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What Should I get?

Old 04-07-2007, 01:52 PM
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I didnt know where to put this but sense this is where I post the most stuff I thought it would be ok. So anyways I am currenly wanting to get into archery so I want to get a bow and there is a sale on this one right now for a pse nova package (sights, arrow rest, release, strap, quiver, arrows etc.) for $460 cnd, but I also want to get a new .22 because the gophers will be out soon and the one I'm using now is this old bolt action repeater with a cut down stock that is uncomfertable to shoot from the mid 40's, and I dont know what to get first.
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Old 04-07-2007, 02:07 PM
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get a bow. you can always shoot for the gophers with the bow.
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Old 04-07-2007, 03:25 PM
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Get the bow andbuy a slide on recoil pad to add length to your .22
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Old 04-07-2007, 04:27 PM
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You'll be able to hunt deer and gophers with a bow...
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Old 04-07-2007, 04:47 PM
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Get the Bow,you won't be sorry.
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Old 04-07-2007, 05:07 PM
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Get the bow. I bought a used one from a coworker and now I use it more than my guns. I think you will find atotal different respect for archery hunting and the game we hunt with it. Plus you can extend your season.
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Old 04-07-2007, 07:06 PM
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get the bow u can always hit the monsters w/ it
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Old 04-08-2007, 06:59 AM
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Bow is the way to go.
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Old 04-08-2007, 07:26 AM
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Where are you getting the bow from? Is it a shop that can set it up for you? I wouldn't spend that kind of money on a PSE nova with no support if you have never shot a bow before. You are going to need the bow set for your draw length, have someone show you how to draw and shoot, give you tips on proper form and then have the bow set up and tuned.

I understand that it comes as kit and might already be assembled, but it still needs to be adjusted to YOU.

I am in no way saying the Nova is crap bow or that you should shy away from archery. I LOVE archery and it is a great sport and a ton of fun once you get into it. That being said it isn't as easy as plinking with .22. I am afraid if you get a bow with no help or instruction you won't stay with it. If you get a bow that is ill fitting and you don't know what you are doing you will have trouble shooting it and not be very successful. In in most cases when this happens people don't stay with it. In that case you would have wasted 500 bucks on a hobby you will not enjoy. You will also need a target among other things.

Now if you are going to get this bow from a shop that can help you out then by all means go for it. If you are going to order it from cabela's or basspro I would personally pass unless you have a real desire to learn archery. There is an EXCELLENT archery section on this site so you could get help if you needed it. As a matter of fact the archery forums get more traffic here than the hunting forums do.

Heck if you saved up a bit more money you could probably get both. You can get a decent .22 for under a few hundred bucks (not sure about Canadian).

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Old 04-08-2007, 07:46 AM
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