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Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Sobel, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. Sobel

    Sobel Well-Known Member

    I looked at 3 rivers archery and I found this starter kit ( is it even worth it? )


    The price is right and it comes with a bunch of things I just don't know what any of it is. I understand the bow is the bow and the quiver is where I place my arrows but what is a calf hair tab? Does the cartel bow stringer work well? We never used arm guards in my highschool archery class but I suppose I'll need one. When choosing draw hand and weight I draw right handed but what does the TD mean after sage? I'm sorry for all of the questions.
  2. DDeegs

    DDeegs Well-Known Member

    You use the calf hair tab insted of a shooting glove to protect your fingers on the hand that draws the string, a bow stringer works by holding both ends of the bow, you step on it and pull the bow up to string it without twisting the limbs, and TD means take down, the limbs come off for storage and transport.
    Hope this helps

  3. Sobel

    Sobel Well-Known Member

    Thanks it really does, I think I will get it.
  4. gazpacho

    gazpacho Well-Known Member

    It looks like a perfectly good kit.

    My only concern is that the armguards offered might be too small.
  5. nmlongbow

    nmlongbow Well-Known Member

    That's a good deal and the Sage is popular with lot's of good reviews. I would get a fast flight string if it doesn't come with one. Some people love back quivers but I've never liked them and prefer a hip quiver for targets.

    Gloves and tabs are personal preference but I like tabs better.

    Good luck and have fun shooting a real bow.
  6. Sobel

    Sobel Well-Known Member

    One more question , on this page


    What exactly is a bear hair rest and plate?
  7. Dave Markowitz

    Dave Markowitz Well-Known Member

    The Bear Hair rest and plate go on the riser, for the arrow to rest on, so the arrow isn't on bare wood. Like the leather rest and plate I put on this longbow:

  8. Sobel

    Sobel Well-Known Member

    Its all starting to make sense . Thank you I now feel like I know enough to order a few things after I find an archery shop and see what weight I should get
  9. R H Clark

    R H Clark Well-Known Member

    Start out at least 5 lbs less than you think you can handle.

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