Bows for finger shooters!

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Bows for finger shooters!

Been shooting a Hoyt-left-handed Gamegetter bow for several years.Was reading a hunting mag this morning and Hoyt has a new bow called the montega-for finger shooters.Have sent out a few e-mails looking for prices and if they even make a left handed one?Has anybody tried one yet and are there other brands that make a good bow for finger-shooters?Checked out the Hoyt site and no prices or if it's even made left-handed.Also what would be better-wheel or cam?

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Hmm, I shot fingers as the release for many years starting out with a recurve. I guess my question is what's the difference between a bow meant for fingers and one that people commonly use a release on?

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allen finger bows are usually longer axle to axle length to prevent nock pinch

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Whatta you know, learn something new every day.

Thanks for the info.

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Didn't think there was two many finger shooters out there in FBO space.But i've always been a finger shooter.Eveybody else i know uses a release.But from what i've read,Iam going to go with the wheel.I like the longer compounds over the short ones.Sent some e-mails off today,letting a local sporting good store and one internet store what i'am looking for.Will have to see what they have to say!

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If ur looking for a fingers bow take alook at the PSE Dakota.... it has dual synergy cams... 41" axle to axle.. shot a whisker buiscuit off of it. shot that for many years and used fingers. Very quiet and very easy to tune. It sure worked good for me. Don't know if they make it any more. Switched to another bow when I went back to release. You may want to check out the Reflex line of bows. They make bows for finger shooters.... Time to get prepared for this fall, its quickly approaching.

If you want to become a 'good' archer become the BOW, if you want to become a 'great' archer become the ARROW....  BYRON FERGUSON

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Just went out and measured my old GamegetterII-45inches.Paid about $150 back in the late 80's.Just check out a Darton Renegade-43 inches-75%letoff and shoots around 220to240 and for only $139.99 with a ten year warrenty.Don't know if it makes a lefty.

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Hey Murdock,

I am a finger shooter also. I just purchased a new bow from CSS archery (custum shooting systems). This is my secound CSS bow and they are top of the line. You can still get a 45 inch axle to axle but I went with 43 inch and their new hybrid cam system. The price is around $500 with full packages between $700 - $750. These bows are built for finger shooters and you can get them in a lefty. Good Luck!!

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when did bows start costing more than rifles?The Montega is around $750.Anybody want to buy a .270 BDL Rem?LOL

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My buddy just picked up a PSE custom shop bow at scheels in the used section with a 46" axle to axle length. One year old, $49.

I think releases are kind of fun. Heard another buddy punched himself twice as the release had a spring missing. Second time drew blood.

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murdock I got about eleven hundred wraped up in my bow.

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murdock I got about eleven hundred wraped up in my bow.

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if ur looking for a good finger bow look at the at the bow tech constitution the mathews apex 7
the reflex caribou
and also shoot any bow u think u might like and dont just get a bow becuz of the price if it doesnt fell good in ur hands then u will never shoot it well

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packfan he doesn't shoot well in the first place..

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o also look at the hoyt montega the same thing as the reflex but with hoyt on it hoyt makes reflex

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murdock if ur realy looking theres a bowtech constitution on ebay with a current bid of 330 its an o6 nib it still has the tag on it i just though i would tell u

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Thanks packfan,Sotaman-I've shot more deer with my Hoyt gamegetter than most people will shot in a life time-Back in the days were size or horns didn't matter-straps and jerkey!!!!!!!

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no prob murdock i love achery and love helping people with it

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murdock you have shot at and missed more in the last two years then anyone I know.

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That may be true,but at least i getting the shots.Things have change over the last two years.Those public land deer are alot more gun-bow shy than the private land bucks.Just blink your eyes to loud and they are on guard!Been hunting the heavy stuff-Timber-no grazing-lots of stuff to shoot thu.Anyway thats my excuse,hope i can trade or sell that .270 and upgrade a little and maybe buy some arrows this year-HA!down to two-and buy that Montega in a riptide color-sweet!!!!!Two bad your bow is RH or i could had used it this year-LOL-$1100, man you are crazy to pay that much for a bow just to shoot deer!But what do i know i'am just a poor old lefty!