Originally Posted by Jim Timber
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.