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  • First bow?

     Madelyn updated 11 months, 2 weeks ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • Madelyn

    Member
    December 14, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    I’ve been looking at getting into bow hunting for next year but I have no clue how to shop for a bow. Is it worth getting something more expensive or should I start with a mid price range and go from there?

  • EquinoxAdventure

    Guest
    December 14, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    Honestly if you have a bow shop go there and be honest with your budget. A $250 bow and a $2000 bow both shoot arrows and hit their mark.

    Think of each manufacturer similar to cars, each having unique ways to accomplish the same goal. Elite is known for comfort and not speed, is an example.

    Set your budget, select bows from each manufacturer you can and shoot them. Go with what feels best. It’s better to have a low end bow with quality arrows and good sights than high end bow and amazon arrows.

    Also, check your state regulations, and get an adjustable bow that will grow with you and meet those regs come hunting season. Don’t fall for the speed or poundage hype, a #40 compound will zip through a deer with a well placed shot.

  • punkrockeyedoc

    Guest
    December 14, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    Go midrange and find a used bow. Hoyt powermax was my first bow and I bought it used. Loved it

  • Murse004

    Guest
    December 14, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    I don’t know if this is allowed or not.. I have two bows just taking up space. A 2012 Martin and a 2018 Matthews. If you’re willing to pay for the shipping, send me a message and we can work something out

  • ch33zeman

    Guest
    December 14, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    Best advice I got when looking for a bow earlier this season was to check out the archerytalk classifieds. You have to make an account and post at least 20 times before you can access the classified section, but I got a great deal on a used bow off of there. If you have some friends who will let you try some of their stuff out or a nice local shop that allows you to shoot some different stuff and narrow down what you like, you can find a good deal on there for used bows (and any accessories you need). I went to a local shop and told them my situation and that I wanted to try some stuff out. I really liked a couple of their more expensive bows (go figure) but they were out of my price range. Found a barely used bow from the same company for less than half the price on archerytalk. I went back and had them set up my used bow and bought some accessories from them. They were super cool about the whole thing.

  • bbart345

    Guest
    December 14, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    I’ll sell you a used bow tech BTX if you live near twin cities MN!

  • TerrapinWV

    Guest
    December 14, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    I’d recommend a lower end ready-to-hunt Bear bow. The price isn’t bad (I’m thinking around 400). The bow shoots well and def can kill deer. But the big bonus is that they’re equipped w great accessories. Plus, you’re hunting w “the” classic bow hunting brand. Lol

    I bought mine a few years back and love it. Figure I’ll hunt w it for several more years before upgrading to a high-end bow.

  • Ornanda9

    Guest
    December 14, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    2018 bear species $450 perfect sweet spot between too expensive and cheap

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