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Old 08-09-2004, 08:04 AM
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alright compounds are nice but i like the challange tradtional archery brings i want to start with a recurve in the 58'' range i need help with draw length and poundage i have shot compound 82 pound and 65% let off. iam pretty strong lift weights quiet a bit and in pretty good shape iam only 18 and 6 foot 2 i might have some growing left but not much and with coumpound shoting fingers i can shot 30 inch i need to get a bow right away and probably hunt with it at the end of the season with lots of practice.. please help
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Old 08-09-2004, 08:58 AM
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I would still suggest going with a lighter setup even though you are shoooting 82 pounds with a compound. Probably in the 50# area. If you are using it for deer hunting, it will be plenty enough. As far as draw length is concerned, it really depends on how you are anchoring your compound. In most cases, you draw will be around 1-2" less then a compound.

Most off the shelf bows are set at 28" draw. Try pulling a few back, and if they stack on you, you will need to go with a bow with a longer draw, which isn't easy to do, especially if you are not getting one custom made. Sometimes going with a longer bow will also be helpful if stacking is an issue.
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Old 08-11-2004, 01:47 AM
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Strength alone is not the primary consideration for deciding what draw-weight and draw-length one should shoot; especially when picking up a "stick" for the first time.

In fact; pick the wrong draw-weight or an uncomfortable draw-weight in a recurve or longbow and you might find yourself a bit humbled. Compound the wrong draw-weight choice with the wrong length of recurve/longbow, you might start feeling a bit on the puny side.
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Old 08-11-2004, 01:50 AM
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Go to EBAY and find a good, 62-64" hybrid longbow from a reputable seller and start flinging arrows !

How much money are you looking to spend on a bow, arrows etc?
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Old 08-11-2004, 05:15 AM
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i would like to spend 300-400 on a bow a was looking at a fred bear grizzly
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