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vaporbowhunter
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Im considering purchasing this bow but would like to know what you think of it, pros and cons. For the riser i would get Purpleheart and bubinga and for the limbs elm. What would these woods produce together out of this bow like how quiet it would be, smoothness, durabilty, forgiving, speed ect. Thanks for your help.

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2Knives
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I love my Chek-Mate. I wouldn't (and didn't) hesitated to get another one! Mine is Purpleheart and Bubinga riser, elm limbs #55. It's very forgiving and shoots too smooth.
Now...for the bad. My only complaint is the grip. I have small hands and I prefer the small grip of my OLD Damon-Howatt. I was turned off at first of the H2 grip. Since I got it and started shooting it, I think that I may shoot better with the larger grip. I think it makes me loosen up more. You won't be sorry for getting a Mate...trust me. Just give Chad a call and he'll answer all your questions. The customer service is one of the reasons that I got a Chek-Mate longbow. Chad answered all my stupid questions and didn't even laugh at me. Check out my album for pictures of my H2 and my Crusader. Drop me a line if you need more info.

http://community.webshots.com/album/74358438BIijYF

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NativeArcher
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I just recently picked up a Chek-mate Raven, from a fellow member of this site, and if the Shootability of the Raven is any indication of their other bows you wont be sorry buying a Chek-mate. Not only a smooth shooter but beautifully made. My Raven has a cocobolo riser and birdseye maple limb laminations, such a beautiful bow.

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Ion
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I got into traditional target shooting with a 58" Hunter 1 model. Id had a loan of a Howatt 54# bow and went with a 46# Chek-mate for my first trad bow. I did make a small modification to the handle at the front (Im a woodcarver and cant resist using tools) to get my hand to grip evenly. Depending on the event, Ive shot heavy wooden arrows...2114 aluminums and even 2013's and it shoots far better than any of the bows Ive picked up along the way since. Ive shot rounds over 300 with it in 3D and find it very stable, fogiving and accurate. It does have a bit of a rattle to it that was cured with some string silencers.
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12Ring
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purple heart is absolutely beautiful, i just got a bow in last week mado of purple heart and curly maple. it is awesome. 12RIng

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Ive got two Check-mate recurves a 56 inch 56lbs at28 and a Hunter II 58 inch 54 at 28 the 56 has elm limbs with bubingaand shedua the58 Hunter II has black walnut limbs with bibinga shedua and a stripe of purpleheart,love both of them their great bows, and Chad is a great fellow to deal with. R.H
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I have had 4 chek-mates 2 Hunter2 and 2 Hunter1

The Hunter1 I have now (and will never sell) is all cocobolo riser with yew limbs.

With the limbs black walnut and yew are my favorites. Both are very smooth but I like the way Yew looks.

For the riser. Do you like a light bow or a heavy bow I like them heavy,hence the cocobolo

When I order a new bow I ask the bower what is the best perforning woods he has to offer. In my price range.

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manyletters
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We have 4 Chek-mates in the family. A firebird, a longhorn, a mini crusader and a knock off of a cascade. They are all very well made and have not had any problems with them. They are all shooters...dead in the hand on release and sweet to shoot...and great service from Chad at www.recurves.com You can't go wrong with a Chek-mate [thumbsup] [thumbsup] [thumbsup]
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Bushman
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I wonder what is the real difference between the hunter I and hunter II? Is it just a matter of taste or are there spesific characteristics to be aware of?
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granny
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The difference between a Hunter I & II; Hunter I is a straight riser, Hunter II is a deflex riser( much more forgiving)They are very nice looking bows and GREAT shooters.
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