Anyone bow hunt?

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by krisko09, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. krisko09

    krisko09 New Member

    585
    0
    0
    Idk if this is the right place to ask this, considering it's a "firearms" forum and all, lol. But, as of late, I've been wanting to expand into the world of archery.. does anyone shoot archery and know what a good (fairly inexpensive) beginner bow?
     
  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

    11,488
    0
    0

  3. krisko09

    krisko09 New Member

    585
    0
    0
    I don't really know. I'm pretty sure i'd go compound, as I'd only be using it for illinois whitetail deer. Im a smaller frame guy. 5'11", 145lbs. I've never shot a bow before either.

    Sent from my DROID Pro using FirearmsTalk
     
  4. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

    11,488
    0
    0
    You would probably want a compound then. Probably a 28" draw @ 45 or 50 lbs. You'll probably want to find a local outfitted that can take measurements for you and get it all setup and make your arrows.
     
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2012
  5. krisko09

    krisko09 New Member

    585
    0
    0
    Yeah. I just don't wanna walk into a local shop and get jipped. It took me years to find a decent, honest LGS. Now i'm back at square one for an archery shop lol

    Sent from my DROID Pro using FirearmsTalk
     
  6. InDefenseofLiberty

    InDefenseofLiberty New Member

    152
    0
    0
    I personally have a PSE baby g force, a few years old but still a good shooter. This is where research will help you out. Personally if its not PSE, Hoyt or matthews you are gonna have to do some research. Remember every manufacturer makes an entry level bow and they aren't all good, read some reviews of ANY specific bow and then find a shop that has one you can handle. If you're right handed you have many choices if you are left not so much.
    Accessories really do count also. Your bow can get to damn heavy to carry all day if you put to many on. Use only what is necessary and try to get the lightest ones you can. I personally shoot a cobra release so that the trigger pull from rifle shooting transfers over. As with anything else, shoot what you are comfortable with and shoot well.
    On a personal note NEVER leave your bow in a hot car or shed. BAD things will happen.

    "Those who would sacrifice liberty for safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." ~Thomas Jefferson
     
  7. BCMjUnKiE

    BCMjUnKiE New Member

    231
    0
    0
    I have a half breed bow which is pretty much like a crossbow but you hold the string like a regular bow. You can sit down an shoot it. Has a red dot site on it for 3 different yard settings.
    Custom made bow by Shefield in Chiefland,FL.
     
  8. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

    11,010
    0
    0
    As was said your homework on this will be very important. Hour, pseud, bowtech, and diamond are all good places to start

    God didnt make all men equal colonel Sam Colt did
     
  9. big_blue79

    big_blue79 New Member

    693
    0
    0
    I shoot a Bear Polar LTD Compound with a 29" Draw, 2219 Carbon arrows and usually Grim Reaper broadheads on a 65lb Draw.

    A Polar LTD can be bought on Ebay for around $100 used, I like it, it was my dad's bow til he got too old and could hardly pull it back.
     
  10. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

    4,799
    2
    0
    I am a avid archery shooter , I do some competition shoots , Most all the new bows and companies are good . the technology on compound bows are about tapped out to the max . PSE, Bowtech, Mathews, Hoyt , Diamond , Martin , Bear , Rytera , New Breed Archery , are just a few of the companies that are top quality . Do not buy something old because its cheap , If you cannot afford something newer keep saving your money . If you have any questions give me a shout
    PH
     
  11. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

    11,488
    0
    0
    Thanks for stepping in guys. I'm more of a traditional bow guy. I don't use the "string powered guns"
     
  12. ShagNasty1001

    ShagNasty1001 New Member

    1,526
    0
    0
    I'm about your size and just started archery last fall. I have a bear charge I got back when I worked at Academy Sports and after practice, it's quite accurate for my terrible shots with it. I have it set at I believe 55 pounds and a 25 inch draw length (I have short arms)