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Old 01-31-2008, 10:50 PM
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ok, after lots of convincing by a certain somebody... i'm on the search for a bow -- for target shooting purposes only.

I wish West GA archery was still open, because the folks there were great, but I've gotta go figure out the right draw length and check out some "used" bows to get started with.

I KNOW I won't be able to pull back hardly any weight , so I want something that will be able to grow with me as I work up the muscles a bit. I'm 5'10, so I am a little worried about finding a "youth" bow with a lighter weight, and then the DL being too short.

Questions :

Wheres a good archery shop where I won't catch a bunch of crap for knowing little about archery? I know it'll definitely turn me off of the sport if some guy is snickering about my inability to draw the bow back ...

Whats a good "beginner" make/model to look into? I'm not so much worried about having something great .. just one to learn with and then once i get the hang of it, I'll look into upgrading later.

Anything else I should know/look for ?


thanks!
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Old 01-31-2008, 10:52 PM
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Yo I just bought my better half her first bow mathews ignition she is 5 10 also and they go all the way up to 50 lbs but as small as 25 lbs.. i think 26.5 draw or
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Old 01-31-2008, 10:52 PM
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Gun Country on Exit 18 on I-85 in Lagrange.
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Old 01-31-2008, 11:48 PM
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Gun Country on Exit 18 on I-85 in Lagrange.
i've been there, and the fellows in the gun dept. were not too nice to me. perhaps the archery guys would be better?
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Old 01-31-2008, 11:48 PM
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Yo I just bought my better half her first bow mathews ignition she is 5 10 also and they go all the way up to 50 lbs but as small as 25 lbs.. i think 26.5 draw or
new? used? how much ya get it for?
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Old 02-01-2008, 09:26 AM
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all you archers and no more comments?
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Old 02-01-2008, 09:36 AM
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new? used? how much ya get it for?
new for just the bow 350 + all the bs sughts quiver and so on about 500-600 dollars after you are done
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Old 02-01-2008, 09:37 AM
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http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/te...=bow&noImage=0
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Old 02-01-2008, 09:40 AM
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once she gets good and comfortable with that one we will upgrade then the kid can take over with the youth bow
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Old 02-01-2008, 09:55 AM
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ya know, i saw those, and I don't really like the idea of it. I'd rather have one thats a bit more "custom" ... the wide range of draw length on it seems like it would just add another variable to overcome in learning to shoot.

Finding the right fit would probably serve me better in the long run. I have seen some with a 23-27 adjustable dl, and a range of 20/30-40/50# dw.

derka's got a bow press, so adjusting any aspect of it wouldn't be a problem.

I think i'm really just looking for a bare bow -- got most of the other stuff i'd need, so a "kit" is unnecessary.

i'm liking this one, in blue

http://www.hoyt.com/compound_bows/ho...mpound_bow.php
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Old 02-01-2008, 09:58 AM
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Start doing pull ups and buy a man's bow ya sissy
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Old 02-01-2008, 10:01 AM
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Start doing pull ups and buy a man's bow ya sissy
what was it? three shots?

(i really dont know that story, i'm just working off of what i've read)

and if i did a pull up my arms would probably just fall off.

mens bows don't come in pretty colors either. so ha.
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Old 02-01-2008, 10:08 AM
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go to dicks...last time I was in there my wife found a sweet little "DIAMOND" that she loved and fit her like a glove. They were on sale too......doubt their archery dept knows their ass from a hole in the ground but you might take a look at that bow....
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Old 02-01-2008, 10:12 AM
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what was it? three shots?

(i really dont know that story, i'm just working off of what i've read)

and if i did a pull up my arms would probably just fall off.

mens bows don't come in pretty colors either. so ha.
4 times, with a plugged shotgun I might add
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Old 02-01-2008, 10:14 AM
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4 times, with a plugged shotgun I might add
well then get outta the archery forum and go back to the pattern board.
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