Research target bows

Discussion in 'Target Archery' started by ruteger, Feb 22, 2017.

  1. ruteger

    ruteger Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Need some thoughts from the more experienced...

    I want to get into shooting spots. I don't want to spend a lot of money since I'm not sure I'll get addicted. I looked on eBay, but the majority of bows for sale there are for hunting. I tried looking through archerytalk, but only 1 out of every 20 classified posts puts the draw length and draw weight in the subject of their post, so you end up going through a lot of the ads unnecessarily. After going through eBay again tonight, I've decided that I don't really know what I'm looking, so I figured I'd ask you guys for help.

    I'd like to get something used that's already set up to shoot, so it should have a rest, stabilizer, sight, string stop and peep. It seems hard to find a bow already set up with everything, since people normally take their accessories and move them to their new bow and sell the old one mostly bare, so maybe looking for a full setup is unreasonable. My draw length is 30" and I've heard 50-60lbs is the right weight for shooting spots. There's only one "bow" shop in my area and they have about 4 bows in stock and none of them are target bows, but they do have a shooting range in the basement that is starting to become more popular, and it's where I plan to start shooting. I'm thinking my budget is around $600, but maybe that's too low, so it could be a higher if needed - it's just a number I made up in my head based on nothing.

    Any help in direction would be appreciated. Thanks, guys
     
  2. Arrowhead

    Arrowhead Weekend Warrior

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    I love my Hoyt Ultra Elite, ebay under $300. Hoyt makes quality bows, great for archery. I also have a 30" draw length. Go for a longer axle to axle length - better for accuracy. Obviously, since we're on Bowhunting.com, lots of people like Mathews. I have one of those too, a quality bow also.

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  3. stringgun

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    Go on archery talk or this sight and enter WTB (want to buy), and your specs of the bow you want. You might get some hits from someone who has what your looking for.
     
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    stringgun Newb

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    AT is probably your best bet. If not all the bow info is posted, reply with question. I wouldn't do ebay. JMO
     

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