My name is Carmen And I'm new to bowhunting & Bowhunting.com
I have a few questions maybe someone can answer for me.
I recently picked up a Bear WhiteTail 2 bow from a yard sale and I'm wondering if it's ok to learn on?
I had it set up at a sporting goods store and they told me the bow is in great shape for the age,
how old is it? I'm guessing 20-25yrs?
It has a four pin sight and a drop away release to mention, I added a peep sight and an arrow quiver to it, but I'm wondering if I'm wasting my time?
Does anyone have a copy of the manual?
Definitely not wasting your time. But it probably won't be long, if you really start getting into the sport, that you find yourself looking for a newer model. But the Whitetail 2 is a great bow to start learning the fundamentals on. That's the bow I first started shooting with. When I got my new Bear Legion I gave my Whitetail 2 to a buddy that was thinking of getting into archery. enjoy
Sorry don't have a manual for the whitetail 2.
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Thanks for the info
Not wasting your time at all! And an older bow is perfect to learn on. You don't want to go spend big money on a bow if your not sure it's for you yet.
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As for a manual, that's going to be pretty hard to come by.
Hope you enjoy shooting it, and if you have any other questions feel free to ask!
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Welcome, I started on a bow from the 80's a bear of some sort also, it worked but like Justin stated, a new bow is a huge change for the better!
I agree with what all have said so far. I will however add that it is important that the bow fits you properly. This not only helps with developing the proper form but also will make the experience that much more enjoyable. Do you by chance know your draw length? Does the bow come close to that? Have fun and welcome to the addiction!
Same thing with my release. I bought a $10 kit from Walmart that included a three finger thumb release and found out I hated it. It almost put me off archery completely until I tried my father-in-law's wrist strap. Now, I'm looking for a better one for myself!
Just understand that a bow needs to be tuned to your body. Make sure the draw weight is something you can handle and the length is comfortable, and that as soon as you try something newer, you'll quickly want to trade up.
I had the bow set up, the bow tech dropped the bow down to 50# from 60# just to get used to it,
my draw length is 28
Welcome to the site and good luck.
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Welcome to the site and congrats on getting your first bow!
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You could try getting a hold of Bear directly and telling them your situation. They might be able to just email you the specs and whatever info you would want to know about your bow.Does anyone have a copy of the manual?
Sounds like a pretty decent setup to start out with. Welcome to the site and the addiction!
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