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Shopping budget bows
Used to shoot Mathews Switchback XT (loved that bow) been shooting traditional the last several years, wanting to get a compound bow again.
Been looking at the PSE Stinger Extreme, the Bear Species, Bear Approach, and the Diamond Edge SB-1.
Does anybody have any specific thoughts or experiences with any of these bows?
I don't, however in tuning bows, I would only buy a bow that has static yolks. They are so much easier to tune for broadheads to hit the same as a field point.
Check out the offerings by Quest. They're a quality bow and fit most budgets.
The PSE Stinger X are a very nice bow. I used one as a back up bow foe a few years. Easy to tune and plenty quick and most importantly quiet. The only thing I did not like was they do not serve the string where it goes around the wheel or cam. Seemed odd but never an issue! Shawn
They don't have yokes, but I wouldn't overlook the Elite Enlist. You can get some really good deals on what is basically an Elite Answer which was a very nice bow.
The diamond is a good set up with a lot of flexibility
What’s your budget? I’d look at a 1-4 year old flagship bow.
I shoot an edge sb1 as my primary bow now. I just couldn't justify paying more for a new bow. I would buy another in a heartbeat. I had a buddy looking to get into a compound from an xbow and recurve and i told him to pick one up. He did and has won a few times in a local league shoot. Both of us dud upgrade the sight and rest though to high quality ones. I can't see myself buying a more expensive model anytime soon. And if i get bored with it, it can be adjusted to my kids.
If you like the Switchback XT, I would take a look at an Elite Synergy. Very similar smooth feel.
You can find good deals on EBay for flagship bows.
See if you can buy back your Switchback XT or another one.
I agree with the used flagship bow idea. Don't sell them when you go back to trad. Deer will know absolutely NO difference between a state of the art bow and one that was state of the art fifteen years ago.
I'm still shootin' my 40-60 year old bows.
Mission makes a good bow that is affordable.
x2 on the new Quest thrive
I agree. But a top of the line model that's a couple of years old ...
I like buying a year old and always static yokes, i will never buy another floating yoke or yokeless bow!!