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#2978053 - 10/11/12 09:51 PM New to bow hunting
30-06 type of guy
Spike


Registered: 10/05/12
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Loc: Columbia/hardin co

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So next year i think im going to start bow hunting just wondering what would be a good compound bow to get for a new bow hunter one thats not expensive?
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#2978062 - 10/11/12 09:55 PM Re: New to bow hunting [Re: 30-06 type of guy]
LA man
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go to numerous bow shops and shoot different brands. remember u get what u pay for. whatever bow u get make sure its quiet.
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#2978072 - 10/11/12 10:00 PM Re: New to bow hunting [Re: LA man]
Wells Taxidermy
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I would look for an 4-6 year old bow. A bow brand is like askin folks ford,chevy,or dodge. Find one that you like a have at it. They should be very reasonably priced depending on what s on it. sights, rest, ect.....

remember you dont need a bow that shoots 330 fps to kill a deer. 32foot pounds of kinetic energy is all it takes my freind x2 on the quiet part

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#2978090 - 10/11/12 10:15 PM Re: New to bow hunting [Re: Wells Taxidermy]
30-06 type of guy
Spike


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Thanks, i know of one bow shop in my area ill try an go to sometime an see what they have hopefully i can find something that suits me
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#2978107 - 10/11/12 10:23 PM Re: New to bow hunting [Re: 30-06 type of guy]
plinker22
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There are some GREAT bows out there in the 4-6 yr old range. You can find some really good deals after archery season closes.
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#2978254 - 10/12/12 05:35 AM Re: New to bow hunting [Re: LA man]
MUP
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Welcome to the site! Try the classifieds when you get an idea of what you want. ;\)
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#2978304 - 10/12/12 06:33 AM Re: New to bow hunting [Re: MUP]
bigtex
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Whatever you do, make sure the bow "fits" you. You will never shoot a bow well that has a draw length too short or too long. If your new to archery either have a friend who knows the sport help you or go to a reputable bow shop that can help you find the right bow.
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#2978498 - 10/12/12 08:58 AM Re: New to bow hunting [Re: Wells Taxidermy]
RatherBeHuntin
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Registered: 09/11/12
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 Originally Posted By: Wells Taxidermy
I would look for an 4-6 year old bow. A bow brand is like askin folks ford,chevy,or dodge. Find one that you like a have at it. They should be very reasonably priced depending on what s on it. sights, rest, ect.....
remember you dont need a bow that shoots 330 fps to kill a deer. 32foot pounds of kinetic energy is all it takes my freind x2 on the quiet part

Good point. I know alot of folks who think they need to buy every new model that comes out. Should be lots of good used bows to choose from.

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#2978570 - 10/12/12 09:31 AM Re: New to bow hunting [Re: RatherBeHuntin]
OHVATN
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Registered: 10/09/12
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Loc: Middle TN

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Good post. Been thinking the same thing.

Two questions: (1) any recommendations on a reputable bow shop in Williamson/Maury County vicinity; and (2) what are the collective thoughts on a cross bow as an alternative?

Thanks.
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#2978628 - 10/12/12 09:50 AM Re: New to bow hunting [Re: OHVATN]
30-06 type of guy
Spike


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Thanks guys i think i will try for the 4-6 yr old bows glad i can come here to get good info from ppl..NewTN Hunter yes there is is a bowshop here in columbia its on bearcreek rd out past mcdonald of your familiar with the area
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#2978743 - 10/12/12 11:18 AM Re: New to bow hunting [Re: 30-06 type of guy]
JGreg
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Registered: 08/17/12
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As much as I hate to promote the stupid site, craigslist usually has some pretty good deals on used bows. It also has really crappy deals on s&8t bows to so talk around feel'em up shoot some and find what you like and are comfy with.
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#2978759 - 10/12/12 11:31 AM Re: New to bow hunting [Re: OHVATN]
Pursuit Hunter
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 Originally Posted By: NewTN Hunter
Good post. Been thinking the same thing.

Two questions: (1) any recommendations on a reputable bow shop in Williamson/Maury County vicinity; and (2) what are the collective thoughts on a cross bow as an alternative?

Thanks.
The Archery Den. Just off I-65 near the Williamson Co Ag center.
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#2978769 - 10/12/12 11:39 AM Re: New to bow hunting [Re: Pursuit Hunter]
TRIGGER
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Just started bow hunting last year and killed my first with a bow this year. It's a blast just practicing with a bow. Good luck finding a bow. As others have said you can find a perfectly good used bow for a reasonable price.
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#2978912 - 10/12/12 01:56 PM Re: New to bow hunting [Re: 30-06 type of guy]
Poleaxe
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Registered: 09/08/12
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Get your draw length mesured first. Being your first yr I wudnt pay the money for a new bow unless you have it to spend and have a good spouse that wudnt get mad if u did. I hate archery talk but you can find a ton of bows on there for really cheap. My buddy got back into bowhunting last yr and I found him a 3yr old bowtech allegance with sight and rest and arrows for $300. Havent really seen any deals on tndeer classifieds. You could check your local craigslist. If you find one and the draw length is to long/short and its a good deal, you can always go to your closest dealer for that brand and buy you the right cam you need to fit your draw length. Good luck. If I can help you find one let me know. I still feel that rush bowhunting that I did when I shot my first deer.
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#2978930 - 10/12/12 02:14 PM Re: New to bow hunting [Re: Poleaxe]
ImThere
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The bowtec patriot in the classifieds is a smokin deal at $225 imo
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#2979140 - 10/12/12 05:43 PM Re: New to bow hunting [Re: ImThere]
Poleaxe
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 Originally Posted By: ImThere
The bowtec patriot in the classifieds is a smokin deal at $225 imo


Didnt see that one. That is a good deal.

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#2979194 - 10/12/12 06:47 PM Re: New to bow hunting [Re: Poleaxe]
redblood
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BUY USED. some of these bow nuts have to have a new model every other yr. they buy em for 800, put 500 bucks of accessories on em, and sell them for 300-400. let them take the hit. several in the classifieds now
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#2979196 - 10/12/12 06:48 PM Re: New to bow hunting [Re: redblood]
redblood
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steves shooting supply is the archery shop of bear creek pike
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#2982484 - 10/15/12 12:40 PM Re: New to bow hunting [Re: Pursuit Hunter]
OHVATN
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Thanks Pursuit Hunter.
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