New and In Need

Discussion in 'Intro to Bowhunting & Archery' started by Firebull777, Jan 8, 2018.

  1. Firebull777

    Firebull777 Newb

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    Hey, Guys!

    I've been peeking at the threads around here for quite some time and think that you all might be my best option for some Advice and Info especially since I don't know too many people who are into Archery.

    I've wanted to get into Archery and Bowhunting for a number of years now and have finally come to the point in my life where I can begin.

    I am looking for some introductory advice and info on selecting my first bow. I have always been a bit more traditional in my beliefs and will be looking to pick up a Recurve bow that I can begin with, not a fan of Compounds, though I do appreciate their usefulness and advantages provided for hunting, and I would much prefer a Bow with a Wood-based Riser instead of any sort of metal. Being new to it all, I think my best option would be to get a Takedown so that I can change the limbs as I progress. I measured my wingspan and have done the math to find that I have a 29" Draw. I am a 40 year old Firefighter by profession so, I believe that a decent starting point for me would be to acquire a bow that has a Draw Weight of 40lbs. Being 5'11" and having the Draw that I do, I believe that I will need to select a bow that is either 64" or 66" in order to make sure that I am not maxing out the draw with every pull and limiting my shot, preventing my pull from getting to that sweet spot that is best for flight.

    There are a few options that are out there, but I'm ultimately looking to keep my costs low to begin with since I am still just starting out and I expect that the Bow that I start with will not be the same Bow that I end up eventually hunting with.

    There are a few manufacturers out there that supply Bows that may or may not be the best option for me at this time, a few of which are Asian in origin and I just wanted to get everyone's take on what they think would be the best introductory Bow for me to invest in.

    I would much rather ask you folks about this than to go into a Shop since I am not a huge fan of dealing with Salespeople who have a biased opinion based on the sale that they make.

    Thanks for your time, everyone!
     
  2. Hatfield Hunter

    Hatfield Hunter Weekend Warrior

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    In your shoes I would first pick up a reasonably priced used recurve of about 50 pounds
     
  3. Bowsage

    Bowsage Weekend Warrior

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    If this your entry into stickbows,, a 50 # bow is not a good starting weight. Your initial idea perhaps less than 40 for starters. Head over to the Leatherwall if you want more confirmation/ advice on your beginning draw weight.
     

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