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  • What qualities should I be looking for in a Bow as a First Time Shopper?

    What qualities should I be looking for in a Bow as a First Time Shopper?

  • #2
    A longer brace lenght will be more forgiving to the first timer. Also don't get more poundage then you can handle.

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    • #3
      I recommend that you visit your local professional archery shop. Be honest with them regarding your abilities, hunting desires, and budget. They will let you test several bows and equipment that fit your criteria and budget. Then you decide which bow you like then make the purchase. The quality of overall service and instruction is worth it!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by BwanaCat View Post
        I recommend that you visit your local professional archery shop. Be honest with them regarding your abilities, hunting desires, and budget. They will let you test several bows and equipment that fit your criteria and budget. Then you decide which bow you like then make the purchase. The quality of overall service and instruction is worth it!
        Good advice

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Hick-From-Hell View Post
          A longer brace lenght will be more forgiving to the first timer. Also don't get more poundage then you can handle.
          Longer brace lengths seem to be a way of the past.

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          • #6
            My number #1 is low price, but from a well known manufacturer. Like BwanaCat said, it's better to go to a professional archery shop. Just keep in mind that they will always push you toward the more expensive models. Concentrate on getting a bow that feels good and not awkward in your hands. Test shoot some models if you can before purchasing.

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            • #7
              Fit and Feel from a reputable manufacturer. I suggest going to a bow shop and discussing that you're getting into the sport of archery for hunting.

              A hunting bow will be a lot lighter than a target bow, and generally more compact as well. You'll want a bow that can be drawn to your pull length and with an appropriate poundage. You might get stronger as you go so you might want to consider a bow with an adjustable poundage.

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