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So my first compound bow is coming to me Friday a Bowtech General hardly used and he put over $1200 into it. I've played around with them in the past but now this will be my first to own and hunt with. I need to get a target like the block, Arrows my friend suggested EASTON 6 for hunting 6 for target and a release trigger. I'd like to order them online and have everything shipped to my door. I can get locally but this is all new to me any local shops or online shops recommendations? I'm out in eastern long island. Between finding the time and gas plus tax I might just want everything delivered to my house its alot easier.
As for Targets i'm open for some suggestions.. Thanks
 

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So my first compound bow is coming to me Friday a Bowtech General hardly used and he put over $1200 into it. I've played around with them in the past but now this will be my first to own and hunt with. I need to get a target like the block, Arrows my friend suggested EASTON 6 for hunting 6 for target and a release trigger. I'd like to order them online and have everything shipped to my door. I can get locally but this is all new to me any local shops or online shops recommendations? I'm out in eastern long island. Between finding the time and gas plus tax I might just want everything delivered to my house its alot easier.
As for Targets i'm open for some suggestions.. Thanks
 

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Dick's has those foam block targets in different sizes. As far as arrows go, I have an old school compound bow. The bow is set to 50lbs. Using aluminum arrows they would penetrate the target maybe a third of the arrow length into the block. Then there was the problem of bending if I missed badly. When I switched to carbon arrows I noticed a difference immediately: the arrows would penetrate almost to the feathers. The carbon arrows are also tougher, they don't bend, just break if really overstressed. I have yet to break an arrow. They also shoot flatter than aluminum shafts, so I had to readjust the sight pins.
 

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Dick's has those foam block targets in different sizes. As far as arrows go, I have an old school compound bow. The bow is set to 50lbs. Using aluminum arrows they would penetrate the target maybe a third of the arrow length into the block. Then there was the problem of bending if I missed badly. When I switched to carbon arrows I noticed a difference immediately: the arrows would penetrate almost to the feathers. The carbon arrows are also tougher, they don't bend, just break if really overstressed. I have yet to break an arrow. They also shoot flatter than aluminum shafts, so I had to readjust the sight pins.
 

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Id definitely suggest going to a bowshop and having them set you up with arrows. Arrows need to be the right spine and also cut to the correct length for the bow to shoot properly. I use Smithpoint Archery. Its in Patchogue.
 

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Id definitely suggest going to a bowshop and having them set you up with arrows. Arrows need to be the right spine and also cut to the correct length for the bow to shoot properly. I use Smithpoint Archery. Its in Patchogue.
 

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Thanks The bow has been set for me my Buddie had it done.. I will have to hit a local store to see about the arrows, trigger release and target. That does make the best sense. thanks
 

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Thanks The bow has been set for me my Buddie had it done.. I will have to hit a local store to see about the arrows, trigger release and target. That does make the best sense. thanks
 

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yup, great advice...while I'm into saving money by ordering online, a new to bow/archery person that is not all that knowledgable about tweaking and tuning bows should absolutely spend the extra $'s at a good local shop...The bow may have been set up by and for your friend, but bows, unlike guns are not off the shelf universal fit..draw length is critical as is rest placement(windage/elevation) for different grip styles, etc..I also recommend chuck at archery forum.....Not sure why your friend suggests 6 arrows for hunting and 6 for taget, why the segregation?
 

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yup, great advice...while I'm into saving money by ordering online, a new to bow/archery person that is not all that knowledgable about tweaking and tuning bows should absolutely spend the extra $'s at a good local shop...The bow may have been set up by and for your friend, but bows, unlike guns are not off the shelf universal fit..draw length is critical as is rest placement(windage/elevation) for different grip styles, etc..I also recommend chuck at archery forum.....Not sure why your friend suggests 6 arrows for hunting and 6 for taget, why the segregation?
 

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I'm not sure why ...Me not knowing anything and new thought 12 for practice in my yard would be good ( i have the space) Maybe four for hunting. He mentioned shooting to many more the six might just be to much for these portable targets like the block and might start to ruining arrows that six would do just fine. buy a dozen at a time six for practice and six for hunting. Do you disagree with that??? Personally I don't think I would need more then four for hunting..???He started to mention arrow size and wieght which went over my head at this time..
I Both mentioned are fairly close yes I do not want to be ripped off just treated fairly price wise spending a few extra bucks rather then on line is fine..I'd like a guy with good knowledge and experience to steer me right.
Once I get set up I have some people that can guide me Its just hard to get guys over to go shopping with me..
 

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I'm not sure why ...Me not knowing anything and new thought 12 for practice in my yard would be good ( i have the space) Maybe four for hunting. He mentioned shooting to many more the six might just be to much for these portable targets like the block and might start to ruining arrows that six would do just fine. buy a dozen at a time six for practice and six for hunting. Do you disagree with that??? Personally I don't think I would need more then four for hunting..???He started to mention arrow size and wieght which went over my head at this time..
I Both mentioned are fairly close yes I do not want to be ripped off just treated fairly price wise spending a few extra bucks rather then on line is fine..I'd like a guy with good knowledge and experience to steer me right.
Once I get set up I have some people that can guide me Its just hard to get guys over to go shopping with me..
 

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Arrows can be confusing. They come in different weights, different "spines" (stiffness), different lengths.
Go get fitted by a shop. Buy six aluminum, six carbon arrows, some tips, go shoot and see what works better and what you like. I learned the hard way how to cut and install tips, the hard way how to fletch. I learn everything the hard way, by doing.
 

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Arrows can be confusing. They come in different weights, different "spines" (stiffness), different lengths.
Go get fitted by a shop. Buy six aluminum, six carbon arrows, some tips, go shoot and see what works better and what you like. I learned the hard way how to cut and install tips, the hard way how to fletch. I learn everything the hard way, by doing.
 

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with todays drop away rests and carbon arrows, spine is not as critical as it once was. Also I had never seen bad flight from an arrow that is a little on the stiff side...bring your bow, release, etc and go see chuck...he sells the bowtech line and will know exactly what you need...I'm guessing your buddy might have meant 6 for hunting so they wouldn't get beat up in practice...people like to shot at the same spot to "group" arrows, thats fine but when you start hitting what your aiming at, it can get costly thats when you start shooting only 1 arrow at 1 spot...now is about the best time to get "time" with the pro shop, if you wait a few months it will get to crazy and you won't get the attention you need
 

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with todays drop away rests and carbon arrows, spine is not as critical as it once was. Also I had never seen bad flight from an arrow that is a little on the stiff side...bring your bow, release, etc and go see chuck...he sells the bowtech line and will know exactly what you need...I'm guessing your buddy might have meant 6 for hunting so they wouldn't get beat up in practice...people like to shot at the same spot to "group" arrows, thats fine but when you start hitting what your aiming at, it can get costly thats when you start shooting only 1 arrow at 1 spot...now is about the best time to get "time" with the pro shop, if you wait a few months it will get to crazy and you won't get the attention you need
 

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I second the Archery Forum, Chuck knows his stuff.... I also like Bemans Carbon Arrows. I have a Bowtech Admiral and love it, unfortunately I no longer have a spot to hunt... there is a house 50yds from my favorite treestand now.
 
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