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First time using a bow.
« on: 17 Sep 2011 - 14:01:29 »
Hello. I recently got arrow tips (those cheap training kind) from walmart today and I have an old bow that my dad and I are taking out to the range Sunday to play with. I have practically no bow experience, so I was wondering if any of you guys could give me a few beginner's tips?
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Re: First time using a bow.
« Reply #1 on: 17 Sep 2011 - 17:31:11 »
What kind of bow?
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Re: First time using a bow.
« Reply #2 on: 17 Sep 2011 - 17:36:05 »
Im sorry I probably should have mentioned that.  :P
It's a compound bow, thats about all I could tell you. The thing is older than dirt though.
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Re: First time using a bow.
« Reply #3 on: 17 Sep 2011 - 17:46:10 »
Can you post a pic?
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Re: First time using a bow.
« Reply #4 on: 17 Sep 2011 - 18:36:07 »
Here are some pictures of it.






There is a little info sticker on the bow and it says:

Draw length 28
Bowstring: 35
Weight: 45-60

I hope any of this info is of any use to you guys.  :)
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Re: First time using a bow.
« Reply #5 on: 17 Sep 2011 - 19:54:56 »
If you plan on shootin much with it you should take it to a bowyer (bow mechanic) and have it setup to you, if nothing else to be sure it doesnt come apart the frist time you shoot it.But just to mess around with be sure when you nock an arrow, ie put it on the string and rest, to have it at a 90 degree angle to the string itll shoot straighter. Also fair warning archery is like crack or women, once you get hooked you can never really quit :D
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Re: First time using a bow.
« Reply #6 on: 18 Sep 2011 - 05:08:30 »
 :D Thank you for the tips. I think archery is something I'd really like to get into.
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Re: First time using a bow.
« Reply #7 on: 19 Sep 2011 - 02:38:42 »
I agree with Deymorin a billion percent dude. Depending on how long it's been since that bows been shot, the string might have deteriorated to the point where it may snap on you the first time you shoot it. Have it inspected by a bowyer and go from there. Depending on how much you are willing to invest on it, get the string replaced, nocking point or release loop, put a new set of sights, replace the arrow rest on it and you'll damn near have a brand new bow as long as the limbs aren't cracked. If you do replace the bowstring, make sure the guy paper tunes the bow for you before you get it back from him. That way your arrows will be flying true and your groups will thank you for it.
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