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#1 silvertip-co

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 06:03 AM

I just bought the wife a newish Martin bow to start with so we can shoot together inthe back 40.
Decided maybe I better upgrade to a Mathews so I bid on a newish one offa eBay. I otto have it in 3 weeks or so and begin practicing lots for E4 ;) .
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Posted 20 April 2007 - 08:24 AM

Mr. Silvertip-co what model did you bid on? I have run into more Mathews shooters all the time. ;)
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Posted 20 April 2007 - 12:46 PM

I helped a guy buy one that way, he got a Switchback XT. ran over to salida to Western archery and got it all set up for him. 2nd shot and popped a nock off.

so like rowdy asked...what did ya get and what accessories you gonna set up on her?


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Posted 21 April 2007 - 03:26 PM

Its a SQ2 LH set up and ready to shoot. I am sure I'll take it some where and have it checked over before I shoot it. I havent wont the bid yet, but I lose only one eBay bid per year and this wont be it ;) . It has a 3 pin vertical sight( not my pref as I like the pins horiz ) with a whiskybun, stabilizer, loop, peep, one of them string damper things Leo is always talking about, and stickholder. I been wanting to go by Western Archery in Salida for 5 yrs, maybe now I will. I been by thew place a 100 times andn ever went in.

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Posted 22 April 2007 - 08:11 AM

charlie you must have it hidden somehow...I did a search to check out what your bidding on and the only LH stuff I can find is cam's. no wonder you win every auction...you found how to make them invisible to everyone else LOL.

your gonna love that bow.
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Posted 22 April 2007 - 09:07 AM

The SQ is a sweet shooting bow. I almost purchased that one before the my first FX model. Then I went and got hooked on the Hoyt.

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Posted 22 April 2007 - 10:48 PM

I went to check on it today and th owner sold it locally in MO :o . Guess I need to shop some more. Lots of used Mathews there and not sure which model is best. I think I'll look for a LH 28-70 of some model. I need a shorter draw than my present Martin. Dawn is all excited about the Martin ladies bow I won for her. She told me I otto buy me a new gun or something. I was sorta forced to reveal my February 4gun home run to her, finally
( WHEW ).
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Posted 22 April 2007 - 11:13 PM

I went to check on it today and th owner sold it locally in MO :o . Guess I need to shop some more. Lots of used Mathews there and not sure which model is best. I think I'll look for a LH 28-70 of some model. I need a shorter draw than my present Martin. Dawn is all excited about the Martin ladies bow I won for her. She told me I otto buy me a new gun or something. I was sorta forced to reveal my February 4gun home run to her, finally
( WHEW ).

Charlie; That can be dangerous to your happy marriage to reveal a 4 gun purchase ! " YOU BOUGHT HOW MANY NEW GUNS ?" grrrrr! Good luck on your new bow hunt on ebay, maybe you can buy 4 new bows ! LOL ! Just a suggestion, don't overlook the new Bear Archery bows, they are good performers at a good price, the higher end ones, the Truth, Code and Instinct. HH in Pa

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Posted 23 April 2007 - 07:22 AM

Look for a Mathews Switchback, Charlie it sure is a great bow IMHO. Smooth draw cycle, quiet and fairly fast and stays setup on tuning nicely.
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Posted 23 April 2007 - 12:14 PM

I cant find a Switchback for less than 650. I'm still camper shopping so I thot I would go for an older model Mathews. So we'll see what I come up with.
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Posted 29 April 2007 - 04:51 PM

Well Charlie, what is the outcome?
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Posted 30 April 2007 - 06:22 AM

I'll second McBruce-Mathews is the way to go-the sq and the sb are both great models. You should be able to do better than 650 for used one though(we get that for a new one around here). Check out Texas bowhunters .com-the classified ads from time to time -I'm sure one will pop up!

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 01:03 PM

Pat bought his off of ebay for 500 a 06 Switchback XT. he needed a 27.5 inch 50-60 lb bow. took about a month of watching and he finaly nailed one. Just keep watching. they are out there.
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Posted 01 May 2007 - 06:18 PM

I'm watching. Thx for emailing the two LH 28x70's to me. I'll eyeball them a few days.


Pat bought his off of ebay for 500 a 06 Switchback XT. he needed a 27.5 inch 50-60 lb bow. took about a month of watching and he finaly nailed one. Just keep watching. they are out there.


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Posted 02 May 2007 - 11:49 AM

I'm watching. Thx for emailing the two LH 28x70's to me. I'll eyeball them a few days.

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Here's a website to help you find your draw length http://www.pabucks.com/bow_draw_length.html

These two formulas look to be fairly simple enough for anyone here to use.

Edited by Rowdy Yates, 02 May 2007 - 11:50 AM.

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