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Old 07-31-2020, 05:12 AM
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Default Discovery vs Satori

I was looking at these two bows for my next bow and wanted to get some opinions on them. I know there is a price difference but I think one of them would do me well as a step up from my Samick Sage.
I am looking at a fun bow with a set of light limbs and a set of heavier limbs for hunting. I really like the idea of ILF limbs.
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Old 07-31-2020, 05:18 AM
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Old 07-31-2020, 05:48 AM
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^^^^ Thanks. I am leaning towards the Discovery, with the positive reviews I’ve seen and a price point I am very comfortable with. It seems like a lot of bang for the buck.
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Old 07-31-2020, 06:44 AM
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I own both .
Actually I have a couple Discoverys.
I prefer the Discovery over the Satori. I must , I grab it more when going out to shoot . It feels better .
The Hoyt a 19” riser , is a nice bow , but it’s heavier and has a little too much deflex for me . I don’t feel as comfortable shooting the Hoyt , like I do the Discovery.
And it cost double what the Discovery cost .
But I can say I own a Hoyt .
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Old 07-31-2020, 03:39 PM
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I never had or shot the satori but I bought a discovery riser and then another since I liked it so much. If you might be swayed to go with a longbow limb, the daas bamboo core’s from 3 rivers make a nice setup.
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Old 07-31-2020, 04:57 PM
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I have a Discovery and a Satori. My comparison is not exactly apples to apples because my Satori is 21 inches long vs the 17-inch Discovery.

Aside from the cheaper price, I like the balance better on the Discovery and found it perfect for a stick on rest like the Super Rest. The finish on the Satori makes stick on rests too easy to fall off. But since I shoot off the shelf, I find the Satori strike plate feature more convenient for setting up the center shot. Also, I'm just a target shooter, making the 21-inch Satori more ideal for my purpose.

Both risers have radiused shelves, and both allow the use of plungers.
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Old 07-31-2020, 05:14 PM
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The Discovery is a great little riser for the money. It is also drilled and tapped for a quiver, unlike the 17" Satori.
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Old 07-31-2020, 06:25 PM
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I like what I’m hearing about the Discovery, and a little more than half the price.
What’s the story on their carbon/foam limbs, they seem like the way to go?
Also, with the ILF limbs how much can they be adjusted in poundages?
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Old 08-01-2020, 05:58 AM
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Well I decided to go with the Discovery. I’ve read hundreds of reviews and all but a very few were positive on the Discovery. The price is a factor also. I found a good deal on the riser and a descent deal on the limbs. The only thing is after thinking about it I will probably get a flipper rest and a plunger button instead of shooting off the shelf like I planned.
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Old 08-01-2020, 12:09 PM
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I tried an AAE and plunger and did not care for it. It seemed noisy to me and over complicated for hunting. I tried 6 different stick on rests and found I needed to build shelf out too much. I bought probably $25 work of pads and another $25 in stick on rests and then finally broke down and bought a $50 adjustable side plate from The Push Archery. Bullet proof adjustable plate should outlast the bow. Now both my risers have one.
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Old 08-01-2020, 01:27 PM
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For my side plate I use stickyback Velcro . Underneath, over the spot of my hand placement on the grip , I place a piece of wood cut from a branch .
I have an elm tree beside the garage and I cut a small branch from it . I cut a small section from the area that’s maybe 1/4” diameter .
This I split so I have a flat side that goes against the riser , rounded side facing out .
I can adjust by trimming the piece or cutting a larger or smaller piece of branch .
Velcro holds it in place . Cheap and effective.
Used to use matchsticks, but bows nowadays have more center shot .
I do this with the Satori also . It takes a larger diameter branch than the Discovery .
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Old 08-01-2020, 01:48 PM
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I tried an AAE and plunger and did not care for it. It seemed noisy to me and over complicated for hunting. I tried 6 different stick on rests and found I needed to build shelf out too much. I bought probably $25 work of pads and another $25 in stick on rests and then finally broke down and bought a $50 adjustable side plate from The Push Archery. Bullet proof adjustable plate should outlast the bow. Now both my risers have one.
I’m just wondering if you started with a better rest and plunger how that would have worked out but I do understand what your saying about complicating a hunting rig.
Many years ago I used a button and flipper rest on my bows with good results. I liked the tune ability they offered. I do like the simplicity of shooting off the shelf, my other two bows are set up that way.
I just checked out that adjustable side plate and I really like that.

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Old 08-01-2020, 07:50 PM
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Default Re: Discovery vs Satori

I have an AAE Free Flyte on mine and had to add a shim between the rest mount and the riser to get it to adjust far enough to center. Also had to bend the springy arm way in to bring the arrow closer to center.
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Old 08-01-2020, 08:56 PM
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So if I go with a rest and a plunger which ones do I need?
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Old 08-05-2020, 07:28 AM
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Default Re: Discovery vs Satori

An AAE ST-300 stick-on rest would be my choice.
And any plunger, really. Shibuya DX is a solid performer.
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