I am new to Archery and was wondering what a good beginner rig would be.. I am looking at something that is going to be good quality and last me for a while, and still let me do some upgrading to take it to a mid entry rig.
I am a huge Hoyt fan so if it were me I would go with the Hawk series bows. great entry level price, and then when you are completely sure you like it and you will you can always up grade to a high end bow. But the Hawk series bows would give you many years of servive. Another bow I would look at is the Diamond bow which are another entry level bow and they are made by Bowtech.
Best thing you can do is go to a bow shop and shoot all the bows you can to see what fits you best.
What I would do is go down to a local archery pro shop and look over what they have. They will also get you set up right instead of you haveing to go through trial and err along with buying equipment that you don't need or will never use.
...Well if your a kid ( which I doubt ) you should go to your local retailer and shoot the mission menace and the diamond razors edge. The menace comes with really good stuff and shoots ( in my opinion ) really smooth. A lot smoother than the razor edge but the razor edge goes up to 60# draw weight so it will last you a while. The menace ( at least where I live ) only goes up to 50# at my local retailer.
Like someone said already go to your local archery shop and see what he carries. That way when your bow breaks the opening morning of the season you don't have to order a new part.
After buying an Alpine Frontier last year, I had problems with a screw loosening up on my cam that controls the draw length. First day of archery I manage to lose that screw and had to drive an hour and a half for a replacement. Don't get me wrong I love my Alpine bow, but it would have been alot easier to find a local guy with a decent bow.
IMO most bows on the market today are going do shoot great and stand up to alot of wear and tare. so brand isn't really that important.
As a Taxidermist I look at hundreds of Whitetail Bucks every year. I know that I have seen many different ways people judge the size of racks on live deer. I think for the most part they all are pretty close. I'm going to give you some measurements that I have noticed being right on in just about every deer. We have used it in the last couple years and have only been off by about 5-6 inches. We do study the deer while bowhunting so we get a little more time to look at them....