I've resisted adding yet another expensive hobby to my list, but with my 10 year old daughter having so much fun with her bow, I decided to "bite the bullet" and pick up a bow of my own. Got a great deal on a Diamond Carbon Cure, with the standard hunting package: Truglo Apex sight, Hostage rest, etc. I also got a six pack of carbon arrows (0.003"), with 4" vanes. After an initial sight in at 20 yards, I've now been getting three arrows touching at 20 yards, and have shot off a vane from 2 arrows. Needless to say, I'm having a blast.
The questions I have: If I'm knocking off vanes, I'm going to need some way to replace them. If I'm going to buy a jig, should I get a jig for 2" or 4" vanes? What are your thoughts as to benefits of each type for hunting in AK?
Is a drop away rest better than the Hostage containment rest for the shorter, but taller 2" vanes? Any thoughts of limb driven vs cable driven?
Have any of you figured out how to enjoy this fantastic sport without spending all of your PFDs?