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First Compound Bow Setup_Suggestions
« on: May 19, 2023, 03:16:34 PM »
I have rifle hunted all my life. A few opportunities have come up and I am looking to expand my horizons.

I have spoke with friends but I figured I would get some more opinions on what I should be after. I know nothing about compound bows... feel free to school me.

I don't really have a budget but I am not looking to spend over 1000 on the bow alone. If I could get lucky and spend 1000 on everything (arrows/quiver/trigger/etc.) I would be happy. I'm not against spending more but maybe I don't have to on my first set up?

Any thoughts? All opinions are welcome.

Thanks

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Re: First Compound Bow Setup_Suggestions
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2023, 03:36:38 PM »
Head over to archerytalk.com and make an account and get your 20 posts then you can buy over there. Lots of good slightly used bows for sale for a great price. As for which bow itís up to personal preference. Go to a bow shop and shoot a couple different brands.

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Re: First Compound Bow Setup_Suggestions
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2023, 03:39:46 PM »
Head down to Riverside Archery and shoot some different bows.

Those guys are super easy going and love talking bows.

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Re: First Compound Bow Setup_Suggestions
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2023, 03:42:41 PM »
Id recommend a diamond
I had a mathews switchback for years and bought a diamond infinite edge at Sportsmans  for a backup
Spent around $400 bucks full setup (no arrows or broadheads)
Sold the Mathews and kept the Diamond
Lightweight &  shoots great

https://www.sportsmans.com/hunting-gear-supplies/archery-gear-equipment-supplies/bows/diamond-edge-320-7-70lb-black-compound-bow-package/p/p201890

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Re: First Compound Bow Setup_Suggestions
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2023, 05:16:34 PM »
Do you have your draw length and desired draw weight figured out? If so then shop the archerytalk.com classifieds as mentioned. You could get a full setup for $1000 or likely under. Also as mentioned I would suggest going to a shop and shooting some different bows to see what you like. I personally prefer a long ATA bow as I find them more stable at draw then short ATA bows. I would consider 33"+ long ATA. But that is personal preference. Short ATA bows are nicer to tote around in the hills/brush all day long.
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Re: First Compound Bow Setup_Suggestions
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2023, 07:42:15 PM »
Id recommend a diamond
I had a mathews switchback for years and bought a diamond infinite edge at Sportsmans  for a backup
Spent around $400 bucks full setup (no arrows or broadheads)
Sold the Mathews and kept the Diamond
Lightweight &  shoots great

https://www.sportsmans.com/hunting-gear-supplies/archery-gear-equipment-supplies/bows/diamond-edge-320-7-70lb-black-compound-bow-package/p/p201890

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second for the diamond infinite edge. I have one and it is awesome. You can adjust it from 5 lbs up to 70 lbs and adjust the draw weight and length at home. Highly recommend as a first setup. PM me if you need any help I just went through all of this and can tell you where I got screwed.

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Re: First Compound Bow Setup_Suggestions
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2023, 07:52:39 PM »
Do you have your draw length and desired draw weight figured out? If so then shop the archerytalk.com classifieds as mentioned. You could get a full setup for $1000 or likely under. Also as mentioned I would suggest going to a shop and shooting some different bows to see what you like. I personally prefer a long ATA bow as I find them more stable at draw then short ATA bows. I would consider 33"+ long ATA. But that is personal preference. Short ATA bows are nicer to tote around in the hills/brush all day long.

This is solid advice. Iíd also recommend a longer ATA bows are going to be more forgiving of a setup.

IMO stay away from bows like the the diamond edge; theyíre designed for kids/teenagers to start out in archery and grow with them. Iím assuming youíre an adult and donít need this.

Last donít go cheap on your release. Carter, spot Hogg wise guy, Scott all make good releases

 


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