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I’m looking at getting a new bow. Right now I have a Browning Midas that I bought used. It only shoots 40 lbs. and I was looking at getting one that shoots 50-60 lbs (it will be used mostly for deer). I’ve been looking at Bear or PSE ready-to-hunt packages. Is there another brand that I should be looking for? I would like to keep the cost under $600. Thanks in advance for your help!

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from Ncarl wrote 2 years 4 weeks ago

The pse stinger. Runs $400 as a package and shoots 316 fps. But I would suggest buying the bow with nothing on it for $300 and having the guys at the archery shop help you with getting sights ect for it you will get more quality accessories and won't spend that much more money.

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from fezzant wrote 2 years 4 weeks ago

Mission: I shoot a Mission X3 that fits your bill perfectly. All in (sites, arrow rest, etc) it was around $400-$450.

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from jdwood wrote 2 years 4 weeks ago

I'm with fezzant on this, Mission by Matthews, have a lot of really good bows. I shoot a UX2, but the Venture would probably be a good setup, most of them set up should fall within your price range except their top 2 or 3.

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from 007 wrote 2 years 4 weeks ago

Fezzant and jdwood beat me to it, I too have a Mission X3, lots of bow for few $$$.

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from 784512 wrote 2 years 4 weeks ago

try this
missionarchery.com/product/riot/

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from 784512 wrote 2 years 4 weeks ago

try this
missionarchery.com/product/riot/

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from Hawk.eye wrote 2 years 4 weeks ago

Mathews is the way to go, when I was saving up for my first bow, I bought a Diamond Black Ice and although it was a great bow, I switched to a Mathew's DXT and haven't been sorry. You'll be pleased with any Mathew's product! The only problem is that for a new Mathew's you're looking at $600 and up for only the bow. So maybe you could try to save a bit more, buy the bow itself, and transfer the accessories from your current bow to your new one.. Or maybe you could look into finding a used one for cheaper.

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from shane wrote 2 years 4 weeks ago

Ncarl is correct in that you will get better stuff that is more suited to you if you outfit the bow yourself. You can still keep it affordable this way.

Buying a package bow isn't as bad as buying a rifle with a package scope, but you get the idea.

Any mid range bow from PSE or Bear will be better than any bow from 5-10 years ago, and they worked great.

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from jr9893 wrote 2 years 4 weeks ago

look at the mission archery line. they are great bows and under 500$ too.

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from Hunter55 wrote 2 years 4 weeks ago

Seriously check out the diamond (made by bowtech) outlaw and assassin. There are packaged to hunt right out of the box, fully loaded, and factory pre sighted. They are a great deal registering around $500-outlaw, and $600-assassin. This is coming to you from a strictly Mathews guy, but I thought this was the best answer for what you are looking for.

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from Hunterman16 wrote 2 years 3 weeks ago

I wouldn't get a package they will probably give you crap equipment and I like PSE but some of their new bows are so rough to shoot the Hoyt Prohawk very good bow only 399$

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from jwg123 wrote 2 years 3 weeks ago

Mission venture most bang for the buck

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from Greg Cook II wrote 2 years 2 weeks ago

I would really suggest looking at PSE they have great products that wont break the bank. Diamond are also very nice for the price. check out www.booneroutfitters.com and do some price comparisons. Good luck and happy hunting.

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from DEER30 wrote 1 year 47 weeks ago

I'm with these fellas. With a $600 budget, Mission and PSE combos are great bows for the price.

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from DEER30 wrote 1 year 47 weeks ago

Oh, and you may want to look at the Diamond bows as well, but I didn't find the grips on the Diamonds to be very comfortable. But it shot pretty smooth.

For reference, I shoot a Hoyt. They are a little over budget but if you can manage it, its worth saving up for. A close 2nd to me are Mathews bows. I shot a Martin bow for 10 years while I saved up for my Hoyt, but I have killed more deer per year on average these last 4 years than i did the previous 10.

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from Ncarl wrote 2 years 4 weeks ago

The pse stinger. Runs $400 as a package and shoots 316 fps. But I would suggest buying the bow with nothing on it for $300 and having the guys at the archery shop help you with getting sights ect for it you will get more quality accessories and won't spend that much more money.

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from fezzant wrote 2 years 4 weeks ago

Mission: I shoot a Mission X3 that fits your bill perfectly. All in (sites, arrow rest, etc) it was around $400-$450.

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from Hunterman16 wrote 2 years 3 weeks ago

I wouldn't get a package they will probably give you crap equipment and I like PSE but some of their new bows are so rough to shoot the Hoyt Prohawk very good bow only 399$

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from jdwood wrote 2 years 4 weeks ago

I'm with fezzant on this, Mission by Matthews, have a lot of really good bows. I shoot a UX2, but the Venture would probably be a good setup, most of them set up should fall within your price range except their top 2 or 3.

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from 007 wrote 2 years 4 weeks ago

Fezzant and jdwood beat me to it, I too have a Mission X3, lots of bow for few $$$.

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from 784512 wrote 2 years 4 weeks ago

try this
missionarchery.com/product/riot/

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from 784512 wrote 2 years 4 weeks ago

try this
missionarchery.com/product/riot/

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from Hawk.eye wrote 2 years 4 weeks ago

Mathews is the way to go, when I was saving up for my first bow, I bought a Diamond Black Ice and although it was a great bow, I switched to a Mathew's DXT and haven't been sorry. You'll be pleased with any Mathew's product! The only problem is that for a new Mathew's you're looking at $600 and up for only the bow. So maybe you could try to save a bit more, buy the bow itself, and transfer the accessories from your current bow to your new one.. Or maybe you could look into finding a used one for cheaper.

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from shane wrote 2 years 4 weeks ago

Ncarl is correct in that you will get better stuff that is more suited to you if you outfit the bow yourself. You can still keep it affordable this way.

Buying a package bow isn't as bad as buying a rifle with a package scope, but you get the idea.

Any mid range bow from PSE or Bear will be better than any bow from 5-10 years ago, and they worked great.

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from jr9893 wrote 2 years 4 weeks ago

look at the mission archery line. they are great bows and under 500$ too.

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from Hunter55 wrote 2 years 4 weeks ago

Seriously check out the diamond (made by bowtech) outlaw and assassin. There are packaged to hunt right out of the box, fully loaded, and factory pre sighted. They are a great deal registering around $500-outlaw, and $600-assassin. This is coming to you from a strictly Mathews guy, but I thought this was the best answer for what you are looking for.

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from jwg123 wrote 2 years 3 weeks ago

Mission venture most bang for the buck

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from Greg Cook II wrote 2 years 2 weeks ago

I would really suggest looking at PSE they have great products that wont break the bank. Diamond are also very nice for the price. check out www.booneroutfitters.com and do some price comparisons. Good luck and happy hunting.

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from DEER30 wrote 1 year 47 weeks ago

I'm with these fellas. With a $600 budget, Mission and PSE combos are great bows for the price.

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from DEER30 wrote 1 year 47 weeks ago

Oh, and you may want to look at the Diamond bows as well, but I didn't find the grips on the Diamonds to be very comfortable. But it shot pretty smooth.

For reference, I shoot a Hoyt. They are a little over budget but if you can manage it, its worth saving up for. A close 2nd to me are Mathews bows. I shot a Martin bow for 10 years while I saved up for my Hoyt, but I have killed more deer per year on average these last 4 years than i did the previous 10.

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