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Good Compound for Target

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Is there a good compound that stands out for good plain vanilla FITA (non-3D) outdoor target competition?  I know that Hoyt is one of the most commonly used recurves in olympic target shooting.  Is there an outstanding brand/model in the compound area? Thanks in advance. Mark W. Lind

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I use a PSE Citation II.  And it seems to like me, you know, when you pick I’m afraid I find Hoyt (although very good) overrated, try them all !!

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Martin Archery do an excellent line in target compounds.  I have owned several and have shot high FITA scores and won a number of tournaments with them.  I have tried other makes but none have compared to Martin.  But, at the end of the day, it is all about which bow you feel comfortable with. Good luck.

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Martin Scepter IIs are outstanding target compound bows.  In a 4-way shoot off a Vegas this year, three of the competitors were using Martin Scepter IIs.  To be fair, Dave Cousins won the shoot-off with a Hoyt Bow (don’t know which one) but in every major tournament I have attended this year, there were multiple Martin Scepter II shooters at or near the top. Good Shooting! Perry

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>Martin Scepter IIs are outstanding target compound bows.  In a 4-way >shoot off a Vegas this year, three of the competitors were using Martin >Scepter IIs.  To be fair, Dave Cousins won the shoot-off with a Hoyt Bow >(don’t know which one) but in every major tournament I have attended >this year, there were multiple Martin Scepter II shooters at or near the >top.

On the European and World Target circuit, Martin have enjoyed several great results with their bows, particularly in the hands of Lawrence Wilde and his sons. In Victoria in 1997, Wilde became world Champion in the same year that he also won the World Indoor.  However, it is fair to say that other bows are now enjoying a big reputation for being amongst the winners. As you say Dave Cousins shoots Hoyt (uses an Aspen indoors and a Striker II, outdoors). At the recent World Championships, Martin did not figure in the top seven. Cousins became World Champion, Steve Gooden (GB) was 2nd with a Browning Afterburner, and Tibor Ondrik (Hungary) was 3rd with a Mathews. 4th place was Gerhard Kranabeter (Austria) with a Hoyt, 5th place was Chris White with a Browning, 6th place was Morten Boe (Norway) with a Hoyt, 7th place was Morgan Lundin (Sweden) with a Browning and 8th place was Logan WIlde with a Martin.   In the team event, the USA were 1st and Wilde (Martin) was joined by Terry Ragsdale (PSE) and Cousins (Hoyt). The Silver was won by Hungary and their trhee shooters used Mathews, Hoyt and PSE. The Bronze medal went to Great Britain with all three archers using Browning Afterburners. On the European target scene, Browning, Hoyt and PSE seem to be heading the list in the top places

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>Is there a good compound that stands out for good plain vanilla FITA >(non-3D) outdoor target competition?  I know that Hoyt is one of the >most commonly used recurves in olympic target shooting.  Is there an >outstanding brand/model in the compound area? >Thanks in advance. >Mark W. Lind

Mark, i maybe wrong but FITA doesnt allow componds only recerves

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>Mark, i maybe wrong but FITA doesnt allow componds only recerves

You are wrong. — Sven

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You are very wrong.  FITA does allows compounds.

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