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Old 09-07-2018, 05:30 PM
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Default Switching to compound.. suggestions?

Looking to purchase a compound bow in order to extend Hunting season. What is the best bow under $800 for hunting?
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Old 09-07-2018, 05:44 PM
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Is $800 your total budget for bow, accessories, arrows, release, target and range finder? Or is $800 allotted for just the bare bow?
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Old 09-07-2018, 07:22 PM
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Bear Arena 30. Very nice and fast for reasonable price.
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Old 09-07-2018, 07:49 PM
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I think that you should save your money a little while longer and buy a bow later this year, or early next year. That way you have lots of time to practice, become accurate, and learn your limits before next years archery season. I may have misunderstood your post, but to me, it sounds like you plan on buying a bow and heading out hunting right away. Without any prior experience with a bow.
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Old 09-07-2018, 08:51 PM
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Go to a pro shop and shoot as many bows as you can in your price range. Pick what feels the best to you.
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Old 09-09-2018, 08:47 PM
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Default ...a used bow

lots of guys "speed lease" a bow for a year or two till their itch to get a faster bow needs to be scratched.
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Old 09-18-2018, 09:13 AM
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I have said this before to guys asking to get into archery. Go find yourself a high end used bow. Some really good deals out there on last years bows or a few years old.

I have had buddies that bought lower end bows and found out that they loved archery so much that they regretted buying the bow and wished they bough a higher end one.

You can find a few year old bow for 400-600 and should be able to find a good used bow all set up ready to shoot for 800.

If you do go this rout, make sure you take someone who knows bows, to make sure that everything is fine with the bow.

my suggestion.
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Old 09-18-2018, 10:54 AM
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I think that you should save your money a little while longer and buy a bow later this year, or early next year. That way you have lots of time to practice, become accurate, and learn your limits before next years archery season. I may have misunderstood your post, but to me, it sounds like you plan on buying a bow and heading out hunting right away. Without any prior experience with a bow.

Good advise
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Old 09-18-2018, 11:59 AM
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Go to a pro shop and shoot as many bows as you can in your price range. Pick what feels the best to you.
Exactly.
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Old 10-07-2018, 08:08 PM
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So many impressive bows on the market these days. Go to numerous shops and find the one that calls your name. I shoot a Bear Empire, itís the one that called mine and itís never let me down.


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Old 10-19-2018, 08:51 PM
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I have said this before to guys asking to get into archery. Go find yourself a high end used bow. Some really good deals out there on last years bows or a few years old.



I have had buddies that bought lower end bows and found out that they loved archery so much that they regretted buying the bow and wished they bough a higher end one.



You can find a few year old bow for 400-600 and should be able to find a good used bow all set up ready to shoot for 800.



If you do go this rout, make sure you take someone who knows bows, to make sure that everything is fine with the bow.



my suggestion.


I would definitely go this route. You can find some really top end used bows in your price range on a forum like Archery Talk.


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Old 10-25-2018, 07:44 PM
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Bought my first bow this year. I met the guy at Jim Bows and they were happy to take a look at it before I bought it. Great shop.
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