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looking for beginner kit

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    Registered Users Posts: 113 ✭✭ grugni


    Hi all

    Looking for recommendations for a good quality beginner kit with everything I would need to get started

    Looked at a few stores online and really not sure what to go for

    Any advice would be appreciated


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    grugni wrote: »
    Hi all

    Looking for recommendations for a good quality beginner kit with everything I would need to get started

    Looked at a few stores online and really not sure what to go for

    Any advice would be appreciated

    What sort of archery are you interested in?

    Traditional archery (english longbow, korean etc)
    Olympic recurve (stuff you see in the olympics with all the bells and whistles like sight, arrow rest, stabilizers etc)
    Barebow (same bow as the olympic recurve except you dont use any of the extras. You aim without a sight)
    Compound (hunting style bow with cam wheels, magnification scope, stabilizers, release aid)

    Whats your budget?


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    Hi

    I didnt know there was so many types of bows

    Honestly from the sets Ive seen and from what Ive read it would be either the recurve or the barebow. Ive fancied giving it a go for years and now I have an opportunity

    Budget is around £150 - £200

    Much appreciated!


  • #2


    grugni wrote: »
    Hi

    I didnt know there was so many types of bows

    Honestly from the sets Ive seen and from what Ive read it would be either the recurve or the barebow. Ive fancied giving it a go for years and now I have an opportunity

    Budget is around £150 - £200

    Much appreciated!



    I would recommend something like a Samick Sage. It's a take down recurve (meaning you can take it apart basically). They range from about 25 to 60 pound draw weight. Depending on your strength, you can upgrade the limbs as you get stronger and better and shooting. There's tons and tons of utter crap you could buy for your hobby. You don't need it.

    Essential items:
    Bow
    Arrows (the arrow should match the draw strength and draw length of your bow)
    Quiver
    Arm Guard
    Tab (or something to protect your fingers while you draw back on the bow string)
    Something to shoot at (you can make a target yourself with some basic tools).

    Non essential items:
    Sight
    Bow rest/stand
    *insert the 500 items you could use but are not required*


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    Just finished a 6 week beginners course, thought i'd just do it for a laugh, pass a few nights, but I actually loved it. Our instructor told us we could carry on using their equipment for another few weeks just to make sure we wanted to carry on with it. So maybe do a beginners course if theirs a club near you.


  • #2


    I would recommend something like a Samick Sage. It's a take down recurve (meaning you can take it apart basically). They range from about 25 to 60 pound draw weight. Depending on your strength, you can upgrade the limbs as you get stronger and better and shooting. There's tons and tons of utter crap you could buy for your hobby. You don't need it.

    Essential items:
    Bow
    Arrows (the arrow should match the draw strength and draw length of your bow)
    Quiver
    Arm Guard
    Tab (or something to protect your fingers while you draw back on the bow string)
    Something to shoot at (you can make a target yourself with some basic tools).

    Non essential items:
    Sight
    Bow rest/stand
    *insert the 500 items you could use but are not required*

    May not be essential, but a Bow rest/stand will make your life much easier rather than putting the bow on the ground every time and getting muddy if shooting outside or scratched when inside.


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    Thank you for all the advice

    Im based in Donegal and have a look around for clubs, there seems to have been a few which dont exist anymore

    Been checking the Samick Sage Bow and think I will try and get that along with the essentials and see how I get on.

    I know there is a store in Sligo that sells archery equipment so I think its time for a road trip!


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    https://targetcrazy.com/archery/resources/proper-archery-form/#Aiming

    This one is very close to what I learnt in the class.


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