New to Archery

Discussion in 'Beginners Archery Range' started by Whytrip, May 30, 2006.

  1. Whytrip

    Whytrip Junior Member

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    This is all new to me.

    For years i've been interested in Archery and now i finally have some $ to invest and some time on my hands.

    No hunting for me, i'll be sticking to targets.

    Most of my day will be spent researching local archery ranges/shop/classes in the Seattle area.

    I found a good deal on this bow, look slike a good starter bow....What do you guys think?

    Martin Cougar Magnum Compound Bow from the Big Sky Avenger series.

    Draw weight is set at 65-70 Lbs.
    Draw length is 28 inches.
    String length is 34 in. Bow has brand new cable with less then 10 shots.
    Axel to axel is 39 in. Bow has black leather wrist strap, stabilizer, silencers, Cobra sight with 3 fiber optic pins, arrow rest, and an 8 arrow Martin Archery quiver.

    http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/5046/7c19jz.jpg
    http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/9939/bb13zg.jpg
    http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/1443/c017iv.jpg

    Anyone have more info? The bow doesnt come with the manual.


    ANY advice and/or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you.
     
  2. MoBowman

    MoBowman Senior Member

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    First question I would have is an important one. Have you had your draw length checked?????? If you have and it is from 27 1/2 to 28 1/2 (string loop you could go to 29) then this would be an excellent starter bow if it is priced $250 or less. I wouldn't give more that $250-275 for the used bow. I have and still do shoot Martain Bows and just love em. Good Luck and welcome to a whole new world of archery......


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  3. Whytrip

    Whytrip Junior Member

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    Hmmm,

    bad news...no, I havent had my draw legnth checked. :noidea:

    Good news...only paid $120 for the bow. :rockon:
     
  4. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

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    Take a wingspan measurement. Finger tip to finger tip. Take the number and divide by 2.5. This will give you a rough idea on draw length.
     
  5. Whytrip

    Whytrip Junior Member

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    Ha, tryin to do this in my cubicle with a ruler aint workin'. I'll do it when i get home. Thanks guys.
     
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  6. MoBowman

    MoBowman Senior Member

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    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

    Well you got a decent deal on the bow, and with the Martins is pretty inexpensive to change the moduals so all is not lost. I'd suggest taking it to a shop and having everything checked out, strings cables and they can also set you up right. Good Luck



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