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Articles by Rick Combs

5 Sweet Traditional Bows

Recent Hollywood movies have made them pop-culture cool, but the truth is traditional bows remain rock-solid, efficient hunting weapons. Looking to help your customers dive in or upgrade? Here are some smart choices to fit most any bowhunter’s budget.
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Keep Your Blades And Broadheads Sharp

For putting a good edge on a broadhead, or for resharpening a knife out in the bush, the most basic option you have is the classic whetstone.
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Arrowed a gobbler? Stay put!

Patience is the key to recovering a bow-shot turkey. Here's why.
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Bow Report: Hoyt Charger

A casual glance at the Charger hanging on a rack would not distinguish it from most of Hoyt’s other offerings, including the popular Spyder series bows.
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Bow Report: Oneida Kestrel

There is no denying that the design and overall appearance of Oneida bows are radically different from more conventional compound bows. Many shooters like it, some find it off-putting.
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Bow Report: Strother "Wrath SHO"

The original Wrath was introduced last year; for this year Strother’s designers set out to make the Wrath both faster and smoother shooting.
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Bow Report: Mathews "Creed"

Mathews touts the 2013 Creed as the “… smoothest drawing high-energy single cam ever created.”
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Bow Report: Prime "Impact"

Prime’s Impact is the faster of two 2013 Prime models sharing the new PCX Cam, an updated version of Prime’s Parallel Cam Technology.
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Bow Report: Darton DS-3800

The “DS” is an acronym for DualSync, a reference to Darton’s hybrid cam system. The original Pro 3800 featured the same basic design, but the name was changed to DS-3800 presumably to highlight that design.
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Bow Report: BOWTECH "Experience"

For 2013 BowTech’s designers, in response to input from customers, backed off the throttle and designed what BOWTECH touts as “the smoothest drawing, quietest shooting, most forgiving bow” they have made to date.
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