August 11, 2009 at 7:58am
Hey, I thought I'd bounce something off of y'all. Lately I've had the itch to buy a new compound bow. I shoot a PSE Polaris that I've had since the late 80's. Not a speed demon, but it'll do the job. Now, I added some modern accessories like Limbsavers, New sights, shoot Carbon Express arrows etc, and it's quiet and reasonably accurate, but it does have it's issues. I mean let's face it, it's old. I don't shoot far with it, about 25 - 30 yards tops. I can't see farther than that where I hunt anyway. I can see a way off through the woods, but as far as taking a shot, it's thick in there and I simply don't have much room to take a long shot. I need a new string, and my shots seem to "corkscrew" downrange sometimes. Looks like the points fly true, but the vanes sometimes make a small spiral in flight. Understand me I'm not talking about the normal spin from the vanes, they "corkscrew" downrange viewed from behind. I mean it's reasonably accurate and it will do, and I keep all my shots in the kill zone. I've killed rabbits, a coon, and a few squirrels with it. Probably needs to be tuned. But sometimes I'd like a new rig. I'm sort of on the fence. Buy a new one? Spruce up my old one? If I do buy a new one, I'm looking to spend around $400.00. What would be a good buy in that price range? Set up and everything, maybe with a 7 arrow quiver. I like shooting a few rabbits while I'm on stand, so I like a big quiver. Thanks in advance. Later.