Missouri Whitetails - Your Missouri Hunting Resource banner
1 - 20 of 22 Posts

·
Under appreciated
Joined
·
89,769 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Ok.... I would like to get everyones opinion on a couple of bows parker is hawking for 2006.

They are the Frontier 2-plus and the Hornet 2-plus. These are Parkers 2-cam offerings for 2006 and they are boasting 333 and 330fps respectively. Anyone know of or have any experience with Parker and 2-cams?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,077 Posts
I've owned a couple Parkers but none that were of the 2 cam breed.

I will say the ones I had were great shooting bows.

I actually looked at one of the Hornets and it is definitely a very nice looking and feeling bow.
 

·
Under appreciated
Joined
·
89,769 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
If it makes any difference, and it probably does, I was thinking bowtech all the way but these new parkers have me thinking...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,077 Posts
I don't really like to say one brand is better than the other because they are all great, but I would say shoot the two and then decide.

I think you'll lean Bowtechs way again....JMO

Both the Parkers being fairly short axle to axle and Brace heights well under 7'' I would be concerned about the shootablility. That coupled with the speed and the tamability of arrow flight.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,647 Posts
Parkers are great. There aren't too many I wouldn't shoot, cept for one, and I refuse to name that country (excuse me) brand on an open forum.

I am thinkin my next bow (soon) may be a CR 337 Ross. :cheers:
 

·
Under appreciated
Joined
·
89,769 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Well, they are coming in next week. I'll demo one and get back to you but I think I'm leaning heavily that way by what I have heard so far..
 

·
Under appreciated
Joined
·
89,769 Posts
Discussion Starter · #9 ·
I am shooting a bear TRX now and I have never liked it very well...
 

·
PURE KILLER
Joined
·
38,018 Posts
what kid of price are they?
 

·
Under appreciated
Joined
·
89,769 Posts
Discussion Starter · #11 ·
Frontier 2-plus - $719.95 and Hornet 2-Plus $639.95, both msrp so a reputable dealer should be coming down from there.

My dealer says he'll let the Frontier go for $650 including setup.

They also list, for $100 extra, the package which includes quick shot whisker biscuit, Montana black and gold fibre-optic sight, Parker 2 piece quiver, Sims LS Mods, braided sling, angled peep, sims stringleeches and limbsavers.

Only diff I can see between the two is the hornet is 30" and the frontier is 32" axle to axle. Slight diff in brace height as well..
 

·
VECtor Custom Calls
Joined
·
41,463 Posts
Sounds cool to me! I'd have to set up the bow with personal gear though. I'm not too much of a package kinda dude.

I'll always go with the longer ATA.....just me personally. More forgiving bow.....

I'll be interested to know what you do.

For that kinda price though.....why aren't you looking at a Mathews/Hoyt/AR?

BOTTOM LINE: BUY WHAT FEELS GOOD!

Parker
 

·
Under appreciated
Joined
·
89,769 Posts
Discussion Starter · #13 ·
I agree on the package, just thought I'd throw that out there.

Yea.. I considered Mathews, but I was convinced to about the Bowtech. This parker thing came across my desk last week and has me wondering....

I'll let you know what happens.
 

·
VECtor Custom Calls
Joined
·
41,463 Posts
Cool.

I'm not knocking a package either....I just like to have my own 'custom' setup.....I don't want the guy next to me to be able to say.....hey! My bow's set up the same way!

Know why?! CAUSE IF HE BEATS ME, THEN I KNOW ITS THE SHOOTER THAT'S THE PROBLEM! HAHAHA! :D

Parker
 

·
Under appreciated
Joined
·
89,769 Posts
Discussion Starter · #15 ·
Well, I wouldnt mind the package but I have other components in mind anyway.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
13,334 Posts
Man im kinna one sided because all ill own is Parker.
I have mt pheonix up for sale right now cause im gonna buy a new hornet. Im just a hard core parker guy. Ive owned and shot all the big 3 and go back to parker every time. Just my opinion though. But i will soon own the hornet with the 2-plus cam system. they just feel better and shoot better to me.

chad
 

·
Senior Member
Joined
·
302 Posts
I heard those Ross are suppossed to be very nice. I shoot the Parker Phoenix 34. I haven't heard about these new ones, but the little lady would shoot me if I start talking new bow again.
 

·
Your Local Know It All
Joined
·
7,021 Posts
Well since everyone else is scared to say it. BUY THE BOWTECH.

Now that I have that out of the way, you should shoot a bunch of different brands and see what you like the best. I can tell you from experience the bows you are considering are much smoother, quieter, and faster than your Fred Bear TRX. There is really no comparison in my book.

If you want a bowtech you should give Randy Ward a call in Osceola at In the Sticks Archery. He can set you up real nice. I will U2U the phone number.

BTH
 
1 - 20 of 22 Posts
Top