Okay,I've wanted to get back into bows again for some time now.I havent shot or owned a bow since '93 and equiptment sure has changed.I shot with fingers and instinct shot without sights.Everything is pretty foriegn to me now but I at least got the bow purchase covered.A guy I work withs dad was gonna try to deal Dartons up here and bought 10 or 12 bows but Sportsmans Wharehouse backed out on him and he lost interest as well.Anyhow I bought a new Darton Marauder from him for 400 bucks and from research on the internet it looks like I almost cut the cost in half.Not the best bow out there but Im sure it will be just fine for me,305 fps is quite a bit faster than my old hoyt easton used to be 15 years ago.
The bow came with a few accesories like a 4 arrow quiver and a 3 pin day glow sight.Will this sight be acceptable?Should I shell out more $$ for a better sight?
How about a rest?I used to use a little plastic adhesive sided rest on my old bow that you had to pay close attention to as you drew back your arrow to keep the shaft on it.Any suggestions?A fellow worker gave me a wisker biscuit cause he didnt like it,good rest?
Dont even have arrows yet but will run down to look,any ideas there?
The release has me totally baffled and any style will for sure feel unnatuaral to me for sure for a while after only useing fingers in the past.What styles are you happy with?What works well?
Any insight will be appreciated.Im in the process of setting up my 08 fall caribou hunt with my partner.Beaver flight approx 130 miles west of coldfoot w/just the 2 of us with possibility to bring back a few animals apiece,would love to take the bow along as well.Time to get practicing.