Monday, June 13, 2011

Cheap Vs. Expensive

tFor some reason it has been decided that for hunting equipment to be good it must be expensive.  Well I beg to differ. 
A while back I was looking for a new bow sight because my old one wore out.  There were many possibilities.  Some very expensive and some more in my price range.  Now my old one was very cheap and not the best quality.   But it killed deer.  In fact I never missed with it until it wore out and started wobbling.  I did upgrade when I got the new one.  But it was one of the cheaper ones in its style. 
So why is it that we as consumers have bought into this to the extent that the prices keep going up. 
my self have fallen pray to this from time to time.  One of the most recent times this happened was with Black Cloud shells.  They cost a lot more than my usual Winchester Xperts.  And with all the hype they were getting I figured they must be awesome. 
Don’t get me wrong they work just fine but I did not see where the minimal gains were worth paying twice as much for and having to deal with twice the kick (a 3 1/2 inch Black Cloud will almost make you cross-eyed when you shoot a pump).
I guess the point I am trying to make is that there is no point in buying into the hype on hunting equipment.  If it works then use it.  And just because it cost more and is cool to have does not mean it is better.  There are some times when the old cheap stuff is the best stuff.  There is a reason why the old guys use it. 
Joe

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