posted on Mar, 14 2013 @ 08:30 PM
reply to post by Soloprotocol
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From my limited experience(I've never actually hunted with a bow) draw weight would be your primary concern regarding taking down whatever it is you
envisage taking down. The heavier the draw the bigger the game.
There are lots of variables regarding things like what type of arrows(wooden, carbon fiber etc) you would use, or whether you would prefer to shoot
instinctively or use aiming devices. Knowing exactly what you want to use the bow for would be recommended. A compound bow has more parts and
therefore more chances of something failing over time, whereas a more traditional bow is harder to hold at full draw and actually looses power
slightly the longer you hold it so.
To be honest what I would recommend, if you are new to archery that is, is to buy a decent, but cheap, ordinary bow(not compound) and see how it feels
to shoot, learn about arrow spine size, the 'archers paradox', how heavy a draw weight you can handle(or plan on being able to handle), what style
of aiming suits you, basically the basics
of archery. It is a rewarding pastime.
Spending your money on a crazy looking 'deerkiller' is a waste of time and funds in my opinion, archery is an art and it takes time to develop your
preferences and skills.