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  • Im thinking about buying a bow and could you guys give me tips on a good beginner bow?(but I know how to hunt very well)And some

    Im thinking about buying a bow and could you guys give me tips on a good beginner bow?(but I know how to hunt very well)And some tips on buying broad heads and accessories.

  • #2
    One of my friends just bought a Parker package bow for around $400 set up. He also got 6 arrows with it. I've got Limbsavers on my limbs, string leaches and a Whisker Biskit to keep it as quiet as possible. G5 Montecs work well, if you are close to a Cabela's or Scheel's they both have really helpful people in their archery departments.

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    • #3
      Depending on how much you would like to spend I would go with a Bowtech. I purchased a Trubute a couple years back and its the best purchase I've made in gear. You can view the lineup on their website. I think the Tomkat would be a good bow for a beginner but why not spend the money and get the bow you could have for the rest of you're life. As far as arrows, carbon is the way to go. They remain straight until there broken. Need I say more. Dont fall into the trap of buying mechanical broadheads. There absolute crap and anybody who shoots them must not have respect for the game.

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      • #4
        Go to a bow local bow shop and ask if you can shoot a few different bows. If the bow doesnt feel good in your hands you wont ever be able to shoot it your best. I would definatly go with carbon arrows....pricy but will fly true and are really quiet. As for broadheads, there is a lot to take into account when picking one. Talk to the bow shop and they will hook you up.

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        • #5
          I have a hard time telling a guy just getting into bowhunting to spend over $1000 just on a bow when a $400 bow will kill the same deer, BowTech is a great brand but you can always trade up after you are more comfortable with yourself as an archer.

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          • #6
            I am personally a hunter that uses a Mathews switchback, and I absolutely love it. That said, for choosing a new bow I would shoot a variety of different bows. Their are a lot of excellent choices out their, but buy one that is going to fit your needs. Remember that a longer the axle to axle length and the brace height the more forgiving. However, Shorter axle bows are great in tree stands and pop up blinds. As for broad heads I have had a lot of success with muzzy mx-3.

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            • #7
              personally i would check with bow shops in your area for used bows...when i got into the sport i bought a used mathews all set up for $500, for that price you cant go wrong...the better the bow you get the more satisfied you'll be...as far as broadheads rocky mountain are what i've always used

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              • #8
                I just bought a Ross Cardiac about two weeks ago. It is one of the nicest bows I've ever shot. It is very smooth to shoot. The cam-over is a little rough, but otherwise an excellent bow. I'm not a beginner, but I'm not a "vet" either... Oh, and Gander Mountain will match prices, I bought a brand new 2009 70lb. Cardiac for $400.00!!!!

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                • #9
                  Compound, recurve, or long? I'd visit, in person, Cabela's, Bass Pro, Gander, and local pro shops, without any money, tell them how I plan to hunt, and try shooting a few. Better pros should set you up with a complete, balanced and accurate package, based on you and your hunting preferences. You'll can experiment on your own, spend a lot of money, and never get it right.

                  Some say whisker biscuits and mechanicals are all wrong. Others swear by them. Standard and Quickspin fletchings worked best on my old setup but Bohning Blazers work best on my current. Go figure. You can read website product feedback but bows can be like rifles - what works well with one won't work well with another. Same with archers.

                  For hunting compounds, consider a capture rest and a very bright, but basic, 3-5 pin sight, and a larger peep. For broadheads, an expereinced pro should know what will shoot well with a particular setup. If you experiment, ask local archery clubs if they have swap meets where you can cheaply buy different broadheads.

                  I like large bag or foam targets for field points and cheap layered foam targets for broadheads. You'll need a good simple combination hex wrench and some string wax. Check your local laws to see if you need to carry your bow in a case to your stand. Kwikee Kwivers are cheap and just fine. Once you start hunting consider buying and practicing with a backup release and take it with you. Also, a little twig can alter an arrow's flight, and a shot that misses the vitals can make a hunter sick.

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                  • #10
                    i personally love recurves but cpompounds are easyer and more evctice. i think you should stay away from mechanical broadheads because i know people who have had them malfiuntion and tjheir broad heads did not open on impact. you should also know you should practivce regular ( i practice every day in the summer before the season)to be great and not not practice and go around injuring deer

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                    • #11
                      I went to a local outfitter that sold/serviced compound bows. They were excellent, and I walked away with a lower end PSE compound bow. This bow has served me well for almost ten years

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                      • #12
                        Do yourself a big favor and don't buy any bow until you've shot several and get to know how they feel to you. All of today's bow manufacturers make great bows, but the one that doesn't fit you and your style won't get shot and you will have wasted you hard earned $$$. I know what works for me, but only you will know what works for you. As far as arrows go, carbon is the way to go, although they are typically higher priced. I definitely believe that Muzzy makes a superior broadhead, but I'm eyeballing G5 pretty hard right now.

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                        • #13
                          I'm talking about modern compound bows MLH.

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                          • #14
                            I shoot a Mathews and Muzzy broadheads, not really a beginner rig but its all you could ask for in a bow. I shot mechnicals for awhile and I liked the way they fly but not the performance on animals.

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                            • #15
                              My advice would be to go to a local bow shop and shoot a bunch of different bows and find one that feels good. Also ask a lot of questions.

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