Originally Posted by O.city
So, fixing to get the greenlight on a new bow set up.
I've been hunting with an older bow for a while, so time to move on up. Can any of you guys tell me about PSE products? I'm not wanting to spend a whole lot.
PSE makes quality bows. They're at the top of the speed game if that's what you're after. Draw cycles can be rough and short due to cam design, but they're cranking out nice bows. Generally not the most forgiving, but quick and accurate.
You should shoot several brands before you throw down some coin. Connections have me biased as hell, but if you plan on keeping it several years I advise getting your hands on every bow you can. New bows are like vaginas, they're all good... but you'll know when you find one you want to keep around a while.
Budget bows are budget bows for a reason, but that doesn't mean they won't last for years or won't get the job done. Just something to think about, but some companies now offer lifetime transferable warranties so you might want to take a look at some used bows as well. Diamond and Bear both make nice budget bows so you might sling a few arrows through them too.
Generally, I point people to Athens, Hoyt, and Prime... and in that order. It's none of the big 4, but there are a couple companies hitting hard times, customer support might become an issue.