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Old 03-01-2012, 05:36 PM   #1
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I really don't know much about them but would like to. The compound cross bows are the one's caught my eye.
Enlighten me please ?

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Old 03-01-2012, 06:53 PM   #2
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If you are old, under 14, or crippled then crossbows are for you.

If you are none of those get a compound.

But if you dnt want training wheels get a traditional bow.

I shoot a recurve bow.

So what all are you wanting to know?

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First off,glad to meet you .

Prices-what to what $'s

Brand and why ?

Max draw weight , Am recovering from some surgery but by next season i
should be fine. Foot sterup or fullcrum if I have to?

I have shot recurve 60lb. Bear long time ago.

Price of bolts , strings,sites,etc. ?

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You should check out the archery talk forums, there's a lot of good information over there. I've learned a lot just by going through old threads. I'm saving up money to get my first bow, I found a nice recurve at a locel store for $120, I'm super excited!

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I've been shooting bows since I was 12 or so and I suggest hoyt bows for crossbows. Their bonecollector series is one of the best crossbows on the market and its not that expensive. If you wax you're strings regularly they will last a long time.
As far as sights go, a 4x scope is probably the best thing for them.

Nothing makes you as happy as a traditional bow does though. I ended up selling my $500 compound rig cuz I only shot my recurve.

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I've been shooting bows since I was 12 or so and I suggest hoyt bows for crossbows. Their bonecollector series is one of the best crossbows on the market and its not that expensive. If you wax you're strings regularly they will last a long time.
As far as sights go, a 4x scope is probably the best thing for them.

Nothing makes you as happy as a traditional bow does though. I ended up selling my $500 compound rig cuz I only shot my recurve.
I did have a piece a crap Barnett cross bow but the way the string rode the bolt guide it ate string for dinner.I used to buy ten packs.
And thanks for the info.....
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been into bows for a few years now im 14 and i shoot an old bear whitetail 2 at 45 pound and thats not much but i hunt with it and its what i could afford at the time anything you need to know about compound bows you can pm me and im willing to elaborate

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I just picked up a Mission Venture in October, havent shot it alot yet but it's a massive step up from my old Golden Eagle. Hoyt, Matthews, and Mission are good names, there are others as well, Mission is like the economy line of Matthews.

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My son and I are reenactors (Colonial era), trekkers and traditionalist. Check these guys out;
http://www.woodbows.com/

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I really don't know much about them but would like to. The compound cross bows are the one's caught my eye.
Enlighten me please ?
I've been bowhunting for a very long time now, but im still no expert.

If you want my opinion - get a compound bow and go with PSE.

Recurve bows, in my opinion, are for when you've mastered a compound because a recurve takes a lot more skill to hit your target.

Check out the PSE Bow Madness XS. It's what I shoot, and I love it. You're going to want to know a lot more than "What bow should I get" because equally important are arrows, broadheads, sights, and misc other little things that really add up.

How much $$ you spend depends on how serious you're going to take it.

You can get a field ready Bow Madness XS for $699.00 (click here) --- but side note, you'll want the 70#...50# just isnt worth it...even if you have to work up to 70, you'll want to be shooting 70 in the end.

But, in this guys opinion, you're getting horrible quality accessories. It's better to buy a bare bow and add your own accessories.

There's an enormous discussion to be had if you're just starting to get into archery, so perhaps its' best to start at the beginning and ask what it is you're aiming to do?

Hunting, Recreation, Competition, etc.
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