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        04-25-2012, 01:38 AM
      #11
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    Ha ha ok, Drum :) I've shot compounds lots but they don't feel the same as a recuve and are just different. I may get into hunting here this year, since I only do target shooting right now with the bow. But im up for a challenge of a recuve and deer hunting.
         
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        04-25-2012, 11:38 AM
      #12
    Yearling
    Use to shoot a long bow when I was 8 to 12 (before I grew), out grew my bow and couldn't afford to buy another. Did go to a couple competitions in Scouts but there wasn't an age division for me, so didn't place. I did shoot my dad's compound bow but I kept hurting my arm, plus it was to heavy for me after I injured my shoulder when I got slammed into playing lacrosse. Lots of fun, I was better at it than my brother and he hated it, his little sister can't possible be good. Never used a recurve bow before though.
         
        04-25-2012, 11:46 AM
      #13
    Weanling
    Im a die hard. I bowhunt (and have been bow only for 3 years now) and do 3-D shoots. My two hobbies are horses and bowhunting. So I would say im big into archery.
         
        04-25-2012, 11:49 AM
      #14
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by DrumRunner    
    Me! My family hunts and we are taught early how to handle firearms and such.. I like hunting with my bow more than I do a rifle now..I got a new bow in August, I'm not fantastic with it yet, but I can definitely keep up with the boys..I just can't out shoot my dad yet..
    My wife has the same bow. And loves it. But some advise for you. Switch that rest, Go to a real whisker biscuit. That should help you out alot.
         
        04-25-2012, 12:31 PM
      #15
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by cowboy bowhunter    
    My wife has the same bow. And loves it. But some advise for you. Switch that rest, Go to a real whisker biscuit. That should help you out alot.
    I've tweaked it a little since, added a stabilizer and a few other little things. I haven't tried a new rest because I haven't had any problems with that one, it's very similar to a whisker biscuit though. I will say, I started with a regular set of arrows, just cut to my length and was a good shot with those but then I went and had custom carbon fiber arrows made and it's a HUGE difference for me. I want to shoot the mechanical broadheads but they're too heavy and I'm not as consistent with those. I destroy our targets with my fixed blades so that sucks.
         
        04-25-2012, 01:13 PM
      #16
    Green Broke
    I just got into it! I don't have my own bow, but I'm taking lessons and using their bows. I'm not really good lol, but it's just so fun...
         
        04-25-2012, 01:19 PM
      #17
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by DrumRunner    
    I've tweaked it a little since, added a stabilizer and a few other little things. I haven't tried a new rest because I haven't had any problems with that one, it's very similar to a whisker biscuit though. I will say, I started with a regular set of arrows, just cut to my length and was a good shot with those but then I went and had custom carbon fiber arrows made and it's a HUGE difference for me. I want to shoot the mechanical broadheads but they're too heavy and I'm not as consistent with those. I destroy our targets with my fixed blades so that sucks.
    Those rest I have never had any luck with, I don't know why. If your looking for arrows there are some pink ones carbon express makes my wife loves them.
         
        04-25-2012, 01:23 PM
      #18
    Green Broke
    I had six made a few months ago..I still have four that I haven't even used once.. I forgot what kind they are, I'll look when I get home.
         
        04-25-2012, 04:00 PM
      #19
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    Drum you got some nice stuff on your bow! Do the Whisker Biscuits mess up the fletching over time, cause I heard they do if its the plastic fetching. And yall and Drum are making me feel so old school and basic with my recuve! But I would love to out shoot a compound ;)
         
        04-25-2012, 04:28 PM
      #20
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by VT Trail Trotters    
    Drum you got some nice stuff on your bow! Do the Whisker Biscuits mess up the fletching over time, cause I heard they do if its the plastic fetching. And yall and Drum are making me feel so old school and basic with my recuve! But I would love to out shoot a compound ;)
    Dont feed old im 25 and just starting recurve. I look up to people who can shoot a recurve it is 100 time harder.
         

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