PSA, PCH, PLX or PAX?? - Woodsman757

Hey fellow spider lovers, I'm in a dilemma and need your expertise. I have a 60" PSAX and I love it. I want to get a second bow in case something happens to my PSA and in case I get bored and want to switch it up. So, Ive been doing alot of research but want some friendly opinions. What would you pick and why? Here is my thought process so far: 1) Get spare limbs for my PSA. Save money but kinda boring 2) Get another PSA with different woods. It would shoot the exact same but still kinda boring 3) PLX - I have an itch for a longbow and dont mind switching between a recurve and longbow 4) PCH - I'd go with a 56" PCH for something different and more maneuverable (I draw 28.75" though) 5) PAX - Essentially a 1 piece PSA? Looks beautiful but its always nice to have a t/d option..... HELP! I have too many choices!

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Dave Lay
March 17th, 2014 03:03:28pm
personally i would go go with another bow, maybe a diffrent PSA or a PA i have 2 PSA's within a couple lbs of each and have a PAX of the same weight and grip on order. where i can use 1 as a back up incase something happens to my primary bow. I know its boring but since i started shooting basicly 1 bow i am shooting better than i ever have..

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Woodsman757
March 17th, 2014 03:03:31pm
Thanks for the reply Dave. I shouldn't have said boring....not the right word. Nothing is boring when your venemous arachnid is launching laser beams at your target. I do love my PSA.

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Andy Man
March 17th, 2014 03:03:17pm

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Me, I would get something totally different (PLx) and have more fun (would have to get different spined arrows if getting the same poundage) No big deal though; and you would have something totally different to mix it up with: I kinda like the one piece recurves , and favor the PTF's though the PA I had, was Great

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Buckshotap
March 17th, 2014 03:03:05pm

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Discovered the longbow not too many yrs. ago. Wish I had tried one sooner. Variety is the spice of life. Sounds like you may be looking for a little spice. BW PLXs are just plain ole good! Get one. Kill a deer with one & then switch to the other one. It's fun!

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Willie
March 17th, 2014 03:03:22pm
if it were me i wouldnt get anything and the reason is watch out for the man who only has 1 gun as he probably knows how to use it (same applies for bows). i have been shooting for 42 years and have mine and a few others share of bows and i was the best i ever was when i shot the same bow and setup for 10 years (it was like a part of me).once you get into different bows,arrows etc. everytime you turn around your accuracy will suffer and you will still have 1 bow that you always grab. Now if you just like to see the tributes of different bows then go for it but in the right hand no bow is more accurate than the other ( IN THE RIGHT HAND).

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Buckshotap
March 17th, 2014 07:03:08pm

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Have to agree that sticking with one bow you shoot well is probably best. Just not as much fun! May have to own several to find the best one. Sort of like eating steak everyday. Every now & then a lobster sure is nice.

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Lefty
March 17th, 2014 07:03:31pm

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I would scratch that itch and get a PLX. I have no problem switching back and forth with my PAX . I shoot pretty much every day and like to swap back and forth. Test drive one and shoot it for a week .

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Buckshotap
March 18th, 2014 06:03:38am

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Scratch away! PLX all the way! Changing hands when you scratch is easy.

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Woodsman757
March 18th, 2014 07:03:10am
Thanks for the replies everyone. The PLX was top of my list and I'll be looking at test driving one in the next few weeks. Shame I can only afford one bow, otherwise is just but them all and be done with it!

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Lefty
March 18th, 2014 10:03:53am

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PL with a Toby grip

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DennyK
March 19th, 2014 12:03:40pm

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I have 2 PSAX's within 1 pound of each other. For me it's not really about shooting different style bows for fun. It's more about the joy of shooting one bow well. Good luck with your decision.

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Woodsman757
March 19th, 2014 12:03:21pm
Thats whats making this a difficult decision. I love my PSAX...I almost feel like i'd be cheating on it with another bow. I have the pelican case for my PSA and 2 dozen arrows all perfectly tuned (to my eyes, haha). I can probably get away with the same arrows for a PCH and definitely for another PSA. If I went with a PL, it would be new arrows, new case, etc. I might just have to test drive all of them. I shouldn't be complaining though.....not like its a bad problem to have. On another note, I think Brazilian Rosewood riser and yew limbs would be the cats meow.

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DennyK
March 19th, 2014 05:03:53pm

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Not real sure about the same arrows for the PCH the PSA's are cut 3/16 past center the PCH is 1/8 past center? Maybe Mexican Cocobolo and yew.

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Woodsman757
March 19th, 2014 07:03:55pm
Messing with stu's calculators I should be able to use the same length arrow but would need different point weights. Only testing it out will let me know for sure

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Woodsman757
March 29th, 2014 05:03:02pm
Test drove a PLX and now I have one on order. Awesome bow. It will be 62" 56@28", Toby Grip, Pau Ferro riser and nose overlays, Yew limbs with yew accent lines in the riser, no red/white glass. I have some CE Heritage 250's cut to 29.5" with 175gr points and 50gr insert and they were perfectly matched, no tuning or adjusting with the brace height at 7 3/4". I love the locket socket t/d system....just awesome. Now begins the wait!

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Buckshotap
March 29th, 2014 07:03:12pm

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You like it. You love it. I had a feeling you would get some more of it! Sure hope the DEA doesn't start regulating BW bows as being addictive.

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Big Dog
March 30th, 2014 05:03:08am
Well, you used the word boring several times. Sounds like you would have the most fun by going with satisfying the itch of the longbow. At, least that would be the one that is most different from what you are shooting now. Regards.

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Lefty
March 30th, 2014 07:03:30am

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Good choice! Now your set and the wait begins. Congrats .
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