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Suggestions - New Archer
« on: December 19, 2008, 02:30:04 PM »
I'd like to pick up a bow sometime after Christmas and I've been looking at the stuff on Cabela's.

I'd like suggestions on a few things, bow, arrows and heads.

If you could take a few minutes, please give me a rundown on what you use and the pros and cons of each. For simplicity's sake, and easy organization for me, I'd like something along these lines.

Bow Name/Manufacturer
    Pros/Cons/Comments

Arrow Name/ Manufacturer
    Pros/Cons/Comments

Head Name/Manufacturer
    Pros/Cons/Comments


Thanks guys,

Storm

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Re: Suggestions - New Archer
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2008, 03:31:20 PM »
Here's the bow I recommend...

It's a Mathews Conquest Apex 7.  They have more tournament victories than any other bows in history.  It's 38 inches axle-to-axle.  It has a 7 inch brace.  It comes in draw lengths from 23" to 30.5"

These bows have a machined built in grip that feels great and minimizes hand torque. The cam on these bows is extremely smooth shooting and lightning fast.

For hunting, it's also dead quiet and the vibration on these bows is minimal. They really are everything hunters look for in bows for hunting.



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Re: Suggestions - New Archer
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2008, 03:47:40 PM »
I see why that bow is so popular. Are all the accessories included? If so, what kind of pricetag?


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Re: Suggestions - New Archer
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2008, 04:05:47 PM »
So that's what Archer looks like.....


...no wonder he's so popular!

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Re: Suggestions - New Archer
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2008, 08:55:17 PM »
Theres a bow in those pics? Where?  ;)
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Re: Suggestions - New Archer
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2008, 10:41:10 PM »
This has to be a record for thread derailment...it must be karma bitin' me in the butt.

Now everybody.... and get back on topic.


Back on topic & much to everyone's chagrin I'm sure......
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Storm, do you want a compound bow, recurve or longbow?
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Re: Suggestions - New Archer
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2008, 09:21:51 AM »
Awww. Ok.  ;D
My main bow is an OLD compound. It is a Jennings T-Star 2. My parents got it for me when I was about 8. Couldnt pull it for many years, but when I could, I loved it.
The biggest problem, is its outdated as far as wheel bows go. No overcam, etc. Its also very big compared to todays bows. Never had a problem with it tho

Arrows, I use Easton right now, with some other stuff thrown in. I dont ever get out hunting, and just target shoot in the garage now, so I use what I can get cheap.
Heads are just 125gr target points, but the broadheads I do have are Satellite 125s that are ancient like my bow.

I have a Bear Indy Plus (which I cant find listed in anything) compound too. Its a smaller newer bow, but still outdated compared to the new stuff. Its also loud and needs a tuning. Dont shoot it much at all.

I prefer a recurve or longbow myself, just for the traditional part of it. I have an old Bear recurve that is a 25#. Good for rabbits, and great for point shooting practice.

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Re: Suggestions - New Archer
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2008, 09:30:11 AM »
I'd like to work with all versions DEV.

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Re: Suggestions - New Archer
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2008, 08:56:27 PM »
I'd like to work with all versions DEV.
You'd be better off picking one & concentrating on it, IMHO.  While they are all bows, they all shoot differently & require specific variations on a common theme. 

To give you an idea, with a compound you can have little to no knowledge & within an hour a good teacher can  have you hitting X's.  If you're looking for instant gratification & quick gains it would be your best bet.

The other two take considerable patience & a great deal of practice to become proficient with, much less being good enough to hunt with. 

Maybe you should ask yourself how much time you want to spend shooting your bow.  IMO, if you want something to shoot occasionally, & you want to be proficient with it then stick with the compound. 

I'll admit up front that I'm a recurve/longbow shooter & my opinion is biased. ;D   
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Re: Suggestions - New Archer
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2008, 10:47:07 PM »
So that's what Archer looks like.....


...no wonder he's so popular!
Umm, Umm, Umm, thats not me..... Um, I'd like to meet that 'Archer' though..


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Re: Suggestions - New Archer
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2008, 05:36:25 PM »
I've messed with compounds, so I think I'd start there. However I'd eventually like to learn to use the others. I have some Welsh background and we can trace one of our relatives to the Battle of Agincourt, very cool. Also, my dad's friend from high school is a bowyer and I thought I'd take a look at his stuff eventually. Something about wheels and pulleys, etc that I just can't get into.

But, let's start with a compound bow. More suggestions please. I'd really like to know about durability, reliability, etc. Also, I don't know how much cash I'm going to be working with, if we can keep it below three bills that would be good, two would be better.

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Re: Suggestions - New Archer
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2009, 03:32:07 AM »
A Martin "Stick" is a really nice starter longbow.  I found one used at a traditional archery store a very long time ago.  They still make them though.

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Re: Suggestions - New Archer
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2009, 07:01:53 PM »
I have a compound, the rock by compound....  extremely awesome bow!!! I don't know about stick bows though... but remember that a compound "lets off" when at full draw. increasing accuracy and probably means more practice time before your arm is dead  ;)

but if your going to bet a compound, I recommend a single cam bow. they are more reliable and don't get out of alignment as easy... important in a SHITF situation

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Re: Suggestions - New Archer
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2009, 12:00:04 AM »
If you have the money, check out Martin, Mathews, Hoyt or BowTech.  All of them are great bows.  I can’t say a single thing bad about the bunch of them.  I went with a BowTech, because at the time it seemed like the best on the market for hunting, and I have never come close to regretting it.
 
I concur, to some degree, with those that say go with a single cam.  Mine is a binary cam, and while it isn’t hard to tune every so often, it is one more thing I don’t have time to do (plus one more thing that could go wrong).  However, that said, shooting at around 300+ fps with hunting arrows is really convenient, and I would be hard pressed to give that up.  This of course equals more room for real world ranging error and if you are feeding yourself in a SHTF scenario, this may make a difference.

About let-off,,, don’t get overly hung up on this.  For example, I know that 65% let-off doesn’t sound as good as 80%, but I can say without a doubt that I can shoot my 65% let-off better than my buddy’s near identical bow with 80%.  At least for me, the slightly greater tension helps me to balance my bow weight.  I suggest that you feel it out for yourself to see what suits you, trying as many bows as possible.
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Re: Suggestions - New Archer
« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2009, 03:02:49 PM »
Mine is a PSE Bruin.  I picked mine up for $250 with everything on it.  Yes, it was used.  I think it is from 2005.  I really like it so far.  It's been a great starter bow and I'm really hoping to get a deer with it this year.  It's no the faster or smoothest or all around best bow, but I've really liked it.  I'm not sure exactly exactly everything else on it, but if I take a deer I'll post a pick with it.

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Re: Suggestions - New Archer
« Reply #15 on: September 26, 2009, 08:59:32 PM »
 Hey,

 Archery is so spiritual that a woman shooting a bow does not seem to distract from a woman's femininity in any way ..



 This on the other hand seems out of place a bit, it looks fake kind of:

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Re: Suggestions - New Archer
« Reply #16 on: September 27, 2009, 08:24:56 AM »
i'm also starting to look into archery for hunting of course. :) a buddy of mine that is an apprentice has a bow and is going to let me practice for a while at his place until i like it enough to drop the money on the investment. i plan on bow hunting to supply me with my leather for bettering my leather craft interest and meat for.....well......to eat. :) nice archer of course. i should get my fiance into the action eh?! LOL
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Re: Suggestions - New Archer
« Reply #17 on: September 27, 2009, 08:12:15 PM »
FYI:  A very small branch can ruin a shot.  I just lost a doe to a branch that was probably only 1/3".  It bounced the arrow right over her back.  MAKE VERY SURE THAT YOUR SHOT IS CLEAR!  A very small branch can ruin a perfect shot and all the time you spent stalking the deer.  Best of luck guys!

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Re: Suggestions - New Archer
« Reply #18 on: October 03, 2009, 09:40:15 PM »
Just picked up a PSE Brute last week. Haven't had a chance to shoot it yet other than a quick tryout at the range. Been over ten years since I shot last. My 10 year old son is really getting into it as well shooting recurve and even the missus is looking into it.
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Re: Suggestions - New Archer
« Reply #19 on: October 04, 2009, 06:31:12 PM »

I have a recurve and a PSE compound. I can do halfway decent now with the compound at about 25 yards or so, but the recurve even at 15 yards I miss alot ..