Well I took the plunge yesterday & bought a bow on eBay against all that I have been told about initially getting "fit" by a pro shop. But I thought I was pretty safe w/ this choice ( I hope ) I picked up a Parker Hunter Mag, draw is 25-30-ish, 60#-70# draw w/ a few accessories for $82.50 / $122.50 to the door. Now all I have to do is develop some archery skills. Hope to hunt Idaho w/ a bow next year bear, deer, elk. What do you think, did I do good ?
Post by DeerStalker on Jul 3, 2005 16:58:56 GMT -5
The price looks good but the only thing that scares me is that they didn't put the draw length on there. 25 - 30 inches is a HUGE gap. A small difference of a quarter to half an inch can make you not shoot well. You should take it to your pro shop when you get it and see what the draw length is on it and have him check your draw length as well.
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Thanks deerstalker, I figured I'd do just that, I went w/ this model because I was told that it is very flexable for draw lengths, has a 37" axel to axel length & a 7" brace height wich is perfect for rookies learning how to shoot.
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Post by foreverincamo on Jul 24, 2005 13:52:14 GMT -5
I'll just put my two cents in here for one reason: to encourage people to never quit! I took up bow hunting in 1985. I started with a Browning Badger, set at 55 lbs, shooting Easton 2117's with 125 grain Rocky Mountains. From there I have used a PSE FireFlite, a Bear Shawdow, and a Horton SteelForce recurve crossbow. I have used fixed blades and mechanical blades. I have tried several different types of camo patterns. I've built blinds out of fallen trees and sticks, and used pop-up blinds. After all this, and 20 seasons of chasing deer, I have yet to shoot ANYTHING living with my bow! Yet every season I get my license and spend time in the woods trying to get my buck. Yes, I do practice, and I am a good shot. I just have rotten luck sometimes. Some years I have only gotten to hunt 1 or 2 days out of a season that's 4 months long. Still, I will never give up, and I encourage all to keep going hunting as long as you can. My grandfather hunted until he was 82. I hope to be that lucky! ;D
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