March 06, 2012 at 10:00am
I agree with Viper. PSE definitely makes some respectable bows. However, my experience with shooting with them have not been good. Granted the only ones I have shot were there flagship bows set at 70-75 lbs. The draw cycles are just not that good. My Hoyt Katera XL is set at 71 lbs and it feels 10-15lbs lighter than the new Omen Pro or Evo set at 71 lbs. The back walls are pretty solid for the most part and they are fast but if it is uncomfortable to draw then I am not going to have it. My wife has a PSE Chaos and absolutely loves it. I got it for her on Christmas. So the best thing for you to do is find one and shoot it before you buy. I have never bought a bow I did not shoot. I don't care how good a deal it is. You also need to find a reputable pro shop as well. Unfortunately there are a lot of guys out there that are bow tech's and have no business touching a bow. As far as fletching; I haven't had glue on individual fletching in probably 4 years. I absolutely love NAP's Quickfletch's or Bohning has some new ones just like them. They are super easy to do and fast. Granted they are about $16-$22 for 6 but it beats having to pay for labor, vanes, and gas driving to the pro shop. My pro shop in 40 min. away so the more I can do the better. All you need is barely boiling water.