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Offline sabot92

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Getting started
« on: February 10, 2019, 10:38:50 AM »
I really want to give archery a try but do not have a lot of knowledge on it. Should I start with a higher class now or stay on the cheaper side? Also beginner friendly accessories are appreciated.


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Re: Getting started
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2019, 11:06:11 AM »
Start with a budget in mind. Solid bow, three pin site, whisker biscuit,  standard arrows. Plenty of basic bows killing critters just as dead as 2k set ups.

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Re: Getting started
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2019, 11:29:35 AM »
Start with a budget in mind. Solid bow, three pin site, whisker biscuit,  standard arrows. Plenty of basic bows killing critters just as dead as 2k set ups.
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Keep it simple starting out. EX- whisker biscuit as mentioned above, you will have enough to worry about when starting off that a lot of high end stuff will just be more complications. And 3 pin, or even a single adjustable pin is great for hunting. These 5 or 6 pin setups really cloud your vision which complicates things when your hearts pounding. Bows are so advanced these days I would highly recommend just getting a basic $500 package bow that you could upgrade down the road if need be; PSE, Bear or something similar is what I would be looking at. Just be weary of some the box stores that may not have the most knowledgeable employee or best advice. 
When the buffalo are gone we will hunt mice, for we are hunters and we want our freedom-Sitting Bull

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Re: Getting started
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2019, 12:24:14 PM »
Get the best of both worlds and buy a used high-end 10 year old bow. I'm still using a 2007 Diamond Liberty that's 12 years old and one just sold on eBay for $99. It went for $600 12 years ago new.

Slap on a used QAD HDX rest, pick up a half dozen arrows, etc... You can do this pretty cheap and very well if some people help out with information.

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Re: Getting started
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2019, 10:11:42 AM »
Check out the forum archerytalk. You can find all kinds of killer deals on used bows either bare or with extras. I bought my no cam on there for 400 bucks last year.


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Re: Getting started
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2019, 07:11:11 PM »
I bought a Damon Howatt Cavalier 26# on here a few years back. Just got a string and some arrows made up when I got my boy set up.  Initial outlay was probably about $150.

I have about 36 arrows down range now.  I think I am addicted.


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