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Old 09-24-2012, 07:16 PM
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I have a chance to buy a SLIGHTILY used Darton viper bow and everything I need to get started shooting a bow and hunting...this will be my first bow and shooting one..... Has anyone shot a darton viper? Will this be a good bow for me to get until I get some experience in shooting with one and then I can upgrade to something better? The bow says 55 to 70 lbs with a 65 to 70% let off and a length of 29 to 32"....I went to archery shop today and my draw length is 29"
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:26 PM
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I think the biggest thing is getting the bow fitted and tuned right, not the brand of the bow. A bow is one of the most personalized items you will ever have. If you have a pro set the bow up for you at a weight you are comfortable with and you practice,practice, and practice some more. It should work out great. I have never shot a darton, but i have seen alot of dead deer with dartons laying across their chest, so they must work lol.
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:30 PM
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The guy who as it thought he was gonna get into shooting it but found out other wise and has just been sitting in the case...think he told me he shot it 3 times or so and just lost intrest in it
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:54 AM
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Nothing wrong with Dartons, the big thing is how it feels to YOU. If you shoot it and it feels comfortable, go for it. Like SDhunter said, you want to make sure it fits you properly. Have a pro shop set it up for you if you decide to buy it. I'm not familiar with that bow, some have adjustable draw lengths and some you need specific modules to set the draw length. Usually, draw length modules aren't very expensive if it turns out you need something different than what's currently on the bow. You may want to research that a little bit to see if it even applies (the internet is a wonderful thing). Good luck!
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:43 PM
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This will be my first ever bow....hopefully it fits me fine...I dont have money to dish out for a nicer bow.....This one is in my price range....Luckly I know a guy I'm gonna take him when I pick the bow up he knows about bows etc more then I do...Then I will take it to a bow shop and have them make adjustments etc... to it Then hopefully learn how to shoot it
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