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    Hello everyone,

    I'm new to archery and I was looking for some bows to buy (since there aren't any shops anywhere near me), and I am really not sure which bow to buy, but I'm currently deciding between these two

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BLAZE-COMP...item232ea4fd9c

    and this one

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ARCHERY-ST...item2a2f260785


    any help would be really appreciated, thanks!

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    Do you know what you draw length is? Lets start with that....
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    One is a youth bow at 20# and 1 is an adult bow at 55#; very different indeed. Those bows both are wheel bows and are old technology. Guess we need to know exactly what you are wanting to do with it. I assume you are in the UK; can't bow hunt there correct? If so 55# is way more than you need for target work.
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    So if I'm correct my draw lenght is 27'' (I got this from measuring my arm span and then dividing it by 2.5)



    And I have no intention of hunting animals, just for target practise yes

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    OK, are you looking to shoot anything in particular; 3D, spots, field?
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    I'm mostly looking for spot shooting and 3D shooting.

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    OK, If you are going to shoot 3D then a little speed can come in handy so the higher draw weight makes some sense. For an adult male I'd go with a bow adjustable in the 50 - 60# range. Guess the next thing is what is your budget? One issue we may have is we know what is available here and what things cost, if that's not the case where you are you'll have to tell us. You don't need a short ATA and the longer bows are a bit easier to shoot, also the larger brace height bows are a bit easier as well.
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    Hmm.. I don't really know the comparison between prices for I don't know a more professional bow or any begginner bows, so if you can tell me how much does an average bow cost, I'd really appreciate that, I can then tell you my budget, it depends on the prices really.

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    You can pick up a Diamond (which is not a bad brand)bow with a basic package for ~$350. On the other end A higher end Hoyt will cost $1300 or so bare bow.
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    ok, thanks for all the help! I really appreciate it!

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    I am new myself and researching bows myself. I can tell you that the basic bows are in the 250-300 range for a bare bow. The package deals are around 350. If you can get in the 350-400 range for a better bow. You will get better cams with it. Better cams will give you better draw and feel for the bow. If You know someone near you maybe you can go to a range with them and shoot what they own.
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