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#3529943 - 01/04/14 12:25 AM come across a bow today..
redleg87
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Never owned a bow. Not much time to use one while I was in the army.
Anyways.. with too much time on my hands, I was looking through craigslist.

I purchased a Parker wildfire xp.. few arrows, nice sights. Overall good shape.

Are these decent bows? Worth hanging onto... or maybe sell and get something a little better?

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#3529946 - 01/04/14 12:31 AM Re: come across a bow today.. [Re: redleg87]
redleg87
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Got it for 100 bucks btw
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#3529964 - 01/04/14 01:55 AM Re: come across a bow today.. [Re: redleg87]
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It will make a great bow to learn with and see if you like bows before dropping a big chunk of money. I would have someone go over it real good and set it up to your draw length
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#3530034 - 01/04/14 07:07 AM Re: come across a bow today.. [Re: Eric Kilby]
stik
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 Originally Posted By: Eric Kilby
It will make a great bow to learn with and see if you like bows before dropping a big chunk of money. I would have someone go over it real good and set it up to your draw length


VERY important. if the bow don't fit, you'll have problems. a good coach would be helpful too.
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#3530104 - 01/04/14 08:17 AM Re: come across a bow today.. [Re: stik]
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 Originally Posted By: stik
 Originally Posted By: Eric Kilby
It will make a great bow to learn with and see if you like bows before dropping a big chunk of money. I would have someone go over it real good and set it up to your draw length


VERY important. if the bow don't fit, you'll have problems. a good coach would be helpful too.

Spot on as stik said, having it the proper drawlength is absolutely the most important part. If it isn't sized correctly it is the same thing as wearing the wrong size shoes and trying to compete in track and field events. Getting an experienced mentor to show you the basics will greatly reduce the learning curve, because if you start with bad form and habits it can make your archery experience very frustrating. Good luck and welcome to the world of archery.
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#3530283 - 01/04/14 10:21 AM Re: come across a bow today.. [Re: TNDeerGuy]
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Its a fewbinchesnto short in length. I need a 30 in draw.this one is 27. I have a good friend who is sponsored and shoots. Gonna work with him a bit. I was just worried I bought a turd. Just seemed like a low price.
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#3530317 - 01/04/14 10:48 AM Re: come across a bow today.. [Re: redleg87]
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Good that you have someone that can show you the basics. You may already know this but you will have to change modules to get the correct draw length—that can be somewhat problematic, especially on less-common bows. Your best bet is to check a shop near you and also check places like archery talk for the correct module.
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#3530732 - 01/04/14 06:13 PM Re: come across a bow today.. [Re: TNDeerGuy]
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I have owned four Wildfire XP. I have killed a bunch of deer and won several local tourny's with that bow. THey have a little over a 8 inch brace height and are a very forgiving bow.

THis is a great bow for anyone to shoot, novice or veteran.
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#3531173 - 01/04/14 11:00 PM Re: come across a bow today.. [Re: 102]
redleg87
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Shot thisbthig for 2 hours today. So much cheaper than slinging lead down range. Where have I been!?
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#3531177 - 01/04/14 11:08 PM Re: come across a bow today.. [Re: redleg87]
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 Originally Posted By: redleg87
Shot thisbthig for 2 hours today. So much cheaper than slinging lead down range. Where have I been!?


Yep plus you get a lot more deer season and in many cases you can shoot in your backyard.

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#3532586 - 01/05/14 07:41 PM Re: come across a bow today.. [Re: UTGrad]
redleg87
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Yup. Lottttts more season. Gonna play with this one for a month or two while I save some cash. Then, get a decent set up
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#3532608 - 01/05/14 07:54 PM Re: come across a bow today.. [Re: redleg87]
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 Originally Posted By: redleg87
Yup. Lottttts more season. Gonna play with this one for a month or two while I save some cash. Then, get a decent set up


Are you shooting it with the draw length too short, or did you already get the correct module for the draw length? There is nothing wrong with that bow—I know several people that have had them and killed deer with them just fine.
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#3546826 - 01/14/14 08:31 PM Re: come across a bow today.. [Re: TNDeerGuy]
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TNDeerGuy has a valid point. You need to get the correct module. You're building kinesthetic memory and compensating...bad habits. Trust me I know!
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#3546930 - 01/14/14 09:50 PM Re: come across a bow today.. [Re: redleg87]
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 Originally Posted By: redleg87
Its a fewbinchesnto short in length. I need a 30 in draw.this one is 27. I have a good friend who is sponsored and shoots. Gonna work with him a bit. I was just worried I bought a turd. Just seemed like a low price.


Holy guacamole! 3" short on the draw length...not only are you giving up 30 fps right off the bat I bet your pin is very erratic. I was 1/2" short on draw length and getting the right length really smoothed out my aim.

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