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suggestions Grabbing a Bow or a Crossbow.


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Hey all,

So, I am looking to grab one of those Bows or Crossbows. I have a limited budget. Not exceeding 60 USD. I have checked Amazon, but since I am a total noob in this category, I cant come up with anything.

So I was hoping someone here with actual knowledge of these things, could guide me. I would love a Crossbow, but I don't see one that fits nicely in this budget of mine. Nonetheless, if someone knows another site which has a world-wide delivery system, and lists a good Crossbow in the budget, I'd be happy to look into it. Bow is a totally cool alternative here. I wont mind it, given the tight budget and I can see some listed on Amazon with pretty good ratings in the budget, but then again, I don't know jack about them, so I am not finalizing anything here.

Help me out, please. Much appreciated

Regards...

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$60 is going to get you a toy one.

Only thing I can suggest is pawn shops. You might be able to get a 2nd hand crossbow or something from there.

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Okay lets take the crossbow out of the picture.

What about the Bow?

I have been reading this ones review and they seem to be satisfactory.

http://www.amazon.co...ref=pd_sbs_sg_2

And this one too

http://www.amazon.co...65495582&sr=1-2

Uh..

"The Bear Archery Brave 3 Bow Set includes everything young archers need to get started in the sport of archery. Recommended for children aged eight years old and up"

Like Wildwayz said....$60 will get you a toy.

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Those cheap ones are for kids and beginners shooting at targets that are, at most, 10m away. A 20lb draw length will give you a really slow velocity.

A true bow will easily set you back at least $400-500 for a bottom line bow.

Also depending on where you live, it might be illegal for you to possess a crossbow. Where I live, it's only legal to have one if you're a handicapped hunter.

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Those cheap ones are for kids and beginners shooting at targets that are, at most, 10m away. A 20lb draw length will give you a really slow velocity.

A true bow will easily set you back at least $400-500 for a bottom line bow.

Also depending on where you live, it might be illegal for you to possess a crossbow. Where I live, it's only legal to have one if you're a handicapped hunter.

$400-$500 is a little high, you can get decent stuff in the $300-$400 range.

Here's a pretty good list of crossbow laws:

http://www.cabelas.com/catalog/browse/_/N-1104433

The thing is, this only applies to hunting - just owning the bow is not illegal in most of these states.

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$400-$500 is a little high, you can get decent stuff in the $300-$400 range.

With a sight, arrow rest, and arrows?

The cheapest Mission bow (which is a quality beginners brand), is around the $300 range, and adding your accessories and arrows will tack on another $100-200.

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Damn. :cry:

Guess my new phone is gonna have to wait then.

How about 275-300 USD?

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I played with similar to http://www.siffknives.co.uk/eng/553/VA9607.html this model and id say its respectable for shooting reasonable close targets, so for shooting paper targets and fruit id say go for it.

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With a sight, arrow rest, and arrows?

The cheapest Mission bow (which is a quality beginners brand), is around the $300 range, and adding your accessories and arrows will tack on another $100-200.

http://www.sears.com...=30-152583083-2

Not a bad xbow. Top of the line? No. But for a newbie for $350 for a full kit is really nice. You're right in that its only 3 arrows, so that will add something.

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