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Not 100% sure if this is the correct place to post this but whatever,

I am wanting to get back into it, I dont hunt at all but use to enjoy doing small competitions.

Wanting to find a nice bow that wont break the bank, been looking at Diamond bows, since I have always heard great things about them, and they are very affordable, anyone have any recommendations?
 

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I usa a PSE ready to hunt bow and was pretty accurate. I only practiced to 30 yards though. I used judo tips to avoid losing arrows in the grass. I haven't practiced since I have an apartment now.

Of course it's unavailable now. Don't remember how much it was.

https://www.amazon.com/PSE-Stinger-Package-60-Pound-Infinity/dp/B0064V7BQA?SubscriptionId=AKIAJWDBSEO5LG2R7Y6Q&tag=blogspog-20&linkCode=sp1&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B0064V7BQA
I have never used a PSE, shot Mathews, Bowtech (diamond) Hoyte, Browning, and Bear. Surely they all how to be about the same if they are around the same price range, they are all huge names.

Currently I am looking at the Diamond Prism

Diamond Prism

You can find it for about $300.00 and looking at reviews it looks to be the exact same as the Infinity edge pro it just doesn't come with a stabilizer.
 

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I just now got it back after a couple of years. Haven't worked out in forever so I am sure my back is going to feel fantastic. There is some public hunting land that is only accessible by boat so my plan was to boat in with climbing stand and then boat back with a dead deer next to me lol
 

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I have never been into hunting, just boring sitting in a tree for hours and having to get up extremely early.
 

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These bows are actually made buy a guy I know from where I live. I got my best friend a job working and he's been making bows for about 4 years. He made me one using the same process and looks but it doesn't bear the Blacktail name. These are seriously some of the nicest bows I've ever seen.

Blacktail Bow Company, LLC - About Blacktail Bows - take-down and one-piece recurve bows

Are you set with a compound bow or wanting traditional?
 

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I need some more arrows and to find my judo tips. I loved that ****. Just shooting the hell out of old milk jugs.
If you want something great to shoot (I personally think it's the best target material) buy a burlap sack and fill it full of plastic bags (I use 5 mil poly). The plastic bags do a great job of stopping arrows and they pull out easy and don't get stuck. Then the best part is when you shoot out the middle of the target you simply pull out the plastic bags and re-stuff the burlap sack. I used to buy foam targets but it doesn't take too long to shoot out the middle and need to replace. Burlap and plastic are dirt cheap.
 

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I have one of these.





I don't know what's in it but it got a lot heavier with water since it was sitting on a deck for 2 years. I shoot this with practice tips but the judo tips were going in and not coming out. I hate losing an arrow for one bad shot so that's why I almost always use judo tips. burlap would be cool but worried about how the judo tips would enter and not pull out getting caught on the burlap making me reglue the inserts.

https://www.amazon.com/Marksmen-Small-Sharp-Point-Broadheads/dp/B01KVWSA8U/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1473730076&sr=8-7&keywords=judo+tips

**** you squirrels ****ing up my facia and soffits. take the recycling bin and dump it out in the yard, see how fast you can shoot the **** lol
 

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I use field tips for all practice. I would also imagine those judo tips would get caught up in the burlap sack.

Those little targets like that always seem to get shot out before too long for me.
 

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Now I want to practice with rabbits but have to wait for some good frost first. I would go deer hunting but ants, chiggers, short sleeves and shorts, flies in your face ****. They open it knowing no one is out there lol. I'm covered in chigger bites just from scouting. Freezer is empty and I don't want to go to Costco. Except for ribs/pork butt. Unless I get a ferrell hog which never happens up here.
 

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These bows are actually made buy a guy I know from where I live. I got my best friend a job working and he's been making bows for about 4 years. He made me one using the same process and looks but it doesn't bear the Blacktail name. These are seriously some of the nicest bows I've ever seen.

Blacktail Bow Company, LLC - About Blacktail Bows - take-down and one-piece recurve bows

Are you set with a compound bow or wanting traditional?
I have shot traditional but didn't really enjoy it, but man them bows look extraordinarily well made!

We use to get a hay bale and take it down below the house since my dad graded out about a roughly 40 yard area, I would shoot for hours. Only bad thing is the hay would eat an arrow every blue moon, them arrows are not cheap.

Back in 2006 I did the 4H archery which really got me into it, I remember we went to the Rock Eagle Archery Competition my age group placed 2nd, the high school group won 1st for like the 3rd year in a row (one of the the guys was crazy good, about this time he was burnt out of it though, I want to say he actually got sponsored somewhere in them 3 years) But I remember this girl who was a year younger then me, shot at 40 yards and hit her other arrow dead center, it was amazing!

I went and dug out my old bow last night, it was a browning, really nice bow. Some how my release, stabilizer, whisker biscuit, and sight are missing.

I think the number one reason I quit was when I got my first bow my arms were to long for a youth bow, but to short really for an adult, so I got about two good years out of it and my parents wouldn't buy me a new one. (I was 11 or 12 at the time)

Later on when I was around 16, I guy let me use one of his older bows had to be around 10 years old, but the strings were about to rot off and when you shot it, it sounded like it was going to fall apart.
 

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Got the bow! Very happy with it, very user friendly,

Boring stuff-

DRAW LENGTH 18-30"
IBO SPEED 295 FPS
MASS WEIGHT 3.2 LBS
AXLE TO AXLE 31"
BRACE HEIGHT 7"
DRAW WEIGHT 5-55 lbs
EFFECTIVE LET-OFF 80%
KINETIC ENERGY 55 ft-lbs

Pros-

I can adjust the draw length with out a bow press by just removing two allen heads on each cam, adjust from 18-30in draw.
Poundage goes from 5-55lbs (on Diamonds website it says up to 70 so I am a little confused about this)

Cons- *all fixable and I have to taken the bow to get properly tuned yet*

D loop was about 1in to low,
Silencer was sitting right where the D loop was suppose to be
Knock set was above the silencer stacked so the D loop couldnt be set where it was suppose to be

Needless to say this can all be fixed pretty easily

I went and shot with a guy yesterday for about a hour or so, I tried his $300 stabilizer (B stinger) and I realized I do need a stabilizer helped my shot a lot!

Stuff I would like to get done-

New Sight (The pins want to tilt when you tighten them back down and its a paint to set, would like to get a 1 pin set up)
Stabilizer (Really liked his but I dont know so much about the price)
Just getting the bow tuned all together
 
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