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ive been thinking about getting into bow hunting in the next year or so but i dont know of what bow to get any suggestion?
 

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ive been thinking about getting into bow hunting in the next year or so but i dont know of what bow to get any suggestion?
 

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Check out an archery pro shop. I'd suggest going for an entry level package bow from a mainstream company purchased at a pro shop. You need to 'feel' the bows' grip in your hand. Some are narrow, some thicker, ect.. What feels right should be important, not the name on the limb. The archery tech will setup your equipment to match your body/draw, and you'll be off to a good start. Some shops, like The Archery Forum in Medford, used to give a free year of shooting with a bow purchase. You can even sign up for a lesson, but usually you can get some pointers from the staff..
 

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Check out an archery pro shop. I'd suggest going for an entry level package bow from a mainstream company purchased at a pro shop. You need to 'feel' the bows' grip in your hand. Some are narrow, some thicker, ect.. What feels right should be important, not the name on the limb. The archery tech will setup your equipment to match your body/draw, and you'll be off to a good start. Some shops, like The Archery Forum in Medford, used to give a free year of shooting with a bow purchase. You can even sign up for a lesson, but usually you can get some pointers from the staff..
 

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I bought a Mathews Q2XL several years ago and I have been very happy with it.
American Outdoor Sports on Rt. 109 has an excellent selection of bows from the top manufacturers and they are extremely knowledgeable about archery as most of the guys are long time archers.
There are several stores on Long Island that sell archery equipment but very few are knowledgeable enough to properly fit you to a bow.
There is also a shop in Middle Island that specializes in Archery and the owner is a pro so I would look there as well.
Buy by what works best for you, not price.
Good luck in your quest.
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I bought a Mathews Q2XL several years ago and I have been very happy with it.
American Outdoor Sports on Rt. 109 has an excellent selection of bows from the top manufacturers and they are extremely knowledgeable about archery as most of the guys are long time archers.
There are several stores on Long Island that sell archery equipment but very few are knowledgeable enough to properly fit you to a bow.
There is also a shop in Middle Island that specializes in Archery and the owner is a pro so I would look there as well.
Buy by what works best for you, not price.
Good luck in your quest.
Steve
 

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Archery Forum was in Middle island, relocated to Medford last summer.. Owner is Chuck, stand up guy.
American Oudoors, do they have a range still? After I went there, I wondered if they have something upstairs cause the building is big enough for it..
 

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Archery Forum was in Middle island, relocated to Medford last summer.. Owner is Chuck, stand up guy.
American Oudoors, do they have a range still? After I went there, I wondered if they have something upstairs cause the building is big enough for it..
 

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if your looking for a good bow and some one who know there stuff I highly recommend you go to Smith point archery in Patchogue and see Dave he is tops in the business
215 East Main St Patchogue NY 11772
(631) 289-3399

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http://www.smithpointarchery.com/
 

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if your looking for a good bow and some one who know there stuff I highly recommend you go to Smith point archery in Patchogue and see Dave he is tops in the business
215 East Main St Patchogue NY 11772
(631) 289-3399

Papabear

http://www.smithpointarchery.com/
 

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Traditional or Compound ?    You can also try C and B Archery in Hicksville.  They have a range there as well.
 

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Traditional or Compound ?    You can also try C and B Archery in Hicksville.  They have a range there as well.
 

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I couldn't recommend archery forum highly enough. One thing you wont get is the condissending attitude of some other bow shops. Chuck also wont try to sell you sh$# you dont need.
 

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I couldn't recommend archery forum highly enough. One thing you wont get is the condissending attitude of some other bow shops. Chuck also wont try to sell you sh$# you dont need.
 

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Where do you live? That will give everyone a better idea where they can recommend for first time archers.
 

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Where do you live? That will give everyone a better idea where they can recommend for first time archers.
 

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Traditional or Compound ? You can also try C and B Archery in Hicksville. They have a range there as well.
C and B Archery is great. Bought my first bow last year there. Set me up with a good bow, good package and good price. You also get a few free range trips to get sighted in and adjusted and they are good with mix and matches in the package. Bought a PSE Stinger there last year
 

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Traditional or Compound ? You can also try C and B Archery in Hicksville. They have a range there as well.
C and B Archery is great. Bought my first bow last year there. Set me up with a good bow, good package and good price. You also get a few free range trips to get sighted in and adjusted and they are good with mix and matches in the package. Bought a PSE Stinger there last year
 
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