Originally Posted by cowboy bowhunter View Post
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.
You're kidding, right?
Thee biskit is good to 30 yards or so.
The issue being that the arrow spine can't fully do it's job due to being stuffed through an itty bitty hole, which negatively affects accuracy.
Ever take a look at a bunch of arrow rests?
Watch the improvements as you go up the price steps....theres a reason for that.
Top of the line arrow rests are in the 150+ range.
Can't drive a Cadillac for the price of a Yugo!
The biskit is popular due to being cheap, full containment, and fairly idiot proof.
As an aside, here's my bow lineup:
2006 diamond victory, AAE DOA, Trophy Ridge 7 pin, DCA Stabilizer
2012 Obsession SS, AAE Pro Drop, Spot Hott SDP 7 pin, DCA Carbon Stabilizer
1984 Oneida Screaming Eagle (wall hanger)
2007 PSE Reflex Expression, Shibuya sight, Bstinger stabs, AAE KSL Brass tab, AAE Gold Plunger, FreeFlyte Elite
2011 Samick Sage, AAE ST300 Hunter
I shoot Easton and HTA carbon arrows, AAE Max line of vanes (2.0 shields and Max Hunters), Easton micro S nocks, slick trick broadheads, and Carter releases.
My girl's bow is a PSE Bos Madness XS, Truglo sight, Pro Drop rest, Easton arrows, Trufire release.
For what it's worth, I read all these comments about "not liking the bells and whistles of a compound", and a variety of other aspects of compounds.
The simple, irrefutable truth is that a compound is easier to shoot well than a recurve is, because it eliminates a lot of the inconsistencies a recurve shooter experiences.
A compound has a "back wall" you pull into that essentially acts as a limiting stop.
That gives consistent arrow speed, which translates to consistent arrow flight, and point of aim, point of impact consistency.
Pin sights are pretty simple too. Place the pin on the target, and let fly.
Releases virtually eliminate archer's paradox, which fingers shooters have to tune out as best they can, using a plunger setup.
Want to shoot caveman style recurve, like in Hunger Games?
Good luck. I've been shooting the better part of 35 years, and I still suck at it.
But, with my 3D rig, i'm good to 120 yards.
Folks, understand that I love you all and want you to succeed well if archery is something you're interested in.
But, if I sent you down the recurve road first, you'd be in for a very challenging ride.
Most major bow manufacturers have entry level packages that are good starter bows, and basic setups for $300 or so.
The draw lengths are adjustable, as are the draw weights.
The packages are "ready to shoot" or "ready to hunt" type, some include arrows, some don't.
Get yourself one of the compound packages, take a few lessons to get your form settled in, and them go pound targets for a few months.
Archery is a blast, but it can be super frustrating when things don't go as intended.