Too buy or not Too buy?

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Home Forums General Archery Discussion Too buy or not Too buy?

This topic contains 9 replies, has 7 contributors, and was last updated by raypla Raypla 8 years, 12 months ago.

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  • February 6, 2007 at 12:51 am #495399 Back to Top REPORT
    raypla
    Raypla

    Joined: 9/1/2005
    That is the question. No pun intended :whistle

    Now for the real question, the bow: an 04 Ovation w/a shrewd grip, rootbear in color, Winners choice strings and cables made of 452x.

    I just started shooting spots and I like it alot, enough to buy another bow. The cam that comes on the bow is a little long, but thats easily fixed. I shot 450x the other night for the first time and loved it, I shot a 409. I got to thinking how nice a 60# bow would be, set up with a scope and long stabilizer. The reason I want another bow is that I don’t want to get into switching everything back and forth on my Switchback and 70#s tires me out after 25 shots. Don’t get me wrong I had no prob. drawing it back it was just holding on target would be much easier w/a 60#’er.

    Being that I have never shot an Ovation, just read all the specs, is this a good bow or should I save up and buy an Apex 7 or other? The issue with that is that I’ll have to wait several more weeks just to buy a used one.
    How does the Ovation compare to my 05′ SB, the draw cycle, length and so on?
    Is this a good price? $450

    I’m not concerned w/the warranty

    February 6, 2007 at 12:53 am #509482 Back to Top REPORT
    rickym
    RickyM


    Joined: 8/4/2004
    I would wait and find one to shoot before buying any bow. [=}=]
    February 6, 2007 at 1:00 am #509483 Back to Top REPORT
    machinegun74
    machinegun74

    Joined: 7/26/2005
    I voted no, just cause the Ovation seems better suited for fingers and the speed it puts out limits you to Spots or other known range games. [=}=]
    February 6, 2007 at 1:12 am #509484 Back to Top REPORT
    raypla
    Raypla

    Joined: 9/1/2005
    I would wait and find one to shoot before buying any bow. [=}=]

    Thanks for the advice :thumbup

    I tried to go to my local shop this afternoon and they were mysteriously closed ](*,) but the last time I was there I saw they had some sort of target bow, I didn’t look to close though cause it was before I ever thought of getting another bow. But I’m probably going to wait and check that one out before I ever do a thing.

    February 6, 2007 at 1:26 am #509485 Back to Top REPORT
    wolbear
    wolbear

    Joined: 9/13/2005
    I would wait and find one to shoot before buying any bow. [=}=]

    :agree :agree :agree

    February 7, 2007 at 12:04 am #509486 Back to Top REPORT

    killerinstinct

    Joined: 1/27/2007
    definitely shoot first ,, buy later! :D
    February 7, 2007 at 12:08 am #509487 Back to Top REPORT
    bowhunter-69
    Bowhunter-69

    Joined: 1/14/2006
    I voted YES

    You need it, want it, gotta-gotta have it.

    Buy it.

    Sight unseen.

    Be a Brave.

    Chas

    February 7, 2007 at 12:18 am #509488 Back to Top REPORT
    raypla
    Raypla

    Joined: 9/1/2005

    I voted YES

    You need it, want it, gotta-gotta have it.

    Buy it.

    Sight unseen.

    Be a Brave.

    Chas[/quote:1voi1i4u]

    :^O

    I may have some decent size ones, but they’re not brass :oops:

    But anyhow I stopped at the archery shop today, after work, and the pink target bow they had is an Ovation, they’re asking $440 with a scope, but it has 40-50 lb limbs ](*,)

    So I asked them to set it up with a rest when they get a chance and I’ll give it a shot. They also had a bran spankin new Conquest 4 and Apex 7 and I’ll ask shoot them to also, that way there if I see one of those over at AT for the right price I won’t think twice about saying “I want it” :)

    February 7, 2007 at 1:49 am #509489 Back to Top REPORT
    gjarcher
    gjarcher

    Age: 72
    Joined: 10/3/2006
    Location: Colorado
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    I would vote NO. If I read you right, you are looking for an X-killer. With your draw length you need to shoot the Prestige and see if its what you are looking for. Its designed for shorter DL, has a good A2A but not too long, nice BH. :thumbup
    February 8, 2007 at 10:09 pm #509490 Back to Top REPORT
    raypla
    Raypla

    Joined: 9/1/2005

    I would wait and find one to shoot before buying any bow. [=}=]

    :agree :agree :agree[/quote:21odjkix]

    I shot one today =D/>” title=”Applause” /> </p>
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    So after the light was brought to my eyes I’ve decided to just keep looking and hopefully I can stumble upon the right bow for me.

    Last night I shot a 411 w/12Xs I was happy being that the week before I shot a 408 and it was the first time I had ever tried it :)

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