Home  Sign In  Search  Date Ideas  Join  Forums  Singles Groups  - 100% FREE Online Dating, Join Now!


3/16/2014 10:41:27 PMWanting to get into archery 
javaman24
Athens, MI
38, joined Mar. 2010


I have an Elkhorn jr. starter compound bow,resently started shooting it just to see how it feels,its a nice bow and has descent range.What i'd like to know is should I keep it as a practice bow or should I upgrade to something more?




Meet singles at DateHookup.com, we're 100% free! Join now!

DateHookup.com - 100% Free Personals


3/17/2014 5:09:19 AMWanting to get into archery 
javaman24
Athens, MI
38, joined Mar. 2010


I think its only got a 15 to 21lb draw weight,I don't plan on hunting,just rec.shooting

3/17/2014 5:15:30 AMWanting to get into archery 

johnnyfee
Over 1,000 Posts (1,015)
West Haven, CT
61, joined Aug. 2011


If you feel comfortable with it there's no reason to buy a new one.

3/18/2014 10:22:14 PMWanting to get into archery 

thunt33
Over 4,000 Posts! (4,152)
Hamilton, OH
28, joined Sep. 2011


I'd keep it until your ready to move on. Find what suites you and keep practicing

3/24/2014 5:00:13 AMWanting to get into archery 
pirateslivefree
Chesapeake, VA
54, joined Sep. 2013


Ive been shooting for thirty years.you have to practice often.in warm weather everyday a few shots if possible. 45 lb bow in most states is the lowest for hunting. I shoot a 58 lb recurve. Invest in carbon arrows only. They fly strighter and are stiffer. Any questions im here
hi im rodney

3/24/2014 1:24:19 PMWanting to get into archery 
actionmodel
Nottingham, MD
42, joined Sep. 2013


Im a Tomboy by nature.I love The God Father.The Untouchables.Any movie with expolsives.Secretly Id like to be a Action Hero.Hint user name Action Model.So Im up for sword play and archery.

3/24/2014 4:50:25 PMWanting to get into archery 

ontheloose69
Over 2,000 Posts (2,334)
Dyer, IN
54, joined Oct. 2009


I shot #40 recurve bow from 16-38 years old. no sights hunting deer. had to switch to compound bow do to shoulder problems. if not hunting it's fine. just increase/adjust bow pull

3/29/2014 2:48:58 AMWanting to get into archery 

newfriendforyou
Huntley, IL
47, joined Oct. 2012


If you like it, keep it! you can always get something else down the line but what you have seems fine. I have a Browning microadrenilene compound bow I just love!

5/27/2014 9:44:59 AMWanting to get into archery 
outdoorsguyy
Martinton, IL
55, joined Feb. 2014


Have been shooting archery for 47 years, not a professional, yet very knowledgeable, starter bow is just that, as your skill level advances, let technology advance with it, a bow that was top of the line 5,10 years ago has nothing on a bow that is 2, or 3 years old, or newer, many bow manufacturing companies feature affordable set ups out of the box that in little time can produce a very accurate, proficient archer

5/27/2014 10:21:49 AMWanting to get into archery 

stargazzer
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (25,202)
Creighton, NE
69, joined Feb. 2007


I have set up an archery range just for family fun, kinda like badmitten or lawn darts Bought two old long bows of #35 at garage sales had them strung & bought nice but cheap target arrows, two plastic contaners for arrows And a cheap $35 target box for kids. The family all seem to love it, can set it up in no time and take down the same. And it brings out freindly compition even for the ones with high dollar bows that hunt deer & turkeys, just good fun and din't cost a lot.

7/7/2014 5:25:34 PMWanting to get into archery 

allaloneinga
Woodstock, GA
51, joined Aug. 2010


Quote from javaman24:
I have an Elkhorn jr. starter compound bow,resently started shooting it just to see how it feels,its a nice bow and has descent range.What i'd like to know is should I keep it as a practice bow or should I upgrade to something more?


I shoot in many archery competitions, and have hunted archery season my entire life. I also own a business that manufactures bow strings and cables and the best bow on the market for people just learning to shoot is the Infinite Edge by Diamond.

7/8/2014 12:31:37 PMWanting to get into archery 
cupocheer
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (271,461)
Assumption, IL
68, joined May. 2010


he he he All of my ancestors were excellent shots ... even with a bow & arrow.

9/12/2014 1:13:07 AMWanting to get into archery 
tweek90
Morristown, NJ
27, joined Aug. 2014


Sorry to jack your thread but I felt it fits.
Hoydt viper for 175 good deal? Restrung two years ago. 60lb draw. That plus ten arrows.

10/23/2014 5:00:44 PMWanting to get into archery 
xhollywoodxchef
Over 4,000 Posts! (6,952)
Corpus Christi, TX
34, joined Jul. 2012


If you're not looking to hunt and all your doing is recreational shooting then I would wait until you have good form and good grouping to move to something bigger. I started using a 25# recurve and have moved up to a 55# samick sage takedown recurve that I love!

10/29/2014 1:23:10 AMWanting to get into archery 
starr_so_happy
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (10,846)
Perry, IA
33, joined Jun. 2014


Fun!