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I am looking at buying a bow used it is a 2006 Parker Hunter Mag Outfitter Package . Does anybody have any experience with this bow. Please let me know. Thanks

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I dont have any experience with that bow. I would say shoot it if you like how it feels and how it shoots go for it. If your comfortable with it then you cant go wrong.

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Welcome to FM Bowhunter 23... good advice... If it feels good, go for it..

Parker have a tendancy to be a tad louder than some bows and have a little more hand shock in my opinion(Which isn't worth much).. but they still make a quality bow.

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Looking to buy on another site, only problem is that its in texas..he has the bow for 250..which seems like a good price..so I would not be able to try it out, I have an old PSE now..I have a 30 inch draw and have my bow set at 65lbs. but my bow is old circa 96'.

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Buy the best bow you can afford and that feels good then you'll have no regerets. I'm not to big on Parkers but I'm sure they have some quality bows.

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I wouldnt buy it, not because of the kind of bow it is, but for the simple fact that you cant shoot it first. I would never ever buy a bow that I could not shoot first. Unless the guy has a guaranteed return policy, I would stay away from it.

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I'm also new to archery and just getting into it with a 2007 Parker Wildfire XP package. I like the way it feels and shoots. Plenty fast enough for me, very lightweight and relatively quiet. It came with the site, rest and quiver. My brother, who owns a Matthews Drenalin, shot my Parker a couple of times and liked the way it felt. I'm sure I will eventually upgrade, but for now my (what some would consider entry level) Parker is helping me learn the game. My suggestion to you is the same as everyone else's - shoot it first before you buy. Good luck!

PS - I called their customer service about some vibration noise after a month or two of shooting. They got back to me right away with some good tips and info.

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With looking at used bows be aware. some brands the warranty is voided if it's an used bow. FYI

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i shoot a hunter mag and i like it just fine. like others said it isn't the quietest bow but it shoots well. i would recomend going to a pro shot and shooting some bows. Find out what ones are right for you.

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Thanks guys for your imput, but like some have said shoot it first, but he lives in TEXAS..so I guess I will pass on it.. I guess some other guys prolly have considered a bow over the net before. I hope others read this and heed the experts opinion and pass on some of the net stuff. Thanks

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just wondering what tips and advise parker gave you for vibration and noise? i just put a parker frontier 2-plus on layaway.

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That parker looks alot like the mathews. Has anyone shot the new Mathews DXT?

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The DXT shoots just like the Drenalin. Neither of which shoots as nice as the Switchback XT IMO.

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Funny, I got my Switchback XT on Ebay. The guys feedback was 100% positive and I was able to email him with a couple of questions, he got back to me pretty quickly. I bought the bow sight unseen and was even happier when I got it, he never said that it would include a matthews quiver, only the sight and rest. It was a risk that I'm glad I took. I would be a little concerned that the price on the Parker is so low. I also shot the switchback XT a few times and new that I liked it, so it was a little different for me, I new what I wanted and was able to shop. If you are looking for a bow, shoot a bunch of them, and then you can look for used one like the one you shot.

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scheels had two parkers left, one was a package deal and the other was just bow. I chose the plain bow, i took my sight and rip cord off my previous bow. i did shoot all the other brands they had. IMO the parker was just as smooth (except matthews) and it was the fastest shooting out of the ones i shot. the only thing i can think of is they were on close out before the 08's came in. they were not used bows.

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