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  • Any thoughts on a budget bow for beginners to bow hunting?

     Tara updated 1 year ago 2 Members · 10 Posts
  • Tara

    Member
    May 17, 2021 at 4:39 am

    I’m very new to bow hunting but I have some experience with bows, but I’m looking for a nice budget compound bow and what I need to get with it. Any suggestions?

  • wildman775

    Guest
    May 17, 2021 at 4:39 am

    Depends what you consider budget but my local sportsman’s warehouse house has the Mathews Vertix for 599 and I’m pretty sure you can’t find a better deal.

  • Vegetable_Level6622

    Guest
    May 17, 2021 at 4:39 am

    I would look at used bows at gun stores/pawn shops/Facebook marketplace etc. I bought a new bear rant for 350. A few weeks later I saw the same model at a pawn shop for 199.

  • portezthechillr

    Guest
    May 17, 2021 at 4:39 am

    Mission is made by Mathews for budget prices and bear is popular here

  • hornedfrog80

    Guest
    May 17, 2021 at 4:39 am

    My budget and your budget may be 2 separate ideas but I would start by looking at offer up, facebook market place, pawn shops for a good quality used bow then a new low end new bow I think you will be happier and it will more than likely come rigged out which can be expensive and if you like archery hunting and your gona stick with you can always upgrade if you want later. I haven’t shot a rifle in 5 yrs been only slinging arrows and hunt alot my matthews work great 12 yrs old and I kill the crap out of stuff and bow now can be bought for around $350 rigged out so find something you like .

  • braedn

    Guest
    May 17, 2021 at 4:39 am

    Are you a lefty by any chance? I’m selling a bear approach hc second hand for cheap

  • sink_not_swim

    Guest
    May 17, 2021 at 4:39 am

    Bear Cruzer G2 is basically RTH and costs ~399, though I found mine for around 50 cheaper on Amazon. Comes with everything except a trigger and arrows. Easy enough to adjust the draw weight, and if you have a Bear partner like Cabela’s nearby they’ll usually adjust it for free.

    Don’t believe the whole “5-70 lbs draw weight”, though. It’s more like 10/15-70lbs. While you could probably adjust it lower, I would never touch something weighted so low; dry fire it once and you’d be screwed, thing would just come apart.

  • jewfasa89

    Guest
    May 17, 2021 at 4:39 am

    I have a PSE Uprising and I’m happy with it. 700 Canadian.

  • Warpig0927

    Guest
    May 17, 2021 at 4:39 am

    If you’re looking for a new bow consider the Diamond infinite edge.

  • ediboyy

    Guest
    May 17, 2021 at 4:39 am

    Buy nice or buy twice. Try to find a good used bow. unfortunately unless it’s driving distance and the guy is nice and has it set up he prob won’t let you shoot is being novice but my first bow was a used hoyt hyperforce which I still have and it was such a great base. I’ve since upgraded to a hoyt ventum33 and that will be my bow for the next 5 years likely. If you want to try to negotiate something I might be able to sell it to you with some parts to help you get started. I have a hoyt carbon stablizer for it and [this Hoyt Ultra Rest](https://www.lancasterarchery.com/qad-hoyt-ultra-rest-black.html). Has new ABB platinum bowstrings that only have about 500 arrows through it.

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