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    Default Getting caught up on what bow to buy

    So after a long break I am heading back to the range, this time looking for a compound bow to shoot in 3D shoots and just plain target fun. I have been measured and was recommended with a 30" draw, 70lb 32 1/4 Axle to Axle,and the salesman suggested a PSE surge. After adding everything up it was almost 1k to get started and get back into the swing of things. He did say go with a nicer rest, 165.00 for the PSE, and good sight, 100 for a true glow, that way after I shoot for a year or so I can swap out the bow and keep my accessories. 1K sounds kind of steep, any suggestions of other bows or set up to go with? advice or comments welcome.

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    Shoot as many as you can and see what feels and shoots best to you. I am not a fan of package bows if I'm reading between the lines correctly. Buy a bare bow and then dress it with rest, sights that you like (much of that is personal preference as well); I agree with the salesman on getting the ones you like now (as best as you can tell anyways). I went through a handful of rests before finding the one I liked best (a QAD in my case for an example) Nothing wrong with the used market either, but I would stick to ones I could go try before you buy until you figure out what you like and what you don't. Weight is your choice but for your uses a 60# bow will do everything you are talking about using it for and may be a little easier for you to handle during the acclimation precess.
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    I have looked at most of the local shoots and I am noticing that some of the 3D shoots are limiting FPS to around 280-290 range. How would I combat that when most of the bows I am looking at, with a DL of 30", are upwards of 315+? Do you go with a heavier arrow set up? Just curious

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    Yep, a heavier arrow or less draw weight are your only 2 choices. Must be ASA rules.
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    It the bow isn't going to be used for hunting. I would look at the target models, they have a longer axle to axle and are easier to stay on target with than the shorter axle to axle bows. I shoot 3D but only have one bow, so I shoot a short axle to axle. If I had the money to have two bows I would have a target bow and a hunting bow and the target bow would be long axle to axle.
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