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#1 Charles

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Posted 03 August 2006 - 04:17 PM

After much effort and begging my wife for more money I finally got my new bow. I had to use my old sight and rest but they were new last season so they're in good shape.

I ended up with the AR34 (30 1/2 inch draw @ 70# 65% let-off 34 inch axle to axle over 7 inch brace height). Archery Research in a branch of PSE and they are making some great bows for a very attractive price. I swore not to tell what I paid cause it was well under retail. A friend of mine owns a sports shop in Mt. Pleasant, PA. Will, I looked at the PSE you showed me but it was just too small for my long draw (30 1/2"). The IBO speed on the AR34 is over 300 fps and its reeaal quite.

I can say I'm happy. I could have spent more or less. I heard from a ton of folks, thanks for all of your help. I'm already shooting 1 inch groups at 50 yards.

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Posted 03 August 2006 - 04:47 PM

Way to go Charles. What sort of favors did you have to promise the missus to swing that? :huh:

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Posted 03 August 2006 - 06:46 PM

Nice Charles :)

I think those retail for around $650. If the shops had it on his shelf over 1 yr I wouldn't be surprised if he let it go for $450.

The only bad press I've heard about their bows is they have a reputation for hand shock. But that's nothing a Stabilizer and Limbsavers can't erase, which I've seen you've already done. The other thing is some of their bows had a real problem with riser paint peeling off. Apparently this a warranty issue if it shows up as a problem, just call the manufacturer.

Looks like your ready. Enjoy.

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Posted 03 August 2006 - 07:45 PM

Looking great Charles. We need to talk real soon. :yes: ;)
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Posted 03 August 2006 - 07:49 PM

Charles Congratulations that new bow has deer/elk written all over it. Good luck.
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Posted 03 August 2006 - 08:03 PM

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Posted 03 August 2006 - 09:06 PM

Thanx Red!

Leo, you're getting warm. :) As far as hand shock I was using an old fashion joby so anything better was a huge improvment. Besides the bow is so foregiving I felt it was a better shooter for me then the shorter version (31 inch) of the say the Ross, Whisper Creek, Diamond, Parker, Fred Bear, PSE or Martin. I could not afford the Bowtech, Hoyt or Mathews so thats the end of that. AR was the best bang for the buck I could get with the best service behind it I could get locally. I felt it to be a good buy for me overall.

Eric, I've called a couple times but we haven't made contact yet. I'll keep trying.

We'll see about that backstrap in a few weeks Paul.

Bruce, Sweet. That's my feeling too. Can't wait to see you boyz (and girlz Mel).
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Posted 04 August 2006 - 06:53 AM

She's a beauty! Nothing like a new toy for hunting season.

Hey that's what it's all about Charles, family, friends and one inch groups. :lol:

And plenty of time to tune the broadheads in before September. ;)

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Posted 05 August 2006 - 06:28 AM

Hey Charles,

Is that you holding the new bow in the photos? Did you shave your arm? Just Kidding!

Dude, you need to hit the pro circuit if your hitting one inch groups at fifty, WOW!

It sounds like that bow was long over due!

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Posted 05 August 2006 - 08:10 AM

Will, its that Indian blood. I have very ligth body hair. I guess I was build for stelth and speed, ,lol.

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Posted 05 August 2006 - 07:39 PM

Congrats Charles...That is a very nice lookin set-up. Go get em!
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Posted 10 August 2006 - 11:00 PM

Charles dang good looking bow there bud....but with that long of draw lenght all you have to do is catch and choke them critters :lol: :lol: :lol: ....i'm sure you'll get lot's of enjoyment out of it ....now we want to see pic's after e3...
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Posted 14 August 2006 - 07:57 PM

Lookin' good Charles.
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Posted 16 August 2006 - 05:54 PM

Hey Charles,

Is that you holding the new bow in the photos? Did you shave your arm? Just Kidding!

Dude, you need to hit the pro circuit if your hitting one inch groups at fifty, WOW!

It sounds like that bow was long over due!

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I agree.

That's very impressive shooting. At 45yds I'm pretty proud of a 4 arrow 5inch group.
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Posted 16 August 2006 - 06:21 PM

now, if it were only left-handed......... nice outfit




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