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Old 12-15-2017, 10:16 AM   #1
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Hey yíall I have a buddy thatís offering me a bow package and I have never bought a bow so I was wondering what I need to look at when I am buying a used bow. Also what do you guys think about this on pictured. My buddy said 200 and I canít take all pictured



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Old 12-15-2017, 10:23 AM   #2
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For starters. What is your draw length.

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Well I have never owned a bow but I did a measuring exercise and it said 28


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Ok. So if it said 28. Then that 29 aint gonna do you any good. You need a 28" draw length.

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Ok like I said I donít know much about Bow hunting. Can the draw length be changed? Aside from the draw length does the item showed appear to be a decent bow? I am on budget and looking to get in to bows so I donít need the Cadillac right from the start.


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What kind of bow is it?
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Old 12-15-2017, 10:57 AM   #7
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Bear. He is unsure of the model he said he bought 3 years ago and only used it a couple times


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Bear. He is unsure of the model he said he bought 3 years ago and only used it a couple times


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It should have the model on the riser. Or info on the cam.

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I told him to look there but he doesnít know much about bows either so he said he canít find it


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Looks like it is one of the old Bear "Truth" bows, and they were good equipment.
Before I would consider purchasing, take it to a bow shop to determine if it can be fitted for your draw length and draw weight.

I also noticed the limbs are backed way off. NEVER back the limbs out more than the manufacturer specs. ( usually 10 pounds max)

If the bow can be fitted to your draw length and draw weight I would offer him between $125 and $150.

That bow is about 10 years old and a new string set will run you roughly $50

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