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Just Starting Out... Need Help...

Old 06-14-2008, 12:04 PM
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Old 02-05-2009, 02:47 PM
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I would say you should get the book Hitten em like explains good form and practice.Make sure when you want to change the brace height take off one end of the string from the bow and twist it opposite of the way it is joined by the loop.this will shorten the string and increase you b-height you may have to change the nock point .I would not use a target(just Bales of hay) just shoot for form get consistant with the form( 2-dozen shots a day for 2-weeks should help) and then work on aim.Without good form you will not be accurate.Good Luck
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Old 02-05-2009, 03:49 PM
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I am partial to recurves, but I do have a longbow. I can shoot my recurves much better than the longbow. However that being said, no one less than Byron Ferguson has said and gives good reason why longbows are more forgiving which we'll not get into here and now.

IMO, I would look into a low poundage(40-45 lbs)recurve like a Bear-Grizzly, Super Kodiak or Hunter, aWing-Red Wing Hunter or a Ben Pearson-Colt to name a fewas a starter bow. My reason for this is they are plentiful to find,relatively inexpensive, proven shootersand have stood the test of time. Stay away from shorter bows as they are more unstable to shoot for beginners as a general rule. I would recommend 58-62" AMO length.

As for reading material I recommend;
Shooting Vol 1
by G. Fred Asbell

Some of my bows

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