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#6327615 - 06/08/16 09:09 AM Steer me in the right direction
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THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 02/07/10
Posts: 5055
Loc: The colony
Wanting to pick up a compound bow this summer and give bow hunting another chance. I'm not looking at spending $1k for a ready to hunt package as I'm not a big bow hunter I'll never see the difference. Been looking at bear, diamond and Hoyt and wanting to keep it under $500. Any suggestions?

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#6327685 - 06/08/16 10:25 AM Re: Steer me in the right direction [Re: jhenderson]
mooney_ag Offline
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Registered: 07/05/05
Posts: 537
Loc: Aledo, Texas
Don't know if this is best. But I got my basic measurements for draw length. 1. Measure your arm span
2. Divide by 2.5. It's not perfect but ball park. Purchased a used Hoyt that fit my DL and started shooting. I think they're probably all good bows these days based on similar technologies. I've bought a few others over time as well to try find what I like best and still have all of them. I have reduced my DL right now because it feels more comfortable and natural.

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#6327689 - 06/08/16 10:27 AM Re: Steer me in the right direction [Re: jhenderson]
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I just don't want to tie up a ton of money I'll never get back into one. My shoulder has issues from time to time so may or may not be able to tolerate the pain.

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#6327899 - 06/08/16 01:50 PM Re: Steer me in the right direction [Re: jhenderson]
mooney_ag Offline
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Registered: 07/05/05
Posts: 537
Loc: Aledo, Texas
Bows seem to be like vehicles. Brand new ones lose a lot of value when you take them home. Pick up a used one and you shouldn't stand to lose much.

You might try something like a Diamond infinite edge to start back with that is adjustable without extra $$ for cams, modules or limbs. You can adjust the draw and the weight to your liking and might even find a spot that limits that pain.

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#6328539 - 06/08/16 09:35 PM Re: Steer me in the right direction [Re: jhenderson]
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Got a loaded Bowtech Admiral,perfect condition new strings I may sell
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