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Starting out!

Discussion in 'Archery' started by mazer, May 12, 2017.

  1. mazer

    mazer Registered Member

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    Well other than a crossbow, I've never really shot a standard style bow. So I decided to start with traditional archery. Not sure I want to get into compound bows...more interested in recurve and especially long bow! So I went to the local archery Store, in this case Sportsmans in Rock Hill and Tony recommended the PSE Black Hawk to start out, so he got me kitted out and let me shoot the bow a few times...it's a 40lb bow (tried a 30lb but it was too light) and I could get on paper with it!
    Now I guess I'll head over to the indoor range today at Southern Draw and see about some lessons maybe, or just shoot and try to get used to how to aim this thing.
    Something new at age 58! Looking forward to working on this! Anyone else start shooting traditional archery at an older age? How are you making out with it!
    Mazer
     
  2. gemihur

    gemihur Registered Member

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    It's great sport and with enough practice you'll want to trade up for one with a bit more poundage.
    I just turned 62 and bowhunting offers me an early opportunity to bag one before the war breaks out on the opening of rifle season.
    A decent little muzzleloader gives me my second chance before the masses ascend on the woods.
    You may not be a venison eater but some backstrap that was handled well in the field rivals filet mignon when it's hot off the grill.
    I'd recommend getting a setup with some cams on it if you plan to fill a freezer. I shoot my recurves but mostly for nostalgia.
    If I gonna hunt, I owe it to my quarry a humane dispatch. I'm not disqualifying anyone's ability with a recurve or longbow, Lord knows it's been done!
    I'm just giving my perspective based on my skillset.
    Maybe I spend too much time with things with a trigger.
     

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