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GunCarver
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Jun-19-17, 
10:19 PM (MST)
"Bow Upgrade Time"

I haven't hunted with a bow in over 13 years. My current bow is a 2001 or 2002 PSE Nova, so I probably wouldn't be hard to please.

I found a used Hoyt Superhawk that seems like a decent deal ($225 range). How would this bow compare to a new lower end bow like a $400 Diamond from Sportsman's?

The technology seems to advance so fast that I don't know where the line is between older mid grade and newer low end.

Help!

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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: Bow Upgrad...  eVerbrowns      Jun-20-17   1 
 RE: Bow Upgrad...  Bowhunter05      Jul-01-17   2 
  RE: Bow Upgrad...  264mag      Jul-02-17   3 
   RE: Bow Upgrad...  trophyhunter      Jul-14-17   4 
    RE: Bow Upgrad...  Bowdeadly      Jul-14-17   5 
 RE: Bow Upgrad...  Joe2Kool      Jul-16-17   6 

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eVerbrowns
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Jun-20-17, 
01:54 PM (MST)
1. "RE: Bow Upgrade Time"

LAST EDITED ON Jun-20-17 AT 01:59 PM (MST)

I was in the exact situation last year, all I can tell you is shoot as many as you can before you commit and pick one that feels best to you. I ended up with a 2015 PSE Dream season decree and so far I love it. Super forgiving and easy to tune. If you can afford a newer model of any bow, definitely go with one. Honestly any of the top brands will be good.

Best of luck to you

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Bowhunter05
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Jul-01-17, 
07:03 PM (MST)
2. "RE: Bow Upgrade Time"

PSE Evolve! Just got it and I love it!

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264mag
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Jul-02-17, 
12:09 PM (MST)
3. "RE: Bow Upgrade Time"

pse carbon air

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trophyhunter
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Jul-14-17, 
09:39 AM (MST)
4. "RE: Bow Upgrade Time"

+1 on the PSE Carbon Air, pricy but worth it....

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Bowdeadly
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Jul-14-17, 
04:37 PM (MST)
5. "RE: Bow Upgrade Time"

I Wanted the PSE full throttle when it 1st came out. I went to the Archery shop to buy it and came across the dream season Decree and shot both. Walked out with the Decree. Iv had about 10 bows in my life and the Decree is the Best I've shot. So go shoot a few then pic the one one feel comfortable with.

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Jul-16-17, 
05:42 PM (MST)
6. "RE: Bow Upgrade Time"

I'm considering an upgrade also. Mine is a 2000 or 2001 Champion Buck. Comparing it to the newer ones there wasn't as much difference in speed and energy as you might think.

I took the IBO published speed for a couple of bows, surfed over to archerycalculator.com, and input my draw length and weight, and the speed came down drastically. The new bows had higher speed and energy than my 15+ bow, but not as much as I expected.

I've also decided I'm not buying a bow unless I get to shoot it first. But being a lefty, my "try before you buy" options may be righty only.

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