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#1 jono1798

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 11:30 AM

Just got back from the Bass Pro with my first Bow, PSE Brute with a draw weight of 50-60lb. I just wanted to commend the sales staff out there. I knew feck all, and I felt like I was given good advice that wasn't pushy.
I'm going to start getting in the practice, I believe there is a range in Daly City and a club in Golden Gate Park that I'll have to pay a visit. Other than that has anyone any tips for a complete novice?

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 05:05 PM

Good choise in bows.
Bass Pro has a very well trained Archery staff,
I hope you got a good wrist release, That will improve your grouping.
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Posted 16 June 2012 - 09:07 PM

Good to hear, then you should be set up for correct draw length and arrows to match...When you first start, shoot until you get tired and stop, or even less just to get the feel of things and work the new mucle group...Don't over shoot, as this is where bad form will come into play...Above all, have fun!

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 11:12 AM

I bought the wrist release and arrows they suggested. While testing the bow in the Bass Pro I was getting 2" groups at 10 yards. I was delighted being that I'd never shot before.

I live beside Crocker Amazon Park in SF. Do you think it's worth my while to find out if I could practice hitting targets in front of one of the many hills out there, or am I wasting my time as it wouldn't be permitted? My back yard just ain't long enough

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 12:02 PM

I'd call the San Francisco Parks and Recreation Department and ask them where you can shoot. Here is their number. (415) 337-4708

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 01:06 PM

Take a ride up to Brionies park near martinez, the have an archery park that is awesome, different yardage, angles and heights.

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 05:07 PM

Cheers lads

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 07:51 PM

Practice practice practice. Work on your form and don't realy wory abought super tight groups yet they will come with good form.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 07:48 AM

The Bow Rack in Martinez has a very nice indoor 20 yard
range, along with expert advice, and a full pro shop.
The people are super, and very helpfull.
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Posted 19 June 2012 - 08:17 AM

Other than that has anyone any tips for a complete novice?


Yes... Use a RIFLE! :rofl2: Ok, ok, I'm (almost) kidding. Ugh, there I go Again!

Now don't yell at me too much, as #1, I'm sensitive, and #2 I was hunting with a bow before most were born on this forum. True story, as I actually started big game (deer) hunting with a bow & with my dad at around 12 yrs old. Rabbits etc was started with a 22lr.

Anyway, ditto all the others on B.P. I was with a friend early this year, watching him getting "fitted" etc while buying one of those nice compound bows. The staff seemed to know what they were doing and had nice equipment & shooting range. I would definitely go there over some of the other places I've seen. Which ain't many. lol

Congrats on your new purchase, and am sure it will serve you well for a long time. :good:

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 10:06 AM

Frank,
You tickled my funny bone.
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Posted 19 June 2012 - 10:18 AM

Congrats on the new bow! Nothing like watching that arrow fly downrange!

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 02:00 PM

Like the others said practice and have fun. I haven't used a stick and string since high school. Busted a lot of arrows back then but they were wooden. That was right after I moved out of the cave.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 08:34 AM

You moved out Rusty! :yahoo:

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 09:31 PM

I found this spot down the road, very impressed with the place.

http://sfarchers.com/

Didn't realise it's beside Sharp Park golf course where I play all the time!!

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 05:41 AM

Cool link, i didn't realize there was a course down there. My parents live about 10 minutes from there... Has anybody shot there 1 Million BC shoot? I have never done a tournament before, but was thinking about doing it. Go visit the parents, and shoot it. Besides, great practice, and archery deer season opens 2 weeks after...

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 01:29 PM

As archery season nears i am becoming very antsy and still do not have a compound...but as soon as the D zones open for Archery I am going to try up at Ice House. Just got back from camping there and def where I will be going to scout in August.

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 02:48 PM

It's nice up at Ice House or over at Union Valley.




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