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As a kid in PE class and Boy Scouts many years ago I could never "do" archery. It didn't occur to me at the time but I was left-eye dominant but wanted to draw the bow with my right hand and it just never worked out. I gave it a try again about a month ago--with a left-handed bow--and had a blast. Ordered a Sage to get started and I am enjoying it much more than I thought I would. So I'm looking into Olympic recurve and am glad to find this forum because I have not found any interested in target archery in my area of Alabama; this is compound hunting territory! So, happy to be here and looking forward to learning.
 

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Go to www.bowhuntersofalabama.org. Unfortunately the season is winding down for this year. Mostly 3D shoots. Also there is the DEER Show at the Jefferson Co. Civic Center(Birmingham). Bowhunters of Alabama (BHA) has a large presence there.
 
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Welcome aboard! I got started with a Sage as well, a great starter bow!

A bit of advice with the Sage now that I have several years of experience with it.

Make sure your brace height is about 7.5, a little more is OK but a little less it will not shoot as well. Second, make sure your knock point is 0.75" above the shelf, it will shoot a lot better that way. You may have to tweak a little from there depending on your arrows, fletching...etc but mine has a sweat spot about 7.5-7.75 brace height. If you're under that just twist your string tighter before string it until you get a brace height in that range. I guarantee that with this bow you will feel the difference if your brace height is off.
 

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Welcome from Madison!
 

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Welcome aboard! I got started with a Sage as well, a great starter bow!

A bit of advice with the Sage now that I have several years of experience with it.

Make sure your brace height is about 7.5, a little more is OK but a little less it will not shoot as well. Second, make sure your knock point is 0.75" above the shelf, it will shoot a lot better that way. You may have to tweak a little from there depending on your arrows, fletching...etc but mine has a sweat spot about 7.5-7.75 brace height. If you're under that just twist your string tighter before string it until you get a brace height in that range. I guarantee that with this bow you will feel the difference if your brace height is off.
I have been adjusting brace height a bit. And yes, the difference can be felt. I am a little between 7 3/4' and 8" now but still getting the feel for it and dialing it in. I shoot off a rest (Hoyt Super Rest) and the nocking is 3/4" above it. My arrows are fat carbon hunting shafts with field points and feathers. Most of my shooting is in the backyard between 15 and 22 yards. I bought a youth target at Academy Sports and it's working out fine. I sometimes go to the range the state built at Wetumpka for variety. But, for starting out and learning, this is doing me fine. I am beginning to look at various bows for target shooting (my interest) and went to Decatur two days ago to watch some of the USA Archery youth national championship shooting--impressive!!
 

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As a kid in PE class and Boy Scouts many years ago I could never "do" archery. It didn't occur to me at the time but I was left-eye dominant but wanted to draw the bow with my right hand and it just never worked out. I gave it a try again about a month ago--with a left-handed bow--and had a blast. Ordered a Sage to get started and I am enjoying it much more than I thought I would. So I'm looking into Olympic recurve and am glad to find this forum because I have not found any interested in target archery in my area of Alabama; this is compound hunting territory! So, happy to be here and looking forward to learning.
Welcome!
 
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