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New To Bow Hunting. Advice?

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Re: New To Bow Hunting. Advice?

I'm just really getting into bow hunting this year too. I tried it two years ago with a borrowed bow that didn't fit me really but I made it work. Skipped bow season last year because of drawing a rifle elk tag. For fathers day this year I was able to go out and pick one out. I ended up getting the Bear legion in a package for $499.99 at Cabelas. They actually have the Bear mauler which is the next step up on sale right now for the same price. It's a really great bow. It has draw length adjustments from 26-31" in half inch increments with no press required. I ended up spending another $400 to get all set up with arrows, a case, release, target, different tips, string wax and all the goodies. I bought pretty expensive arrows though so if you wanted to save more money that would be a place to start. Make sure to get a fully adjustable release with a buckle NOT velcro! It's noisy and inconsistant with how you strap it. The buckle is the same every time. I would recommend if you buy it a bigger box store to take it to an archery shop and have it tuned. I did and my groups went from about 2-3" to 1" at 20-30 yards. Also as far as broadheads I bought muzzy 100 grain three blades off the start. They hit about 3-4" lower than my field tips. I haven't tried them after the tune but I did buy some Wac'em exits. They are a four blade and they hit spot on with my field tips. Hope this helps! I pretty addicted to archery now good luck!
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