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    • James HarveyJames Harvey
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      Fellas, does anyone have anything to say about these bows? I know a guy who’s selling one for a good price, but he’s a continent away so I can’t try before I buy. It’s a 50# Classic.

      Cheers,

      Jim

    • Joseph Miller
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      I have shot Ron Pittsley’s Predator Bows for the last 20 years and can assure you imho that they are the best 3 piece bows available.

    • skinner biscuitskinner biscuit
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      Jim ,I too shoot a predator hunter.Absolutely love it!If you get one you wont regret it. Brian.

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    • Bruce Smithhammer
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      They are very nice bows – well made, fast and accurate. The only reason I let go of mine was that I thought it was on the ‘heavy’ side. But if you don’t mind the weight, I don’t think you’ll regret buying one.

    • James HarveyJames Harvey
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      That’s encouraging to know gents. I just found out it is of the 60″ variety however and I read on 3rivers Q&A that the 62″ is recommended for draws over 28″. Any of you have experience shooting the 60″ limbs with a slightly longer draw length? I think it’s just a question of finger pinch isn’t it? I haven’t read anywhere that the draw force curve changes dramatically.

    • skinner biscuitskinner biscuit
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      Jim, give hunters niche a call.Ron and Mike are great guys and would happily answer any questions you might have. I have the 60″ amo but only draw 26″. My limbs are 61# @ 28″.

    • Joseph Miller
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      I have two 60″ Predators and shoot 29 1/4″ arrows. No problem with finger pinch at all. I shoot 3 under.

    • mhay
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      I can’t offer any suggestions from experience ,,,but ! ,,,,they sure are easy to look at . Handsome bow .

    • Doc Nock
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      Take Skinner B’s advice: CALL!

      Every bowyer’s design can draw to different points. Don’t go by another’s opinion…

      Bows are terribly personal tools… We all have favorites and thankfully, they might look similar, but all shoot differently!

    • shirikahn
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      Everyone I’ve talked to and every thread I’ve seen online about Predators states the absolute best concerning these bows. If you have a chance to get one for a decent amount, and are in the market, I think you can’t go wrong.

      Shirikahn

    • James HarveyJames Harvey
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      So I think I’m going to order one of these. I won’t place the order till August, if anyone has one handy that they could throw on a scale for me to measure the actual weight of the bow, just so I can compare it to bows I’ve shot before, it would put my mind at ease about the only criticism I’ve heard about them 😀 😳

      EDIT: Nevermind… someone asked the question at 3rivers and they said 4 pounds.. question answered 😀

    • skinner biscuitskinner biscuit
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      Jim I have two sets of limbs for my predator.On the bow scale my 64# limbs pull 56# at 26″.The 61# pull 53#.4# per inch sounds about right.

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