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    Default New to bows, my first bow.

    I can get, basically, a free used compound bow, which the seller is asking $100 but I have an item of trade the seller wants. Can you tell me if this bow is appropriate for me.

    I'm 6'1", 190 lbs, adult male of above average strength, I have strong shoulders and back muscles, and high athletic ability. I shoot a lot of guns but never shot a bow.

    Here are the details of the bow:

    The bow is a Bear Whitetail Legend, draw length 80", draw weight 60#, AMO compound string length 30" . Arrows are Easton Gamegetter XX75, shaft size 2315 lite. They come with a Kolpin wrist guard and fur-covered quiver. Everything is either tri or 4-color camo. String is in good shape.
    Price is $100 firm.

    I don't hunt but I do want to learn to shoot a bow well. What type of range does this bow have.

    Is this bow appropriate for me?

    Thank you.

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    Some help would greatly be appreciated.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by leadcounsel
    Some help would greatly be appreciated.....
    HI,

    well first the drawlength can't be 80 inches, it just isn't possible. Maybe something like 30?

    if your getting it for free and you just want to see what archery is all about then go for it, but that bow is very old, I think they were made in the late 80's or 1990?

    Like I said, if all you want to do is shoot a bow around the house a bit just to play and this bow is working correctly (you won't find spare limbs or parts) then go for it. If you plan on doing any real amount of shooting, 3d shooting, spots... i would say look for a newer bow that you know can take the number of shots you'll put through it.

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    Howdy and to the forum. The bow apparently has a DL of 30" and a string length of 80" I believe you mixed the two up. As for the DL you need to get a bow that fits you if it is too long you will struggle. Take and measure from your middle fingertip accross to the other middle fingertip then take that measurement and divide by 2.5 that should get you close. I am not sure about the Whitetail Legend although I did once have a Whitetail II and it was ok for its time but would not think it was much of a bow now for me as I am a hunter and would think the bow to be loud and slow. But I know of many deer killed with the Whitetail II. If that is all you can afford right now then I say go for it but check to see if you can adjust the DL to fit you or if it already does then your set. As for the 60# DW that is fine most guys nowadays only shoot around 60#. I would think it would be fine for just fooling around at the range or in the backyard. If it were me I would check into the new Fred Bear bows they are great and at a decent price (ranging from $200-$500) or the PSE NOVA it is a very nice beginner bow and ranges from $199-$299 depending on your area. With all that being said if the Whitetail Legend fits you then by all means get it and start enjoying this wonderful sport. Good luck and again WELCOME to the forum.


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    By the way are you a lawyer???? Just making small talk.


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    Hey if its free then you can shoot it a while, and when you get something betterthen you can turn it into a bowfishing bow.......gotta think down the road....


    No he is not a lawyer, he is the head of the counsel that is trying to ban using lead.......didnt come out as funny as it sounded in my head.....but then again that happens alot......
    I cut things up and split them down!

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    not worth $100.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve bear View Post
    not worth $100.

    I have to agree. I think If you are really interested I would find out what my actual draw length is then start looking for used 60-70 lb bow on e-bay or in the classifieds here or AT.
    That course was so easy I even missed a target !!

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    you guys did notice that this thread is over a year old right??
    I cut things up and split them down!

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    Hey guys this thread is over a year old.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BowhuntnHoosier View Post
    Hey guys this thread is over a year old.
    you owe me a coke......
    I cut things up and split them down!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BOWMAN View Post
    you guys did notice that this thread is over a year old right??
    So I guess he is not checking it to see what our responses are
    That course was so easy I even missed a target !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by poorman View Post
    So I guess he is not checking it to see what our responses are
    Probably not.....


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    Outsmarted by Bowman
    That course was so easy I even missed a target !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by poorman View Post
    Outsmarted by Bowman
    man I didnt even have to try that time.....
    I cut things up and split them down!

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    man... bm you spoke up to soon..... they were having fun and it could have went on for hours .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by outdoorsman View Post
    man... bm you spoke up to soon..... they were having fun and it could have went on for hours .....
    thats the difference between me and others, i dont like to see people suffer
    I cut things up and split them down!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BOWMAN View Post
    thats the difference between me and others, i dont like to see people suffer

    Who are you kidding.......You get great enjoyment out of seeing us suffer at the hands of your quick witted replies
    That course was so easy I even missed a target !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by poorman View Post
    Who are you kidding.......You get great enjoyment out of seeing us suffer at the hands of your quick witted replies
    I cut things up and split them down!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BOWMAN View Post

    True isnt it?
    That course was so easy I even missed a target !!

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