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Location: wantagh, long Island, Ny
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Looking to hunt with a bow,

Any tips on which is a good first bow, under $1000, thx all

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Location: CenCal
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Looking to hunt with a bow,

If you want the best hunting bow then buy the new 2010 Hoyt Maxxis, its about $850 undressed. Fuse quiver $75, Fuse stablizer $75, Spothog 7 deadly pins $199, Quadpro HD ultra rest dropaway $150. Otherwise goto ebay and buy a fully dressed, good used 2008/ 2009 Hoyt Alphamax fully dressed for about $650 but you need to know your draw length and what pound you want to pull, most hunters pull between 55 lbs and 70 lbs. I prefer 70 lbs because I shoot out to 80 yds. here in the west, with its open country.

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Looking to hunt with a bow,

Find a pro shop or 2 and go try out bows. Lots of good ones and it is hard to go wrong, but you got to find the one that feels and shoots good for you.Proper set up is real

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Looking to hunt with a bow,

bowtech makes alot of good huntin bows

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Location: wantagh, long Island, Ny
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thx all

My friend told me about a place I need to go to check them out, 1 friend has an older hoyt and loves it, and another has a pse, im going to take a look at em, thx again

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Location: Menlo, Georgia
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Re: Looking to hunt with a bow,
jj1562 wrote:
Any tips on which is a good first bow, under $1000, thx all

Find an archery club and you'll find folks that will help you hands on. You can get started for far less than 1000 bucks. Especialy at the end of the year.
Be extra carful of used bows. They loose their value quicker than chewed gum and you don't know what condition the bow may be in.
A "good" club will be more than happy to help you. Archery talk is a good site,but there is far too many openions and snobs to be alot of good use for a novice.
For obvious reasons I push PSE, but there are alot of good starter(midline) bows made be almost every manufacture.
Good luck.

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Location: wantagh, long Island, Ny
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Re: Looking to hunt with a bow,

Thanks everybody for your input. I went with the pse stinger, Field ready with case, $520, Plus the place i got it, ha s a deal, you buy the bow from them, range time for a yr free, thx angain

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Location: Menlo, Georgia
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Re: Looking to hunt with a bow,

Congratulations on the new bow. Good choice.

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Re: Looking to hunt with a bow,

I have a pse stinger as well and am very happy with it. i got it bout a year ago and it shoots great. i did upgrade the sight but other than that its great. you will be pleased.

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