Guys, what's the best bow for under $400

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by Hunter33, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. Hunter33

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    I'm buying my first bow this Chritmas and my budget is $400 or less. What do you guys recommend? Right now I'm looking at 2 different bows as Basspro. The PSE Archery Brute for $399 and the RedHead XCS Compound Bow for $350. Do you guys have any suggestions?

    P.S. I have no experience with a bow what so ever, it's all new to me, so please be simple. Thanks.
     
  2. dxtsniper

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    Turn around!
    check out the archery forum there has been a lot of similar questions asked on there lately
     
  3. foresterhunter

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    Remember that $399 just gets you the bow. To outfit it with site, quiver, arm guard, release and arrow rest you can expect about $150 more. I bought a PSE Stinger this summer. I was on a budget and got it with drop away rest, balancer, site, peep, loop ect. for $340 online.

    I am sure both bows are good but its kind of a racket when you go to add the things that are necessary for you to shoot. Best if you buy a package deal. Good luck.
     
  4. AteUp

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    Best bow for under 400? A 1991 Bear Whitetail II that for just under $400, I might be able to part with for a fellow member. Currently being used to prop the shed door open when I'm getting the lawn mower out, but it's still in top notch shape. Just needs a little string wax. PM for details.
     
  5. AteUp

    AteUp 12 pointer

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    OK, he asked for the best bow, not the best place to buy it. All posts spamming other sites are now being deleted.

    Uncle Lee's, who owns this site, sells bows. That should be the only plug, in this thread, from this point forward.
     
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  6. 14pointer

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    $400. will get you a killer used bow, loaded...
     
  7. KyBoyInAk

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    Hooray for freedom of speech!

    Thank you Uncle Lee's for your support of this web site, it has the potential to be a good resource for Kentucky outdoorsmen.

    I went to Uncle Lee's web site and for the life of me, I can't find a single bow for sale. Well, except for the Hunter Dan and Hunter Ann child's bow set. Which I don't believe is what Hunter33 was looking for.

    You deleted post for "spamming" other websites. I won't dwell on your misuse of the term spam. What was done was "pitching" other sites. Websites that offer more than just bows. They offer information about bows, arrows, brace hight, arrow spine, safety, arrow speed, etc, etc, etc... All things that can help Hunterr33 who has

    Hunter33 is already looking somewhere besides Uncle Lee's for his bow.

    So no harm was done to Uncle Lee's. I don't know where Hunter33 is located, but did you think about that? Perhaps he's in Pikeville and doesn't feel like driving over 600 miles round trip for a bow.

    I had no intention to highjack this thread, but I feel a much worse highjack on a basic american right was done by you for deleting speech that was neither offensive, nor irrelevant. Ask the owner of Uncle Lee's if it's his desire to stamp out all other "pitches". Or better yet, why don't you admit you were wrong, delete this post and put the others back in. Although I suspect you'll just delete this post. That's the socialist's way, but I do hope I'm wrong.:mad:
     
  8. KyBoyInAk

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    Hunter33

    Sent you a PM.
     
  9. AteUp

    AteUp 12 pointer

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    I want to friggin cuss right now but I won't. Just please tell this fellow what kind of bows in the under $400 friggin' dollar range are your recommendations for being the best for his dang money!!!! And do it without listing other websites that sell bows. I don't care if Uncle Lee's sells bows online or not. Maybe they sell them in the store but won't sell them online because you need to make sure the bow fits. maybe they don't sell them at all, I don't know. It doesn't matter. The bottom line is do not post a bunch of websites here that sell bows and have bow "reviews".

    Any more BS posts about socialism and this thread is going bye bye. That's dictatorship, not socialism.:D
     
  10. Jerod

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    Bowhunting is for the elitist :D
     
  11. SPD 86

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    Mission Archery makes a real good bow for a economical price!
     
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  12. huntin' is my obsession

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    get fit for a bow so u know ur draw length and what u want to ur draw weight to be and search on ebay! u will get a great used bow for half the price bc resale aint worth a lick of nothing! i would recommend a mathews, bowtech, or pse! glad to hear ur getting into archery it makes hunting way more fun and challenging good luck
     
  13. foresterhunter

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    Dear Uncle Lee's

    Your web site is in need of an update. You list bows on your web site but it takes you nowhere. Maybe you don't want to sell them online but then don't list them and not show what you have. I am in the market for two youth bows but I can't see what you have. I am a big fan of your store.
     
  14. etownhunter

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    you need to look into a parker bow, i used to sell them, they are great bows for the money, in your price range, very quiet too!
     
  15. bowhunter41653

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    To be honest....Get out and shoot a few different bows! Find one that fits you and feels right! PSE, Parker , Martin , Bear all make bows to fit what your looking for!
     
  16. gobblergetter

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    X's 2. The eliminator is $399 bare. They also have the x2 and x3 for around 359. Shoot great. LIke said tho. That is w/o sights, rest, arrows, quiver, etc. I paid right $650 for mine after all was said and done.
     
  17. O'Brien

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    You were joking right? That bow was $150 ready to hunt with in 1991. You should give it to him and get a brick or paint can to prop open the shed door. :D
     
  18. O'Brien

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    I would go to a local archery shop that consigns bows. If you have one close. You can get a bow with all the bells and whistles for $400. But as others mentioned I would find a gently used bow that may have cost $500-$700 new and you should be able to pick up for $400. Just make sure you get measured for draw length, feel comfortable to shoot a lot at the poundage of the bow you buy. For example don't buy a 30" draw and 70lb bow when you are 28" and can't even pull 70lbs. Get someone who knows what they are doing to help as well. Good luck!!!
     
  19. WildmanWilson

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    Many good bows at that price. Also don''t be afraid to buy a used bow. You can get a high end bow like a Mathews for that much. Not many people shoot a bow enough to hurt it. I still shoot a Mathews Q2 I got in 02 and I wouldnt trade it for any other bow made. I love the way it shoots for me. Try and shoot a bow before buying it. I bought a Darton bow once by mail and it was the worst bow I ever shot.
     
  20. ukhound25

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    I bought a Bear Lights out that came with everything for a little over $400 at bass pro. Ready to shoot and I am extremely happy with mine. I don't know where you are located but go to Uncle Lees quite often and they have this same bow as well as a pretty good selection of bows to try. Others are right, shoot as many bows as you can before you make your selection. Good luck!
     

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