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New Compound Bow On The Way.

Discussion in 'Archery' started by nav2009, Dec 27, 2018.

  1. nav2009

    nav2009 Donator

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    This is not a cheap hobby BTW. Ordered my bow today, went for a branded make rather than cheap Chinese stuff available. I got the PSE stinger extreme, for the stand alone bow it came in at £220 to my door which isn't too bad. The arrows needed are a fiver each, the bow sight will be a 50 quid touch, the arrow rest will be £25 (that's a cheap one). I've ordered the release aid which is £30, the quiver will run up another 20 quid. Your looking at maybe £400 for a set up that's half decent altogether. I've already got the land to shoot on which is a bonus and my target is going to be home made from layers of carpet and fibreboard (got the idea off the tube).
    The arrows are the biggest expense to me, a dozen arrows for target archery are £60 minimum for decent spec and you can wreck a set in a day if you group too close and smash into other arrows.
    The bow specs are as follows:
    Riser material - Aluminium
    Bow length - 32.5 inch
    Draw weight - 20-70LB
    Draw length - 21-30 inch
    Speed rating - 316 FPS (ATA RATING on a 350 grain arrow)
    Weight - 3.8LB
    Let off - 75%. This means that once the bow is at full draw you only after hold it at 25% of 70LB which is 17.5LB. Compound bows have a system that takes the full strain of the bow away from the archer.
    Looking forward to competing with my friend and wife (if I can get her interested) on those targets i'm making.
     
  2. mikeyhall1

    mikeyhall1 Pepe Le Pew

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    Sounds like a great setup matey - looking forward to some pics and to hear how you get on ;):thumb:
     
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    sounds good and for a compound you have lots of adjustment to the draw weight a length, i have a recurve and the arrows alone were £12 each (acc's) but the difference they made over my easton neos was unbelievable.
    buy a arrow fletcher that'll save a few ££'s when you lose a few vanes ;)
     
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    Gets expensive real quick. I ended up with about three grand of compound bow in the end. Had to let it all go when I got medial epicondolytis in both elbows couldn't pull my bow more than half a dozen times in the end without excruciating pain. Enjoy its great fun.
     
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    Had a Samick recurve years ago and a ash self bow. I used Easton Jazz in the Samick and stripped a few veins/nocks off. I did manage to repair a few with new veins and nocks but never with a arrow fletcher, just used a tape measure and marked the bow with a felt tip where the vein was getting glued. Bit prehistoric I know and not accurate but was ok.
     
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    My release aid came this morning. It's a start lol
     
  7. Stevie Darling

    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    Is it for keeping the lions and tigers in check?

    :D
     
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