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I'm in kind of a rebuilding phase with my bow setup. Riht now I'm using a '00 Darton Yukon XT. I've got a Bodoodle rest and some no name cheapie sight. If you don't know the bodoodles they are a prong style rest that has spring tension. I've got only 8 usuable arrows. 2 of one brand and 6 of another, but the 6 are of two different series and they all have different fletchings.

I bought the bow used and haven't changed anything. I hunted with it last year and did okay, but its time for me to make some upgrades to be a better hunter.

I guess I'm asking you all what your opinion is. In theory I can afford to make all these changes very soon. I'm waiting for someone who's buying my truck to pay me.

So where would you start? I'm thinking I want a drop-away rest for sure. I'm not really a fan of the Whisker Biscuit. I don't need any more than a 3pin sight and I've been hunting with 2, one for 20 and one for 40yds. I'd consider building my own arrows, but I don't know what to do or where to start. grrrrrr.... confused.gif

I know the folks at Cabin Fever pretty well, but I'm not one of those people who just drops off my bow and writes a check when its ready. I want to pick what I'm getting and know what I'm getting for the money. If I was that guy I would own a new Mathews or Bowtech. I just want a reliable bow with solid components

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After buying my new bow (Tomkat Bowtech $450) I have noticed that most archery shops have used bows for sale. They are pretty good deals. Check those out for sure.

They are the best HANDS-ON source of info.

Another popular Bow Site (hint) has free classifieds with good deals on used bows.

I love my WB. It holds the arrow no matter what when hunting and I am happy with it's consistancy.

I think the easiest way to refletch arrows is with the green and tan Arizona EZ Fletch, but put on one vane/feather at a time with superglue or goat tuff. I like the fast setting stuff cause if I goof I can tear it off and start over within a half an hour.

I carefully remove old vanes with a utility knife and superfine sandpaper.

I'm sure if you do a search you will find pages of flectching tips.

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There are many good shops around and you have a couple choices. One you can keep the bow you have since it isn't that old and upgrade. There are many good drop aways out there. The top ones are Muzzy, trophy drop zone, Schaffer, mathews there are others that are excellent but these are my favorites. For sights there are many awesome sights these days. I have a HHa Adjustable. But for pin sights there are cobra, trionics, tru glo, copper john, spott hog, it all depends on what features you want. I would definitly go with Beaman, easton or Gold tip carbon arrows.

Second you could do what others recomended and buy a upgraded used bow or a new bow. However I am not sure of your budget. Last year I upgraded to a new Mathews Switchback but all outfited I spent close to $1200. Now is a great time to upgrade, bows or accessories since there are so many awesome bows and accesories available. Good luck. I you have any specific questions let us all know.

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When you get to the point of rebuilding and interested in a new drop rest,I have a Trophy Ridge DropZone hunter that I purchased off ebay thinking I needed a new one which was not the case. I agree, I deal with the Cabin Fever people alot because I live in Waconia and they are great to work with and I guess that is where I would start.

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