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#1
Now, teach this bow noob somethin'.

Never shot a bow and know nothing about them.

What is a good first bow?
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#2
Great another forum I won't receive instant emails from.Rolleyes

Mr_Gixxer;116024 Wrote:Eat my shorts! Tongue


Now, teach this bow noob somethin'.

Never shot a bow and know nothing about them.

What is a good first bow?

IMO any of the big brands produce fine bows.
Decide what your price range is, go to a local reputable bow shop and have them hook you up. Enjoy another money pit to throw your money into.Smile
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#3
I would suggest starting out with a recurve. Then if you hate it you don't have hundreds of dollars wrapped up in it.

If you put enough time and effort into it and decide to take the next step find yourself a local reputable archery shop...one who specializes in just archery, they will help you out the most and not just try to sell you something. There are many factors to concider, your size and draw length being most important. Draw length can be figured by taking a meassurement from your middle finger tip to the other then divide by 2 1/2...that will get you close anyway. You will want a arm guard because shit like this hurts...just ask Norm.Tongue
   


Like anything else...practice, practice, practice.
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#4
Recurve, got it. I've always wanted to try archery just one of those things I never got around to.

Anyone want to lend me a bow to try?Big Grin
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I picked up a recurve and about a dozen arrows for $20 at a garage sale a few years ago. Check out CL you might find some cheap.
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God's Country;116026 Wrote:Enjoy another money pit to throw your money into.Smile

QFT!

http://classifieds.pennswoods.net/classi...ry=Archery
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Mr_Gixxer;116024 Wrote:Eat my shorts! Tongue


Now, teach this bow noob somethin'.

Never shot a bow and know nothing about them.

What is a good first bow?

P89;116028 Wrote:I would suggest starting out with a recurve. Then if you hate it you don't have hundreds of dollars wrapped up in it.

If you put enough time and effort into it and decide to take the next step find yourself a local reputable archery shop...one who specializes in just archery, they will help you out the most and not just try to sell you something. There are many factors to concider, your size and draw length being most important. Draw length can be figured by taking a meassurement from your middle finger tip to the other then divide by 2 1/2...that will get you close anyway. You will want a arm guard because shit like this hurts...just ask Norm.Tongue



Like anything else...practice, practice, practice.

Indeed! Go to any sport shop that specializes in archery. They'll measure you and help get you started. I shoot a Hoyt compound bow that my gf's Dad gave me. We went to the archery shop and they installed a kisser, rear peep sight, and quick release D loop (I use a trigger to shoot, not my fingers). My gf's Dad and I installed the arrow holder and front sight. I have a 29" draw and I use a 58 lbs draw weight. Once you zero in your sights, it's a blast to shoot. Just a warning, you're shoulder on your supporting arm is going to get sore at first, but after a few outings, it isn't too bad. Right now I find archery more fun than target shooting because it's more challenging to be accurate with a bow than a firearm.
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Mr_Gixxer;116029 Wrote:Recurve, got it. I've always wanted to try archery just one of those things I never got around to.

Anyone want to lend me a bow to try?Big Grin

You a southpaw?
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God's Country;116039 Wrote:
Mr_Gixxer;116029 Wrote:Recurve, got it. I've always wanted to try archery just one of those things I never got around to.

Anyone want to lend me a bow to try?Big Grin

You a southpaw?

Negative
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#10
I tried.
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