New Archers Right Equipment
If you are a young person or senior citizen male or female just getting into archery first of all welcome to our great sport that so many of us love. Today I would like to share some important tips I learned over the last twenty plus years of archery hunting and shooting.
It does not matter what kind of bow you use long bow, re curve bow, compound bow or crossbows it is all archery and that is the great thing about it. One thing about archery you need to do is practice, practice, practice to be a good archer.
Lets talk about the compound bows today. There are many great manufactures out there but the most important thing when getting into compound bows is to go to a archery pro shop and get a bow that fits you properly everyone has a different draw length. Also you do not need to have the best bow made to be a good archer and you do not need to pull 70lb draw weight all that heavy draw weight does is tear your shoulder up in the long run whisker biscuit. I shoot a Reflex bow at 53lb and can hit the bottom of a plastic bottle at 50 yards. And it has no problem passing through a deer. I have taken many deer with this bow.
But once you get the bow that fits you then it is time to get your arrows aluminum or carbon it does not make much difference carbon has a little more kinetic energy but make sure they are quality arrows not those cheap ones you find in stores like Walmart, Kmart, and they are cut to proper size. Sights if you choose to use sights there are many different kinds of bow sights on the market but in my opinion pin sights are the best sights to get started with but again it is what you are comfortable with. And then there is your arrow rest again many different kinds I recommend a whisker biscuit they are so much more forgiving. But again it is your choice.
Releases there are many different kinds of them out there as well it is what you are comfortable with I recommend the free flight release from Winn archery these releases make pulling back a 60lbs bow feel like it is only 50lbs but it is your choice. But the most important piece of your equipment is your broad head do not be cheap here. Buy a quality broad head and make sure you keep them sharp it does not matter how good your bow or your other archery equipment is if you do not have a good quality sharp broad head your equipment is worthless believe me on this.
Once you get your setup ready it is important to go out and shoot every day I recommend at least 50 quality shoots a day that means to me within 3 to 4inches from bulls eye and you do not need to start from 30 yards away start 10 to 15 yards away and as your confidence grows move back 5 yards or so. Like everything else technic plays a big part in being a good archer and there are many ways to learn this. From experienced archers,books,videos,and trial and error. Please enjoy the sport archery and I hope these few things I learned over the years helps you out.