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#6212852 - 03/07/16 10:56 AM In search of good beginner bow
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Registered: 12/03/15
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Loc: Houston Texas
Looking for a good bow to get me started. Doesn't have to be new and don't want to break the bank.
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#6213160 - 03/07/16 02:51 PM Re: In search of good beginner bow [Re: .243 Man]
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Stay away from the new diamonds, cabelas and bass pro brand bows. They are having cam problems and problems with the draw stops popping behind the cable locking the bow into full draw. Nothing worse than having an arrow knocked and not being able to let your bow down.

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#6213252 - 03/07/16 04:27 PM Re: In search of good beginner bow [Re: .243 Man]
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Haven't heard that issue with the diamonds and was talking with diamond for a while today. Have seen it on a couple diamonds and Missions with finger shooters twisting string enough to torque the cam enough the drawstop missed the cable.
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#6213387 - 03/07/16 05:43 PM Re: In search of good beginner bow [Re: .243 Man]
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Thats funny i just got back from Academy and bought a diamond for 279$. Hope everything goes well with it:/
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#6213757 - 03/07/16 09:34 PM Re: In search of good beginner bow [Re: .243 Man]
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Originally Posted By: .243 Man
Thats funny i just got back from Academy and bought a diamond for 279$. Hope everything goes well with it:/


Which model did you get? Not all of the diamonds have that problem. Just certain models that have the throttle cam.


Edited by Erichugh22 (03/07/16 09:43 PM)

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#6213770 - 03/07/16 09:41 PM Re: In search of good beginner bow [Re: kmon1]
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Originally Posted By: kmon1
Haven't heard that issue with the diamonds and was talking with diamond for a while today. Have seen it on a couple diamonds and Missions with finger shooters twisting string enough to torque the cam enough the drawstop missed the cable.


Next time you look at a diamond outlaw, carbon cure, deadeye or bass pro black out or the cabelas creedence (I think it's called) draw one back and watch how close the draw stop is to popping over the cable. The first time I saw it a customer brought me a bow and the string was completely slack. I didn't catch what was going on until it was too late, the draw stop popped back over the cable and the bow when off with the cam in my can and split my palm wide open. Another time I was setting up some bows and test shooting. I drew back a deadeye and the draw stop popped over the cable. I was stuck back in the shooting range for almost 20 minutes with the bow at full draw unable to let it down before someone came and helped. It happened on 5 or 6 more bows for the year I was selling them. It doesn't happen on all of them. But the few times I saw it was enough to scare me away from diamonds until they switch cams or draw stop designs. It's a tiny little peg and it's not long enough to safely stop your draw.

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#6214676 - 03/08/16 02:54 PM Re: In search of good beginner bow [Re: .243 Man]
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I purchased a Diamond Infinity Edge
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#6214678 - 03/08/16 02:54 PM Re: In search of good beginner bow [Re: Erichugh22]
.243 Man Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 12/03/15
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I purchased a Diamond Infinity Edge
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#6215269 - 03/08/16 09:03 PM Re: In search of good beginner bow [Re: .243 Man]
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Good bow for the money.
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#6215740 - 03/09/16 09:14 AM Re: In search of good beginner bow [Re: .243 Man]
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Nothing wrong with the infinity edge. You should be just fine up

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#6215865 - 03/09/16 10:22 AM Re: In search of good beginner bow [Re: .243 Man]
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Infinite edge lol sorry. But thanks fellas so far so good.
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#6232742 - 03/22/16 01:22 PM Re: In search of good beginner bow [Re: .243 Man]
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My wife got me a infinity edge last year and it works just fine.

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