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Originally posted by crgintx
No offense to compound bow users but a standard recurve bows of about 30-40 lbs of draw is where most archers should start. Compound bow require professional tuners to shoot properly but recurves are simple as a stone. IMHO only after you can consistently hit deer and pig in the vitals at 25-30 yards with a recurve should you move upto the compound bows.
I actually shoot my wrist slingshot(catapult for the blokes) way more than my bow as it's much more practical for small game than bows. I carry a folding one and a small bag of 000 buckshot when bow hunting for deer and pig. Shooting wrist rocket slingshots at small game is very similar to bow hunting for larger game.
The third quiet option of course is the crossbow which is far more gun like. Not quite as hand as bow but certainly as accurate and deadly with much less practice required to reliably take big game at distances beyond 35 yards as compared to bows.
Originally posted by redgy
For a shtf senario I personally wouldn't want to lug around those heavy type bows all day long, I would personally just use the slingshot with slingbow attachment for arrows if necessary.
Originally posted by The Utopian Penguin
When I took an interest in the bow,I sought out an Archery club.
Everyone,as in this thread,was extremely helpful.
So I guess that would be my next step before i buy equipment.
[edit on 14-11-2009 by The Utopian Penguin]