NOOB wants to start target shooting

Discussion in 'Beginners Archery Range' started by quartapound, Jul 27, 2004.

  1. quartapound

    quartapound Guest

    Hi, my attention has recently been drawn to archery and i am interested in starting target shooting. however i cannot find a good website/source to begin learning. i am curious as to what type of bow i would/should start with, along with potential costs? i live in canada, and in my town there isnt a lot of shops which cater to archery. any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. TomT

    TomT New Member

    I recently got back into archery, after a long absence.
    Most of the shops around here are mainly concerned with hunting, not target shooting, which makes it tough to get good advice. This forum has been a big help so-far.
    First, you need to decide how much you want to spend for bow, arrows, etc.
    Get a copy of the "Archers Bible," a catalouge that has just about every kind of bow you could imagine.
    INMO, you're gonna spend $5-700 for a compound or stick bow, and $65 for a dozen arrows.
    Then there is the sight ($50-250), arrow rest ($20-100), release ($20-100), and a target ($20-100).
    These are all US dollars.
    A really complete book is "Archery, Steps to Success" by Kathleen M. Haywood & Catherine F. Lewis, published by Human Kinetics.
    The website is, and their Canadian email is [email protected].
    Hope this helps.

  3. Escherblacksmith

    Escherblacksmith Junior Member

    And depending on what kind of shooting you want to do, you won't need the rest or the sight or the release :D

    The target, bow and arrows are still somewhat necessary ;)
  4. rusty

    rusty Guest

    Check out all the different manufacturers web site. I just started in February and shoot a Martin compound. I absolutely love the bow and very blessed to have a great archery shop (and owner) in my area. Here is a plug for R & C Archery in Clute, Tx.
  5. CA Rcher12

    CA Rcher12 Guest

    RE:target shooting

    Although I shoot a compound, all recuves feel the same to me, assuming they are set at the same weight. For target shooting, I would recommend a PSE Optima(around $250), and if you really want to get serious, try a Martin Aroura(around $800). Check them out at and I would suggest testing them out at a local pro shop first, then you can look on the internet for prices. A good web site for target shooting is Of course, these are only American prices.

    *Here are a few books you should also check out.
    Archer's Digest,Rick Sapp
    Precision Archery,Steve Ruiz & Claudia Stevenson
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2004