GUN any Bow Hunters?

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  1. landonhodges

    landonhodges Guest

    I want to learn. :x:
     
  2. one66stang

    one66stang Haters.com

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    I bow hunt. I shoot a PSE.

    Its a nice change from gun hunting but takes hunting to a higher level.
     
  3. bigbob28

    bigbob28 when all is said and done only i will be left stan

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    Bowhunter here i have a matthews outback, much more fun than gun hunting
     
  4. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    Hoyt make nice starter bows
     
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    Goat That crack is really moreish

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    :cool:

    I plan on starting next year, all my friends use Matthews. The one who actually traded his in and bought a Hoyt wants it back, but no one will take it. :rofl:
     
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    i've got a PSE. i haven't hunted with it and don't plan to for at least another season. if you want to learn, go get a bow and start practicing your shooting. when you're ready go hunting. make sure you read up on shot placement, cause as with all hunting, that is the key.
     
  7. landonhodges

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    yeah... im gonna try to get a bow this winter and practice up before next year. :bigthumb:

    so matthews is a good bow to start out with?
    what about arrows and tips?
     
  8. 7

    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    Matthews are expensive, I'd buy used :o If you want a compound bow I'd look on ebay, there are some good deals on there. A larger riser height is good for beginners because they are more forgiving (so my friends told me, I'm waiting till next year to get a bow) so something like a Mathews SQ2 would be good. They were discontinued this year, complete bows are going for around $450ish on ebay
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=20838&item=3693312156&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW
     
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    before you buy a bow online, make sure you know what your draw length is then get one that will accomodate you. no sense buying a bow with an incorrect draw length. most nowadays are adjustable so it shouldn't be a problem. just make sure your dl isn't shorter than the min or longer than the max and you'll be fine.
     
  10. Labster

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    Bow Hunter here. I'm shooting a Fred Bear TRX model. Great bow and got a nice 6pt. with it last year, the first year that I had the bow. Just got a half dozen of the new Easton Axis carbon fibre arrows and love them so far.
     
  11. skeletor25rs

    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    I'm kindof bored with it. Thinking of going with a recurve if I feel like bowhunting again.

    LAst time I went out I had three hunts in Llano, TX. first hunt was in a ground blind. Shot three hogs with two arrows. and killed a doe on each of the next hunts. Sort of burnt out after that :dunno:
     
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    Ever think of trying safari hunting in africa with a bow? I met a guy that has done and he said it was the hunt of a lifetime. Pretty costly though.
     
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    my uncle up in Idaho bow hunts. he loves it. :dunno:
     
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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    Yeah, I think hunting something taht could possibly hunt me would be a little more exciting. MAybe when I'm older, have a little more money, and a little more of a deathwish :dunno: :rofl:
     
  15. landonhodges

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    :cool: stuff so far :bigthumb:
    my mom's bf is a duck and dove hunter, amazing shot this guy. anyway, he's got a friend that lives about an hour away from me that said i can come up there and shoot around with a couple extra bows he's got if im interested. he just wants me to take a hunter's safety course first :mamoru:
     
  16. Jaymz22

    Jaymz22 EAT ME

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    i wanna go hunting, i've got a really nice Hoyt
     
  17. landonhodges

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    what ive been lookin' at so far are PSE's... i like 'em... but like i said im gonna go up to this dude's house and actually shoot. ill definitely know what to look for after i shoot one.
     
  18. bigbob28

    bigbob28 when all is said and done only i will be left stan

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    Some of my friends i shot 3d with had pse's and every one of them had the limbs crack. doesn't mean it will happen again, just something to think about.
     

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