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well trying to figure out which bow to by a angler or the swamp assasian. Need to know what yall think are the pros and cons of these two bows? which one u would by and y? thanks
 

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I love my osprey, very smooth and is the most natural pointin bow that I have shot. However I plan on gettin an angler as soon as I can. I dont know if it will be better but I dont think that it will be any worse and its frikin sexy.
Cant go wrong either way brother
 

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O chit...what a decision...get the angler, and get Boar to fix it up just like you want it :) I'm gona get me one...but not right now, I got other crap to buy first. But if all u want is a paint job get that Oneida ..
 

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O chit...what a decision...get the angler, and get Boar to fix it up just like you want it :) I'm gona get me one...but not right now, I got other crap to buy first. But if all u want is a paint job get that Oneida ..
Brady makes a good point. With the angler it is a custom bow so you can get just what you want.
 

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kind of what I was thinking if you like the Angler specs.. Just have Boar have it dipped like the Swamp Assasin... the Angler is a full blown out Custom Bow built just for you... the price diffrence is worth that IMHO...
 

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Cuda! Lmao
 

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R & D for "Drive Trane" has (including FF cableing) been going on for (5) years now, 6061 "machined" risers (in Proto) "RISING" for a year & 1/2, Angler, under bowfish conditions for (7) months !!
production run will change some minds, NOT all minds but some !!
Boars $.02
 

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thanks for the info still own the fence but they both seem to b top of the line bows. dont think i could go wrong ether way.
 

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oneida. the angler sounds like its trying doing to many things at once
Nope, just getting the design up to what other manufacturers are doing with their bows. We've designed a riser that is strong enough to take the higher weights that the cast-riser Osprey cannot. We've designed a draw system that allows much more flexibility to be set up for the owner. We've come up with different cam profiles to fit different shooting styles and different needs. Plus, we're offering a custom finish and set-up so you don't have to pay for the manufactures finish and then turn around and pay someone else to redo it.

Don't get me wrong, the Osprey is a fine bow. It looks and performs great. What we offer is a shorter, lighter alternative with more draw length, let-off and weight adjustability built in, so far we have 2 cam options to choose from, it comes with your choice of enclosed limb pockets, and you get a nice variety of finish options and it comes to you tuned by a custom shop specifically for you instead of set to manufacturer's specs... all for a price difference of $100.

Bare in mind that the Osprey is basically a rebadged Talon. We've designed the Angler from the ground up to be a bowfishing bow according to the feedback we received from you. It's a different bow, but it's built on a solid platform that you're already familiar with.

Am I a little biased? Of course I am! It won't fit the needs of 100% of the people, but we're hoping we have the majority covered. It's up to you to decide what's most important when you purchase your bow.
 

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I have owned two Talons and a Hawk, love them both and they are the same as an Osprey. I've been fortunate enough to test the FF systems on Anglers as well as on a Stealth and Black Eagle thanks to Area 5150. There are differences between the two bows and it comes down to a couple of things for me, trying to look objectively here.

I lov my Oneidas and I've owned dozens of them, they are smooth, long lasting and vey reliable, not to mention I love that pattern! Steel cables are improving with the new strand count they changes too.

Th Angler is lighter, has a smoother hinge, FF cabling has proven under severe abuse to be effective, smooth draw with greater range of letoff. Custom dip patterns available over the few Oneida options.

Both bows will be sweet in hand, both will be durable, both can be dipped or redipped, both are from reputable companies.

The Osprey is a Magnesium cast riser, the Angler is solid 6061 aluminum block as are parts. Both have wood grips, hinge smoothness is greater on Angler. Stainless steel on Osprey is 10$ with of bolts and stainless is softer metal. Angler is coated with salt spray to reduce corrosion.


Basically you can order a quality bow from either company and Backwater is a top not h rep for Oneida! I've sent people to them for bows myself. How fast do you want your new bow, pricing, colors, warranty, adjustability, availBility of parts, personal service. Those are deciding factors to me and if I can only have one today???? I'm flipping a quarter but tomorrow I will have an Angler and an Osprey.... I'm impartial and thankfully I have both..
 

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I've put my Proto Angler though the paces at 53# 30" and 0% letoff and She is the best fishing bow i've ever handled. I had mine shooting with half the bow under water and it didn't affect a thing. The FF cables held up awesome! The best part is how sexy She looks!!
 

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ya thanks just found them.
ill stay with my oneida.
 

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and ill stick with my cuda too much for my blood no offense im sure there great bows but mine gets the job done as far as i can tell
 

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Osprey!!! Been shooting oneidas for several years now and have yet to have a single problem out of one other that knocking the timing off by hitting the lower limb...They are extemely smooth, light weight, very easy to work on and they pack a nice punch even at a low draw weight...The Osprey has been around for years and while they may not have made many "upgrades" in the past few years, IMO there has not been much need too. They have been making em for years with very little changes and that has lead to years of field testing and tons of bows sold and yet you hardly ever see a used osprey for sale. I look at this this way thats years of experience and field testing against a relatively new bow...not saying thats a bad thing (and I actually think competition in the market is great) but when i drop that kind of money on a bow thats a big selling feature for me. I know its been around, I know exactly what im getting and I Know that if i decided to sell it, it would be No problem. The biggest issue i see with an Osprey is the rising price. I feel that the price has gone up to the point that it has pushed some potential buyers away but personally i just dont see myself spending $100 more than an Osprey to get an Angler but thats just my opinion.
 
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