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    First, hello everyone from Tucson.

    I am brand new to archery and I got my first bow as a gift. Well, a gift to myself

    It is a Pearson Bulldog, 29" draw and 60-70#. I am 6'2, around 250 lbs (depending on dinner that night )

    I have measured my draw length and it is 29" so that is a good fit.



    I have to get some accessories for it (I am assuming)
    I have tried to do some research before I came on here asking everyone to do my research for me

    I would need sights, quiver, and an arrow rest correct? Is there anything else you guys could think of? Also any tips would be great.

    My buddy back in Ohio told me to get "The Block" archery target as they seem to outlast all the other ones. He said he has had his for 5 years.
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    do you have a good archery shop helping you out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheely View Post


    do you have a good archery shop helping you out?
    No, this was all based on friends recommendation when he was out here, he measured my draw. We looked for a bow on ebay, and on his recommendation (which I highly trust) I purchased it.

    He did also recommend going to a good archery shop. I guess I feel like I could easily get taken advantage of walking in not knowing ANYTHING about archery.

    Main reason I purchased this is for eventual hunting.

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    I can't say you will or won't get taken advantage of in a shop, but in addition to getting advice here, it might help if you do go into a shop to get a feel for what is offered, prices, and if you are comfortable with the person(s) in the shop. You don't have to buy the first time you are in there.

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    you left arrows and a release from your list. a stabilizer would be nice too but not absolutely mandatory.

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    Locate at least three local shops and go and talk with them. You'll get a feel for who is out to help you and who is out to...well you know. I have been to 5 shops within 40 miles of where I live and I only deal with 3 now(and that was just after going in and talking with them briefly). You'll need to find someone you feel you can trust to help you get your new bow tuned in. You can't just slap a rest and sights on it and start shooting. Things need to be lined up and if your're just starting out you'll end up racking your brain out trying to figure things out.
    Good luck

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    Thanks for the advice everyone. Should I get my bow restrung? How much does that usually run? I will hit up some shops and feel them out. My bow arrives wednesday. Should I take my bow with me or go without to feel them out?

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    I went to a local shophere and the archery guy was actually out turkey hunting today. He should be in monday so I will swing over there. He is actually the manager of the store.

    I spoke with one gentleman who seemed very sincere. I liked the vibe I got from there. We will find out more on monday.

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    Wow you are taking New to a whole new level bud :P

    Here is your basic needs:

    Bow
    Sight
    Arrows w/ points, fletched and nocks
    release
    rest

    optional but HIGHLY recommended:
    peep (in string)
    stabilizer
    wrist strap
    string stopper

    Optional (completely your choice)
    kisser button
    string silencers
    vibration dampeners
    sight light
    Arm guard

    don't take it the wrong way, but here are some questions we need to know:

    1. Do you find Bunnyman attractive? (Its like asking someone what day it is after being hit by a truck to make sure they aren't brain damaged)

    2. How did he determine your Drawlength? Did he use the "wingspan" method?

    3. Did he check for eye dominance? it makes a big difference


    If you have an experienced friend nearby to walk you through setting up and shooting you should be okay, otherwise you need a pro shop. I would absolutely take your bow in, have them set it up and give you some pointers.

    keep in mind, they most likely have an hourly charge, don't expect something for nothing :P
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    Bunnyman is the reason I stalked him to here. It just happened to be an archery forum so I lucked out ;-)

    He measured my draw length by holding a tape measure out with my left hand and drawing it back to my chin with my right hand.

    I am right eye dominant.

    And I didnt take it the wrong way, no worries bud. I am just glad you guys can throw some advice my way. I do have abuddy who I can talk to about the bow setup. We are actually going campin this friday.

    Planned on taking the rifle and the bow. Is there anything that needs to be done at the shop myfriend couldn't do? He is pretty informative on anything hunting, been doing it his entire life and is the one who got me started.

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    Welcome to 3dshoots from another Arizona member from the northern part of the state.

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    Welcome to this site, lots of good archery folk here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bushmasterar15 View Post
    Welcome to 3dshoots from another Arizona member from the northern part of the state.
    Thanks bud!

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    So I found my pro shop!

    Guy named alex at second amendment sports here in tucson was great. I definitely felt comfortable with the guy and he wasn't out for just the money. He talked with me for quite awhile, explaining everything to me. He even suggested less expensive items based on personal experience, but I still felt that I was the one making the decision.

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    So here is the setup we decided on...

    He also suggested not buying the items today but going home and talking to my friends to get their opinion too so I felt comfortable with my decisions.

    Scott quick shot release

    Tru glo tru site xtreme site

    Whisker biscuit quick shot

    Gold tip warrior 55/75 arrows

    He suggested just a hip quiver now to help with finances since I wont be hunting right away.( altho my fiance gave me the go ahead for a bow hunting trip back home in ohio with my friends in january)

    Not yet sure on which stabilizer as he suggested I feel different ones on the bow wednesday before i decide.

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    So I can't fall asleep for crap tonight. My bow arrives tomorrow and knowing my luck, it wont be until late.

    I know not too many here get excited over a 6 year old bow but this being my first bow, I feel like a kid on xmas eve again. I can't really explain it. I wasn't this excited for my first rifle or shotgun.

    I have tomorow off of work too :-)

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    Well, I might have fallen asleep. Dude said in his ebay post that the bow was in good shape with a little wear. Great starter bow.

    What he sends me is a broken bow with one of limbs cracked.

    Not really the way I wanted to break into archery

    Talk about going from one emotion to the complete opposite.


    Well, now I have to handle this
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    DON'T SHOOT IT

    Immediately file a claim with Paypal and Ebay that the good you received were damaged and not the same as the description of the product. You'll get all your money back in short order.

    I would contact the seller as well and advise what you are doing and offer to send the bow back to him on his dime if he wants it. also take pictures of the box it came in or the seller will attempt to say it was damaged in transit.


    Then stop shopping for bows on Ebay and go look on Archerytalk, always better prices and better people
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dredly View Post
    DON'T SHOOT IT

    Immediately file a claim with Paypal and Ebay that the good you received were damaged and not the same as the description of the product. You'll get all your money back in short order.

    I would contact the seller as well and advise what you are doing and offer to send the bow back to him on his dime if he wants it. also take pictures of the box it came in or the seller will attempt to say it was damaged in transit.


    Then stop shopping for bows on Ebay and go look on Archerytalk, always better prices and better people
    Didnt shoot it. First place I took it was my archery shop so I have a witness. ****ty but I have learned my lesson I guess. Thanks for directing me to a new place to look for a bow.

    Filing a claim with ebay and paypal right now. Thanks and wish me good luck.

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    I really feel for ya, makes me sick!! I never buy used bow's because you never know what kind of history it's been through. I would take all the money you have for excessories and if you have enough just buy a new bow and build it one piece at a time.
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