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I might be new to this sight,

I might be new to this sight, but deffinitely not new to archery. As soon as I was strong enough to my father got me hooked.
For a great place to chat with unlimited numbers of experienced archers I would check out Sight called archerytalk.com they do everything from bow tune up to sales.
I myself am an avid Hoyt shooter the reliability of your bow is just as important as the comfort. Learn how to shoot before purchasing a bow if at all possible. This way you can tell what is right for you.
The thing to remember about archery is tuning is key. If your bow isn't matched with the right equipment( arrows, peep size, release,ect.) then your preformance will undoubtedly be frustrating. If you go into it with a mindset that it's going to be an adventure, scoping out the best matching equipment, learning nomenclature of your bow. If you are patient and diligent you will find that a perfectly tuned bow that fits you will just about shoot itself.
A word of caution however this is the most addicting substance on earth, delivering a high that can't be equaled, and there is no known cure.

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New to Archery

Great to hear another is taking up the great sport of archery.  Asking your buddies what archery shop they like is one of the first things you should do.  Second thing is shoot as many different bows as you can before you purchase.  I love my 07 Hoyt Vulcan, but I honestly believe that there are many great bows and bow companies out there that it really doesn't as much about the company as it does the feel of the bow. That is why shooting different bows is so important.

Accessories can be very expensive and this is where getting good advice from others comes in.  Don't skimp too much on accessories but I don't think you need the most expensive in order to get good quality. 

Have Fun. 

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Thanks

Will post up when I take the plunge and let ya know what I decided to purchase.

 

JJD

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Pulled the trigger

Per request, I'll post up what I ended up purchasing. I was able to shoot a good number of bow before I made my decision. Everything from the Mathews Heli-m to a cheaper Bear, name escapes me. About 2 doz in all.

Determining factors, #1, how it shot for me.  #2 How the dealer treated me.  #3 Price.

New set up;

Quest Primal, 63 lbs, 29" draw.  QUD HDX rest, Trophy Ridge Hit Man 5 sight, Carbon Express Maxima 35 arrows.  Have not decided on Broadheads yet.

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Go out and shoot, shoot,

Go out and shoot, shoot, shoot that thing.  You will not want to put it away, and you'll hate when it get's dark....

Do plenty of research on the Bh's and don't get frustrated when you can't shoot them accurately right away....

 

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practice

Shooting x2 / day.  between 1 & 2 doz shots each outing.

3 days a week right now, but as soon as it stays lighter a bit longer, I'll hit it every day.

I'm over 60 so it will take some time to get those muscles in shape.

Plan to start shooting broadheads in early summer, figuring that 3 months ought to give me enough time to get used to them.  Right now I'm just working on proper body mechanics and trying to make them habit.  Have noticed that as my shoulders become stronger, my form needs to be adjusted slightly. 

    

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Nice, keep up the work.

Nice, keep up the work.

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