Help! Extreme newbie!

Discussion in 'Beginners Archery Range' started by Randlyn, Jul 8, 2006.

  1. Randlyn

    Randlyn Junior Member

    Archery in gym class is about as far as my archery experience goes, which is something I definitely would like to change. Now the hard part, I have no idea how to go about starting!? I'm a 19 year old female with no idea where to start. If anyone has the time to give me some tips on how to find my draw length and what would be the best kind of bow to start out target practicing with, I would appreciate it greatly.
  2. chuck7413

    chuck7413 Senior Member

    If there are any archery pro shops in your area, go there. They can measure you for draw length and you can shoot some different bows to see what fits and what you like.

  3. deadstroke

    deadstroke Guest


    Another good thing to determine is whether you want to shoot a compound bow (more hunting bow style) or Recurve style which is probably closer to what they shoot in gym class. But either way the nearest archery pro shop is most likely your best bet as they should be able to determine your draw length, and if you are lucky they may have both recurve and compound bows for you to test. Either way have fun and meet some cool people. All the archers I have met so far have been great people and made the sport much more enjoyable.
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    jerseyguy Guest

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