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    Smile New to the sport

    I just decided to learn to shoot after i walked into the Archer's Den in Eagle River. I walked in and talked to a friendly fellow named paul. well im pretty sure his name was paul anyway. After talking to him for a few he asked if i wanted to try one out. A recuve, not sure what kind. Had a 35 pound draw weight. WELL.... i was only supposed to "drop buy" and i ended up staying for about 4hrs.. Now im just looking for a little advice. I want to buy a bow thats my size and not to huge in the pocket book. Im not a small i guess. About 6'4 and 190. well if any ones got some advice that would be welcome.

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    Paul is the owner of the shop. He is very friendly, very knowledable, and has unbelievable customer service. He will definately take good care of you. I am not sure which brands of recurves that he carries, but I have a Martin X-200 that I have been happy with. It is an AMO length of 60" and a draw weight of 40lbs. I think it was around 200 dollars. There are a few companies that have fairly inexpensive entry level bows. Good luck, and have fun shopping.

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    Thanks thats good to know. The only thing is that i want to be able to hunt with the bow after i get alot of pratice. What draw weight should i be looking at? And length? Or does draw length not matter with recurves? Whats AMO length? sry...just have alot of Q's.

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    AMO is the length of the bow, from tip to tip. For a hunting weight, I would go with at least 50lbs, depending on what you are hunting. One thing you could do is buy a take down bow with 35 or 40lb limbs to start with. Once you have gotten comfortable with them, you can get a new set of limbs in a heavier weight to hunt with.



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    Jake Is on the money.

    I am planing on spending some time at the Den tomarow since I need to watch Gunther on Friday and wont be at the 3D shoot.(sorry guys but the kid comes first) If you'd like I have several bows you could try In different poundage's, lengths and styles. Just send me a PM and I'll pack a few extras to play with.
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