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     Tara updated 11 months, 2 weeks ago 2 Members · 5 Posts
  • Tara

    June 12, 2021 at 4:53 am

    I want to get a takedown bow but haven’t been able to get to an archery store.

    What would you all suggest for a guy who’s 6’4 200lbs and right handed but left eye dominant?

    I’m asking in case I don’t make it to the archery store before the bow and firearms sales for July 4th if I order online. Thanks!

  • thewoundedknight

    June 12, 2021 at 4:53 am

    Being big and strong is great but for a new archer starting at 60 pounds might not be the best choice. If you’re target shooting or hunting deer or small game 40 pound draw is sufficient but that’s just my two cents. Get good on 35-40 and go heavier when you can hit things consistently at 40 yards.

  • shizukana_otoko

    June 12, 2021 at 4:53 am

    Samick Sage. It’s inexpensive but a capable bow. You can start at 30# so you can shoot more before fatigue kicks in. This means better form and a repeatable shot cycle. When you are ready to move up in weight, you just buy new limbs and a new string (you will probably need stiffer arrows as well).

    I almost always hunt with longbows, but I have killed a couple of deer with my Sage.

  • Applewhackjack

    June 12, 2021 at 4:53 am

    Couple quick questions – just for direction – are you new to archery in general?

    If not, what type of bows do you own or have shot / prefer?

    A fellow your size may have a long draw, which will directly effect the final draw poundage of traditional bows / be they recurve limbs or long bow style.

    I’m also left eye dominant but shoot and have been shooting right handed bows for over 25 years… can give suggestion there as well.

  • HTX2727

    June 12, 2021 at 4:53 am

    I am left eye dominate, shot firearms right and left handed growing up. When I started bow hunting 15+ years ago I committed to doing it left handed so I could use my dominant eye. Probably the best thing I could have done.

    Firearms are nothing like archery when it comes to aiming. Timing and instincts play a huge role in archery, and having your dominant eye lead the way is a distinct advantage.

    Also, this is very important and not many people consider this or have this perspective, so listen up, lol… Having your stronger (RH) holding your bow is also a distinct advantage. You will be more stable, have more control, balance, etc. You do not draw a bow with arm strength, you draw with shoulder and back strength, so the arm you actual pull the string back with is the least relevant component. Your eye is the most relevant.

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