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Good bow for a beginner?

Uploaded on July 22, 2009

I recently bought a used PSE Thunder Flite Express with 12 beman carbon arrows, a release, a hard plastic case, quiver ....the whole nine yards...all for 100 bucks..its my first bow and is in excellent condition...was that a good deal? any helpful tips and stuff would be great.

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from hjohn429 wrote 4 years 38 weeks ago

That is a great deal. You need to buy some bowstring wax and wax your string after every shooting session. Other than that you kind of have to figure out the rest by yourself. Good luck and good hunting!

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from patch 1010 wrote 4 years 38 weeks ago

Now that you have made a good purchase, go to your local pro shop and spend some time with them setting it up. Ask questions, most of those guys work there because they are passionate about bows. Don't feel like you need to know a lot before you get there, and don't be afraid to ask questions. Shop around for a bag target, and before hunting pick up a broad head target. I shoot three arrows then retrieve them and shoot three more... This gives my muscles a short break between ends. Concentrate on your good shots. Forget your bad shots. You tend to learn what you concentrate on. Check out the 4-H shooting sports archery site for check lists of things to learn about archery, once you have learned these, you will have a good idea of what comes next. Try this link, this is for Idaho 4-H. Good luck, but most of all, be safe and have fun.
http://www.4h.uidaho.edu/default.aspx?pid=102777

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from MCI418 wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

Im a new bow hunter. I love hunting and im thinking about pursuing bow hunting. Now I am 16 and about 5'7''. Should i get a youth bow or a adult bow. And also what brands are good without getting ripped off.

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from 4ply87 wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

MCI get an adult bow a youth will probably fit you but you will grow out of it really quick pse and browning are good brands, they are made by the same company. Bears are good to.

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from ADKHunter wrote 4 years 21 weeks ago

sounds like a good deal

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from naten wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

wow what a deal. i just bought my first bow and i bought mine for about 400 with the whole 9 yards. would you mind telling me where you got that deal at. i bought a parker but also shot a pse. the pse was more expensive and they felt the same while shooting. now just learn as you go along, look at blogs online to learn about what other people have to say. i really dont know all that much yet.

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from MarylandHunter wrote 4 years 15 weeks ago

Thats a steal, you are lucky, great pick-up, now go get something w/ it. Good luck.

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from Arcamedies wrote 4 years 14 weeks ago

I bought my first bow a few weeks ago. I got a PSE Stinger full set up with Victory carbon arrows for 350.00$ So far I love this bow, and never knew i was as accurate as I am. Didnt get a deer this year, but spring turkey is right around the corner.

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from AHUNTER wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

One thing to keep in mind is to practice until it becomes second nature, so be consistent and you will be successful in the fall or spring
Good Luck

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from mdpaulus wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

Good deal for sure. However PSE is alot like mattews in the fact that they are "speed bows". This means they draw alot harder and have less let off; coming from the sing cam's on the bow. If you really get into bow hunting look at the new 2011 line up of Hoyt bows. Hoyt dropped all their prices on the 2011 lineup. Hoyt is also the only company on the market with limbs dry tested at 1500 dry fires and both cam's with 1000 dry fires. They are very light, fast, and no torque when firing. Take a look you will not be dissapointed.
Best of luck.

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from patch 1010 wrote 4 years 38 weeks ago

Now that you have made a good purchase, go to your local pro shop and spend some time with them setting it up. Ask questions, most of those guys work there because they are passionate about bows. Don't feel like you need to know a lot before you get there, and don't be afraid to ask questions. Shop around for a bag target, and before hunting pick up a broad head target. I shoot three arrows then retrieve them and shoot three more... This gives my muscles a short break between ends. Concentrate on your good shots. Forget your bad shots. You tend to learn what you concentrate on. Check out the 4-H shooting sports archery site for check lists of things to learn about archery, once you have learned these, you will have a good idea of what comes next. Try this link, this is for Idaho 4-H. Good luck, but most of all, be safe and have fun.
http://www.4h.uidaho.edu/default.aspx?pid=102777

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from hjohn429 wrote 4 years 38 weeks ago

That is a great deal. You need to buy some bowstring wax and wax your string after every shooting session. Other than that you kind of have to figure out the rest by yourself. Good luck and good hunting!

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from naten wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

wow what a deal. i just bought my first bow and i bought mine for about 400 with the whole 9 yards. would you mind telling me where you got that deal at. i bought a parker but also shot a pse. the pse was more expensive and they felt the same while shooting. now just learn as you go along, look at blogs online to learn about what other people have to say. i really dont know all that much yet.

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from MCI418 wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

Im a new bow hunter. I love hunting and im thinking about pursuing bow hunting. Now I am 16 and about 5'7''. Should i get a youth bow or a adult bow. And also what brands are good without getting ripped off.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from 4ply87 wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

MCI get an adult bow a youth will probably fit you but you will grow out of it really quick pse and browning are good brands, they are made by the same company. Bears are good to.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from ADKHunter wrote 4 years 21 weeks ago

sounds like a good deal

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from MarylandHunter wrote 4 years 15 weeks ago

Thats a steal, you are lucky, great pick-up, now go get something w/ it. Good luck.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Arcamedies wrote 4 years 14 weeks ago

I bought my first bow a few weeks ago. I got a PSE Stinger full set up with Victory carbon arrows for 350.00$ So far I love this bow, and never knew i was as accurate as I am. Didnt get a deer this year, but spring turkey is right around the corner.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from AHUNTER wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

One thing to keep in mind is to practice until it becomes second nature, so be consistent and you will be successful in the fall or spring
Good Luck

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from mdpaulus wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

Good deal for sure. However PSE is alot like mattews in the fact that they are "speed bows". This means they draw alot harder and have less let off; coming from the sing cam's on the bow. If you really get into bow hunting look at the new 2011 line up of Hoyt bows. Hoyt dropped all their prices on the 2011 lineup. Hoyt is also the only company on the market with limbs dry tested at 1500 dry fires and both cam's with 1000 dry fires. They are very light, fast, and no torque when firing. Take a look you will not be dissapointed.
Best of luck.

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