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View Poll Results: What do you feel is the most important piece of your bow hunting gear is?
Bow 9 45.00%
Rest 2 10.00%
Sight 0 0%
Release 1 5.00%
Stabilizer 0 0%
Arrow 1 5.00%
Broadhead 7 35.00%
Sling 0 0%
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Old 09-25-2008, 04:51 PM
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This is great. I like seeing that some arenít sure but are still willing to answer and others are very as a matter of fact. I really want to know what people think, there is no right or wrong answer that I know of. But I do have a opinion of what I believe it is. Iím still going to let the poll grow for awhile longer before I post my answer and explain why I picked it.
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I've been thinking it over and i'm going with none of the above (I know not an option) I don't think you can narrow it down to one item, the whole package is most important. If you have a great bow but have the wrong arrows or a bad rest or sight your package is not effective or vise-versa. My point is we spend alot of time and money to get an effective package and all on the list are important along with some items not on the list. Good thread, thanks for making think of that.
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I had to vote for bow--without it, the rest of the stuff is useless. Unless you can throw an arrow like a spear !!!!
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What, no choice "practice"?
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Bow, from there on all else follows.
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OK, time to start with my point(s). With 40% of the votes for bows, Lets take a look at that choice. Do you think a top of the line hunting bow(pick one) shoots more consistent than lets say a entry level bow(like a pse deer hunter or something like it)? Thoughts? Do you think that to days entry level bows can not be shot consistently? Why?
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I'm shooting what most would consider an entry level bow. While it's not as quiet or as fast as the high end bows, it's pretty accurate.
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OK, time to start with my point(s). With 40% of the votes for bows, Lets take a look at that choice. Do you think a top of the line hunting bow(pick one) shoots more consistent than lets say a entry level bow(like a pse deer hunter or something like it)? Thoughts? Do you think that to days entry level bows can not be shot consistently? Why?
I shoot a Parker Buckshot. My husband shoots a Matthews Switchback and, of the 4 guys we shoot with all the time, there's a PSE, Bowtech, Martin, and another Matthews switchback. My bow won't shoot as far as their but is just as accurate (depending on whether I am accurate or not!!!) and as quiet. I think accuracy depends more on the person who is shooting than on the actual bow. As the guys say, they have killed deer with cheap bows they started out with and they have killed deer with the more expensive they can afford now. It's the person doing the same thing over and over and the practice they put in that determines the accuracy of the shot. And the success of the hunt depends on shot placement NOT how much weight you are drawing or how much you spent on your bow.
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Old 09-30-2008, 10:42 AM
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broadhead,

you can send any arrow through any bow down range, but to kill a deer you got to have a good broadhead.

example: how many deer did you kill when you were a kid with a peice of crap bow? ever kill a deer with no release, rest, sight, sling, stabilizer?? I have, recurve, longbow ect..
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Old 10-01-2008, 05:09 AM
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I shoot a Parker Buckshot. My husband shoots a Matthews Switchback and, of the 4 guys we shoot with all the time, there's a PSE, Bowtech, Martin, and another Matthews switchback. My bow won't shoot as far as their but is just as accurate (depending on whether I am accurate or not!!!) and as quiet. I think accuracy depends more on the person who is shooting than on the actual bow. As the guys say, they have killed deer with cheap bows they started out with and they have killed deer with the more expensive they can afford now. It's the person doing the same thing over and over and the practice they put in that determines the accuracy of the shot. And the success of the hunt depends on shot placement NOT how much weight you are drawing or how much you spent on your bow.
Iím glade that you can see that even entry level bows have the same accuracy as the more expensive ones. And yes the more money you spend on a bow does get you nicer features. Now Iím not trying to put down having a high end bow by any means, in fact thatís all I have. I like them Iím just trying to prove a point.
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