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#6620483 - 01/06/17 09:04 PM First Bow suggestions
txstknight7 Offline
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Registered: 01/04/17
Posts: 59
Loc: Central Texas
I am looking at getting into bow hunting. I am looking at purchasing either the Mission Hype DT or Hoyt Ignite? Would these be good beginner bows? I was also told to look into buying a second hand bow as a starter. What do you guys suggest?

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#6623601 - 01/09/17 08:26 AM Re: First Bow suggestions [Re: txstknight7]
txpitdog Offline
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Registered: 05/04/07
Posts: 225
Best suggestion I can give you is to shoot before you buy, don't worry about the brand as much as whether the bow feels good to shoot, and both texasbowhunter and archerytalk have great forums to help get new folks started

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#6623711 - 01/09/17 09:44 AM Re: First Bow suggestions [Re: txstknight7]
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Either bow will do you well. Don't over think it. Find one that is comfortable in your hand and you feel good shooting. Doesn't have to be the highest end or most expensive. You just have to shoot it often to be good and if it's comfortable to shoot and you enjoy shooting it you will shoot it more.
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#6625035 - 01/09/17 09:41 PM Re: First Bow suggestions [Re: passthru]
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Registered: 08/03/11
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Originally Posted By: passthru
Either bow will do you well. Don't over think it. Find one that is comfortable in your hand and you feel good shooting. Doesn't have to be the highest end or most expensive. You just have to shoot it often to be good and if it's comfortable to shoot and you enjoy shooting it you will shoot it more.

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#6625070 - 01/09/17 09:53 PM Re: First Bow suggestions [Re: txstknight7]
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Registered: 09/24/10
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Loc: Mansfield, Texas
You have already been given some great advice. The best bow for me is not the best bow for you. Shoot a few of them and see what you like and what feels best to you.

Nothing wrong with buying a used bow, I shot used bows for the first 12 years of my bowhunting career and it worked great for me. I finally wanted one that fit me.

Go to a bow shop and get fitted so you know what you are looking for and making sure that you are using a bow that at least fits you. My first bow was 2" too long for my correct draw length. I could shoot it fine, but when I finally go to the right bow length, I had to learn to shoot properly.

I recommend finding a friend that is proficient or taking a lesson at an archery shop. It will help tremendously in the learning curve. While there is nothing highly technical about shooting a bow, there are steps that can be taken that make it much easier and eliminate some of the issues that beginners seem to run into.

Main points are grip and anchor point as far as shooting. Aim small, miss small is a mantra that you here and people ignore alot IMO. It is true. When you start shooting, there are drills that you can do to help narrow the shot on an animal. Shooting a target is much different.

Trying to decide what rest, arrows, tips, weight, etc can get overwhelming if you have never bowhunted before. Don't let it get to you, as you will change your mind multiple times for what you like.

I would start with a single pin sight and if you want, get an adjustable one. As a beginner, your shots probably won't be long but if you have an adjustable one, you can grow with it.

Good luck and enjoy!! Don't hesitate to ask any questions cheers
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#6625565 - 01/10/17 08:48 AM Re: First Bow suggestions [Re: txshntr]
Bobcat4119 Offline
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Registered: 09/22/16
Posts: 141
Loc: NE Texas
Originally Posted By: txshntr
Nothing wrong with buying a used bow, I shot used bows for the first 12 years of my bowhunting career and it worked great for me. I finally wanted one that fit me.

Go to a bow shop and get fitted so you know what you are looking for and making sure that you are using a bow that at least fits you. My first bow was 2" too long for my correct draw length. I could shoot it fine, but when I finally go to the right bow length, I had to learn to shoot properly.

I recommend finding a friend that is proficient or taking a lesson at an archery shop. It will help tremendously in the learning curve. While there is nothing highly technical about shooting a bow, there are steps that can be taken that make it much easier and eliminate some of the issues that beginners seem to run into.


Good luck and enjoy!! Don't hesitate to ask any questions cheers


This! No matter if you buy new or used, spend a day at the archery shop getting your bow tuned and set up for you.

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#6625753 - 01/10/17 10:25 AM Re: First Bow suggestions [Re: txstknight7]
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Registered: 09/27/06
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Yes get what ever bow you decide on setup to fit your correctly, it makes a world of difference. The one potential bad thing about buying a used bow is warranties do not transfer from the original owner. Hopefully it has not been dry fired and a problem occur later that is not covered, can get expensive and dangerous
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#6628136 - 01/11/17 07:32 PM Re: First Bow suggestions [Re: txstknight7]
txstknight7 Offline
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Registered: 01/04/17
Posts: 59
Loc: Central Texas
Thanks for yalls help guys. I will be going to either Archery County in Austin or West Houston Archery. Do any of you have experience with either of these shops?

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#6628242 - 01/11/17 08:35 PM Re: First Bow suggestions [Re: txstknight7]
r_u_sharp_2 Offline
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Registered: 07/01/12
Posts: 359
Loc: Round Rock
i shoot out of Archery Country. I am very biased..love the place.

Just be upfront with what you are looking for and they will set you up with both and take you back to shoot. I chip in when I am there shooting, and they are helpful.

Archery Country was just sold to some new owners and there are some good changes coming.

feel free to pm me with questions.

Matt

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#6632489 - 01/14/17 04:05 PM Re: First Bow suggestions [Re: txstknight7]
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Registered: 06/29/11
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Loc: Frisco, Texas
Originally Posted By: txstknight7
I am looking at getting into bow hunting. I am looking at purchasing either the Mission Hype DT or Hoyt Ignite? Would these be good beginner bows? I was also told to look into buying a second hand bow as a starter. What do you guys suggest?


get some advise from a pro shop, there are a ton in "Central Texas"

go used, all the hardcore shooters hunger for the latest greatest bow, and the bow companies now come out with new bows every year, rendering many $1500 bows worth about $500 only 1 year old.
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#6633701 - 01/15/17 03:11 PM Re: First Bow suggestions [Re: txstknight7]
Johnny Pound Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 11/18/08
Posts: 91
Loc: Conroe
I say go new, work with a bow shop to set it up properly and learn, learn, learn. Nothing wrong with a beginner bow to get started, they will do the job well as there are not a lot of "bad" bows out there today even at entry level. If you enjoy it you'll want something different in a couple years anyway and then you'll be ready to get into the used market for a higher-end bow.

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#6662357 - 02/05/17 08:35 AM Re: First Bow suggestions [Re: Johnny Pound]
reed35 Offline
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Registered: 12/24/09
Posts: 22
Suggested/recommended shop in the DFW area to visit that will help in the process of selection and setup?

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#6662649 - 02/05/17 01:18 PM Re: First Bow suggestions [Re: txstknight7]
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Registered: 05/15/14
Posts: 224
Goodluck and welcome to another challenge.

I would recommend a Samick Sage #45 and some pretty decent arrows to see how you like things. This El-Cheapo bow is AWESOME and that ain't just my opinion.

You don't even need a range finder, just four pieces of orange para cord cut into 30 yard lengths, then stretched out diff directions from your stand.

It makes a heck of a first bow, backup, or you could literally use it as your primary.

You could be into a very adequate hunting setup for less than $200.

I'm sure I'll get the same feedback/debate as I do when I recommend a Marlin 336 30-30 and a Nikon Prostaff 2-7x

You can spend more, but you don't NEED to, these things work!

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#6734045 - 04/13/17 12:24 PM Re: First Bow suggestions [Re: txstknight7]
mattm Offline
Tracker

Registered: 08/14/10
Posts: 515
Loc: DFW
Congrats on rising to the challenge. My recommendations are simple...
-dont get into brand snobbery or thinking that you have to spend a lot for a decent bow.

-shoot the bow first and make sure it's comfortable, any reputable pro shop will set one up for you to try.

-practice hard

-get in the woods.

Here's to the hunt!
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#6752821 - 05/02/17 07:38 PM Re: First Bow suggestions [Re: reed35]
Kevin Heath Offline
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Registered: 01/04/16
Posts: 68
Loc: Midlothian
Originally Posted By: reed35
Suggested/recommended shop in the DFW area to visit that will help in the process of selection and setup?
http://alvaradoarchery.com/
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