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New bow?

You'd be best off to contact Martin and ask who is selling their bows in this area.
While you have them on the line. You might ask what the chances are of finding a lefthanded Jaguar or Saber. Sometimes they have overstock of the previous years bows sitting on the shelf at the factory in eastern Washington and you can get a sweet deal if you finesse them enough. The problem would be, you still need someone to set it up.

Go to martinarchery on the net

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New bow?

Well perhaps you can just be clear with the shop about what your budget is. Just tell them they can either get the bow for you (through a distributor) and make some money or you just buy the bow elsewhere and they can set it up. Some shops are just high end and won't be of much help. If you can at least figure out your draw length you might be able to go with a bow that does not require a press (such as a reflex) and do the adjustments yourself.

Another one to consider is Parker.

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Well, I ended up with the bow. I got a used golden eagle nothing fancy but Im told it will do the job. Now I need to start practicing. Any pointers out there to someone who has shot a bow probably 3 times in my entire life. Im unsure if I should actually purchase a target to shoot at or if a bale of straw would work as well. But I will begin practicing so that hopefully Ill be ready for elk season.

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A bale of straw will work, although I wouldn't put anything of significance behind the bale while your getting warmed up. Depending on the power of the bow, the range, and the condition of the bale it could pass through.

I would just get a paper target to start with and pin it to the bale. If you enjoy it then move up to a block style target.

Now that you have a bow, perhaps it would be worthwhile to take it by your bow shop. When you come to full draw, you should be able to stand comfortable and have the string come to about the corner of your mouth give or take an inch, depending on your style. If this is not true when you pull it back, then your draw length needs to be adjusted.