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I'm thinking about a new bow and I hear these are pretty good;

Any opinions on the Matthews Switchback bow itself, dealers, and ballpark pricing?

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Its a very nice bow. I went with allegiance instead, but not taking anything away from the switchback.
Look to pay $680-700. Bourdy's in florham park, has them for 680. Also Sportsmen center in bordertown, they have everything and will let you shoot what ever you want. Very nice guys at sportsmen center. Goodluck
 

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Where you from JB, Mine is on order and should be in any day now. Don't care about the price as much as I do the service. Targeteers in Saddlebrook. Your talking 7 bills. I know I could have went and taken an hour drive and saved a few but as long as I'm treated right I'll stay where I'm at.
 

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I forgot Vinnie @ Sportsman's Center was a Matthews dealer.

Thanks!

I'll give him a holler.
 

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down at targeteers ill set you up with everything you need for about 1000-1200(depending on what you want on it) ill assemble the bow for you, sight your first pin in with you in the range, also you get a free year range membership (half price on range rates) free service on the bow for a year, and a free hour in the range. BOW alone is about 700
 

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o yeah.. forgot to tell you about my thoughts on the bow.


ive shot every matthew and every hoyt and pretty many other bows out there. the switchback is THE TOP! you have no clue .

you can shoot it with no stbleizer or anything and not know it was fired.

if you hold the bow and i draw it and you close your eyes,, i can shoot it and you wont know[smirk].. you probably wont understand until you get it and see for yourself.
 
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I was going to buy one this summer, but then I booked a whitetail hunt for November 2006 in IOWA, so I will buy one after the new year
 

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Jerseyhunter, where you from? I live 10 minutes from Targeteers but I won't give them any of my business, except when I want to shoot the bow and shoot at their range. I think the service there is poor. I've walked into that place several times and stood at the counter for 20+ minutes without anyone ever asking me if I needed help with something. After the third or fourth time that happened, I said that was it. Their prices are outrageous also.
Davis' Sport Shop in Sloatsburgh , NY. That's where I bought my Matthews, good prices, very good service!
 

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1 thing I forgot to mention that really ticked me off, the last time they did do work on my bow I asked them to check the draw weight, and beleive it or not, they charged me $1 for that. That's just not right.
 
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luv2hunt, I live within 1 mile of Targeteers, and I agree that I too wait at the counter for a long period of time. As far as service goes, I will only allow and want Robert working on my bow, if he can't then I will come back, He is really great with the set up of the bows. Also it doesn't surprise me that they charged you $1 to check for your draw weight.
 

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Your right about Rob, he knows his sh!t. But those experiences just left a bad taste in my mouth, and I just don't wanna deal with it. I think it's taking it to far to charge for a draw weight check. From now on I'll check in my deer and shoot at the range, that's it. Where are you from Bowhuntercop? I live in Wallington.
 

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BOWHUNTERCOP, maybe we can hook up this season and do some huntin together. I used to hunt the area your currently hunting along Old Mine. The deer herd isn't what it used to be there, not even close. I had two awesome pieces to hunt on in Readington and Bernardsvile, until 2003, and lost both within two weeks of each other. Change of ownershio on one, and an 8' high fence around the other. So now I'm back to looking for areas to hunt again. I may have some leads on some private land, I'm still working on it.
 
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sure no problem, lots of room where I hunt. we are always looking for good people to join us. we have really no problems even during the shotgun season. do you muzzleload hunt?
 

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Yes, I muzzleloader hunt. How have you guys made out on the state lands? I really don't like firearm hunting on state lands, to many guys, and to much BS to deal with, that's why I ask. Bowhunting is generally no problem.
 
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really no problems with either the muzzleloader or shotgun, we may see 2 other guys if that. We are deep in the woods, get in super early, have the other nimrods push the deer to us, stay in allday
 

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Nice bow, high price, but thats what they all cost now a days.[sad]

Best advice I can give you though is to go and shoot a lot of different bows. One that is perfect for me may not be perfect for you. Pick a few different bows within your price range, and then go test shoot them. Take home the one that feels the best in YOUR hands, not the one your friend tells you to buy or the one the salesmen pushes!

Good luck in your search for a new bow..there are a ton of good ones out there.

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