PDA

View Full Version : new to the forum not martin



boobowbender
04-04-2011, 11:57 AM
So i shot my first bow deer with a tiger close to 20 years ago! then a cougar with excel cams(hardly hold on to that one!). A rage from about 1999 that was stolen in 2005. :( fell into the hype and bought a bowtech off of ebay-which i had to sell a rifle to pay for(glad it wasn't one of my favorites). Been to prolly 15 shops accross the state with that thing and have nothing but problems. the wife finally got sick of my complaining and told me to buy a new bow.;) plan on some 3-d, I'm very particular when it comes accuracy, but my number 1 objective is killing and grilling
I plan on going back home (southwest wisconsin) to Archers Pro shop where i can actually believe the bow tech and i know he's been around the block a time or two or two hundred. thats just a rip on Buzzy's age.
So do I want the onza or the firecat? I like the looks of the firecat better, but i know the longer bow is more forgiving
b

gravedigger
04-04-2011, 12:01 PM
So i shot my first bow deer with a tiger close to 20 years ago! then a cougar with excel cams(hardly hold on to that one!). A rage from about 1999 that was stolen in 2005. :( fell into the hype and bought a bowtech off of ebay-which i had to sell a rifle to pay for(glad it wasn't one of my favorites). Been to prolly 15 shops accross the state with that thing and have nothing but problems. the wife finally got sick of my complaining and told me to buy a new bow.;) plan on some 3-d, I'm very particular when it comes accuracy, but my number 1 objective is killing and grilling
I plan on going back home (southwest wisconsin) to Archers Pro shop where i can actually believe the bow tech and i know he's been around the block a time or two or two hundred. thats just a rip on Buzzy's age.
So do I want the onza or the firecat? I like the looks of the firecat better, but i know the longer bow is more forgiving
b

welcom to the forum.i dont own either but i say firecat for the hunt and onza for the shoot.but really get them in your hands and take some shots.see what one you like more and go with it...other's will be popin in and tosin there 2cents.

boobowbender
04-04-2011, 12:02 PM
one more thing. I do appreciate the lack of nonsense on this site compared to the other. not so many marketing/consumer whores who need to spend 1500 to be considered cool.

boobowbender
04-04-2011, 12:06 PM
welcom to the forum.i dont own either but i say firecat for the hunt and onza for the shoot.but really get them in your hands and take some shots.see what one you like more and go with it...other's will be popin in and tosin there 2cents.

Do i really need to have 2 separate bows to shoot 3-d with? What makes a beter 3-d vs hunting bow anyway?

Simple Life
04-04-2011, 12:07 PM
Welcome to the club boobowbender ,heard good reviews for both,so I guess it boils down to personel preference.


SL

gravedigger
04-04-2011, 12:11 PM
Do i really need to have 2 separate bows to shoot 3-d with? What makes a beter 3-d vs hunting bow anyway?

yep its like SL said it just comes down to what you want to shoot.i say the best 3d or hunting bow is the one you like the most.i love my bengal.i shoot 3d in the woods for fun not for score and i hunt with it too.my bengal is awsome because im good with it.so get a bow in your hand shoot it,if you dont like it then shoot another till you find the bow that fits you.good luck and when you do find your shooter post some pics on here so we can see what ya got.:cool:...only reson i say onza for shoot and fc for hunt is because this is what i have read and seen reviews on.i have not shot either.

boobowbender
04-04-2011, 12:11 PM
anything i should be looking for to compare which feels better. shoot both with my eyes closed? how it jumps in my hand during shot?
Been shooting that b t for so long anything is going to feel good

Simple Life
04-04-2011, 12:19 PM
I would say the Onza might be a steadier shooter,little more BH and ATA and weight.
But shoot them and one should feel better in your hands.If not buy both:D

martinbowhunter
04-04-2011, 12:27 PM
I would say the Onza might be a steadier shooter,little more BH and ATA and weight.
But shoot them and one should feel better in your hands.If not buy both:D

I really like your thinking SL. Would you mind having a sit down with my better half? You know, to talk some sense to her. You can be like, well listen, martinbowhunter NEEDS two bow's......lol

Simple Life
04-04-2011, 12:30 PM
Easy for me to tell you guys to do it,I am done after my FC comes in,2bows in 5 months-she has cut me off:(

boobowbender
04-04-2011, 12:40 PM
Easy for me to tell you guys to do it,I am done after my FC comes in,2bows in 5 months-she has cut me off:(

just curious, whats the 2010 other bow? guessing that martin out did them to need a fc

HawgEnvy
04-04-2011, 12:42 PM
do I sense a multiple personality here? Someone that has to "keep you guys thinkin"? Welcome to the forum, Newbi. If that's what you really are.

Simple Life
04-04-2011, 12:43 PM
just curious, whats the 2010 other bow? guessing that martin out did them to need a fc

LOL,its just a single cam and starts with B...

boobowbender
04-04-2011, 12:54 PM
LOL,its just a single cam and starts with B...

i cant believe it! browning is making bows again! jk what do you think of it? had alot of clearance probs with mine

Spiker
04-04-2011, 01:28 PM
Personally I dont think there really is a difference between a hunting bow and a 3-D bow unless you want your 3-D bow to be 'blinged out' for 3-D and think that the deer or whatever (turkeys might) may see it and bolt on ya.
A good bow is good for both.
Just set it up right and use heavier arrows for hunting and lighter arrows for 3-D.
The only change you may have to make is to set your sight pins up a little tighter for 3-D.
Thats really easy if your willing to spend some $$ for a second sight.
Set the bow all up for hunting - load your light fast arrows for 3-d and just swap out the sight. Or just adjust the pins with the 3-D arrows.

MLN1963
04-04-2011, 02:26 PM
I really like your thinking SL. Would you mind having a sit down with my better half? You know, to talk some sense to her. You can be like, well listen, martinbowhunter NEEDS two bow's......lol

My wife wants to go to Hawaii some day. If we make it I will have a sit down with your wife. She will either give you authorization for another bow or ask you to escort me off the property. :cool::p

Arrow Splitter
04-04-2011, 02:58 PM
i cant believe it! browning is making bows again! jk what do you think of it? had alot of clearance probs with mine

I'll give you a hint as to what brand the 2010 bow is. After all, he has a lot of bears on his property.;)

Arrow Splitter
04-04-2011, 03:00 PM
one more thing. I do appreciate the lack of nonsense on this site compared to the other. not so many marketing/consumer whores who need to spend 1500 to be considered cool.

Yeah, my recent experience on AT wasn't great either. I'm speaking for most on here when I say that I never have really liked that forum.

A.S

martinbowhunter
04-04-2011, 03:06 PM
My wife wants to go to Hawaii some day. If we make it I will have a sit down with your wife. She will either give you authorization for another bow or ask you to escort me off the property. :cool::p

LOL. Honestly if you ever come here hit me up if you wanna do some hog hunting or even try a shot at the wild cattle. Wild cattle is only jan-june but, hogs are year round:o And i don't charge fees

boobowbender
04-04-2011, 05:56 PM
I'll give you a hint as to what brand the 2010 bow is. After all, he has a lot of bears on his property.;)

oh??? that b. almost forgot about fred. never shot one but i think they look cool

boothill
04-04-2011, 06:14 PM
I had a 2008 Firecat with CAT cams and now have the Onza. If I had known how to time the cams on the FC it would of shot better. I feel obligated to look at it and tune it up for the guy who bought it. You will learn a lot from the guys on this forum. But as far as either of these 2 bows you can't go wrong. I chose the Onza because it was so cool looking and I knew it would be an awesome bow. Besides a good friend of mine had one of the original Onzas and it was ahead of it's time. Then Hoyt decided to follow in Martins footsteps. LOL

Hutch~n~Son Archery
04-05-2011, 01:10 AM
Welcome to the forum, boobowbender



Hutch:cool:

elkslayer4x5
04-05-2011, 05:33 AM
You'll have to shoot 'em both in order to decide which feels better to you, both are excelent bows.
Welcome to the site. I first came to this site to get help with my first Slayer, and the members soon had me all fixed, and taught me a lot in the process. But the friendly help and advise has kept me here ever since. I now find that I have less tolerence for other sites especially when those on the other archery boards can't seem to talk about anything other than who spent more, and here you find guys who want to help any way they can. :cool: