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#5958133 - 10/02/15 05:23 PM Best bow under $300
mason15 Offline
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Registered: 11/26/12
Posts: 104
Loc: Harris County
Looking to buy a bow after hunting season budget around $300

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#5958145 - 10/02/15 05:39 PM Re: Best bow under $300 [Re: mason15]
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Registered: 08/13/09
Posts: 453
Loc: Mansfield
Bear makes some good bows near that price range, but you are going to get a dozen answers of "go buy a used (brand x)."

I say go shoot a few in that price range and buy new.

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#5958199 - 10/02/15 06:49 PM Re: Best bow under $300 [Re: mason15]
Tru2lifetaxidermy Offline
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Registered: 01/25/15
Posts: 330
Agreed. Don't go off what other "pro" archery guys say! Shot everything that you can afford and buy the one that just felt right to you.

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#5958247 - 10/02/15 07:35 PM Re: Best bow under $300 [Re: mason15]
mason15 Offline
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Registered: 11/26/12
Posts: 104
Loc: Harris County
im looking at Bear Archery Cruzer or Diamond Infinite Edge

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#5958279 - 10/02/15 07:58 PM Re: Best bow under $300 [Re: mason15]
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Registered: 06/26/13
Posts: 4687
Loc: Nevada, TX
When I started out I was shooting a Martin from academy. Threw a lot of arrows and killed many of pigs. They didn't know I wasn't shooting a mathews....

Diamond makes some good bows that are lower price point.

Walter

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#5958385 - 10/02/15 09:06 PM Re: Best bow under $300 [Re: mason15]
Slicktricked Offline
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Registered: 01/21/15
Posts: 173
Any bow you pick up and say that feels good.

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#5958458 - 10/02/15 09:59 PM Re: Best bow under $300 [Re: mason15]
StephensCnty308 Offline
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Registered: 07/27/15
Posts: 207
Loc: Stephens county
Check out the bear Attitude!

Cabelas always has it

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#5958468 - 10/02/15 10:05 PM Re: Best bow under $300 [Re: mason15]
kmon1 Offline
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Attitude is $329 at Cabela's now and the Infinite Edge is on sale for clearance out at $279 online at the same.
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#5958526 - 10/02/15 11:12 PM Re: Best bow under $300 [Re: Slicktricked]
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Originally Posted By: Slicktricked
Any bow you pick up and say that feels good.
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#5958879 - 10/03/15 10:11 AM Re: Best bow under $300 [Re: mason15]
Duke4456 Offline
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Registered: 09/29/15
Posts: 141
Loc: Naples Tx
Diamond which is made by bowtech and also makes all the redhead bows at bp are priced around that range ready to go. I shoot a diamond the rock 2010 model and it has killed deer and pigs for me. I bought it new completely setup for $300. I have changed out the rest and sights for something a little nicer than what came with it. It has more to do with how comfortable you are with you're equipment and how often you shoot it than how much it cost.
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#5963332 - 10/06/15 03:34 AM Re: Best bow under $300 [Re: mason15]
ryorgensen Offline
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Registered: 09/29/12
Posts: 980
Loc: Grapeland,Texas
Find someone needing the cash and buy a used MATHEWS ,Bowtech, or Hoyt rigged out...look around and you will find a great deal! I wouldn't go buy a new bow for $300 ....they are cheap for a reason. Get a top of line used bow and it will last many years.
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#5963401 - 10/06/15 07:05 AM Re: Best bow under $300 [Re: ryorgensen]
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Originally Posted By: ryorgensen
Find someone needing the cash and buy a used MATHEWS ,Bowtech, or Hoyt rigged out...look around and you will find a great deal! I wouldn't go buy a new bow for $300 ....they are cheap for a reason. Get a top of line used bow and it will last many years.


This is my advice too

Diamond is bowtechs single cam line and are good bows (I shoot a diamond iceman ) but some of there lower end bows are cheap feeling. If I were to buy new right this second I would buy Mathews

Shoot a bunch, buy what you like and spend your money on rest and sights
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#5967827 - 10/08/15 02:22 PM Re: Best bow under $300 [Re: mason15]
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I find its more about what you put into it practice wise. A Mathews, bowtech, hoyt etc. isn't going to make a poor bow hunter a good bowhunter and a good bowhunter will be fine with whatever he rigs correctly and practices with.

I shoot a 10 year old parker buckhunter and it does the job just fine. Dad bought a Diamond from cabelas for a hair under 300 this year and its been great so far.
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#5968815 - 10/09/15 02:55 AM Re: Best bow under $300 [Re: redchevy]
ryorgensen Offline
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
I find its more about what you put into it practice wise. A Mathews, bowtech, hoyt etc. isn't going to make a poor bow hunter a good bowhunter and a good bowhunter will be fine with whatever he rigs correctly and practices with.

I shoot a 10 year old parker buckhunter and it does the job just fine. Dad bought a Diamond from cabelas for a hair under 300 this year and its been great so far.


I disagree ...I bought my wife a cheap Browning Adrenaline rigged out new for $299 and she shot decent with it. After one year of making sure she was going to enjoy it , I bought her a Mathews z7 rigged out . What a differance ! She did go from a decent shot to a great shot all because of equipment .... It's like comparing a Honda 4 wheeler to one of those cheap made in China 300$ 4 wheeler. Sure both will work but there's a huge differance in quality,durability , etc. ....You never see a serious competition shooter going to compete with a new $300 bow for a reason..You can however buy a $1000-$1500 setup for a 1/3 of that when someone needs the cash or wants to upgrade ...
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#5968933 - 10/09/15 07:18 AM Re: Best bow under $300 [Re: mason15]
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I bet the year of practice didn't hurt the Matthews. Any chance it was set up better than the Browning? Had to get my cheap arse bow tuned from new, it made a huge difference.
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