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Old April 9th, 2012, 02:01 PM   #1
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Been gifted with a bow

Hi all,

I know nothing about archery or bow shooting, but I am curious and recently my father in law gifted me with a compound bow.

I believe it is a 60lb draw, but I am not sure of the weight or the draw length.

When doing some reading on the subject, I am interested in getting the bow set up for me, as far as draw length and pull strength. Is there somewhere in the Middle River/Essex area and surrounding that can do this for me?

I also want someone to check out the string, etc.... and also evaluate the arrows that came with it.

Any advice appreciated. I would give more info but it is at the house and I am at work atm, I cannot remember a model number or brand name.

Oh, and the purpose of this bow is basically just target shooting, I don't really hunt and am not planning to bow hunt with it.

Thanks,

Rich


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Old April 9th, 2012, 02:08 PM   #2
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Hi all,

I know nothing about archery or bow shooting, but I am curious and recently my father in law gifted me with a compound bow.

I believe it is a 60lb draw, but I am not sure of the weight or the draw length.

When doing some reading on the subject, I am interested in getting the bow set up for me, as far as draw length and pull strength. Is there somewhere in the Middle River/Essex area and surrounding that can do this for me?

I also want someone to check out the string, etc.... and also evaluate the arrows that came with it.

Any advice appreciated. I would give more info but it is at the house and I am at work atm, I cannot remember a model number or brand name.

Oh, and the purpose of this bow is basically just target shooting, I don't really hunt and am not planning to bow hunt with it.

Thanks,

Rich
If you are unsure of the age of the bow string dont pull it back...it could snap if its old...any bow shop should be able to get you a new string and get your draw length...others will follow for good places up closer to you...
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Old April 9th, 2012, 02:30 PM   #3
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Macrotech in Brooklyn should be able to hook you up, I also heard bass pro in arundel mills mall can do it


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Old April 9th, 2012, 03:43 PM   #4
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I like to use Autumn Sky in Street MD. There's also Deer Creek Archery in Churchville. Both in Harford County.


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Old April 9th, 2012, 05:24 PM   #5
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If you want to get into archery you should not start off with a 60 pound bow. In order to get good at target shooting you should begin with a 30-35 pound recurve and work up to higher draw weight later. It is going to be difficult to practice proper shooting form having to draw 60 pounds each time.
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Old June 3rd, 2012, 10:24 AM   #6
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Ill second Autumn Sky! Great shop, a little far away from you but WELL worth the drive. I've purchased two bows there so far and I would not go anywhere else. Also if you didnt know there is a great range in Gunpowder State Park at the end of Ebenezer Rd. Its FREE!
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