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Old 11-29-2012, 03:07 PM   #1416
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I'm not an expert. Reading this thread will confirm that.

In short, it used to be difficult to find a good bow, there were only a couple of manufacturers who made quality products. Today, there are many manufacturers who imo make quality hunting bows.

My first advice is to find a local bow shop, tell them what you're doing and go there and shoot and hang out and learn. If there is a local or area archery club go shoot target range and 3D. It will help you learn distance and shot placement.

For your dad, I'd be concerned about draw weight and let-off %. It's important that you can easily draw back your bow and hold it.

You'll need to make sure your knocks are set right, a peep site, stablizer, good release, and I'd get an optic site with 3 pins set at like 20-30-40 yards.

Then.....practice. Practice some more. Then practice shooting from a tree stand at a target and learn the difference in shot placement from an elevated position versus shooting from the ground.

Read about my dispair and learn from it and don't live it.

Good luck...Bow hunting is awesome when it doesn't suck.



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Originally Posted by demonhero View Post
Didn't find an actual bow hunting thread, and I figured this would be a good spot to ask.

http://www.blackbearsportinggoods.co...=ELLMRTA6330RH

Bought this bow, and would like to know if its acceptable for a first time bow hunter for deer? Dad is like 50+ for reference, and neither of us have experience with bows just guns. Any accessories should I get for the bow?
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