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Old 04-20-2012, 08:12 PM   #1
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Default Anyone bow hunt?

Idk if this is the right place to ask this, considering it's a "firearms" forum and all, lol. But, as of late, I've been wanting to expand into the world of archery.. does anyone shoot archery and know what a good (fairly inexpensive) beginner bow?

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Old 04-20-2012, 08:46 PM   #2
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Depends on what kind of bow you are interested in.
http://www.lancasterarchery.com/bows.html

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I don't really know. I'm pretty sure i'd go compound, as I'd only be using it for illinois whitetail deer. Im a smaller frame guy. 5'11", 145lbs. I've never shot a bow before either.

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You would probably want a compound then. Probably a 28" draw @ 45 or 50 lbs. You'll probably want to find a local outfitted that can take measurements for you and get it all setup and make your arrows.

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Yeah. I just don't wanna walk into a local shop and get jipped. It took me years to find a decent, honest LGS. Now i'm back at square one for an archery shop lol

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I personally have a PSE baby g force, a few years old but still a good shooter. This is where research will help you out. Personally if its not PSE, Hoyt or matthews you are gonna have to do some research. Remember every manufacturer makes an entry level bow and they aren't all good, read some reviews of ANY specific bow and then find a shop that has one you can handle. If you're right handed you have many choices if you are left not so much.
Accessories really do count also. Your bow can get to damn heavy to carry all day if you put to many on. Use only what is necessary and try to get the lightest ones you can. I personally shoot a cobra release so that the trigger pull from rifle shooting transfers over. As with anything else, shoot what you are comfortable with and shoot well.
On a personal note NEVER leave your bow in a hot car or shed. BAD things will happen.

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I have a half breed bow which is pretty much like a crossbow but you hold the string like a regular bow. You can sit down an shoot it. Has a red dot site on it for 3 different yard settings.
Custom made bow by Shefield in Chiefland,FL.

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As was said your homework on this will be very important. Hour, pseud, bowtech, and diamond are all good places to start

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I am a avid archery shooter , I do some competition shoots , Most all the new bows and companies are good . the technology on compound bows are about tapped out to the max . PSE, Bowtech, Mathews, Hoyt , Diamond , Martin , Bear , Rytera , New Breed Archery , are just a few of the companies that are top quality . Do not buy something old because its cheap , If you cannot afford something newer keep saving your money . If you have any questions give me a shout
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Thanks for stepping in guys. I'm more of a traditional bow guy. I don't use the "string powered guns"

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