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Posted 19 July 2007 - 01:06 AM

I been wanting to get into bow hunting but i'm cluess :harhar1[1]: about what kind of bow to get. I know about the diffrent kinds there are Recurve, Compound, english long. I also know that to go hunting a majority of people use compound bows, but then i here them talking about "let off" and what aloud for hunting that when i start getting lost. I do have a recurve for target use but that it. Any help on whats a good brand and what you like and use would b great.

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Posted 19 July 2007 - 10:21 AM

Great just another hobby to take your money away... :harhar1[1]:

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Posted 19 July 2007 - 10:31 AM

Try and find a good shop in your area. If you can get someone that will go through everything with you, its a lot easier. I started bow hunting a few years ago and just love it. I found a great shop and they fitted my bow and that made the learning curve of shooting a lot easier. Me and my Dad both have Botech bows. I can't say enough good things about them. They are very fast and forgiving to shoot. Good luck and let us know how it goes.

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Posted 25 July 2007 - 08:31 PM

Sportsman's Warehouse in Rocklin has some good equip with good prices. Just make sure you feel good about what you are doing. If you don't feel compfortable with the people you are dealing with, walk away. The technology has changed so much since when I started, it is amazing. Check online for prices too, and make sure that you do your research. Once you purchase a bow, practice, practice, practice. Also, the bow kits aren't always a good buy. You should pick the sight and the rest that you want. The drop-away rest works great, but read the ratings of other archers. Good luck, it's an expensive endeavor.

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 09:29 AM

I've had good luck in the past here: WILDERNESS ARCHERY 4870 Pacific Street Rocklin, Ca. 95677 916-630-8700They have a website too: http://www.wildernessarchery.com/

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Posted 27 July 2007 - 01:09 PM

I agree, you should try to find a good shop in your area and ask plenty of questions. If you want to have your best chance at killing something with a bow then I would definetely go with a compound. Don't worry about let-off, I don't think that there are any real laws about that, just that the bow can't lock back like a crossbow. There are plenty of good brands of bows that are good, quality weapons. Bowtech, Mathews, Hoyt, and PSE are just a few of those quality brands. If I were to suggest a brand it would definetely be Bowtech. I have a Bowtech Tribute and it shoots like a dream. I won't shoot anything else, but that's just my opinion. There are other really good shooting bows out there. Take your time, save your money and buy what you really want. Avoid shortcuts, you'll just end up spending more money. Well, I guess that's enough from me. Hope you find what you want. Good luck!

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Posted 28 July 2007 - 09:00 PM

I live about 10 minutes away from the Bowtech factory and I stopped into their pro shop today since I am also beginning the dive into archery. They have a nice little 20 yard indoor range there and the customer service is top notch. I shot a Diamond Black Ice (EXCELLENT bow, but a little higher up the $$$ ladder than I want to start with), then I shot a Diamond Justice and was very impressed. A guy I work with told me to check Sportsman's Warehouse because Bowtech is making a bow with the SW name on it, it comes as a kit, and I think the price is only like $459. I asked the techs at Bowtech about it today and they said it's a Patriot 2 clone. They continued on to say it's a great bow for a beginner, but one that wouldn't quickly be outgrown. I'll probably own one by the end of next week so hopefully I can let you know more about it later on.
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