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Old 07-14-2005, 09:14 AM
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Hey guys, i'm new to bowhunting and i'm looking for a solid setup (ex.bow.arrow rest,sights etc..), i'm looking for something that I can grow into that I wont have to replace in a couple of years...thanks for the help.
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Old 07-14-2005, 09:30 AM
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Best information I can give you is go try a bunch of bows out at the shop.You will get professional help.Every bow manufacteur today makes great bows and it really comes down to personal preference,and cost.
When you say grow into,im assuming your young and expect to grow a few more inches in the next couple years.This is one area you want to make sure your bow is adjustable for draw length,by modules or whatever.Dont over do it on the draw weight either.Start with the min weight allowed in your state and work your way up from there if prefered.Usually around 40 lbs I think.If you start shooting to much weight,you will tire out to easily,creating very bad habbits and not enough shooting time.
Also get the Best accesories you can afford,these are something else you dont want to fail when the time comes.
Good luck on your choice and please keep us posted.
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Old 07-14-2005, 03:08 PM
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Good luck there are serveral good bows out there.I myself are fairly new also but I have stopped growing.Extreme 1 has good info and has been at this alot longer than me .The only thing I did differant waswhen I went down to bow shop I looked at several bows and picked the mathews FX2.The more I looked while it was being setup which I didn't pick up for a week.I went ahead and got the switchback.I figure I would buy the FX2 then in a year or two I would want to get a better one.The fx was like 400 and switchback 600.I would have sold the FX for 300 then bought the switchback for 600 and be out what I lost on FX2.So try if you can afford it to not get bottom line bow.Then again thats just my opinon.I hope you have fun with what ever you get .I sure love shooting mine
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Old 07-16-2005, 12:15 PM
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I would look at a set-up such as a Hoyt. They feature a wide draw length adjustable range and a bowpress isn't needed to make the adjustments. They are great rigs and very trouble-free machines backed by a lifetime warranty.
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Old 07-17-2005, 08:22 PM
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In addition to what the others have added, take a look at Not necessarily to look at what they have to offer, but to track through the links that exlain the ins and outs of buying a bow, selecting arrows, etc. If you are already up to speed on this, you're a step ahead. Otherwise, take some time to go through the various links (which aren't grouped together very well, but they are there), then go out and shoot every bow that interests you before you decide.
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