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I'm about to be in the market for a new bow and would appreciate some input. I know in the end it will ultimately come do to which one feels right for me, but I would like to hear your insight. What are some of the pros and cons of the new bows? What would you recommend and why?
 

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Go to a shop, shoot every bow you like, and then make your decision. Seems like a lot to do but if that guy behind the counter wants to sell a bow he'll let you shoot what you want. I've spent many hours in my local shop just shooting bows. It also develops a good friendship with the guys there and makes you feel more comfortable about who works on your bow. Don't buy a bow based off what other people like. It may be awesome to them but you won't know until you shoot it.
 

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As you can see alot of different opinion on bows. I shoot Mathews great bows and great service. They are time proven to be great bows. But truth is so are most of the one stated above. If the bow is mostly going to be for hunting go with short bows with a long brace height. They are just easier to use in a stand and blind. My best advice for you is to put good quality equipment on it. Does no good to spend alot on a bow then buy cheap rest and sights.
 

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I have shot BOWTECH for the past 3 or 4 years. There bows have fit me well and always shot them well. I was in Idaho on an archery elk hunt when I picked up a Bowtech, Matthews,an Hoyt brochures off a table. While looking through these I found that Matthews and Hoyt both had a page of their employees and prostaff with their animals and bows followed by 4 pages of customer pictures with their animals! Bowtech on the other hand had 4 pages of their employees and prostaff with their animals and bows and not a SINGLE thing about there customers!!!!!!! I have sold my Bowtech and probably never shoot them again. IMO the customers should be first! I know the money goes to them to do what they want and go hunt where they want to but at least be respectful to your customers and dont rub it in their face and not care about what they harvest with your bow! This is just my opionion! You may agree or disagree and thats ok. I didnt post this to start a argument. JMO
 

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I've shot a strother's Infinity the last two years and have loved it....
Shot a bowtech before that and loved it too....

BUT I've got a Carbon Element on order....
I went down to the bow shop and the owner let me shoot his and I fell in love with it....
Smooth as butter....but you may not like how it shoots and feels....
And I know you won't like the price tag on one....
 

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Go and shoot them all and get what you like. I have always shot Hoyt bows and will probably be all I ever shoot. I shot the new Heli-m the other day and I liked it BUT I still like hoyt so i will stick with my maxxis for a little longer.
 

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Thanks everyone for the advice and input. I appreciate it. I ended up with the Hoyt Carbon Element RKT. The sparks just seemed to fly when I shot it. I do have to admit though that it only narrowly edged out the Mathews Heli-m.
 

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Thanks everyone for the advice and input. I appreciate it. I ended up with the Hoyt Carbon Element RKT. The sparks just seemed to fly when I shot it. I do have to admit though that it only narrowly edged out the Mathews Heli-m.
You will love it I want one now but i just got my maxxis 2010 so I will wait a lil longer.
 
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