Three rivers archery has the Sami k sage.for 139.99 and the limbs are pretty reasonable to for upgrading draw weights, I have shot a couple and they shoot very well for the price you pay for them
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Don't buy big box store. You *WILL* regret it. Find a local archery shop (gotta be one near you I would assume) and go in there.
100% correct...ONLY use a archery shop.
They'll get you measured, get your peep set up properly, arrows cut to the perfect length, and get your poundage set somewhere comfortable.
All this... and they will introduce you to your local world of bow hunting/archery...great way to gain connections and invaluable insight
Don't listen to anyone who says more lb pull = better. That's simply not true. 80 lbs usually requires special cams, and isn't worth it AT ALL.
Yup.... a lot of recurves run at what, around 130 fps, while a compound is probably running the mid to high 200 fps...more than you need.
I have my draw set at 70 lbs and hit solid, fast, and perfect every time. My wife is set at 50 lbs and has taken deer with ease. My two buddies run at 60 and shoot w/ the best of them.
6'2" here, 220 lbs... running 65lb pull. perfect for me...but again, an archery shop will get you fitted.
As for brand name, this is like Ford vs Chevy all over again. 1911 vs Glock, etc etc etc.
True, but knowing zero about bows, look at Matthews, Hoyt, PSE
You're going to have your higher end bows like PSE and Matthews. Then you'll have your big box store bows like Bear (a favorite of **** holes like Dicks Sporting Goods)
Avoid Dicks... Avoid online used bows. Avoid Dicks... Dicks is good for archery targets.
I recommend PSE - it's all I've ever shot from my very first bow till today. PSE Bow Maddness XS is my current set up and I couldn't be more happy.
I will back you up on this because I know a lot of people who run a PSE setup, and I've heard only good.
Careful when getting into it - it gets expensive - quick, but damn it's fun - never a shortage of ammo
Depends on your outlook... A good bow setup, will run you what a rifle set up will... Think like guns... A PSE is like getting a Colt...but once you're into it, you can shoot a season or two before getting the bow restrung, and you've never paid for any ammo. I actually like shooting my bow more than my guns sometimes...
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