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New bow, new string, or one more year....


Robhuntandfish

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I cant decide on my course of action here.......  My bow is a 2017.  Shoots well still, has killed a few. Never fired it last season on a deer and I shoot a whole lot less these days.  Usually get the bow out in August and shoot a couple times a week til season.  I am not a high end bow guy and wont spend more than $500 on a new one.  I really like my bow but the string wont last forever etc and the site adj seems to give me issue as last year it loosened up once. Dunno but am looking.  I am most likely to buy a RTH package and am not a fan of moving parts on a rest.  looking at this ...... Bear Archery Species EV RTH Compound Bow Package-TrueTimber Strata

"it's pointless for humans to paint scenes of nature when they can go outside and stand in it"- Ron Swanson

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If you shoot your current bow well and like it, I vote new string cable's and sight. My old Hoyt Faktor is a 14 but I shoot it extremely  well and kills deer just as easy as a new bow . But I tend to keep what I like for some time before getting new.  If the new bow bug is biting though, well not much to do but buy a new rig.

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Just thinking I'm gonna put $75 into a new string and prob $60 on a new site.  Would mostly like to stretch it another year honestly but feel like I'm pushing it with the string.  

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"it's pointless for humans to paint scenes of nature when they can go outside and stand in it"- Ron Swanson

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1 minute ago, Robhuntandfish said:

Just thinking I'm gonna put $75 into a new string and prob $60 on a new site.  Would most likely to stretch it another year honestly but feel like I'm pushing it with the string.  

What's your gut feeling?  New string or new setup?  Are you confident in the current setup, and if not, will a new string and cables restore that confidence? 

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49 minutes ago, Robhuntandfish said:

Just thinking I'm gonna put $75 into a new string and prob $60 on a new site.  Would mostly like to stretch it another year honestly but feel like I'm pushing it with the string.  

Sounds like a plan Rob. If you do that, you'll surely get a few more years out of the bow. Sounds like it's served you well in the past.

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I'm a new bowhunter (2019) and shooting a Reflex Growler I purchased for $100 lol. Would love a new(er) bow and have shot many different models and had opportunities, but that thing feels like it's part of me. So unless the bow I'm looking at is as comfortable in my hands, i'm good replacing strings. Good luck in your jounrey, let us know what site you get!

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1 hour ago, 2BuckBizCT said:

what's a fair price for a new string? I think I'm due for one (Mathews HTX, if that matters). 

Depends what you want,   for just a basic string maybe $35-45 or a pre-stretched  string  maybe $45-60  range. I myself like to use the  custom pre-stretched string and cable's. Over time  the cables stretch as well as the string causing cam /cams  timing to go out, buying pre-stretched sets greatly reduces this. I have bought many sets for myself and friends  from  60X custom bow string in  in Cowansville  P.A. . A set runs anywhere from $110 to $150 depending what colors etc. you order.

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20 minutes ago, SilentStalker said:

I'm a new bowhunter (2019) and shooting a Reflex Growler I purchased for $100 lol. Would love a new(er) bow and have shot many different models and had opportunities, but that thing feels like it's part of me. So unless the bow I'm looking at is as comfortable in my hands, i'm good replacing strings. Good luck in your jounrey, let us know what site you get!

Back in the day ,  when my oldest son  was 16 (30 now) I bought a Reflex bighorn brand new for him . Still has it to this day and shoots it, he has said many a times  why buy new it still works.

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17 minutes ago, Rob-c said:

Depends what you want,   for just a basic string maybe $35-45 or a pre-stretched  string  maybe $45-60  range. I myself like to use the  custom pre-stretched string and cable's. Over time  the cables stretch as well as the string causing cam /cams  timing to go out, buying pre-stretched sets greatly reduces this. I have bought many sets for myself and friends  from  60X custom bow string in  in Cowansville  P.A. . A set runs anywhere from $110 to $150 depending what colors etc. you order.

That's kinda why I'm thinking new. I'm guessing I'm walking out of the bow shop in caz with a bill for $150+ with a bow that's 7 years old that I will prob replace soon after.  Or buy an all new setup.  I'd like to stretch it one more year and leaning that way.  

 

"it's pointless for humans to paint scenes of nature when they can go outside and stand in it"- Ron Swanson

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Keep your bow and add a better sight. A good sight will last you your lifetime without a single issue and can go on all your new bows. I would rather shoot a 100$ bow with 500$ of accessories than a 500$ rth package. Modern compounds are a very reliable design with basically no issues unless caused by us. It’s the 20$ sight or rest that will fail and cost you. 

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28 minutes ago, Rob-c said:

Depends what you want,   for just a basic string maybe $35-45 or a pre-stretched  string  maybe $45-60  range. I myself like to use the  custom pre-stretched string and cable's. Over time  the cables stretch as well as the string causing cam /cams  timing to go out, buying pre-stretched sets greatly reduces this. I have bought many sets for myself and friends  from  60X custom bow string in  in Cowansville  P.A. . A set runs anywhere from $110 to $150 depending what colors etc. you order.

I think 60X is the brand the bow shop quoted me on a few years ago. low $100's IIRC

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