older bows and buiscuits or other rests?

Discussion in 'Beginners Archery Range' started by markalbob, Aug 13, 2007.

  1. markalbob

    markalbob Everybody loves a clown..

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    Hi, first post; I'm a newbie of sorts.

    I grew up hunting and fishing, largely left hunting by the wayside from age 20 till now (13 tears). I'm looking to get back into bowhunting, and hiope to upgrade in a couple years, but right now I have a Bear Black Mag bow. It's from when I was 12 so it's about 20 years old, the rest is a rubber flipper tab.

    To me (and I know S#*t about tuning bows, etc., I just shot them before), it looks like the riser in the older bows is quite a bit "shallower" to accomodate the flipper which is stuck to the side of the bow--if you put a biscuit or similar rest on such an old bow would it end up way off to one side instead of in-line with the bowstring?

    Just curious; I do remember quite vividly how arrows liked to hop off the flipper whenever the mood struck them........
     
  2. MoBowman

    MoBowman Senior Member

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    If you were shooting that bow when you were 12 and are now 33, give it to a kid that can use it and get you an adult bow. You can pick up a used inexpensive bow to get started with for $100-150. Doesn't have to be much but do yourself and the animal you will be hunting a favor and upgrade BEFORE you decide to go on a hunt.
     

  3. markalbob

    markalbob Everybody loves a clown..

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    With all due respect, it was at 40 then, now 50 lbs pull. I'm sure it's slower than a newer bow, but also far faster than a recurve. Wasn't a kid's bow, it was a real instrument, and while I'd personallyLOVE to upgrade, I'm gonna have to prove to myself for a season or 2 that this is something I want to stick with before I pop for the big show, and at that time I expect to spend closer to $500 to do it the way I want it.....
     
  4. markalbob

    markalbob Everybody loves a clown..

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    nobody?

    I must be way behind the times w/ my old-school bow....
     
  5. J.C.

    J.C. New Member

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    :welcome: markalbob :wave:

    You should be able to use the biscuit just fine with your bow. It should have plenty of adjustment to line up with your centershot.
     
  6. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Evil Genius

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    Welcome to the forum...:wave:

    The biscuit should work fine...I know the droptine comes with a spacer to move the rest farther in...and it has much better adjustment features...
     
  7. red44

    red44 Senior Member

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    Do you plan on using a release or staying with just fingers? It will matter what type of rest you use.
     
  8. nyarcher

    nyarcher Member

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    what red said!