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New Hobby.... Archery.

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by tbuff, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. tbuff

    tbuff Feeling the Heat

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    So I traded one of my paintball markers for a compound bow, had it tuned, got a release, new arrows and I am set! Or so I thought.... Forgot a target of some sort and this was all I could find in the junk pile... Sorry Elmo!

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  2. Swedishchef

    Swedishchef Minister of Fire

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    LOLOLOL
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  3. tbuff

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    Thanks for replying Andrew, I was begining to think I offended someone! Lol...
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    Offend someone??? Naw, the thread would have to be about guns! (Yeah, I know...cheap attempt at humor.)
    It looks like you already bent one arrow. If you have a piece of 2" blueboard insulation (the rigid foam) use that for a backdrop/target. You get pretty long life out of it and the arrows last longer! Good luck and be safe.
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  5. tbuff

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    The arrows I was shooting at that makeshift target were some old arrows that came with the bow. Good eye Dave, they're pretty bent! I picked up a dozen new arrows last Friday but only shoot them at real targets.
  6. DexterDay

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    What type of Compound? If I may ask. I know some are Die hard Hoyt, Mathews, Bow-Tech, etc...

    I have a Compound and think its the only way to Bow hunt. Cross Bows are legal here in Ohio, I stay away.
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  7. Swedishchef

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    That is seriously one of the funniest images I have seen on this forum. I wasn't expecting it...loloo
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    Ya got blistahs on ya fingahs yet? If not keep on pluggin Elmo!
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    no Big Bird lying around ?
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    Cheap target idea; take a big cardboard box and stuff it with old clothes, Elmos and other fabric. You can always add new cardboard parts to the face as you shoot up the box. Easy to remove arrows and a cheap useful idea. I would keep away from those plastic vanes too. Shoot natural fletch, and shorter lengths; 3 inch is nice. Great sport, enjoy it.
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    Great hobby! I spend a lot of time in the backyard and the local shop shooting my bow. 1 step better than the cardboard box is a grain bag stuffed with clothes and or stuffed animals. lol. The fibers in the sack separate and lasts a lot longer.
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    Nice pattern.
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  13. tbuff

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    It is a PSE.. Not sure if they're good or not, but I love to shoot it. So far, its cheaper than alot of my other hobbies.
  14. tbuff

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    It's really a great stress reducer.. quiet and you get to drink some brewskis while shooting and once you start getting off target, you know you've had to many... FYI, I have a few hundred acres of woods behind my house and that is the direction I shoot in:cool:
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    I know of a big purple dinosaur.....
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    Brother Bart???
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    No,no,no...He is not purple...or big.
  18. DexterDay

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    My 1st Bow was a PSE. Its a well known name in Bows.

    I still haven't drank the Hoyt Kool Aid.... I shoot an Elite GTO. It holds its own in a room full of other Bows.

    As for the cost. Archery can be as cheap or expensive as you make it. My buddy just bought a new Bow Tech and w/ accessories, he has surpassed $1,500. The sights, quivers, stabilizers, arrows, and Broadheads (!!!) are where it adds up quick.

    What matters most, is if you enjoy it. Congrats on the purchase. Shoot on :)
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    I agree with it having the ability to be expensive. When I gauge how expensive I think a hobby will be, I dot usually take the initial purchases into account. I usually just use the cost to maintain the hobby. I played paintball quite extensively and was spending 300-400 per game per weekend and that was after I amounted my collection of about 10k worth of markers and equipment. Anyway, sorry for the tangent.

    I may be PMing you from time to time Dex to ask for some tips!
  20. DexterDay

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    Im no "Pro", but if I can answer any questions, I would be more than happy.

    Here is my GTO.

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    Awesome setup! Mine is much older, around 2000ish... What kind of arrows are they?
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    Carbon Express "Mayhem" 250's.

    I am looking to buy new this new and different broadheads. I don't need them, but just like everything else, the next Big thing always comes out, after you bought that Next Best Thing :) I'm the guy who always wants the next best thing. Though I.don't NEED it, at all :( Lots of wants. Very little NEEDS... My Wife is hoping for a cure one day ;)

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    With 4 kids, I've seen enough of that purple dinasoar that I definitely wouldn't mind putting a few arrows through it!!! Lol
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    Great arrows! I picked up the Beman ICS Hunter 400s.. They shoot pretty nice or at least I think they so since they're all I shot!

    If I really stay inerested, I'll probably end up getting a better setup. If I did that now, my better half would kill me. She says I start new hobby and "buy the outfit" for each.... She's right! Lol. Only live once though.

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  25. DexterDay

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    Nothing wrong with that set up. I have an Uncle that has a 30 yr old Bear and still rocks the socks off of Whitetails, every year.

    That's actually a really nice bow with modern amenities. Kisser (what touches your lip/cheek), and a peep sight are a must for accuracy. IMO.

    As for the other half... I know what you mean. She hates my habits. But they could be much, Much worse than the firewood, chainsaw, bow, gun, mower, ATV, weedwacker, lawn, tool, stove addictions I have ;lol

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