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Hey everybody, I've been bowfishing for a while but I am just now getting serious with the sport these past 2 years, as far as having a boat an the whole nine yards. But I just recently ordered an oneida eagle tomcat ii and not sure what to expect. I've always shot older compounds but have always heard about Oneidas reputation in the sport. I was wondering if anyone has experience with these lever actions and what I can expect. Thanks!
 

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Welcome to the forum!!!
If you look in a couple of the threads in the gear forum you'll find a couple reviews on the oneida. I've never heard of anyone not liking them. I just use a $1 compound I got at a garage sale.
 

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Thanks! Can't argue with that! I've been using garage sell type bows for years. Also one more thing, I mainly bowfish in the murkier waters of SC and GA, an right now I'm running six 500w halos on a 4000w generator but thinking about changing up and downsizing my generator, but what would give me the most lumens and clarity in these murky waters but not breaking the bank like over $100 per light? Hps, metal halide, or LED?
 

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HPS hands down for dirty water. $60/light for 150watt from econolight. You can get fancy and get 400 watters with ballast boxes and all but you'll be looking at close to $200/light, maybe more. I'm hooking up 4 150 watt HPS on my boat for this spring.
 

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I think you can also get yellow tinted LED lights that work ok in dirty water if you want to go the silent route. But that will likely be on the more expensive side.
 

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I love my oneida, just got it this year and only shot it one night. Hits like a ton of bricks, the only problem is that it weights more than my take down. I like it for deeper water and bigger fish. but its always nice to have a back up bow just incase
 

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I think you can also get yellow tinted LED lights that work ok in dirty water if you want to go the silent route. But that will likely be on the more expensive side.
I would think you could do led cheaper than 60/light. The new warm led are not that much more expensive, and I got mine for 27 a piece.
 

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I think you can also get yellow tinted LED lights that work ok in dirty water if you want to go the silent route. But that will likely be on the more expensive side.
I would think you could do led cheaper than 60/light. The new warm led are not that much more expensive, and I got mine for 27 a piece.
How many of those lights do you have though?
 

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Five. Roughly 150 in material. Looking to add two more eventually
 

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They are 27 watt led listed at 2100 lumens a piece. They are very bright, and I am pleased with how they perform. Being led they don't need a genny and they were very easy to rig up. I found mine on amazon.
 

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Just for comparison a 150watt halogen puts out 2,200 lumens. LED light is a different type of light though. I think LEDs look brighter than they are.
 

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Five covers the front quarter of my 15' boat. Two more (7) would give me 1/3 coverage
 

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Five covers the front quarter of my 15' boat. Two more (7) would give me 1/3 coverage
Allright thanks. Might hold out on them till next year but I like the idea of running silent on the lake at my cabin shooting gar.
 
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