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Old 01-22-2013, 12:48 AM   #11
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My first compound was a Browning PSE. It was a good beginner bow. You can usually find them on Craiglist or E-Bay pretty inexpensively.

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Browning is browning an pse is an has always been pse not a browning pse
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Sorry Alzheimer's kicking in...

PSE.

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My first compound was a Browning PSE. It was a good beginner bow. You can usually find them on Craiglist or E-Bay pretty inexpensively.

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Browning & PSE are different companies They never made a bow together.

Also - OP - don't buy from Craigslist or E-Bay - lots and lots and lots of splintered limbs and twisted cams

Find an archery shop - most sell used bows that have been inspected and are guaranteed.
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Browning & PSE are different companies They never made a bow together.

Also - OP - don't buy from Craigslist or E-Bay - lots and lots and lots of splintered limbs and twisted cams

Find an archery shop - most sell used bows that have been inspected and are guaranteed.
Thats what I said, an you are 100% correct buy used an pray, it might have been dry fired or who knows what has been done to it just go to the local pro shop, let them help u get set up.
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I for got to tell you recurves will hold value and compounds will not hold value so if you can pick up a two or three year old bow it will be a fraction of original price new string and cable and you practically have a new bow

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I for got to tell you recurves will hold value and compounds will not hold value so if you can pick up a two or three year old bow it will be a fraction of original price new string and cable and you practically have a new bow
This is very true and very good advice.

A recurve is my next bow. There's only so many 80 yard bulls-eyes you can do with a Compound before it feels cheap.

that, and I want a cross bow - just because they're badass and I like to say "bolts" instead of "arrows" =)
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I go to the local pro shop and shoot all the time, I stop in when the latest and greatest are released and fire a few, I did this with my last two bows, I have buddies that shoot at the shop, find what they like and order it from huntersfriend.com some really good deals from them and they come set up for you, they didn't have the anarchy at the time or I would have bought it from them, that's where my dad bought his carnage and I was extremely pleased when it arrived all setup for him.

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My Fred bear Kodiak is inheritedfrom my late father in law and I absolutely love shooting it, a lot more challenging AMD fun than my compound, I have a longbow that I am starting to shoot more and more as well, really want to take a deer with that Kodiak, would be a very sentimental hunt for me, I have been shooting it quite a bit trying to get to the point where I'm comfortable hunting with it, huge difference in going from compound to traditional and even stranger going back to compound, archery is one of my biggest pastimes other than guns and motorcycles. Yeah I have expensive hobbies.

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Interesting timing Sputnik...I actually shot a bow for the first time this weekend and that's all it took...I'm hooked...

While my friend consistently hit heart/lung shots at the deer silhouette, my archery left A LOT to be desired...(I found myself digging arrows out of the dirt most of the day... ) and I ain't goin' out like that!!! Was amazed at how challenging it is...

Question...Is there a 'go to' book for the noobs like me? (and Sputnik ) Reloading has the 'ABC'S', personal defense has Jeff Cooper, concealed carry has Mas Ayoob etc. What is a good book/author to start with?

Any other suggestions for getting into the sport without winding up in the poor house would be great...(I'm already in waaaay over my head!!! )

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I haven't read any books on archey other than the traditional stuff I'm learning, I have been shooting bows since I was 4-5 and am 28 now so I been around the block a time or two, im by far not an expert on it, but know enough to help my buddies out. I completely trashed my back last year and was told I wouldn't shoot bows for quite a while, Dr said he would right a permit for crossbow and I told him no thanks that's cheating and I will shoot again soon, he didn't believe me so I went to work with parallel resistance bands and guess what I blew his mind when I sent him pictures of shooting not even 6 months later, was in a f**k load of pain but my passion out weighed the pain quite a bit.

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