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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-22-2007, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
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New old bow

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I should be getting my new used bow in sometime next week.Purchased a 2004 HCA with a 50-60 lb draw weight off e-bay for $51.Can't wait to try it out.Thinking about going with a whisker biscuit rest.Any pros and cons on them?Also a truglo fiberoptic sight.TruBall thumb release.Does all this sound ok for hunting?
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-23-2007, 01:43 PM
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the draw weight is fine for hunting as for the rest it comes down to personal preference.I would have gone to a pro shop but for 50 $ you really cant go wrong .When you get the bow bring it to the pro shop and have it set up and inspected for you. save you grief down the road.Welcome to the world of bow hunting ii see a lot of purchases in your future

Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison.
Genesis 27:3 "The thinking deer hunter should mature through three phases during his hunting life. First phase, "I need to kill a deer." Second phase, I want to harvest a nice deer. And last phase, we must manage this resource so our children and their children can experience the grand tradition of good deer hunting." - Jim Slinsky
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-23-2007, 05:29 PM
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yeah bow hunting can be expensive but if you got a decent quality bow that shoots accurate for the $50 you are way ahead of the game. like joel said it all comes down tp personal preference. each piece of equipment you listed has its pros and cons. there is nothing wrong with what you plan to buy. after a couple years of bow hunting you may see something else you think you will like better but thats just how it goes. with a bow, accuracy and the quietness of the bow are very key. with a 50-60 lb draw weight, a quiet, accurate bow, you can kill any deer you want. no matter the brand of sight, release, or whisker biscuit
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-20-2007, 09:59 PM
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As long as it shoots good I have a 7 yr old bow that stills shoots good and I kill plenty of animals with it. I would take it to the pro shop to get it check out. Good luck
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-23-2007, 07:00 AM
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nothin wrong with an old bow
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-01-2007, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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Well I took yall's advice and the guys at the shop talked me into new strings and cables.Hehehe
They set it up with my whisker biscuit,tru-glo sight,string dampeners ,whiskers ,quiver and a peep.All purchased new from e-bay at about half the advertised prices from the the bowsights on the web.It turned out to be 60-70lb draw wt and was maxed at 73.I had them turn it down to about 63 and it shoots great and is comfortable to draw and shoot.
Wish me luck
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-01-2007, 10:26 PM
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its good to see you set up and ready to go. now its just practice, practice and little more practice. i think my bow is set on 63 lbs to. i like it a little low just because you are not straining a hemorroid trying to pull and hold it back. makes it much easier to shoot out of a tree stand in some awkward positions. good luck bow hunting this year.
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-01-2007, 11:40 PM
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ya see the proshop is always a good idea.the strings break the last of your problems is a ruined hunt

Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison.
Genesis 27:3 "The thinking deer hunter should mature through three phases during his hunting life. First phase, "I need to kill a deer." Second phase, I want to harvest a nice deer. And last phase, we must manage this resource so our children and their children can experience the grand tradition of good deer hunting." - Jim Slinsky
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-05-2007, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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Now if my release would just get here.Wifey's tired of sharing.lol

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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-06-2007, 09:33 AM
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im sure she is. but be thankful you have a wifey that enjoys the same stuff you do. I doubt all men are as lucky.
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