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I have been shotting bow since I was 7 with Levittown P.A.L. I now coach at the age of 22. I never owned my own bow, I began with the Genesis youth bows but when I hit 6'4 at 18 I used one of the coaches old bow, a Hoyt-Easton Rambo Bow (black and orange) Love it to death and shot it well too!!. 19-30" draw and Im a big guy and can hold the upto 80lb with a 65% let off most likely but obvioulsy prefer comfort. Never been bow hunting before so I dont know what is good in the sense of field bows. Any information is helpful. Trying to keep it under $400 if possible since I am a struggling college student who works barely 10hours a week haha. Thank guys
 

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I have been shotting bow since I was 7 with Levittown P.A.L. I now coach at the age of 22. I never owned my own bow, I began with the Genesis youth bows but when I hit 6'4 at 18 I used one of the coaches old bow, a Hoyt-Easton Rambo Bow (black and orange) Love it to death and shot it well too!!. 19-30" draw and Im a big guy and can hold the upto 80lb with a 65% let off most likely but obvioulsy prefer comfort. Never been bow hunting before so I dont know what is good in the sense of field bows. Any information is helpful. Trying to keep it under $400 if possible since I am a struggling college student who works barely 10hours a week haha. Thank guys
 

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Wish I'd seen this last week! Just sold an old PSE 2 cam for $25 off CL today, needed a string, peep & arrows.. $400 for new is pretty darn impossible, especially if you need everything.. Also, don't go hogg wild on the poundage. You can physically do it, but how long the elbow & shoulder will want to do it may be a different story.. 55-70 lbs works plenty fine..
 

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Wish I'd seen this last week! Just sold an old PSE 2 cam for $25 off CL today, needed a string, peep & arrows.. $400 for new is pretty darn impossible, especially if you need everything.. Also, don't go hogg wild on the poundage. You can physically do it, but how long the elbow & shoulder will want to do it may be a different story.. 55-70 lbs works plenty fine..
 

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Yeh didnt even see this thread I just made a new one haha But I dont necessarally need NEW. I would look at used. Ive seen some packages around $400-450 but they are mostly 29" Max.
 

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Yeh didnt even see this thread I just made a new one haha But I dont necessarally need NEW. I would look at used. Ive seen some packages around $400-450 but they are mostly 29" Max.
 

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Mission by Mathews, good way to go. Fair price, top quality (Mathews). You won't be happy. Check out C & B Archery in Hicksville, ask for Ralph.
 

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Mission by Mathews, good way to go. Fair price, top quality (Mathews). You won't be happy. Check out C & B Archery in Hicksville, ask for Ralph.
 

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Friends son got Primo Truth and love it.
 

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Friends son got Primo Truth and love it.
 

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Hehe, there are lots of choices. I've been shooting my Martin for years and love it.  :)
 

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Hehe, there are lots of choices. I've been shooting my Martin for years and love it.  :)
 

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I've gotten 3 deer with my old Martin Lynx. Great bow but dated. I just picked up a Matthew's Mission. Small. Shoots almost twice as fast as my old bow and quieter.
My advice is to save up and go to a good archery store and have them show you whats available and fit the bow to your preferences.

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Hehe, there are lots of choices. I've been shooting my Martin for years and love it. :)
 

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I've gotten 3 deer with my old Martin Lynx. Great bow but dated. I just picked up a Matthew's Mission. Small. Shoots almost twice as fast as my old bow and quieter.
My advice is to save up and go to a good archery store and have them show you whats available and fit the bow to your preferences.

nyguns said:
Hehe, there are lots of choices. I've been shooting my Martin for years and love it. :)
 

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Got the PSE Stinger. Love it. Had only one shot in the field with it and I had to shoot at a tough angle and grazed my arm just enough to bring me 1/2" below the deer belly. Love the bow though
 

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Got the PSE Stinger. Love it. Had only one shot in the field with it and I had to shoot at a tough angle and grazed my arm just enough to bring me 1/2" below the deer belly. Love the bow though
 
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