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Old 09-17-2008, 09:12 PM
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bow season starts in one month here in ny, was at my local shop and handled a few bows but the guys a rip off and i no i could get more for my money.im looking at ordering a bow online and was wondering if i should go with 50-60 lbd draw or a 60-70lb draw,iv tried both (pulled back on the string and releasedbut never shot any arrows). i feel like i would be able to handle the 60-70 no problem (im 6ft 225lb) but since im inexpericed im not sure what to do. what would you guys reccomend. thank you
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Old 09-17-2008, 09:14 PM
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I would recommend you don't do this (pulled back on the string and releasedbut never shot any arrows)

Also, if you have never shot a bow, you might should have started this process in May or June.
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Old 09-17-2008, 09:17 PM
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Get the 60-70, practice and enjoy...and welcome!
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Old 09-17-2008, 09:24 PM
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I would recommend you don't do this (pulled back on the string and releasedbut never shot any arrows)

Also, if you have never shot a bow, you might should have started this process in May or June.
X2 and 3 and 4 and 5 and 6 etc etc etc etc
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Old 09-17-2008, 09:31 PM
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I would recommend you don't do this (pulled back on the string and releasedbut never shot any arrows)

Also, if you have never shot a bow, you might should have started this process in May or June.
X2 and 3 and 4 and 5 and 6 etc etc etc etc
X etc etc etc

Maybe he's not the ripoff. You walk in and start abusing equipment. About the second time you released without an arrow I would have physically thrown you out of my shop. You buy on line your doomed to destruction. You know nothing and want everything for nothing. You're in the wrong here, even if the guy is a ripoff.
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Old 09-17-2008, 09:35 PM
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Yea, prob wouldn't shoot w/o an arrow on the string anymore But for your question, I'd go 60-70lb. Not that 50-60lb is not enough,60-70lb just might be nice for larger game IMO.
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Old 09-18-2008, 02:29 AM
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(pulled back on the string and releasedbut never shot any arrows).
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Serious no no partner..never do that...not even once
I'd get the 60-70... Bows are like guitars though..you need to feel them ..and handle them..I wouldn't buy one off line unless it was dirt cheap and you knew you were gamling....I had a bid on an old Ben Pearson the other day..once the bid went past 40.00 I let it go..so I mean real cheap..
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Old 09-18-2008, 04:31 AM
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Starting with a high draw weight and no experience is a recipe for shoulder damage, don't bite off more than you canchew, your muscles need to build up to handle higher draws to avoid injury.A 50-60# bow will be plenty for anything you're likely to be hunting short of bears.
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Old 09-18-2008, 05:07 AM
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50-60# will be more than enough for you since you have no experience at all and it shows. But thats nothing to be ashamed of, we all start some where. With modern technologie, you DO NOT WANT TO PULL A BOW BACK AND RELEASE WITHOUT SHOOTING AN ARROW. BAD BAD BAD.
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