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Old 09-10-2013, 03:26 PM   #11 (permalink)
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if you're target practicing and that's it then depending on distance to target that you normally shoot and what sort of arrows and such you buy I'd go with between a 25-30 draw weight on a compound bow. I've been shooting for 15 years and my initial setup when I started was I think a 20 inch draw and a 20lb draw weight (I'd have to check my notes) all I've done over the years when I got an adult sized bow was set it up for a slightly longer draw to account for longer arms and a slightly increased draw weight for shooting at a slightly farther distance.
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Old 09-10-2013, 04:08 PM   #12 (permalink)
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the better half and I just got a pair of Diamond Infinite Edge compound bows - what is nice about the package

you get all the basics you need - peep sight, quiver, etc
it is adjustable from 5lb to 70lb pull
and has a wide range of draw adjustment 13-30in I believe

if your local store has one - check it out

Diamond Archery

because of it's high adjustability it is great for beginner to intermediate use!

I recommend the Gameplan Gear Pass Through 2 bow case from Lancaster to go with it.

one critical gotcha for compound bows - NEVER dry fire it - you destroy the cams.
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Old 09-10-2013, 04:54 PM   #13 (permalink)
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some guys on x7og are discussing this also
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Old 09-10-2013, 05:05 PM   #14 (permalink)
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one critical gotcha for compound bows - NEVER dry fire it - you destroy the cams.
That is true of ALL bows. Dry firing will damage them and should never be done.
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Old 09-10-2013, 05:57 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I think a moose would laugh at you with a bow and arrow.
Nope, moose can be taken with a bow. I believe minimum recommended draw weight for moose is 50#, but a lot depends on the arrow.
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Old 09-11-2013, 02:57 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Well, I picked up my bow, a green 50lb recurved fiberglass job for $20 at a garage sale. I stuck a 3" piece of foam truck cap liner tape on the front above the grip and inserted 3 pins for sights. Arrows were more than the bow. A wrist guard is a good idea.

Archery is only as expensive as you make it.
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Old 09-11-2013, 08:24 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Yeah I guess there is some truth to this with any hobby that you choose. I'm going to take a look around on the used market here and see what I can find. Thanks guys for all the help.
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Old 09-11-2013, 09:55 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I've been looking at getting started with archery for a few years, finally started looking seriously into it early this summer. Just decided I have enough extra money to get some equipment. Got a guy not too far away who runs a small shop out of his basement. Nice guy.

Going to go recurve, mostly for target practice, and maybe sometime in the future I'll try hunting for the first time (lots of practice). Been reading up on some forums to get info, but I figured there would be a wealth of info here as well if asked. Ordered a book that should be delivered sometime this week.

Takedown recurves seem like the best especially for a beginner since you can swap poundage up and down as you go. As much as I'd love a lower poundage, I'm gonna go with a 35# OMP recurve. Their low end take down doesn't go above 30, and the one I want doesn't go below #35. I'm a big guy though so I think #35 will be fine.

I've read a lot of good things about the Samick Sage for a beginner/intermediate takedown recurve. My bow guy can't get them though, at least not easily, but OMP I've heard is made by the same company just rebranded. So we'll see.

I'm looking at around $400 or so for bow, gloves, armguard, arrows. I need to find a good target though.

Anyway take pics of your gear when you finally get something 240SX.
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Thanks gunman I will. You too.
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Old 09-11-2013, 11:37 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Hm. This thread makes me want to build an Olympic bow. I'm just not a fan of compounds, and recurve competition isn't really supported locally. Oh well, may do it anyway.

For parts and pricing, check out Lancaster Archery Supply: Archery Equipment, Archery Supplies & Archery Products
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