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Offline Coug18

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New to Bows
« on: November 19, 2017, 09:01:40 PM »
My brother and I want to start bow hunting and are trying to figure out how to go about finding the right bows to buy. We are brand new to archery never having shot bows before. From everything that I have read and heard I understand that it is best to shoot as many bows as possible to get a feel for them. My question is, being the beginners that we are, and no prior experience on how to shoot a bow other than all of the youtube videos that I watch, is it acceptable to go into a bow shop and try out bows?? Or do I need to at least learn how to shoot first? Im assuming that they get brand new people like us in all the time. Im just curious if they will be willing to work with newbys like us? Thanks

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Re: New to Bows
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2017, 10:05:01 PM »
Your best bet is to find a local archery proshop near you. They will be able to help you with anything you need.

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Re: New to Bows
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2017, 11:03:51 PM »
The closest thing to me is a sportsmans wearhouse. Would a place like that be able to help?

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Re: New to Bows
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2017, 07:04:41 AM »
The closest thing to me is a sportsmans wearhouse. Would a place like that be able to help?

I'd avoid Sportsmans if possible. Not much real help at least in the stores on the wet side. Surely there must be an archery store over near Spokane? 

If I were you, I'd set a budget, go to a pro shop and let them know your budget and see what they have. Shoot those bows and pick the one that feels best for you and is within your budget.

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Re: New to Bows
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2017, 07:08:23 AM »
The closest thing to me is a sportsmans wearhouse. Would a place like that be able to help?

Iíd find a pro shop that just specializes in archery. Not sure youíll have the greatest experience at sportsmans vs a full blown archery shop. Do some research on nearby shops. Even if you have to make a little drive, itíl be worth it. Iím sure someone will chime in about a shop somewhat near your location.

It may be worth it to take a couple lessons there also. Or if you have a buddy or someone willing to fling some arrows with you, is totally worth it. Good luck!

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Re: New to Bows
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2017, 07:35:47 AM »
Different Sportsman's are sometimes really good with archery. I buy from a pro shop but I have one nearby. I know that my local Sportsman's has at least one tech who worked at my pro shop, so they do well.
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Re: New to Bows
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2017, 11:20:48 AM »
I think there is an archery range in the Spokane valley toward liberty lake maybe?..or at least there used to be several years ago when I lived over there. They had lessons back then I can't remember the name off the top of my head.

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Re: New to Bows
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2017, 01:39:04 PM »
Many pro shops and archery clubs are posted on the Washington State Archery Accociations web site. Most new bows, even on the cheaper side will shoot better than you can. Not all used bows can be adjusted easily for draw length and poundage.. you have to do lots of homework for the right deal on a used bow, and not all manufactures support parts for thier older bows.

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Re: New to Bows
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2017, 12:07:55 AM »
Oneida eagle

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Re: New to Bows
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2017, 11:41:18 PM »
PS - Can't go wrong with anything Hoyt;  built like a tank, my old Hoyt Heat from the 90's is still knockin em dead!

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Re: New to Bows
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2017, 12:52:04 AM »
I would stay away from buying any bow from a box store.  Stick to a well known brand ie Hoyt, Mathews, PSE, Bowtech.  Find a proshop where you can shoot a few and see what you like, and remember that you get what you pay for.

 

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