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Old 07-15-2010, 04:29 PM   #11
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Don't forget you can also shoot flaming arrows!!!
This idea cost me some eyebrows when i was a kid, be careful.
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Looks like you have 2 good bows there NGIB!

Are you guys gearing up for hunting? or just targets?
Strictly punching paper and shooting at "stuff". I'm not and have never been a hunter and I have no desire to be one. I always found punching holes in paper with a pistol relaxing and it's the same with a bow - except I don't have to pack up and go to a range. I'll probably build a backstop and make a nifty little range in one corner of the yard...
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That sounds great! Just wanted to ask because it looks like you are all set up for hunting too.

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Shooting bows is fun, leaving to go shoot right now, i have a PSE Nova set at 60# and a Bowtech General set at 60#.

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Was very busy this weekend working on the house we're selling to my son but wifey & I found an hour for her to try out the Hoyt Rintec. She has never even held a bow before and after about a dozen shots she was consistently hitting a paper plate at 8-10 yards. She really enjoyed the shoot and I expect we may have found a new hobby. I forgot to pack my new bow so I just helped her out.

Felt kind of silly being a "coach" as I have very little experience myself - but I have read a ton on the subject. I setup the bow at 25# weight and a 23" draw and it fit her perfectly...

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NGIB, maybe you could draw a giant dart board & play cricket & 301 & such games for some fun competitiveness; those English peeps probably did at some point.

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Here's a pic of the bow I got for my wife yesterday off an archery forum (should be here Friday). It's a Hoyt Rintec with 20-30# limbs mounted and a new set of 30-40# limbs included. The draw length is adjustable from 18-26" and I expect the wife will need it set around 23-24". I'm going to take all the new accessories off the eBay bow and put them on this one. Hopefully, the wife and I can spend a few hours this weekend playing Robin Hood...
I was wondering if your wife ended up using the 30-40# limbs? If so would you be interested in selling the 20-30# ones?
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Here's a pic of the bow I got for my wife yesterday off an archery forum (should be here Friday). It's a Hoyt Rintec with 20-30# limbs mounted and a new set of 30-40# limbs included. The draw length is adjustable from 18-26" and I expect the wife will need it set around 23-24". I'm going to take all the new accessories off the eBay bow and put them on this one. Hopefully, the wife and I can spend a few hours this weekend playing Robin Hood...
That sounds like so much fun. Now I'm a interested in trying this, too. Just what I need. Another hobby I can't afford.
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I recently helped out at an archery shoot competition as a score judge. Before that archery didn't interest me. Now I would love to give it a try. It looked like so much fun, but I'm not sure where to even begin. Any suggestions?

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Since this one was brought back from the dead I'll comment that shooting a bow in the backyard is lots of fun and very relaxing. This weekend, my son & I are going to setup a little range in his backyard with a target stand and a backstop and sling some arrows. Never been a hunter and never cared to be so I've not invested the money in any of the hunter type of bow stuff, just a decent used target bow and cheap target arrows from Walmart. It can be expensive if you go all out but I haven't invested that much in all of my stuff, probably less than $400 all total. It's a nice skill to have when the zombies come as the "ammo" is reusable and shooting is silent...

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