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  1. WELCOME! New User Forum
    Hi I look forward to everyone’s responses and discussions. I am an adult in Florida that would like to get into archery to go to ranges and eventually compete in shoots. I am also going to start applying for elk tags in WY and wanted to start here by asking what kind of a setup I should get for...
  2. General Archery Discussion
    Hi everyone! I'm new to the forum and to archery in general, and was wondering if I could get some advice! Just some basic info: My draw weight is ~25lbs and draw length: 25.5". I'm mainly looking to just start out with a simple recurve bow and practice target shooting in my backyard...Covid...
  3. Bear Archery Discussion
    Hi y'all, I'm totally new to archery and to this forum and I'm need of some advice. I've recently aquired a vintage (I think), Black Bear model bow from my older brother, I think he bought it back in the mid 90's, maybe, used it a handfull of times before being delpoyed, it's been in storage...
  4. Hoyt Archery Discussion
    Hi, Found this HOYT XT 500 PRO SERIES KATERA XL for sale, the person selling is telling me the following when asking about drawlength and poundage: "The length is marked for 22.0" adn the weight is marked for 60-70" From this, im assuming i'd need to buy new cams to make the bow fit my...
  5. Bowhunting and Bowhunter Showcases
    Being a dad sort of changed my life… no actually it changed everything! ;) My son will be 4 this coming January, we’ve bought him a plastic toy bow, it’s actually sort of cool and easy to draw. It uses a string that is like an elastic coating cloth, the arrow goes right through a small hole in...
  6. F.I.T.A, N.A.A., Collegiate Archery, And J.O.A.D.
    Hello, I would greatly appreciate your comments regarding the way I shoot. Feel free to criticise, I started in June, so all advice is welcome. Thank you. Videos can be found here: drive.google.com/open?id=1sd2C1szguwJr-Pm6gAzROQBjR3UEIr9d
  7. General Archery Discussion
    Hi everyone! Daniel from Ontario, Canada here! I'm a new user to the forum and was wondering if I could get some advice on a couple of things that I've been thinking about. I am a beginner traditional archer with a handmade bare longbow and unspined wood test arrows which I acquired from an...
  8. General Archery Discussion
    Hello Folks, So I'll apologize in advance as I am as green as they come on the subject. I am working from "teaching the bow to bend" and notes I have from a Tom Brown Jr (survival school) class i took 15 years ago.. Yeah, not much. Gotta start somewhere though. I have some dead (standing) ash...
  9. General Archery Discussion
    I've been shooting for about four months, and want to buy my own bow now. But, I don't know exactly what I need. I've been shooting with a really cheap 20 lb bow, but I want to go up in weight soon. I've heard that the Gillo G2 and Spigarelli BB are both decent risers. How do I know what length...
  10. General Archery Discussion
    Hey guys! New to the forum and new to archery in general. Actually have never shot a compound bow. With that said I'm 25, have been an avid target archery fan via YouTube videos and podcasts for some time now, but haven't had the means to get into the sport until now. So I apologize upfront if...
  11. General Archery Discussion
    This is my first post on archery talk. I recently got into Archery. Started shooting recurve bow rented at range I shoot at. Then went ahead and bought a new 2015 Hoyt Charger and have been shooting this for about 6 months now and indoor target only. Since I am interested in Target archery I...
  12. General Archery Discussion
    Hello all, I am very new to archery. I am waiting for my first bow to come in. I got a Sammick Sage, a quiver and some arrows. I was researching some other types of recurve bows. I saw there are some people talking about the TV show Arrow and how he uses a short recurve. Before anyone says...
  13. General Archery Discussion
    OK. So, I did my research on bows. And, I decided to start with a Diamond Infinite edge. Primarily because of its versatility. I want to start with a lower draw weight to develop form and consistency. I bought a bare bow because I wanted better accessories than the ones in the package deal...
  14. Traditional Archery
    Hey everybody, I've recently started archery and would like to start looking into getting my own bow. I'm more interested in olympic style target archery and will probably get into sights and stabilizers in the future. However, I just want to get started shooting barebow until I get better form...
  15. General Archery Discussion
    Hello all, I'm new to the forum and had a quick question. Sorry if it has been asked before, but I did a search and didn't find a question relating to my question. I am new to the world of archery, and have recently purchased a bow, PSE Stinger X from www.huntersfriend.com The folks at...
  16. Traditional Archery
    Hi everyone! I'm getting an OMP Adventure 2.0 62" 28# bow as my first recurve bow, my draw length is 24" and I have absolutely no clue what kind of arrows I will need. Does anyone have any suggestions? This bow and whatever arrows I get will be used strictly for target shooting.
  17. Traditional Archery
    I'm planning on getting an October Mountain Products Explorer 2.0 54" with either 24 or 28 pound draw weight and I want to be sure that I get the right arrows ... if it helps, my draw length is 24" and YES I know that people suggest 62"-66" for my draw length however if I got a bow in any of...
  18. ArcheryTalk Women
    Hi everyone. I'm looking into getting a bow for recreational purposes, in other words, not for hunting. I'm on a very tight budget though so I've done some research and have come up with 2 possible candidates. They are the barnett vortex lite and the barnett vortex. I'm not sure which I should...
  19. General Archery Discussion
    Hi I am an amateur archer and I just bought my 10-year-old daughter and inexpensive compound bow to see if she would like The sport. The bow has a very basic pin sight.. For some reason she is shooting about 18 inches to the left of target using the pin site consistently. At first we realize...
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