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Bow season is almost over, and soon the pawn shops will be inundated with new or nearly new bows.

Can someone please give me some pointers on how to select a good quality bow?

Is there anything I should look out for?

What brands are best?

Im leaning towards a long bow but would consider anything.

Thank you.
 

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I love longbows. If this is your first bow you do not want to be overbowed. Most people starting out need something between 45 to 50 lbs at thier draw weight. I would look the bow over for signs of any stress cracks. Look at the glue lines and see if they are tight as well. Many good custom bows on the market. For a production bow Martin makes a good longbow. There are some great buys on the internet on a couple of bowhunting forums.
 

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Always string a bow before you buy...I passed on a super clean recurve at the last Gunshow because the upper limb was twisted...:eek:
You should check to ensure a limb is not twisted before you buy. It's easy...string the bow and sight down the limbs if one is twisted it is easy to pick it up because the tip of the limb will not be centered...longbows are awsome!:thumb:
Peter
 
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