Please Help Me Choose A Bow.
Posted 23 May 2012 - 09:59 AM
I'm thinking I will still prefer rifle hunting, since that's the only type I've done, but I want to extend my season. I will mainly be hunting coyotes, rabbits, hogs and deer.
I am thinking that I want to go with a recurve, because it's not as complicated to learn about, and I can practice in my backyard, as my understanding is with recurves, you need to make closer shots. I also like the idea of taking game with a recurve. For me, less moving parts=less to go wrong. I figure I can get a compound bow, as I save money, and get more interested in bow hunting. Wrong thinking?
I am 5'11", 175 pounds and have a small/medium frame. I have no idea what bow to get, and how many pounds pull (40, 50, 55 pounds?). I've done a lot of searching, and see that I can get a (decent?) bow for around $200. What I don't understand is how strong a bow I need. If I get one that has too heavy a pull, I believe it will be too difficult to be accurate, but I need one strong enough to take a hog. I was going to wait until this August when I take vacation, and experiment with all the different recurves they have over there, but I'm thinking I want to get a bow BEFORE august.
Sorry, if you guys think I should search, instead of ask, but I need help!
Posted 23 May 2012 - 10:49 AM
Also not all bows are made the same . you have tempos and you have formala one bows.. Your better off getting a used good bow than getting a cheap new bow. Also there are arrows and then there are arrows. Hey Be carefull if you go to far theres no return. You will be lost and out of your mind.
Posted 23 May 2012 - 12:35 PM
They have ready to shoot packages, that have a descent price
Just add arrows.
For deer hunting, I would use a compound bow.
With sites, and a wrist release, they can be as acurate as a gun.
After shooting your first deer with a bow, you will be hooked.
ps. If you are left handed, I have a very nice Darton for sale.
Posted 23 May 2012 - 02:29 PM
I'm just a little intimitaded by all the info about compound bows- is why I'm looking at the traditional bows. It's complicated stuff to me and I get lost in it. I think I'm going to pay a visit to an archery shop in Orange county and talk to the guys down there- have them take measurements, etc...and make a recommendation. Hopefully they have something there that fits the bill.
Ever since I was a kid, I dreamed about traditional archery, and having a good bow. I made a bunch of them as a kid...I have a feeling that if I start bow hunting, I'll put the rifles aside...
Posted 23 May 2012 - 03:37 PM
But you will not get away cheap there,
Posted 23 May 2012 - 04:04 PM
Posted 23 May 2012 - 04:24 PM
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