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Old 09-27-2010, 02:02 AM   #1
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Just bought my first bow. It is a Martin Threshold. Entry level bow package. A friend of mine wanted me to get one to go hunting with him. I am excited but don't know much about bows at all. Any info from you fine folk would be appreciated.

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William Nitro Tell. Has a nice ring to it.

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As a newbie to bows myself, I have one tidbit of advice to offer:

The pointy end of the arrow is towards the target...

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Buy extra arrows.....you're going to lose some.

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It sure does but for some reason I don't think anyone will want to be my target stand

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How do you know what type of arrow and what grain arrowhead to use? What are good brands?

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It sure does but for some reason I don't think anyone will want to be my target stand
Oh, I don't know - there are people out there. WARNING: NOT for the squeamish!!

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Your going to have to match the spline of the arrow to your draw length and the poundage you are shooting.

Easton Archery | Shaft Selector

Don't go cheap in the arrow department. Look for true carbon wrapped fiber shafts. I shoot Easton ACC but I don't use these for 3-D shoots as the arrows are $150.00 a doz.

Easton, Beman, and Carbon Express are all good arrow makers.

Most hunters use a 100 to 125 grain broad head / practice tip when shooting in excess of 50 lbs.

I personally prefer 125 grain Thunderheads but there are many fine products on the market today, Rage, Muzzy, etc. etc.

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Your going to have to match the spline of the arrow to your draw length and the poundage you are shooting.

Easton Archery | Shaft Selector

Don't go cheap in the arrow department. Look for true carbon wrapped fiber shafts. I shoot Easton ACC but I don't use these for 3-D shoots as the arrows are $150.00 a doz.

Easton, Beman, and Carbon Express are all good arrow makers.

Most hunters use a 100 to 125 grain broad head / practice tip when shooting in excess of 50 lbs.

I personally prefer 125 grain Thunderheads but there are many fine products on the market today, Rage, Muzzy, etc. etc.
Thanks for the info, I have a lot to learn.
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