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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-30-2008, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
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a new bow

i was chit/chattin with some fellas at work yesterday about how expensive bow's can be nowadays! this lady overheard us as she was walking out the door to go home! so today she come up to me and tells me her husbands got an extra bow that he wants to sale for nearly next to nothing! *only 20 bucks*. claims he's got a few deer with it already the last couple hunting seasons, but just bought a new bow! i think im going to buy this bow from this guy considering the following reasons

1. Im new to the bow hunting world
2. Never used a bow
3. its cheap!
4. dont want to spend alot of money on a bow right now and then break it or something dumb like that!

what do you guys think?? is this a smart play??
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-31-2008, 06:06 AM
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The twenty bucks sounds good,but since its your first bow their are alot of things to consider,I think if I were you I would ask if you could take the bow to a bow shop and have it checked out,their they can check your draw length to see if the bow fits you properly,and steer you in the right direction.Bow shops want your business so most of them will bend over backwards to help you,the more knowledge they give you the more money your gonna spend.
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-31-2008, 07:58 AM Thread Starter
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yea ive already talked to a few guys at my work, and they also said that they'll give me thier opinions on it as well. but thats a good idea!
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-31-2008, 09:09 AM
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Have it checked for safety reasons. You don't want it blowing up in your face, trust me on this one. $20.00 may be the buy of the year, but it won't be worth .25c if it doesn't fit you. You might consider putting it on e-bay and putting any profit towords another bow. You can't go wrong using a good pro shop, in the long run its money well spent.
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-31-2008, 11:29 AM
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like it been said if it dont fit ya must a quite seriously whats your draw length?whats the bows?for 20 4 buy it hopefully it has extras ya can use

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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-31-2008, 03:04 PM
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like it been said if it dont fit ya must a quite YOU JUST AINT RIGHT JOEL LOL
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-31-2008, 03:07 PM
 
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Joel cracks me up !!!

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Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the outcome of the vote.
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-06-2008, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
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i just got a look a the bow today! its a pretty nice bow! a few guys looked at it and said for a beginner at 20 bucks i should get it! it didnt come with a sight or a release but my boss has extras that he says i can have free of charge!
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-06-2008, 08:49 PM
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What brand is it? Is it a compound? recurve?
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-17-2008, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
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the bow i picked up was a martin lynx magnum. buuut, my boss at work says he'll give me a bow made by fred bear, with a sight,quiver,rest and a few more things! he says the only thing(s) ill need to get is a release,and bows, and all the essentials.
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