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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-11-2011, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
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help me find my first bow..... please?

lol ok so im wanting my to get my first bow. im thinking used. i want to use it on hunting. So here is what i need help with. I looking at alot on craigslist in my area so could yall help me find the perfect one for me. Im in the tulsa, oklahoma area. Thanks yall.
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-11-2011, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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ok so there arent very many on craigslist in my area so ebay or any other place yall would suggest for me. Thanks again.
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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-11-2011, 07:06 PM
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Craigslist post ID #'s that sound like nice set ups
2731836314
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Those both look like good craigslist finds in your area for the money, and with cash you could probably get them both down a few bucks
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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-11-2011, 07:18 PM
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I was able to pick up a Martin bow for a great price and I love it. I highly recommend a Martin bow!

As of now: '07 Martin Jaguar compound vertical bow. 55* draw weight, 29" draw length. 28" Beman, ICS. Bowhunter 400's 8.4 gpi arrows.
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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-11-2011, 08:15 PM
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You need to know your draw leingth! There are many bows out that the draw is not adjustable without putting in a press and changing out modules. And some of them you probably couldn't even get anymore on a older bow. If you don't know your draw, go to a bow shop they will tell you for free.
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post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-12-2011, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
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ok so i have a 28 inch draw.
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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-13-2011, 04:35 AM
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I have worked for several bow companies and up until a few years ago, shot about every bow on the market. I can tell you a couple things I know for sure.

1- The best bow you will ever shoot is the bow you shoot the best.

2- I would never, ever, buy a bow I could not shoot. And I mean shoot at least 30 times before buying. If that means spending extra money or driving extra miles to get it, that is what I would do. I wouold not get a mail order bride and I would not buy a bow I had not shot.

And that, mommies and daddies, boys and girls, is all I have to say about that.
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post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-13-2011, 02:53 PM
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sounds like good advice to me
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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-13-2011, 03:12 PM
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Unless you know your exact draw weight and length and could shoot the bow, Craig's list would be the very last place to purchase a bow from. Now, head to a Bass Pro shop have them set up a bow for you which will determine your draw weight and draw length. You then can look locate a really good bow at a great price and have a good feeling that you have done your homework, made a purchase that is with-in your budget, and will fit your needs. Down the road when the budget allows a new bow may be on the to do list. Cam design is the single biggest componet for a shooter's comfort when drawing the bow. Pay a lot of attention to the draw cycle and your comfort level. With today's bows there is no reason for a hard cam.
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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-13-2011, 09:57 PM Thread Starter
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ok so i went to bass pro tonight. Got to try alot of bows. I really like the Stinger 3G. Im actually have a 29 inch draw. So im looking for this bow. What are some good sites to look for this gun at the cheapest price possible?
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