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    • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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      Hi Folks,

      My wife is becoming interested in trying archery. She’s left handed and just wants to target shoot. Any suggestions for an decent inexpensive bow for getting started? Thank you! dwc

    • Carl Brickey
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      I had a Ben Pearson Colt (I think) once upon a time when I was younger, and it would be a good starter longbow with the correct target arrows. I think it pulled 20-25# or so. My little cousin has it now and is enjoying it. I reckon you could find one maybe on craigslist or some other classifieds. That’s a good little target bow though.

    • jpcjpc
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      Any suggestions for an decent inexpensive bow

      It’s for my wife

      Hope she does not read it :roll::lol::lol:

    • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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      Key word in our lives is inexpensive. If I bought an pricey bow she’d have a fit! She just wants to see if it’s something she’s really interested in.

      Thanks for the input. I’ll do a quick search for a Colt.

      Thanks! dwc

    • jpcjpc
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      Was just a jok

      Nice have a wife loving bows

    • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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      jpc, I thought probably, but I figured I’d clarify that! I’m really happy to see her interest. My kids are having fun with it and so she wants to join in, too. thanks! d

    • Carl Brickey
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      dwcphoto wrote:

      Thanks for the input. I’ll do a quick search for a Colt.

      Thanks! dwc

      Anytime! Good luck!

    • Alex Shreffler
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      dwc,

      For the money, I don’t think you can go wrong with a Samick Sage. Brand new, they run around $140. You can buy limbs to go up in weight as she progresses as well. My best friend bought one to start out with and I’m extremely impressed with how fast and accurate it is, and it’s well made too. He outshoots me and my $1,000 bow on a regular basis 🙄

      Definitely worth checking out.

      Alex

    • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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      Hi Alex,

      Thank you. I did take a look at one of those online. I’ve read only good things about them, so that just might be the pick. Appreciated. dwc

    • cavscout9753
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      I have a red stag by samick. A little bit more money, but its a shooter and looks good. I’ve since moved on to long bows but I won’t part with it. Good back up bow. I used some sand paper and poly to reshape the grip and it turned out great. Samicks bows are good shooting bows for the money, a great deal in my book. The overall finish is where they save money, but I just cleaned up the edges and re applied poly to shine it all up real nice. I’m not advicating any particular samick bow, just the company in general.

    • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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      Thanks for your reply. I’m pretty sure I’ll try a Samick and see how it goes. I like the range of light limbs available. All the best, dwc

    • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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      I ended up with a Bodnik Little Stick. My wife is a lefty and Kustom King was having a sale on just the right thing. I was seriously considering the Samick, but wanted to stick to a longbow. My two children have Pilgrims, so the Bodnik fits right in. It have a nice matte finish and the draw seems very smooth. It hasn’t been shot yet but I’m sure it will work beautifully. Thanks for the input from you folks. Best, dwc

    • RalphRalph
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      I was gonna make you deal but I see you made a much wiser choice!!

      This bow, a joke I made for a friend with a stick and bailing twine, actually worked:D

      Good luck, I hope she enjoys.

      Sounds like you have a family plan going.

      Right on:D:D

    • grumpygrumpy
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      Audrey erupted: “HOW COULD SHE NOTLIKE IT!!!

      She shoots daily, weather permitting, and has talked about a spot light…

    • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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      R2, that’s a beauty. We do have a couple of those around here somewhere. I believe Byron Ferguson said something to the effect of… put your money in arrows. A lousy bow will shot good arrows better than a good bow will shoot lousy arrow!

      Grumpy, I like that spot light idea… a lot! dwc

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