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MikeEiden

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MikeEiden

Does anyone in the Grand Rapids area have either of these bows? I've been thinking of buying one but can't seem to find any locally to test drive. I would appreciate anyone willing to let me take a few shots with theirs to see how they feel.

Thanks,

Mike

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Archerysniper

L&M fleet supply in grand rapids is listed as a dealer on the bowtech site.

Also Swansons bait and tackle in Hakensack

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MikeEiden

Ya, I have been to L&M but they don't have any. I did shoot the Assassin and a few others while I was there. I also tried 4 Rivers in Floodwood but they have only 2011 stuff also. I'll give that shop in Hakensack a try. A lot of nice bows out there but wanted to try a few more before buying.

Thanks for the reply,

Mike

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bowhunternw

Unless you are trying to save money I would go with the invasion. The admiral shot nice but I thought it had a really tough draw cyle, tougher than the invasion and quite a bit slower. Probably not much help but the new stuff has a lot more to offer.

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Meat-Run

If you can make the drive I strongly suggest coming down to Brainerd only 1 1/2hrs away to Archery Country they have a brand new store with every manufacture you could think of plus there store is awesome!!!!

mr

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MikeEiden

Price was part of it. I can get a NIB 2010 Captain for $490 right now but sure it won't last. I've never shot a CP bow and read many good things. I appreciate the insight on the draw cycle as I have seen others say it is pretty harsh; then next forum people say it's not bad.

I forgot about AC! Would be worth the trip anyways to check out the new store.

I do appreciate the suggestions guys. Helps to bounce things off you folks.

Mike

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bowhunternw

I think that the AC in Brainerd is quite new and I would assume that they would not have any non current bows, but it would be worth a call. They do shoot nice and are quiet but you would probably want to consider shooting 10 lbs less than you normally do.

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Archerysniper

Mile you could also look for like a 08 General, that's my target bow a smooth draw and a good shooter I can pound 60 arrow 300 rounds with it all the time.

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MikeEiden

Never considered the General but will keep an eye for one. Really the only bowtech bows I've shot is the Assassin and I drew back the Destroyer. I've also shot the black ice and a PSE EVO. Each one definitely had it's own draw cycle, none that I didn't think I could get used to, but that's my limited experience so far. Might give you guys something to compare to. I liked the valley and letoff of the Assassin. It did have a little hard role going into the letoff but from there it was nice with solid wall. Blackice was decent at everything also.

PSE was what I would expect from a speed bow and really what I'm looking to get right now.

Just to many options I guess. Just really looking for a smooth shooter, quiet, and fairly easy to pull and let down in a stand.

Oh ya, pulled back the new diamonds and the are not for me. Noticeable humps and hard to let down slow. You can tell they went for speed because that thing wants to send an arrow right now!

Well I'm going to keep looking and thanks again for the suggestions. Keep'em coming.

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MikeEiden

Well I just bought a Bowtech Assassin Black Ops 60-70# less sight, rest, quiver $450 unregistered so it will have warranty. Only shot a few times. I know there are nicer bows but should be a decent hunting rig and definitely an up grade from the ol' Diamond Rapture.

Thanks for help guys,

Mike

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Archerysniper

Congrats on the new rig, have fun and be sure to post the pic's of the deer you take with it.

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