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Old 03-09-2016, 10:07 PM
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Like was said earlier, get a used bow.

Go to a dealer, get sized, then take the measurements and find a bow on eBay or craigslist.

I shoot a 1995 vintage Hoyt Fastflite. Cost $100. Some red-butt Alabama kid got a new hunting bow and put his old Hoyt on eBay. I've had it for about 12 years now. It works great.

It's center of mass at 25 yards all day long, shooting as fast as I can draw.

I was aiming at this string binding the straw bale, at about 25 yards.

I consider myself a novice Archer. So sure, a new bow with carbon arrows may do a tad better in my hands, and even moreso in experienced hands, but those old wide diameter aluminum arrows hit hard and fly true enough for my skill set.
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Compound bows have a let off of any where from 65-80%. Guys who are shooting 70lbs with a compound with 80% let off are only holding 14lbs after the let off. Those same guys will not be nearly as accurate with a 60lb recurve or longbow.

There are sights for recurve bows but honestly for survival bow, stick to the KISS principal. The only thing that replaces practice & experience, is more practice & experience. Shooting a bow without sights is not nearly as difficult as you would think.

I had a 35lb fiberglass longbow for years (my wife inadvertently sold it during a garage sale - she's still is not allowed in the garage). I had a dozen wooden arrows for it and I was ridiculously accurate within 30 yards. Never shot it with anything other than field points though. Never shot broadheads with it.

Look on eBay and check Craigs list. You'll want a finger tab or glove for holding the string. I never used an arm guard because, IMO, it promotes the bad habit of locking out your arm when shooting
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Genisis 35lb compound, first compound I STARTED GIRLCHILD out on that bow( was required by archery class at school) you wana solid starter bow compound, contact a local high school, if they have a archery class find out the compound bow required . middle school required recurve, 15 pound, you could twist the string for another lb or 2, high school went to compound only.
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