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#3139428 - 01/25/13 06:40 PM new to bow hunting
4 Point

Registered: 02/06/12
Posts: 138
Loc: madisonville tn

wanted to find out what kind of bow to get this is going to be first year hunting with a bow. looking for something reasonably priced not real exspensive any help would be appreciated or if anyone has one for sale thanks and god bless
deer slayer

#3139475 - 01/25/13 07:14 PM Re: new to bow hunting [Re: mhale22]
18 Point

Registered: 03/12/99
Posts: 21393
Loc: lenoir city,tn

bows are a very personal thing. shoot as many as you can. you will know when you shoot "the one"

#3139506 - 01/25/13 07:31 PM Re: new to bow hunting [Re: stik]
12 Point

Registered: 11/28/06
Posts: 6170
Loc: Old Hickory/Mt.Juliet, TN

 Originally Posted By: stik
bows are a very personal thing. shoot as many as you can. you will know when you shoot "the one"

Dead-on answer! As stik said, bows are like tennis shoes—everyone has their own favorite brand for a whole host of reasons, but you should shoot as many different ones and find the one that is the best for you. It also will help you more than you know if you could get hooked up with someone that is familiar with the basics of archery so you'll at least know what to look for and what to feel for. If you have any further questions feel free to ask, and welcome to the site and the world of archery.

#3139613 - 01/25/13 08:33 PM Re: new to bow hunting [Re: TNDeerGuy]
outdoors crazy
4 Point

Registered: 11/10/11
Posts: 231
Loc: Northern Middle Tennessee

Welcome..I only shoot a ____...NAH..just kidding. Like they said before me. Everyone has a personal choice. Practice lots and always look for ways to make yourself better..No matter how long you've been doing it!
#3140398 - 01/26/13 04:27 PM Re: new to bow hunting [Re: outdoors crazy]
Formally known as Turd Farmer
6 Point

Registered: 04/05/05
Posts: 648
Loc: Delano,TN

Drive down to Benton Shooters, They have plenty of bows in different price ranges.
In GOD we trust

#3146400 - 01/30/13 09:50 PM Re: new to bow hunting [Re: HogHvn]
8 Point

Registered: 01/06/08
Posts: 1709
Loc: Collierville

You may start by looking at used Diamond Bows. They are a good bow but do not seem to hold their value as well as a Mathews or other premium brands. Thus, you still get a great bow but can generally get it without breaking the bank, at least that's my experience with them. I started a few years back with a Diamond bow and spent a year or so practicing before I was confident enough to enter the woods with it. I then shot a firends Mathews Reezen and really felt a diffeence. After shooting a couple of different bows, I have settled on a Mathews Z7 magnum but that would have been too big of an investment for my first bow and not really knowing if I was going to enjoy bow hunting as much as I do.
#3146451 - 01/30/13 11:00 PM Re: new to bow hunting [Re: TNRifleman]
Crow Terminator
TnDeer Old Timer
14 Point

Registered: 10/23/99
Posts: 9029
Loc: McMinn County

Unless it has sold, there is/was a very nice Hoyt Maxxis 35 in the classifieds here. Otherwise the best advice has already been given...go shoot as many as you can and let the bow pick you. Don't get caught up in sales gimmicks and cult like followings of fanboys and their koolaid. :-) Find what feels best to you regardless of what sticker brand it has on it. Me personally...I've taken a strong liking to Elite bows.
#3146736 - 01/31/13 10:12 AM Re: new to bow hunting [Re: Crow Terminator]
Team Yuma
4 Point

Registered: 09/19/10
Posts: 223
Loc: Nashville/Westport TN

Besides the answer of "shoot what feels the best"...which I agree with. Go to Archery talk and you can find a deal if it comes down to financials.
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