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9/7/10 10:02 AM
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kin9ofdaburbs
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Im new to bowhunting and need a good cheap setup for deer season this year. I also enlisted in the Marine Corps and will be leaving soon so i'm only looking to spend around $300 for a bow and stuff I need with it. Any suggestions would be helpful. Ive been looking at the Bear Charge Ready To Hunt package anyone have a review?
9/7/10 10:12 AM
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kin9ofdaburbs
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oh and I'm 5'8" with a 69.5" reach and about 170lbs if that helps
9/7/10 9:50 PM
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MachetePhil
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 I took a quick look at the bow you mentioned and it seems good to me.  You don't need anything more for hunting, especially if you're just starting out.  Just get some help setting it up either from a shop or from a friend who really knows bows.  

Personally I love the "whisker biscuit" rests, they're simple, and foolproof, once they're on and adjusted correctly, plus they hold your arrow in place no matter what you do which gives a beginner one less thing to worry about.  I use a simple sight with two pins, I know everyone these days has 50 pins on their sight, some use crosshair type things, but I like the simple old sight with only two pins.  One for 20 yards and one for 30, it keeps things simple.  Other than that, a peep sight, a release, a dozen arrows and some help getting it set up and you're good.

practise practise practise...........
9/8/10 12:28 AM
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Muppetmower88
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rated best bow for your dollar on huntersfriend.com and read everything they have to offer you will learn so much on that site.

but yeah practice practice practice

and thank you for not buying a crossbow
9/15/10 7:31 AM
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Byrd
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im not a hunter, but the rednecks at work talk like mathews is the stuff.
9/16/10 12:36 PM
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Muppetmower88
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thats because mathews is the stuff but they are really expensive. Bear makes an awesome bow that doesnt cost an arm and a leg though.
9/16/10 11:39 PM
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kin9ofdaburbs
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Update I went with the bear charge ready to hunt package and couldn't be more happy. I just picked up a dozen carbon arrows and shot it for the first time today and it was awesome. It's pretty safe to say I'm in love with a new sport Phone Post
9/17/10 11:49 PM
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good choice man good luck with it this year.
3/25/11 3:23 PM
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Focker101
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I shoot a Matthews DXT there is a enormous difference ( you get what you pay for )

that being said I always recommend the Bear RTS kits to any new archer they are a solid rig. way above what there dollar value puts them.
Not to mention, you also get a setup designed by someone that knows there craft.
there very well balanced, and the arrows are the proper spine for the setup.
4/4/11 11:21 PM
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kin9ofdaburbs - Update I went with the bear charge ready to hunt package and couldn't be more happy. I just picked up a dozen carbon arrows and shot it for the first time today and it was awesome. It's pretty safe to say I'm in love with a new sport <img src="/images/phone/post_tag.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/>

awesome I'm in the same spot and am looking at that package as well as the 'strike' package. It's good to hear positive results.
4/23/11 1:36 AM
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sewich
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has anyone dealt with Martin bows? im also looking ot get into bow hunting this deer season and at my local sporting goods store the have a Martin full setup in the price range i was lookng at otherwise i had to make a considerable price jump up to a mathews which im not really ready to commit that much money into till i get a few seasons in me.
4/23/11 9:42 AM
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MachetePhil
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 I've never owned one, but Martin has been around forever and they're a solid name in the archery world. They make good bows.

imo, if they have a full setup in your price range I would jump on it. 


7/12/11 3:15 PM
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Focker101
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 I used to own a #70 Martin Jaguar Z cam
I traded it in on a Hoyt Supertec and hated that decision for the entire year I shot the Hoyt
my uncle owns one of the new Martin bows and loves it

3/28/13 8:26 PM
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My son shoots a Martin Mission Craze, he is 10 and it is a great bow.

I have a PSE Brute and just purchased an Elite Hunter this is the best bow I have ever owned and have owned 10+ bows and have been hunting for 37 years.

Do your home work an make sure your bow fits you.


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