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  1. purchasing first compound bow .. looking for suggestions

    General Archery Discussion
    New to bow hunting looking to purchase my first compound bow, looking for quality entry level bow for hunting, don't mind paying a bit extra for needed quality. From what research I have done I am between the Diamond 320 Edge RAK and PSE Stinger (open to other opinions as well). Everyone seems...
  2. Get a brand new bow or buy a nicer but older used bow?

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    Hi all, new to the forum! I have recently been borrowing one of my friend's bow and have since been addicted to archery. I am thinking about getting my first bow and was wonder whether I should get a new bow intermediate level bow or a higher end model older bow. I've heard really good...
  3. Is the Hoyt Maxxis 35 Used a good first bow?

    General Archery Discussion
    Hey Everyone, I have the opportunity to buy a Hoyt Maxxis 35 used for $400 with everything except a sight on it. My understanding that this bow is about 10 years old. I'm new to archery and wanting to get into bow hunting this year, so I don't know what a reasonable price is or if buying a 10...
  4. Hello World

    WELCOME! New User Forum
    Hello from Michigan. New user here, also new to archery & bow hunting. Trying to gain knowledge on brands; styles; things to look for when buying a bow. Feel free to drop me a line, give me some pointers, or things to consider. I have been doing some research but pretty green overall...
  5. First Bow Suggestions

    General Archery Discussion
    I am looking to buy my first ever bow. I initially am going to do target shooting, but eventually want to get into hunting. I am a Right handed Shooter, but Left Eye Dominant. But I have heard you should go with your eye dominance, since the parallax effect can mess up your shot. I am currently...
  6. Looking for a good pro shop

    WELCOME! New User Forum
    Hi, everyone - I'm new to archery & looking to get my first compound bow in quick order. I live in Denver, CO and I'm willing to travel out 25ish miles for a quality shop that will set me up with a bow that fits me & not just try to sell whatever. thanks in advance.
  7. New Archer looking for advice. Xenia vs. Avante vs. Maw

    General Archery Discussion
    Hello everyone, this is Danny. I recently get into studying about archery and decided to give it a shot. With next to zero experience in actual shooting, I would like to get advice on what bow to use. I researched on the net and based on the availability on my home country, it comes down to 3...
  8. Man Kung CB75B, good compound bow for beginners?

    General Archery Discussion
    So hey guys, this is my first post here, I’m planning on buying my first bow soon and I’m pretty sure I’m going for a Compound bow but this is my first bow and my budget is only 300$ with accessories and arrows included so I looked on some sites and I found the Man Kung CB75B with 75lbs and 270...
  9. Diamond SB-1 or Blackout S3?

    General Archery Discussion
    I know both of these bows are made by their parent company bowtech. What I'm trying to figure out is what is so different from these bows to account for a $200 price difference ($150 right now because it's on sale at Bass Pro). The weights are virtually identical, same accessory package, draw...
  10. First bow purchase: BlackOut S3 or Mission Hype DTX

    General Archery Discussion
    I shot a compound bow for the first time a couple of months ago and I knew this was something I can get into. I'm the type who does exhaustive research before making a purchase and I had no idea how much bow stuff was out there (brands, accessories, etc.). I've got it narrowed down to 2 bows...
  11. First Bow Purchase. What do you think?

    General Archery Discussion
    Hello all, I have recently decided to get into archery, and my first step is to buy a bow. I want a takedown recurve bow. I am 6'5 with a draw length of 31", and am 190 pounds. I am pretty fit, if that matters. As of now, I've been interested in the Spyder XL Takedown. It is 64 inches, and I am...
  12. First Bow

    General Archery Discussion
    I'm looking to purchase my first bow and I decided on a diamond infinite edge for the adjustibility. However there is a newer version called the diamond infinite edge pro and it apparently has a much more solid stop when drawing while the older infinite edge has a spongy stop and also has an 80%...
  13. Bowtech from a pro shop vs bowtech from Dick's sporting goods?

    General Archery Discussion
    It's the new guy again! So as I'm getting all of my accessories together for my first bow I have to decide who's going to help me. Who would you guys trust? I know learning how to do it myself will be best in the long run. As always thanks in advance for any info!
  14. Newbie Looking For Advice on First Compound Purchase

    General Archery Discussion
    Hello everyone, My name is Hank and I'm from central Arkansas. I'm looking to buy my first bow. I'll primarily be using it for bowhunting and the occasional outing at our local game and fish range for some 3D fun. Ideally I'd like to spend 500-600 on the bow. I was previously looking at bows...
  15. First Bow

    Bowhunting and Bowhunter Showcases
    I'm looking to buy my first bow for hunting. I've never so much a picked up any kind of bow in my life. I'm 21 years old 5'6" so I know that my draw length will be short and I'll have to work my draw weight up br practice. Just wondering if yall have any advice on a first bow. Leaning towards...
  16. My First Bow Purchase - What is This? (Martin ID Request)

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    Hey all - I'm ready to pull the trigger on this Martin compound bow, but I'm not sure what model it is. I believe I've identified Z Cams and I think the tiger badge means it's a Jaguar ( :noidea: ). The seller mentioned it was used for high school competition about 10 years ago. I really want to...
  17. Buying first riser

    General Archery Discussion
    Hi all. I'm not entireley new to the archery scene. However, I'm finding it quite hard to choose my first bow - should I go for something quite cheap replace by bow with a beetter one in future, or would it be wise to purchase a reasonably good riser now and upgrade limbs as I progress. My...
  18. Recurve vs Compound

    General Archery Discussion
    I assume this has already been covered infinite times, but I am about to get a bow, after not shooting since I was 10-11, and I was wondering what I should get, and any specific models. I am leaning towards a compound, but I think Im just doing that because they have lots of features. I have...
  19. First Bow suggestions??

    General Archery Discussion
    Hey everyone, Just as the title says, need help with picking an affordable complete bow ($275 - $350) and a bow that would be an excellent first choice. I would like a Hoyt or Bear, its something about those bows that just catches my attention. Thanks and cant wait to see you guys suggestion.
  20. Hickory as a Bow Wood....

    Tom Turgeon - Q&A Bow Building Forum
    Note: This was initially posted by edwinfarr on 9/21/2014 in my "Determining Tension in Bow Wood" thread. I feel it is deserving of its own thread and have re-posted it here. Many folks start with the maples and hickories when attempting to build their first bow(s). I am fairly certain...