You are Unregistered, please register to be able to read posts in all forums and participate in the discussion.
Results 1 to 13 of 13
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    4

    Default converting to archery

    Hello I am new here. I am converting to archery starting this year. I have been a rifle deer hunter for some time now, and have had enough. Two weekends a year to hunt for deer, well aint gonna cut it no more. So I am jumping into archery. For hunting and for a fun hobby. I have been doing some research and have come to a starting point. I have got a choice of buying one of two used bows to start. First one a BEAR TRUTH new with tags for 250. And a HOYT 2003 PROTEC CAMO XT3000. for 250. also.
    Any suggestions.

  2. #2
    He Who Drops His Bow Arm dbdcougar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    1,370

    Default

    Can you shoot them both?
    Bear Kodiak Magnum, Easton XX75 Legacy w/Zwicky's, Great Northern Quiver
    Black & Pink package for the Princess: Martin Mystic, Sword Apex, Limb Driver
    FBSA emertus

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    4

    Default

    Yes I have shot the truth at the store and for the hoyt I shot a newer one.

  4. #4
    Junior Member Lov2shoot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Southern IN
    Posts
    19

    Default

    buy which ever feels best to you. With todays bows there really is no better or worse, just what fits you the best. The only issue you mahe have withthe protec is it's quite long and that may cause some issues for you in the stand. Again buy what feels and fits you best.
    The more I learn the less I know

    www.BKARCHERY.com
    T.R.U.Ball Release Aids
    Speciality Archery
    Victory Archery
    Bohing Archery
    Vaportrail Pro Staff

  5. #5
    Scott's Strings LLC ServingSpinner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Heart of Gods Country- Iowa
    Posts
    14

    Default Starter Bow

    Start your search with buying good arrows, and work your way backward from there, tips Fletching, release etc. Anything that touches or effects the arrow flight is more important than what sends it. When you down to the bow, buy what you can afford with what is left in your budget. Then Get lessons from someone that knows how to teach good form and fit the bow to you. Then PRACTICE!
    Shoot Straight
    Scott Wymore Sr.
    Scott's Strings LLC

  6. #6
    Sophia's dad
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    227

    Default

    I did the same thing this year to extend deer season. Bought a bow & got hooked, very addicting!! Had an absolute blast archery hunting this year.

    Anyway, I am not real familiar w the 2 bows you are looking @, but I bought a used bow & was able to get a nicer bow for less $$$. I can say if you want to do this long term, I wouldn't buy a bow that you will outgrow too quickly.

    Hope to see you around the forum, there are some extremly knowledgable people here that helped me alot with questions I had to get started.

  7. #7
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    4

    Default

    Well I went and bought the Bear 2007 truth brand new with tags and paperwork in the package for 250. The bear is considerably shorter and a little newer in technology. And I really like how she feels. Now its time to accesserize (as my wife would say) haha. Pointers would be helpfull . I will be heading to the archery shop soon to get some education.

  8. #8
    Senior Member Breck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    River ridge la.
    Posts
    171

    Default

    I wish they would make the bow season longer and make the gun season a week shorter.

    accesserize? That takes me forever I always looking for newer parts to update my bow to make my bow better.

    Practice,Practice,Practice,Practice,Practice

    Hoyt Katera
    Last edited by Breck; 01-01-2009 at 02:20 PM.

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Buckley, Michigan
    Posts
    671

    Default

    Sounds like you got a good deal an a nice bow. to an awesom sport. Now you get to see the great selection of products available to accessarize with. The same things apply to this as did the bow choice. Use what works best for you. I primarily hunt with my bow. I use a LImbdriver rest with moleskin stuck on the launcher and the rizer shelf for the "silent draw" effect. I like a Limbsaver stabilizer and limb dampeners. I use a discontinued model of Cobra sight called the Sidewinder Radiant. Very bright and tough and can be found on ebay in the $30 to $60 range. I like a Truball Pro Diamond release. It's quiet and stays clipped on the release loop while I sit in my treestand. I shoot Carbon Express Terminator Lt. Select arrows with 2" Blazer vanes. I hunt whitetail with Rage 2 blade broadheads. These are all quality products I found at a reasonable price. Have fun shopping, I do.

  10. #10
    Sophia's dad
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    227

    Default

    Limbdriver rest
    trufire elite release
    truglo 3 pin sight
    x weave arrows w steel force broad heads

    This is the stuff I use, I am pretty new also, but I had a friend help pick these accessories. Everything works very well, & is pretty quiet. I have heard, & other people please correct me if wrong, the things to spend more && on is the rest & the release. Good luck, & have fun!!!

  11. #11
    Senior Member hstubblefield's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    1,597

    Default

    The hoyt shoots very well but the bear does 2
    Bowtech Bows, Goldtip, B-Stinger, Trophy Taker, Tru Ball, Axcel
    Whistling Wings Guide Service
    Bad Boys Bowfishing

  12. #12
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    4

    Default

    I have decided on going with the wisker bisket to start with. And if I ever want to switch I will pass it on down to my little boy.

  13. #13
    Patriot till Death... monkybrainz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Land of the free (for now)
    Posts
    279

    Default

    Great thing about Washington state is a two fold season, we get the beginnig and the end, and rifle in the middle. congrats on the bow, nuthin better then the rush of gettin a deer with a pointy stick.
    what sights u going with?
    PSE
    And there came a voice to him," Rise Peter, Kill and eat" acts 1o: 13
    [FONT="Comic Sans MS"][COLOR="Blue"]Sound

Similar Threads

  1. Looking for Archery Shoots or Archery Clubs, look here!
    By Chris in forum General Archery Forum
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 09-09-2011, 09:46 AM
  2. Elite Archery Bows At Bear Foot Archery
    By Bear Foot in forum Manufacturer Announcements and Press Releases
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11-03-2008, 07:07 PM
  3. Fission Archery and Capitol Archery Team up for Tourney!
    By fissionarchery in forum General Archery Forum
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 12-15-2007, 05:10 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •