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#1143833 - 01/23/09 10:04 AM price of archery?
slick
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I'm new to the forum and haven't seen this ? posted...

Does Anyone think the price of a good bow is keeping more hunters from using them instead of guns?

It seems to me you can't buy anything worth shooting under $400 unless you get lucky.

then add all of the accessories and you're looking at a nice chunk of change. heck those alone seem like they can run you more than most muzzleloaders.

Does this stop new hunters from trying their hand at archery considering it is the most "priciest" but at the same time probably most challenging way to hunt

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#1143918 - 01/23/09 10:46 AM Re: price of archery? [Re: slick]
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I don't think so. I know when I want to do something I do it. I may have to cut back on sodas, eating out for lunch and any other luxery but I will get what I want.
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#1143941 - 01/23/09 10:59 AM Re: price of archery? [Re: richmanbarbeque]
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I think the price and complexity of equipment is a bit intimidating to newbies. I was for me when I got back into it 5yrs ago.

If somebody will take the time to research options and try lots of brands of bows, sights, etc. good deals can be had.

Where folks get hosed is by buying without enough diligence and realizing quickly they didn't buy well.

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#1144045 - 01/23/09 12:28 PM Re: price of archery? [Re: JayMc]
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i wouldnt say that, i bought a new pse brute for 300 bucks at hulme's in paris, had them on sale. he didnt even charge me for setup and shooting thru paper. they also had hoyt, matthews, and reflex on sale.
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#1144064 - 01/23/09 12:45 PM Re: price of archery? [Re: WTM]
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Not really . I think there are very good low to mid price bows out there for those just starting out or on a budget .
It's like any other hobby , if you enjoy it , it's worth the money .
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#1144358 - 01/23/09 03:29 PM Re: price of archery? [Re: Radar]
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There are plenty of used bows that will get the job done well under $400. Most of the fellas that spend the kind of money you're talking about are consumed with archery. I'm one of them.

If a man just wanted to purchase a bow and only the necessary equipment to harvest deer, I think he could do that for well under what a muzz and scope would cost.
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#1145262 - 01/24/09 07:44 AM Re: price of archery? [Re: bobthebowhunter]
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Archery, like anything else, has become a popular pass time. Your choises are unlimited as are the prices. You can put together a bow with all the stuff needed for hunting for less that a good rifle costs easily. Then again you can get a good used car for what some bows cost.
Best thing to do is watch the archery classified and get a year old model someone is selling who just has to upgrade.

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#1145677 - 01/24/09 01:58 PM Re: price of archery? [Re: Fordman]
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Has no effect at all. Only effects what they buy in terms of entry level equipment.
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#1145730 - 01/24/09 03:07 PM Re: price of archery? [Re: bowriter]
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It may soon if the economy does not improve.
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#1148183 - 01/26/09 08:09 AM Re: price of archery? [Re: Locksley]
JeepKuntry
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I'm like richmanbbq. If I want something, I buy it. But I never eat out at lunch. We usually eat out on Friday night. Only thing minus bills that I usually spend money on is gas and smokes.
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#1148276 - 01/26/09 08:55 AM Re: price of archery? [Re: JeepKuntry]
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I have owned MANY expensive and not so expensive bows. This past summer, 2008, I bought TWO NEW Parker Wildfire bows from Turks sport shop. 319.00 each. Accessories as much or as little as you want to spend. Heck, I bet MANY bow shops will probably set you up if you buy the bow from them, for little or nothing if you buy used accessories. And used bows can still be got for a BARGAIN!
BTW...for the money, the Wildfire is one of the most forgiving and best hunting bow I've owned. And it is one of the cheapest!

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#1148424 - 01/26/09 10:46 AM Re: price of archery? [Re: 102]
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I have more invested in my bow and 12 arrows than my deer rifle and ML Conmbined.
However, you can get into archery for a lot less money.

As an example I paid more than $ 100 for the T5 quiver alone.

Bow hunting is like everything else. You can buy low end or high end stuff.

You can have fun and kill game with an innexpensive bow.
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#1150936 - 01/27/09 05:39 PM Re: price of archery? [Re: 102]
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 Originally Posted By: 102
I have owned MANY expensive and not so expensive bows. This past summer, 2008, I bought TWO NEW Parker Wildfire bows from Turks sport shop. 319.00 each. Accessories as much or as little as you want to spend. Heck, I bet MANY bow shops will probably set you up if you buy the bow from them, for little or nothing if you buy used accessories. And used bows can still be got for a BARGAIN!
BTW...for the money, the Wildfire is one of the most forgiving and best hunting bow I've owned. And it is one of the cheapest!

102


Ditto , there are many fine mid price new bows on the market .
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#1151003 - 01/27/09 06:19 PM Re: price of archery? [Re: JayMc]
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 Originally Posted By: JayMc


If somebody will take the time to research options and try lots of brands of bows, sights, etc. good deals can be had.

Where folks get hosed is by buying without enough diligence and realizing quickly they didn't buy well.



JayMac has scored..

You don't have to have a Cadillac to drive on the road. People need to realize there are some good setups to be had at a very decent price. You just have to do your home work. Knowing the market value of a bow and the accessories (new and used) is very very helpful and can save you some bucks. Never look past a good used bow. There are folks out there that sell and buy several times a year. When they get the hots for something new they'll usually take a huge loss.
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