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Old 04-27-2008, 07:49 PM
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Im looking into getting a bow and im absolutely new to bowhunting. Can someone tell me everything i need to get started and what bow would you recomend.
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Old 04-27-2008, 07:59 PM
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I just got into bow hunting this past fall and I would highly recommend the Bowtech Tomkat. Its sold as a package meaning you won't buy the bow naked and then have to purchase sights, a quiver, silencers, etc. etc. Also, when it comes to bowtech it is sort of a "starter bow," however, it is extremely underrated and you won't hear a negative thing from people who shoot them. Its very quiet and very fast, its also available in a smooth or speed setup depending on your preference. Hope this helpswelcome to the sport!
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Old 04-27-2008, 08:06 PM
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I would highly recommend you find a local proshop and get hands-on help. The most important aspect of a compound bow is to get fitted correcty for drawlength. Get measured properly (wingspan method) and then get a bow that is adjustable at least 1" shorter and 1" longer than this measurement.

There are lots of bows that fit this criteria, and in lots of different price ranges, too. First bow? Don't get talked into a $700 bow or anything close to it.

As I said, go to a proshop and ask questions. That's what they are there for.
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Old 04-27-2008, 08:30 PM
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Go out and shoot a bunch of bows and get the one that shoot the best for you.
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Old 04-27-2008, 09:32 PM
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I would go with Wahoo on this one even though I'm a little partial to Hoyt. The Tomkat is a great shooting bow with at least an 8" brace height which will give you a little more foregiveness on the shot. I really don't think you're going to beat 550.00 for a bow that shoots that nice. In time you'll replace the sight, quiver and rest but for a few years you won't need it.
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Old 04-27-2008, 09:48 PM
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Yeah honestly im not looking to spend that much on it. Just something to get me by/started. Maybe a deer next season butnot too much hunting. $600 is a little over my budget right now is there anything else you guys would recomend.
Thanks for all the imput
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Old 04-27-2008, 10:06 PM
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Go out and shoot a bunch of bows and get the one that shoot the best for you.
I agree...very good advise.
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Old 04-28-2008, 07:42 PM
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I would go straight for a good quality bow but that is just my tastes. Check out Ebay. I also believe there are some 07 Diamond Black Ice's on clearance for for about 459. Awesome hunting bow!
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Old 04-28-2008, 07:54 PM
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I agree you do have to shoot them all to see what you like but it sound like you need to pull ones in a certain price range. Everyone is different and thank God for that....I believe Parker makes a Wildfire that was pretty good for a beginner bow. I didn't think much of the higher end Parkers but I remember one of them being in the 360.00 range all set up. I shot it and it was ok but for the moneyit was worth it. Another beginner bow is theDiamond Edge. I bought one for my son and it's a nice bow for about 310.00but I'm not sure what lbsyou can getthat one in...think at least 50 lbs. You can get new limbs for them as you getbigger for 50.00.
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Old 04-28-2008, 10:50 PM
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Find a dealer that you can trust and talk to them. They usually have high end bows that have been traded in on the newer models and they get discounted quite a bit. You should be able to get a nice bow that might even come with some of the accessories on it for far less than what a new one costs. You will also gainsome informationabout the bow from theperson that is helping you as apposed to shoping on ebay. Most shops love helping people new to the sport.

This also works out if you decide that bow hunting is not for you, the bow should be worth about what you paid for it. I did this type of buying when I first got started and was able to have a really nice setup for far less that buying the same thing new.
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