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#2936447 - 09/08/12 02:58 PM New to bowhunting...
Jcov
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Registered: 10/31/11
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Loc: Chattanooga, TN

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Finally bought me a bow. Bear legion and I added a ripcord drop away rest. Can't wait to get into the woods!


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#2936509 - 09/08/12 04:29 PM Re: New to bowhunting... [Re: Jcov]
BigBeef
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Registered: 09/17/11
Posts: 43
Loc: Cannon County,TN

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nice. used right? how much did you acquire it for?
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#2936522 - 09/08/12 04:56 PM Re: New to bowhunting... [Re: BigBeef]
Jcov
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Loc: Chattanooga, TN

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Bought it new at Academy for $499.
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#2937841 - 09/10/12 06:52 AM Re: New to bowhunting... [Re: Jcov]
cozy23
6 Point


Registered: 12/10/10
Posts: 713
Loc: Wilson Co.

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Awesome! I think the Bear's are some of the sweetest looking bows out right now. Have fun.
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#2937847 - 09/10/12 06:58 AM Re: New to bowhunting... [Re: cozy23]
UTGrad
16 Point


Registered: 12/01/07
Posts: 10229
Loc: Franklin, TN

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Better start practicing everyday
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#2937925 - 09/10/12 08:17 AM Re: New to bowhunting... [Re: UTGrad]
REM7
10 Point


Registered: 08/19/08
Posts: 3974
Loc: GRUNDY COUNTY

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Welcome to bow hunting, and nice rig. Alot better than what I started with for sure
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#2938754 - 09/10/12 08:38 PM Re: New to bowhunting... [Re: REM7]
Appalachian American
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Registered: 10/08/09
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 Originally Posted By: REM7
Welcome to bow hunting, and nice rig. Alot better than what I started with for sure


x2
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#2939034 - 09/11/12 01:09 AM Re: New to bowhunting... [Re: Appalachian American]
TNDeerGuy
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Registered: 11/28/06
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 Originally Posted By: Buk-n-d0eHntn
 Originally Posted By: REM7
Welcome to bow hunting, and nice rig. Alot better than what I started with for sure


x2


X3....alot better than the old Jennings Black Lightning I started out with! \:\)

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#2939107 - 09/11/12 06:47 AM Re: New to bowhunting... [Re: TNDeerGuy]
serriaman07
4 Point


Registered: 01/01/12
Posts: 141
Loc: tenn

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Very good bow for the money david blantin is shooting one on the new real tree shows if i had to buy anythere bow it would be a bear but for now i will stick with my bowtech
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#2939209 - 09/11/12 08:01 AM Re: New to bowhunting... [Re: serriaman07]
DOC1187
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Registered: 06/14/08
Posts: 11226
Loc: east tn

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#2939480 - 09/11/12 12:05 PM Re: New to bowhunting... [Re: DOC1187]
BirdDog123
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Registered: 08/17/12
Posts: 400
Loc: Tennesssee, US

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Nice man!! yeah practice everyday. Get a rangefinder and Thermacell too. I still got my Martin Razor that I bought off craigslist for $150 XD
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#2939757 - 09/11/12 03:48 PM Re: New to bowhunting... [Re: TNDeerGuy]
REM7
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Registered: 08/19/08
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 Originally Posted By: TNDeerGuy
 Originally Posted By: Buk-n-d0eHntn
 Originally Posted By: REM7
Welcome to bow hunting, and nice rig. Alot better than what I started with for sure


x2


X3....alot better than the old Jennings Black Lightning I started out with! \:\)



I started with a Jennings..was made same year I was born

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#2940351 - 09/11/12 11:30 PM Re: New to bowhunting... [Re: REM7]
Jcov
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Thanks for the words of encouragement guys. 10 more days!
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#2940361 - 09/11/12 11:38 PM Re: New to bowhunting... [Re: Jcov]
Jcov
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Have to show off my new rest.



Edited by Jcov (09/11/12 11:39 PM)

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#2940921 - 09/12/12 01:32 PM Re: New to bowhunting... [Re: DOC1187]
Living2Hunt
8 Point


Registered: 12/17/07
Posts: 1665
Loc: TN

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Nice! Good Luck to you! Aim strait, shoot strait!
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#2940931 - 09/12/12 01:46 PM Re: New to bowhunting... [Re: Living2Hunt]
REN
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i had a Bear Assault last year and it was a very very good shooting bow, matter of fact there are parts of me that wishes i would have kept it over the Hoyt i have now.
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#2942674 - 09/13/12 08:56 PM Re: New to bowhunting... [Re: REN]
Jcov
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Does anybody have any suggestions on some arrows to buy? Gonna go tomorrow to the bow shop and get some cut to length.
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#2942865 - 09/14/12 12:45 AM Re: New to bowhunting... [Re: Jcov]
fasteddie
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Registered: 09/27/09
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Loc: Nashville, TN

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Easton Bloodline is the best new arrow on the market IMO. But you can never go wrong with a Beman ICS Hunter or a CX Maxima.
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#2942866 - 09/14/12 12:45 AM Re: New to bowhunting... [Re: Jcov]
TNDeerGuy
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Registered: 11/28/06
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 Originally Posted By: Jcov
Does anybody have any suggestions on some arrows to buy? Gonna go tomorrow to the bow shop and get some cut to length.


The main thing that you absolutely have to 100% certain of is, to make sure that the arrows are spined correctly to your setup! Also, I would go with an arrow that will, at a minimum, put you in the vicinity of 425-450 grains of total weight. Also, make sure that they square the face of the arrow before installing the insert, and square the face of the insert itself.

As far as which brand, there are many good ones to pick from Easton, Beman, Carbon Express, Gold Tips, etc...—it really depends on what you want out of them and the price your willing to pay. Me personally, I'm partial to the Easton Axis arrows because they are thin diameter, good weight and they won't break the bank. I did use the ST Epics and for some reason, Easton took it upon themselves to discontinue it. The Bloodline as fast eddie recommended is also a very fine arrow and it replaced the St Epics—I just don't like the weight reduction in them, even though it is minimal.

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#2943382 - 09/14/12 12:04 PM Re: New to bowhunting... [Re: TNDeerGuy]
thejetman
6 Point


Registered: 09/11/11
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Loc: Knox

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 Originally Posted By: TNDeerGuy
 Originally Posted By: Jcov
Does anybody have any suggestions on some arrows to buy? Gonna go tomorrow to the bow shop and get some cut to length.


The main thing that you absolutely have to 100% certain of is, to make sure that the arrows are spined correctly to your setup! Also, I would go with an arrow that will, at a minimum, put you in the vicinity of 425-450 grains of total weight. Also, make sure that they square the face of the arrow before installing the insert, and square the face of the insert itself.

As far as which brand, there are many good ones to pick from Easton, Beman, Carbon Express, Gold Tips, etc...—it really depends on what you want out of them and the price your willing to pay. Me personally, I'm partial to the Easton Axis arrows because they are thin diameter, good weight and they won't break the bank. I did use the ST Epics and for some reason, Easton took it upon themselves to discontinue it. The Bloodline as fast eddie recommended is also a very fine arrow and it replaced the St Epics—I just don't like the weight reduction in them, even though it is minimal.


I am currently shooting Axis Nano ST's as well. Love em. I am on the light side this year coming in at 395grns. But it shoots them at 250 fps. Welcome to bowhunting by the way. Its the only addiction that does not have a twelve step program!


Edited by thejetman (09/14/12 12:06 PM)
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#2943573 - 09/14/12 03:57 PM Re: New to bowhunting... [Re: thejetman]
Jcov
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Registered: 10/31/11
Posts: 58
Loc: Chattanooga, TN

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Picked up 1/2 doz CX mayhems at Turks. Can't wait to let them fly!
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