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    i agree with joel....... cheetahs/exile rock.... and as a new archer price point sold it, and it shoots amazing!!! then i bought a rytera, and i still dont want to get rid of my cheetah!!
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    I'm constantly amazed at the number of bows some guys go thru in a year, although I'm sure glad that they do. Sure makes a fast turnover for the used bow market. After I had shoulder surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff and remove a bone spur, I was'nt all that sure that I could still draw a bow, the year before I gave my son my Darton Fury recurve, because I could'nt draw it any longer. So did'nt want to put a lot into a 'new fangled bow like gizmo'. Did a lot of reading of archery boards, picked a bow with the fewest problems and complaints, and have been happy ever since, soon got another, set one up to hunt and the other for 3D and field, all for less than a grand, including arrows. I knew going in that there where no pro shops anywhere near me, ( 3-4 hours north of San Francisco ) so this board was my pro shop, with the advice I got here, I was soon destroying arrows. A year later I was bowhunting again, Thanks guys.
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    Elkslayer,How long was your recovery after surgery? I may have to have shoulder surgery as was wondering.Thanks

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    Suprizingly short time, would have been quicker had I worked harder during therapy. But after five-six years of dealing with a bone spur, I was really cautious. And then it took almost 3 months of sorting thru all the fan boy input to find a dependable bow, while I rebuilt the muscle mass. Bought a used 60# 06 Martin Slayer with nitrous C cams and the x system, and had no trouble drawing it the first time, can't say as much my first experience with the release.
    But if you listen to your theropist, you''ll be shooting within a month.
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    Martin 06 Slayer, Nitrous C, Shoot thru, 55lb, Quiktune 3000, HHA OL 5519 2X, Easton A/C/C
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    I was reading thru hunting magazines I get the other day, North American Hunter, NRA's American Hunter and Bowhunter Magazine, and started paying attention to the bows ads and bows shown in many articles. Seems like the vast majority were showing Mathews, followed by Hoyt, plus the occasional PSE or Bowtech/Diamond (popular around here)....did see a Martin mentioned once recently outside of the nice Laura Ads on the back of Bowhunter.

    Pick up about any main stream outdoor magazine or watch some of the hunting shows on TV and it's the same bows, this is all they see. A lot of advertising and/or sponsorships, giving new guys the impression this is what everybody successful is using. Just like you need to wear Nike shoes to be able to run fast or jump high.

    Add to that, $300 bow might list an IBO of "only" 280-300fps, where as the $700+ bow might claim it shoots a super fast 330-340fps with the some what false general perception out there, that cheaper bows shooting 280-300fps is like throwing sticks, while higher-tech, higher dollar bows showing 330-340fps is close to being as flat as bullets.




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    I started off on an old Browning "Cobra" Wood riser, laminated wood limb compound..........."
    My first compound was a Browning Cobra, a 50lb lefty model. Shot a screaming 190fps.......hey, it was over 10fps faster than my recurve, and only had to hold half the weight.
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    have to agree with sonny...IT is keep up with the jones.. I shoot the same bow i bought back in 2000 and the used cougar III . see no need to spend 700+ on a new whatever...thou I realy want a new rytera.
    If a newbe walks in to one of our local shops he will be met in one of two ways depending on the shop.
    1st one ( old shop) will let them look and answer any question they ask ,make sujestions if they ask for them. low pressure then once they deside it's all about getting them up an shootin on his range
    2nd one also old shop But a in new building.. now once the newbe waves a credit card at them they are all over it.tell you have to shoot a **** or ******* even thou they deal with more then 2 bow companys. for instance my son in law took his wealthy cousin in to shop2 late this summer to outfit him for up comming bow season...$1700 latter he had a new rig and extras with dozen arrows and 3 BH..
    any one care to take a guess at what he bought brand **** or *******
    It's all fun an games till you put that big boy on the ground.. now its time to get to work
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    My guess would be that it begins with a B, an H, or the other M.
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    lol martin prolly is the other m
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    well that B would be a 3rd shop just up the road next to the mfg plant.. this is oregon but yea you have the right letters. guy about puked when I showed him my cougar III and told him what we gave for it along with the arrows I picked up on clearance sale & fletched my self, toped off with the used HHA.. total pakage dirt cheep..
    BTW cam timing has been fixed, it was over rotated in this pic... thanks to copterdoc (for the fix)
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    It's all fun an games till you put that big boy on the ground.. now its time to get to work
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    Quote Originally Posted by elkslayer4x5 View Post
    Suprizingly short time, would have been quicker had I worked harder during therapy. But after five-six years of dealing with a bone spur, I was really cautious. And then it took almost 3 months of sorting thru all the fan boy input to find a dependable bow, while I rebuilt the muscle mass. Bought a used 60# 06 Martin Slayer with nitrous C cams and the x system, and had no trouble drawing it the first time, can't say as much my first experience with the release.
    But if you listen to your theropist, you''ll be shooting within a month.
    Thank you sir for your reply>

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