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gmaster456 10-11-2012 09:52 PM

Good first bow for deer.
 
I'm looking for a cheap, basic, compound bow for deer hunting but I don't know a ton about bows. It won't see much heavy use. I just need something to get the job done during bow season. What's the most bang for my buck (no pun intended) I can get for $230 or less?

NitroxAZ 10-12-2012 01:01 AM

I bought this one from Sportsmans Guide. It is a kit and has served me well as my entry into bowhunting.

http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/martin-threshold-bow-kit.aspx?a=811181

PrimePorkchop 10-12-2012 01:06 AM

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Originally Posted by gmaster456 (Post 973274)
I'm looking for a cheap, basic, compound bow for deer hunting but I don't know a ton about bows. It won't see much heavy use. I just need something to get the job done during bow season. What's the most bang for my buck (no pun intended) I can get for $230 or less?

You're best off, if you want my opinion, going to your local bow shop and buying a used one.

Thats just my opinion, however. I've bow hunted for a very long time, but am by no means a super pro on the many different bows...i've never owned anything but a PSE and never will :D

JTJ 10-12-2012 03:25 AM

It has been a very long time since I bow hunted. You can buy a cheap compound which will probably be noisy or you can buy a good quality recurve for the same money. Go to a bow shop where you will fitted properly sized bow with the correct draw length and the correct length arrows. They should have lessons available too. You dont want to start out with bad habits. Hunting with a bow will teach you to hunt not just shoot.

PrimePorkchop 10-12-2012 11:02 AM

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Originally Posted by JTJ
. Hunting with a bow will teach you to hunt not just shoot.

I. Love. That

Such a great way to put it

gmaster456 10-12-2012 01:56 PM

Thanks. There are a few archery shops in my area although they are a bit of a drive. I'll have to stop by a few of them. I just don't want to be limited to firearm season anymore. Thanks for the help.

Gh0zt36 10-12-2012 09:51 PM

you can get a pretty nice recurve bow for that budget. Thats what I shoot a #50 samick sage takedown

CptMaF69 11-01-2013 11:59 PM

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Originally Posted by gmaster456 (Post 973274)
I'm looking for a cheap, basic, compound bow for deer hunting but I don't know a ton about bows. It won't see much heavy use. I just need something to get the job done during bow season. What's the most bang for my buck (no pun intended) I can get for $230 or less?

a bear white tail 2 was my first bow......60 pound pull. killed many deer before i modified the limbs and cam. and reasonably priced

sdiver35 11-02-2013 01:06 AM

I'm using a Hoyt Charger as my first bow, it's pretty nice.


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