shot one yet, you owe it to yourself to just go and shoot one. Even if you know you don't want to buy it, you can at least see what Pete Shepley has brought to the table with this bow..... I was impressed.:thumb:

I think ol Pete has brought PSE to another level! Their whole line up is awesome. The B.E.S.T grip is one of my favorites
 
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