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    Hi,

    I need a bow recommendation for my dad. He is about 6' or 6'1" and has a measured draw length of 28" on the nose. He wants a bow he can handle like say in the 50 to 60 pound range. He will be hunting exclusively out of a box type shooting stand. Speed is not paramont, he would be more into ease of draw/hold and forgiveness. Also he is looking for a more value type (Gold series or used bow). I have found several used Martins on Ebay and also some packages on new bows. This wouldn't be a situation where he would ever want to go up in draw weight.

    Thanks for your help.

    Jim

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    He's probably at work, but a little more informtion would help. For one, is he planning on shooting fingers or release?
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    Why only for Scepterman? The others may be offended. I'm not him, but will say Bengal or Cheetah.
    2008 Martin MOAB - 45-60#, set at about 51-53# / 55#" Perfect Line" compound/ 55# Mongol horsebow/ 45# "Perfect Line" takedown recurve/ 45# Bearpaw Grizzly hunter recurve/ 55# Samick Longbow Cheetah ... and several homemade bows

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    Oh it will be release. I have met scepterman, I just posted it here so as not to bug him at work! Any and all suggestions will be appreciated.

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    I got a Cheetah for my wife, and a Leopard for my youngest daughter and found them both to be very nice shooting bows with plenty of "punch" for it's diminutive size and relative draw weight.

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    Thanks for the input Squidman. Anyone else with any ideas....let em fly!

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    Default Saber, bengal, or cheetah

    Saber would be the cheapest, and probably shoots like the rest, almost the same specs as well...

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    09 moab set at 60 pounds perfect for your dad.

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    A saber would make a good bow to start out with. However, if you want a real shooter that will last him even when his shooting/tuning abilities pick up, go for the MOAB. I'd personally reccomend the Firecat because of the aded tunability of a Hybrid Binary system, not the extra speed. However, if your dad doesn't want a harsh draw, the MOAB will be a better choice.

    Have him shoot it and see if he likes it. That is of paramount importance in getting a new bow.

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