I was at Cabela's today and in my wonderings I started looking at bows. I am quite tall and after measuring my draw length we ascertained that I would use a 31" draw. After a brief search of the entire stock of the retail store we found precisely 1 bow that would even fit! While I was waiting for the tech to take the bow back an stretch it or whetever they did to maximize it's draw length, I watched several other customers shoot a variety of other bows. The first thing that I noticed about the diamond bows is that they are QUIET! Once I got the bow in my hand it was totally maxed out draw length and weight, needless to say I was nervous since the last bow I shot was an old PSE Fireflight when I was 11! I have only used a mechanical release on 1 other occasion and that time I discharged an arrow while trying to draw the darn thing! Luckly I was able to draw all 70lbs (80% letoff), the scott archery little bitty goose was the most comfortable release I tested and I managed to only propel arrows down range when I intended to! The Diamonds draw was very smooth and I put 6 arrows down range all of them within 5" with no fliers. Cabelas does not have the specs for the new justice on it's site yet but they are available: http://www.diamondarchery.com/justice.php
The bow was 499 bare. I am curious if there are any other bows that I should look at that will actually fit before I throw down the $$$?
I will say that I had a blast shooting even briefly today and I think the bug may be biting... It sure would be nice to hunt within 5 miles of the haul road and get to chase swamp donkeys a week earlier!