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Old 04-09-2012, 05:08 PM
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Default Any Thoughts/Experience on G5 Prime's Bows

Been shooting a Hoyt Maxxis 31 for 2 seasons, and have never been in love with it. It has a few little quirks that I just can't get past.

My local dealer just picked up Prime, and I was wondering if anybody shoots their bows and would care to offer some thoughts. The company seems like they really stand behind their product and offer quite a considerable customer service package.

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Old 04-10-2012, 12:05 AM
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Lots of good bows on the market but I stick with old time companies with dealers all over. I have shot PSE since 1975. I just ordered a new revenge today after shooting it in a 3-d yesterday.

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Old 04-11-2012, 01:08 PM
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That's good advice pope. There is something to be said about tried and true companies that have withstood the test of time.

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Best deal on a great bow. 60 lb. draw, 310 fps. Throw away the sight and rest and still a deal.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/PSE-ARCHERY-...em3a724f e70b
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Old 04-17-2012, 06:43 AM
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the system G5 is using on PRIME is truley something, by far the most accurate bow i have ever shot, several friends have bought them and everyone of them is shooting better than they ever have. they are worth a look
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Old 05-01-2012, 04:52 PM
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the system G5 is using on PRIME is truley something, by far the most accurate bow i have ever shot, several friends have bought them and everyone of them is shooting better than they ever have. they are worth a look

Thanks volkman. Appreciate the input.
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I got the the ATA show each year and got a chance to test out many of the new bows. The Prime was the 2nd favorite one I shot up there. Love the draw cycle and overall feel! I personally liked the Elite Answer the best, just an amazing bow. Elite produces some extremely nice bows, their machining is the best on the market IMO. Interesting that with Hoyt/PSE/Bowtech at the show that G5 and Elite felt the best!
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I've got a G5/quest primal (different bow than their prime's) and I'm very pleased with how it's built, and how it shoots.

I've shot both prime versions, and they're one of the best bow designs I've ever shot. I don't upgrade bows often, but if I was in the market, those cams would be on the very short list.
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:21 AM
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Thanks dhayse32 and J. Timber. Good input. These bows and the company have me intrigued. Might be worth a look.

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I'm no archery expert. I do feel it i important to buy a bow that is from a well etablished company for quality parts. They know their product will be tested so they make it well.

I also think it is important to have a shop nearby. When you need parts and have to have somebody install upgrades it is convenient to be able to get to them quickly. They can adust things for you as well.
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Old 05-08-2012, 02:25 AM
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G5 is a Chrisian owned/run American company, and makes top notch stuff. You guys keep talking up the old brands, but PSE is sold in hardware stores here.

The Quest and Prime brands are only sold through archery specialty shops. They also come with the same lifetime warranty as everyone elses.

Now here's what really chaps my *** about some of the advice given: a bow is not like buying a fork or spoon - you need to SHOOT IT to know if it fit's your body well. Don't go looking for the one you saw on tv, or what your daddy always shot. Find the bow that you like best, and THEN worry about who made it, or how fast it is, and all that other crap.
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:36 AM
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G5 is a Chrisian owned/run American company, and makes top notch stuff. You guys keep talking up the old brands, but PSE is sold in hardware stores here.

The Quest and Prime brands are only sold through archery specialty shops. They also come with the same lifetime warranty as everyone elses.

Now here's what really chaps my *** about some of the advice given: a bow is not like buying a fork or spoon - you need to SHOOT IT to know if it fit's your body well. Don't go looking for the one you saw on tv, or what your daddy always shot. Find the bow that you like best, and THEN worry about who made it, or how fast it is, and all that other crap.

In case the last comment was directed at me I would respond. I didn't identify a brand type. I suggested that someone buy from a company that turns out reliable parts and that they are available and convenient to the consumer.

The last thing you need in the middle of hunting season is a part to go bad and not be able to get it for a while.

I don't work for any outdoor company. I am not an archery pro. As a consumer I have shot bows for hunting since 1983. My first bow was a Bear Grizzly II and I shot it until about three years ago and bought a new bow for an IL hunt. I bought a Bowtech Diamond stud and love it. It is small and shoots well. In practice I start in late summer and shoot 50-75 shots a day until hunting season.

My bow has needed some adustments and upgraded a few parts. I know nothing about the bow the original poster asked about. I do know it is important that a dealer be nearby for the bow chosen and that the bow be made by a company that makes reliable parts.

Hunting and going to and from the field is hard on equipment. My advice is that a well made product will with stand the pressure. After you figure out that the bow feels good (which a lot will) then you need convenience and reliability of product.

I shoot Gold Tip arrows and they are nice and accurate. They worked well for me. Both target and hunting. Wasp/Muzzy/Rage broadheads are great as well.

If you are new and looking for reliability well known companies usually provide that. Convenience and reliability are two important factors where ever you live.
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