Can you guys reccomend some good beginner bows?

I'm thinking about getting a takedown so I can use 30lb limbs for practice and 40lb ones for hunting, is the Buck Trail Sagos a good starter bow?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Samick Sage

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What makes it better then a buck trail?

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I looked through the local stores catalogue, I can pick between:
    >Bucktrail Sagos
    >Core Silhouette reflex bow
    >Oak Ridge Dymond(more expensive)
    >Ragim Impala
    >Sebastian Flute Optimo

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just Bee yourself

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why not just get a 40lb compound bow in correct draw length?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's hard to get the form down correctly if you start with a higher draw weight according to everyone I've asked at the archery club, they all say I should get a 30 or 35lb as my first bow. They are all massively dyel tho.

      For about $150? It's fine. These cheap chink prebuilt bows are mostly all the same so I wouldn't worry about it much.
      If you think you'll keep at it and not get bored quickly you could buy an ILF riser and ILF limbs instead, as a nice ILF riser will have a lifetime of utility. Depends on whether you want to test the waters with a cheap bow or follow the "buy once, cry once" strategy with nicer gear.

      Would a Ragim Impala be better? They are basically the same price so it's between those two.

      If you've never done archery before don't pretend you're going to go hunt with your cheap recurve starter bow. Seriously, don't kid yourself. Just get some nice light limbs so you don't hate practicing, and shoot a lot. 20-30# would be reasonable depending on how tall you are, if you're really tall you'll pull past the rated draw so you might want a rated weight on the lower side.
      Once you become competent enough to actually hit an animal you will want a different bow to do it with.

      Or he could skip all that bs and just get a 40lb compound bow he could actually hunt with now.

      Or I could get this riser and a set of 30 and 40lb limbs for it.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >It's hard to get the form down correctly if you start with a higher draw weight according to everyone I've asked at the archery club, they all say I should get a 30 or 35lb as my first bow. They are all massively dyel tho.
        Doesn't matter how buff or skinny you are, they are right. The draw weight thing isn't about how much you can pull, but about how well you can comfortably hold that weight while executing a good release. If you want to avoid injuring yourself (shoulder impingement is very common and caused by improper form) then take their advice.

        t. archery autist

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I'm orobably gonna get a takedown with 30 and 40lb limbs, I still can't decide between Bucktrail Sagos and Ragim Impala(old style with the red finish), The Ragim is ILF but apperantly this specific style might have string problems? The Sagos is some screw on system that only works with specific limbs, The Impala also looks better imo.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Or I could get this riser and a set of 30 and 40lb limbs for it.
        Why ask if you already know what you want to do?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I read what people here say and take it into consideration, but I don't just rush off to buy what the first comment reccomends.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For about $150? It's fine. These cheap chink prebuilt bows are mostly all the same so I wouldn't worry about it much.
    If you think you'll keep at it and not get bored quickly you could buy an ILF riser and ILF limbs instead, as a nice ILF riser will have a lifetime of utility. Depends on whether you want to test the waters with a cheap bow or follow the "buy once, cry once" strategy with nicer gear.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you've never done archery before don't pretend you're going to go hunt with your cheap recurve starter bow. Seriously, don't kid yourself. Just get some nice light limbs so you don't hate practicing, and shoot a lot. 20-30# would be reasonable depending on how tall you are, if you're really tall you'll pull past the rated draw so you might want a rated weight on the lower side.
    Once you become competent enough to actually hit an animal you will want a different bow to do it with.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Or he could skip all that bs and just get a 40lb compound bow he could actually hunt with now.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Compound bows are gay. Pretty good reason to not do that.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This isn't a compound bow, it's a recurve dummy.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Read the thread, dummy. Welcome to PrepHole.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It can be something like a Spyder from Southwest. It sounds similar to the Buck Trail.

    Better yet, it sounds like you have a club of archers. Just ask one of the traditional bowmen there if they have anything in about 30Lbs, about 62-64in that you'd be interested in buying from them. Then you can get the 40Lb limbs later.

    In other words try to get your practice bow used- it saved me a hundred bucks for this one.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

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      Furthermore, the money you save on the used practice bow means you can put that money to buying more arrows and supplies like spare nocks, grip tape, or even saved for those 40 Lb limbs later on.

      Just know that swapping between 30Lb and 40Lb will affect your gap, so you'll want to get some practice on the 40Lb limbs before you go hunt- don't only practice on the 30Lb stuff. You don't need to go beyond 30m, but you should get really good at estimating about how far the targets actually are, and if you can, get practice aiming upwards and downwards as well.

      Good luck OP! Here's the aforepictured Spyder at 30m on a 40cm target. 30Lb Limbs shooting 600 Spine, 29" arrows.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah that looks like the exact same bow almost.
      I asked around the club but nobody has bows for sale right now, they pointed me to some facebook groups but everything on there is either shit kid bows or more expensive then buying a Ragim Impala or a Bucktrail Sagos at the local store.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Shit, that really sucks you can't buy used. In that case, what you have mentioned should work. I haven't heard of Buck trail but online they seem pretty reliable.

        You are likely not going to hunt with your first bow if this is really your first time with Archery. The first thousand or more arrows will be about establishing form, and getting comfortable with your equipment. If you're hunting, get some kind of string silencers too to help with the noise. They're cheap and Tradbows are loud.

        Also, I'd recommend a good finger tab. Three under or split-finger doesn't matter just get a good kangarooskin or some form of real leather- but I'd definitely not skimp on the tab or glove since you should be practicing with this bow very often if you want to hunt and you -trust me- don't want to frick up your fingers.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I'm still thinking about if I should get the Ragim Impala or the Bucktrail Sagos, if you search them up there's more reviews about the Ragim and I think it might be faster or something, the Ragim is also an ILF I think while the Bucktrail has its own screw-in limb system, so I'm leaning towards the Ragim Impala. I'll probably be learning to shoot for like half a year at least before I go hunting, probably gonna start with hunting Mouflon so 40lb limbs should be good enough I think.
          Also yeah, I'm also getting some leather finger tabs and a leather forearm protector.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            get the bucktrail. The Impala had some string quality issues in the past and has shoddier crafstmanship- you won't know if you're getting a 10 year old bow or a 3 year old bow.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              It's the old style with the reddish finish. Do they still make limbs for the regular Bucktrail Sagos? Cause as far as I know onpy Bucktrail limbs work with Bucktrail risers.

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