What to get for a beginner

Discussion in 'Beginners Archery Range' started by vts, Jul 31, 2006.

  1. vts

    vts Junior Member

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    Im want to get into acrhery but know nothing about it.
    My plan is to use it for target and small game hunting.

    What do i look for in a beginner bow?
    How mutch do i have to spend?
    Do clubs have loner bow's?
    I live in Santa Ana, California. Can any one recomend a club?

    I found a few on the net, are they ok for a beginner?

    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/sear...ntinue.x=0&Continue.y=0&Continue=Find&ic=20_0
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000H1I7N4/ref=nosim/002-8776028-1795246?n=3375251


    Thank you
     
  2. yarddog

    yarddog Deer Slayer

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    Mathews all the way

    i am not a pro at this but ill give it a shot, depending on how much your wanting to spend on a bow and how much your gonna shoot it and what youll be shooting, if your going to use it to kill deer and/or 3-d shoots, i would highly recammend a mathews mustang OR even better than that is a mathews lx 40-50lbs or 50-60lbs
     

  3. killbambidead

    killbambidead bambi killer

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    before u start lookin at bows u need to get ur drawlength measure and u also need to find out what is a reasonable draw weight for u
     
  4. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    I had no Idea that walmart sold Crossbows.......:noidea:
     
  5. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    After and only after you get properly checked for draw length and weight I would look to the clasifieds on here and AT. There are great deals to be had on both, you dont want to drop a bunch of bills into something you may not enjoy in the long run.......though I do not know how that would be possible:noidea:
     
  6. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

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    Listen to the above posts. Get fitted properly before shopping!!!
     
  7. joekidd

    joekidd Member

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    class

    You may want to see if there is a beginner's class in your area. That way, you can find out if you like it, and your instructor can point you in the right direction to look for equipment.

    And by the way.........:welcome:
     
  8. vts

    vts Junior Member

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    Thank you al

    So i need my mesurments taken.
    And i have to figer out what the weight should be.

    I din't know any of that.......thank you.

    I guess a club is a god plase to start. Im sure i can find some one hwo kan figer those two things out for me.
     
  9. Dredly

    Dredly Site Guru

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    once you have that figured out we need to know what you want to spend
     
  10. killbambidead

    killbambidead bambi killer

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    do u have a bass pro or maybe a local bowshop in ur area ? if so go there they should be able to help u
     
  11. ibanezfoo

    ibanezfoo Junior Member

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    I live in Orange, near you. There are 3 places that I know of close. The first I'd recommend is HighTech Archery in Fullerton. Its an shop with tons of stuff and an indoor range. They have classes and stuff there. The staff is super friendly, at least when I've been there. I bought a setup for my wife from them. Its up the road from the college. There is also FS Discount Archery over by Tustin Market Place. Its hard to find and theres no range, its mostly a mail order place but they have alot of stuff and the guys there were really helpful and seemed to know their stuff. I bought my setup from them. There is also a place in Fountain Valley with a range, but I havn't been there yet.

    Hi-Tech Archery
    1912 W Commonwealth Ave Ste A
    Fullerton, CA 92833
    (714) 449-9744

    FS Discount Archery
    2852-A Walnut Ave
    Tustin, CA 92870
    714-838-8644

    I am new at all this too. I wanted to start with traditional archery and a recurve setup, mainly because I work as a sys admin and there are only so many gadgets and gizmos one can tolerate, and compounds seem to have too much of that for me. Everything I needed to get started (bow, arrows, quiver, targets, guards, etc etc) was about $300. My wifes setup was about the same, but we got nicer arrows for her. I got some cheap GT carbon arrows and the fletching was randomly stuck on so they shot differently from arrow to arrow. I refletched them myself and now they shoot pretty nice actually. My wife got some nicer Easton aluminum arrows that were about double the cost of the GT arrows, but it was obvious why. I am fairly consistant at ~20 yards (in my backyard) and now am looking to bite the bullet and get a compound bow to start hunting because I can't pull more than 40lbs on a recurve.

    I'm not sure if Hightech has loaners, but they can measure your draw and all that. You can call and ask.

    This stuff is pretty fun... which means The Peoples Repulik of Kalifornia will probably ban it before long or make us register our assault bows :crazy:

     
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2006