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  1. butcherboy

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    hi, i have an opportunity to buy the following:
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    Left handed

    Bear Archery Compound Bow

    Color:Army Green

    Marking on bow: 44 magnum

    Condition : bought new, owner used it one season then in car accident, put in case and never used again. no visible scratches. padding needs reglueing on grip. looks new.

    accessories included: case, about 2 dozen arrows / tips. all accessories to adjust bow and arrows. other stuff that i dont know what is called like: finger leathers ( looks like a glove that just covers your finger tip).

    asking price: 120 for everything.

    does this seem like a good deal? opinions please. thanks butcherboy
     
  2. wheelgunslinger

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    That's not a bad deal at all.
    You need to look at the string to make sure it hasn't frayed, and you need to check the drawlength to ensure it's right for you.

    Lefty stuff is usually quite inexpensive on the used market since the pool of leftys is significantly smaller than righties.
     
  3. loneviking

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    maybe

    If the arrows are carbon, then you have a deal. The bow (I
    Think) is an older one and they can be hard to fit accessories too. I have one of the old whitetail hunters and I'm going to have a machine shop drill and tap for a scizzor rest. The bow didn't come drilled for accessories. See if the bow is set the way you shoot, and if you can live with an older bow then go for it! I like my old whitetail hunter.
     
  4. butcherboy

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    lonewiking:

    the arrows are aluminum. markings are XL---- something.

    i dont mind an " older bow" as this is my first compound bow. so i want something affordable to learn with, mostly for target.

    it also has the 3 dot sight already on it and another sight in the case.

    im going to test it first before i buy it and give it a closer look to see if it will work for me.
    the only thing i did was "draw the string back" and my hand came back to my eye. so i think the length is good.

    i did some research on the web and i only found 2 used ones to compare prices. the results were for the bow only - $95 and $115. so i didnt think $120 was a bad deal for the case and arrows also.

    thanks.
     
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    Sounds like you have a good bow to use for some time! Let us know how the first outing goes.
     
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    update: i just called the guy who has it. i should have it next friday. and i got $20 knocked off the price. so $100 for everything. i'll post pics when i get it if anyone is interested.
     
  9. butcherboy

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    also, i contacted Bear Archery and they sent me a manual for that specific model. according to them and the manual the draw length and draw weight are adjustable.
     
  10. 402Bear

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    Sounds to me like you got a pretty good deal. Don't forget though, we love pictures! :D:D
     
  11. butcherboy

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    update: finally got the bow Friday. ( death in sellers family prolonged the sale) ended up getting it for $75. i'll post pics soon.
     
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    You did well man enjoy it
     
  13. Sniper X

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    I few things. First good thing you got it cheap, you may need a new cable and string depending on how long it has been sitting or if it was not waxed. It should be a fine bow for a first compound bow. Be aware, if you ever want to shoot using a release, then you need what is called a shoot thru rest. If there is a shoot thru rest on it, you need a release as using fingers on a shoot thru sets up a bad arrow occilation that makes the bow un-tuneable. If it has a standard arrow rest, and you shoot fingers, fine.

    Have it inspected by a reputable bow shop to make sure it is safe cable and string wise. I have had bows blow up in my face from having a dried out string or cable.

    Also, you might want to pay the local bow shop 25 clams to help you set it up for YOU. To your draw length, weight, and set the nock sets and such to your shooting arrangement. Otherwise, you may never get it to shoot to potential.

    Have fun and be safe and good luck! Bows are a ton of fun. I have been shooting them for 48 of my 53 years of existance. I still have the bow I had custom made for me when I was ten at Groves Archery in Albuquerque.
     
  14. butcherboy

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    sniper X: thanks for the suggestions.

    i was planning to have a bow shop setup the bow for me soon.

    String is good. the guy maintained it just couldn't use it.

    he was shooting it with fingers and a Whisker Biscuit rest. im replacing the rest with a new one as his is worn out.

    anything else i should know?
     
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    I suggest getting a release then since the whisker biscuit is for a release, OR get a different rest right away if you want to continue to shoot fingers. Some say a whisker biscuit works for both, but I have seen people spend countless hours trying to tune a bow with a WB and fingers to no avail. However, a WB rest and a release is EASY to tune, easier than most any shoot thru rest!

    I also suggest getting an arm guard if one doesn't come with the bow. Other than that you seem pretty well set! I do suggest practice as much as possible. When I am getting ready for a season or shoot I shoot three hours a day. It is FUN and really satisfying to get better every time you go shoot!

    Welcome to the great sport of archery!

    Kevin
     
  16. Sniper X

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    Oh, once you get the bow set up well, try to stick with replacement parts like rests, strings and cables that are exactly the same as what you are using. There is not much more aggrevating than having to start all over every time you change something.

    Also might want to (after getting good) get an extra string and cable just in case. You do need them changed at the bow shop though as they need to stick the bow in a press to change cables and strings. BUT when you need one the bow shop will be out of them!
     
  17. butcherboy

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    sniper x: im a new compound bow user. i used to use a " Paul Bunyan" long bow.
    what rest would i use for finger shooting. or what are they called. there is stick on flipper rest and a rest that screws on in the case with the bow. i'll try to describe it: its a square plate with a tube which is threaded at one end. kinda like a "T".

    thanks
     
  18. Sniper X

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    If there is a threaded hole in the riser where the rest goes, then use the one that is threaded since this will allow side to side adjustment to center shot the arrow. Just try to get the reat to hold the arrow as cloes to in line with the string as possible, then when you go to the Archery shop get them to help you "paper tune" the bow. Let me try to find a manual on how to paper tune online and I'll post it here.....
     
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    sniper x: thanks for all the info. i'll let you know how i make out.
     
  21. Sniper X

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    Great! Shooting bows and guns is one of the only things that has stuck with me my entire life. Well, that and riding motorcycles.
     
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