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Old 11-06-2017, 11:37 AM
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Default First bow question - What is the bow equivalent of these two Rifles:

Hey looking to pick up my first bow - only hunting deer, 6'4'', right handed.



Savage Axis XP Bolt in 30-06 :
Tikka T3 in 30-06:



Any suggestions for first bow setup? DM me if you want to get rid of an extra rig that you may have.
I'm hoping to take advantage of this Wholesale Sports cluster f too.
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Old 11-06-2017, 11:56 AM
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Do yourself a favor and go try out some bows and pick the one that feels the best for you and fits you properly. The benefits you will see by getting a properly fitted and set up bow will far outweigh any savings that you might get in the short term. It might even turn out that you could find one at wholesale once you know what you are looking for. I've seen many occasions where people make relatively in informed purchases only to find out it's not what they need or in some cases they can't even use it and are stuck with it. A bow isn't like a gun where one size generally fits or will work for all. They are very specific to the individual.
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Old 11-08-2017, 10:38 AM
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I agree with the above post. Go into a reputable bow shop and have them help you get set up. You don't have to buy a top of the line bow for your first bow. Pro shops generally carry a few different brands, and have different options in that brands lineup. However, if you can afford a top of the line bow, then go for it. If you end up getting the archery bug, you will find yourself wanting to upgrade your bow and accessories, sooner or later. It's like buying a rifle, buy the best you can afford, and go from there.

When it comes to wholesale going out of business, I would focus on accessories, releases, or arrows, but would probably be hesitant to buy a bow there. Mainly because everything will be final sale, and if you have any problems, you'll have to deal directly with the manufacturer. Good luck on your search for a new bow, buy the tikka, not the Axis!
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Old 11-08-2017, 11:32 AM
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Hey looking to pick up my first bow - only hunting deer, 6'4'', right handed.



Savage Axis XP Bolt in 30-06 :
Tikka T3 in 30-06:



Any suggestions for first bow setup? DM me if you want to get rid of an extra rig that you may have.
I'm hoping to take advantage of this Wholesale Sports cluster f too.
This is such a broad and loaded question. Some people love their Axis while others hate Tikka and think they’re junk.

Set your budget, head into a reputable shop, tell them what you need and how much you have to spend, all in. From there they will walk you through and get you trying different set ups that will fit your needs.
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Old 11-08-2017, 04:21 PM
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Hey looking to pick up my first bow - only hunting deer, 6'4'', right handed.



Savage Axis XP Bolt in 30-06 :
Tikka T3 in 30-06:



Any suggestions for first bow setup? DM me if you want to get rid of an extra rig that you may have.
I'm hoping to take advantage of this Wholesale Sports cluster f too.

Savage Axis XP Bolt in 30-06 : Bow-tech Carbon Icon
Tikka T3 in 30-06: Hoyt RX1
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Old 11-08-2017, 06:46 PM
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Savage Axis XP Bolt in 30-06 : Bow-tech Carbon Icon
Tikka T3 in 30-06: Hoyt RX1
You might be hard press to find an RX1 for $700-800.
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Old 11-08-2017, 07:40 PM
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You might be hard press to find an RX1 for $700-800.
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Old 11-09-2017, 07:07 AM
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You might be hard press to find an RX1 for $700-800.
Its called an analogy..archery equipment is inherently more expensive than firearms.
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Old 11-09-2017, 07:11 AM
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Its called an analogy..archery equipment is inherently more expensive than firearms.
It also doesn't hold its value nearly as long.

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Old 11-09-2017, 07:30 AM
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Its called an analogy..archery equipment is inherently more expensive than firearms.
Top of the line bare bow is $1200-1400 new vs Tikka T3x is $1199 at Cabelas.

I would not consider a Tikka as top of the line. Most expensive bow right now is the Hoyt Carbon RX1 which will be just over $2000. Lots of mid range guns are more expensive than that. Also your most expensive bow hunting sight even with all the bells and whistles is $600. That's where a decent rifle scope starts.

I do both and find archery much cheaper especially when you factor in ammo cost vs the cost of a dozen arrows which can be used over and over again for 1000's of shots.
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Old 11-09-2017, 07:51 AM
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It is a good time to be in the market if you are going for a new bow. Lots of sales for 2017 stock. I assumed from your first post that you had a Tikka T3 and Savage Axis to trade or sell for a bow. If so, I would try to sell both as opposed to a trade. Cash allows you to get a bow that you have tried and fits properly as opposed to someone else's bow that might not fit right.

Lets assume you sell both and have $1000. I know a lot of people will tell you to stay away from package bows, but manufactures have listened to the complaints and have improved the packages significantly. Hoyt's Powermax is a good example as well as Bowtech, PSE and even Bear. I know Accurate Archery carries the Hoyt Powermax and Jimbows also has package bow in Bowtech and PSE. I would give them a call and see what types of deals they have right now.

After the package price you are looking at a release ($50-80), 6 arrows ($80-$100) and a case ($60-$100).

I have been to both WSS in Edmonton and all they have for bows are left handed. Great deals if you are a lefty. Accessories like a case, release and arrows might be worth the drive though.

Good luck with your search.
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Old 11-09-2017, 10:12 AM
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I just priced out a Hoyt Carbon RX-1 and they are running $1950 for one...
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Old 11-09-2017, 01:48 PM
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I'd suggest shopping around online and see if you can get a bow that's been gently used. It's crazy how much bows depreciate after they leave the shelf. Make sure you shoot it before buying...
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Old 11-09-2017, 02:04 PM
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I just priced out a Hoyt Carbon RX-1 and they are running $1950 for one...
Pretty close to the same as what the Carbon defiant was then??
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Old 11-09-2017, 04:08 PM
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Pretty close to the same as what the Carbon defiant was then??
I’m wondering if a Defiant would be a better deal...
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Old 11-09-2017, 08:11 PM
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Saying a RX1 is like a tikka...
is like saying that tikka isn't a plasticky overprice rifle...
Boom, I said it.
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Old 11-09-2017, 08:56 PM
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Savage Axis XP Bolt in 30-06 :
Tikka T3 in 30-06:

If you had a shot at less than 20 yards.
Which one would you choose ?

More imprortant, where would you aim ?

You have to learn how to hunt before you pick up the bow.

So sorry.:-)

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Old 11-18-2017, 02:36 AM
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Yes, I agree that you should try some bows before picking most suitable one. The most expensive one does mean your best one.
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