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Old 09-10-2007, 09:28 PM   #1
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I have been looking into buying a new compound bow. I have come down to the mission x3 and the Diamond rapture. Does anyone own one of these bows or have any type of feedback? I have shot the x3 and really liked it. I am looking for a Diamond to test shoot now. I have also shot the Bowtech Tomkat I liked the bow but not the components. I want a bow to set up the way I want it not a mickey mouse package. Any feedback would be really helpful. Thanks Ira

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Old 09-10-2007, 09:58 PM   #2
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Here's my ! Smoooothest bow out there! I've shot everything from pse Ar parker mathews Hoyt Bear..... It's a expensive bow but Like they say you get what you pay for.

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Old 09-10-2007, 11:12 PM   #3
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the rapture
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Old 09-11-2007, 05:01 AM   #4
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I am shooting the Guardian and it is, without a doubt, the best bow I have ever shot. Like others; I have owned every bow brand and its true you get what you pay for.

If you don't want the package on the TomKat. Just order a blank bow from the pro-shop in Eugene. The Rapture is a good bow too, but for speed and pwoer it doesn't compare to the TomKat.
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Old 09-11-2007, 05:16 AM   #5
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I own a rapture and I love it. Its a great shooting bow.
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Old 09-11-2007, 05:49 AM   #6
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Here's my ! Smoooothest bow out there! I've shot everything from pse Ar parker mathews Hoyt Bear..... It's a expensive bow but Like they say you get what you pay for.



that is a guardian not a commander
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Old 09-11-2007, 07:27 AM   #7
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ummm, no that is a Commander. Longer axel to axel, more brace height. It's the big brother of the Guardian. I almost went with this bow. The only visual difference other than the length is riser shape where the center pivot arm attaches.

More forgiving, easier to shoot.
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Old 09-11-2007, 08:29 AM   #8
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I bought a mission x3 not long ago and it is great. Shoot both and pick the one that you like most. I bought the mission in a package and for the price it couldn't be beat.
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Old 09-11-2007, 09:16 AM   #9
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I have a Mission X3 and love it. Best Bow I have ever shot bar none. But as for what one you should buy that is all up 2 you. Shoot both and then pick one.
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Old 09-11-2007, 03:00 PM   #10
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I would buy some thing from BowTech/Diamond ,they have great Customer service ,and they are a local Oregon made item ,I have an Allegiance oh 2 of them my brother has 1 Allegiance ,and a Guardian ,my sons both have a Diamond ,and`I biased ?,no just wise
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Old 09-11-2007, 06:13 PM   #11
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I have a Rapture and its a nice bow in its price range. Most reviews I read in magazines said that its an excellent bow for the money. But, it doesn't compare to the high end parallel limb bows. The other one that stands out is the Fred Bear Element. It has parallel limbs.

By the way, the Rapture packages at Joe's and Sportsman's seem overpriced. I paid $500 online for a tuned bow with bow case, 6 arrows, 6 broadheads, QAD drop away, stabilizer/dampener, silencers, quiver, sight, and release. The whole package was priced better than I could get locally last year.
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Old 09-11-2007, 06:30 PM   #12
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For my mission I was out the door for $600 and something. That includes arrows (no broadheads), case, target, release, and a completely set up bow. I think the buyers guide (which I didn't read until after I bought the bow) said something like it was the most amazing bow for the money on the market.
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Old 09-12-2007, 07:03 PM   #13
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I shot WSU's mission and my other buddies Bowtech and I think they are almost the same. The biggest difference is that the Mission is 250$ cheaper.
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Old 09-13-2007, 07:55 AM   #14
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Shoot them both and make your decision then. Which ever one fits you best buy it, they're both good bows. I've shot them both and it was hard to put either of them down. If you could find a Tomcat that wasn't a package I'd get that. You can occasionally find one on archery talk for around $300 bare bow.
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