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    I'm new to archery but looking forward to taking up this hobby and getting good at it, I'm probably going to begin with a traditional, flat bow or recurve bow, although I have definitely thought about compound bow, all styles of other sorts of bows and maybe even crossbow, although I'm not sure about crossbow, I'm not planning on hunting and most ranges do permit cross bow shooting.

    I need to get a 68inch bow with a 28lb draw.

    I need to get some 29 inch arrows too, I've got arrows, fibre glass with the flights and nocks pre-attached and a decent quiver in my shopping cart on Amazon but bought them yet.

    Does anyone have any advice about bows or styles or makes or anything like that, even advice about arrows, at some point I'm going to buy some equipment for making flights or repairing arrows.

    The range I'm planning to shoot at has an interior and exterior range.
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    I want to learn archery. That way, when society collapses, I can have an edge on all the gun nuts when their ammo runs out. I've shot a bow a few times, actually, but I wasn't very good at it.
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    I have the Bowtech Destroyer 350. Double cam, compound. ~60lbs pull. Pretty souped up. Practice is easy if you have a decent sized yard.

    My advice would be to figure out your dominant eye before going with a compound bow. I think the recurves can be used with either eye. A recurve might suit you better.
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    Any dolt can shoot a gun, it takes real skill to use a bow. It is an art. The one sport I excelled in as a kid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by asynartetic View Post
    Any dolt can shoot a gun, it takes real skill to use a bow. It is an art. The one sport I excelled in as a kid.
    Untrue. Both take practice of skill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Isk Stark View Post
    Untrue. Both take practice of skill.
    It depends on the gun.

    I've used a rifle and I've used a bow, while there's some skill to a rifle, it's a lot easier to learn. I would say however that using a pistol takes more skill than a rifle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asynartetic View Post
    It depends on the gun.

    I've used a rifle and I've used a bow, while there's some skill to a rifle, it's a lot easier to learn. I would say however that using a pistol takes more skill than a rifle.
    I'd hope you have great skill in deploying your service pistol, officer.
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    I've always wanted a bow too and to get back into hunting. I've always had a fantasy of going off the grid and sustaining myself with my survival skills. I strongly recommend going to DICKS or Cabelas (or whoever sells near you) and holding or testing them. It depends on how muscular you are. I'm personally a strong petite chick so I can handle a heavy bow. You wanna make sure your shoulder is positioned well, it's not too heavy, the reload is accessible to do quickly. There are some models I've seen with adjustable stock extensions that are great if your tall or small in stature.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Isk Stark View Post
    I'd hope you have great skill in deploying your service pistol, officer.
    you mean my cannon?

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