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Old 11-02-2017, 09:32 PM   #1
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Just bought my first long bow. It's a Martin L-100 came with 10 wood arrows. Half with broader and half field tip. Wish me luck
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Old 11-02-2017, 09:34 PM   #2
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Sweet! Traditional is like nothing else.
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Old 11-02-2017, 09:35 PM   #3
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Only advice I have is this: practice practice practice. Welcome to the FUN side of archery.


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Old 11-02-2017, 09:35 PM   #4
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It's not the dark side. You've finally seen the light. This is the real deal. Your archery is fixing to be the worst experience you've ever had one day and the greatest the next. There is some great info in the stickies and some very helpful folks in this section. I'm not one of them.
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Old 11-02-2017, 09:40 PM   #5
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I got very lucky this year and stuck a 140 inch 8 with my compound. After that I dint really want to kill another deer this year. Bought this bow and I can't wait to get in a tree. Been shooting out to 20 to scared to shoot past that.figured I got some missing in my future lol
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Old 11-02-2017, 10:15 PM   #6
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I got very lucky this year and stuck a 140 inch 8 with my compound. After that I dint really want to kill another deer this year. Bought this bow and I can't wait to get in a tree. Been shooting out to 20 to scared to shoot past that.figured I got some missing in my future lol
Another piece of advise... try and stick to inside 15 yds when hunting. You are going from throwing fastballs to offspeed curve balls. (Still got post season baseball on the brain.)

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Old 11-02-2017, 10:25 PM   #7
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Thanks for the advice swamp. Need all the help I can get
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Old 11-05-2017, 09:55 AM   #8
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Good luck.

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Old 11-05-2017, 10:06 AM   #9
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Good luck!!
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Old 11-05-2017, 10:18 AM   #10
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You are no longer on the dark side, you've just made it to the sunny side. As said above, keep practicing and concentrate on the shorter distances - 15 yds and less. Once 3-d season starts back up, attend some of the TBoT shoots. Try to find an experienced trad shooter in your area to shoot with. An experienced mentor can make it lots easier. Once you get some of the basics down, and develop some consistency make sure to tune your arrows to your bow.
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Old 11-06-2017, 02:55 PM   #11
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You have not joined the dark side. You have seen the light and entered the realm. May an explosion of sunshine be with you! You will have more fun with traditional archery than you ever had with a compound. Nothing wrong with compounds but just pure fun and magic with traditional gear. Have fun with your new bow.
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