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jpettit

BOWFISHING BOW

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HEY GUYS NEED SOME INFO, I AM LOOKING AT JUST STARTING UP IN BOWFISHING & HAVE FOUND THE FOLLOWING BOWS WONDERING WHAT WOLD BE THE BEST TO SET UP FOR BOWFISHING;

XI IMPACT 60-75#

XI SILVERHAWK 35-50#

XI LEGEND 60-75#

ITS FOR ME & MY 12 & 9 YR OLD SONS.

THANKS FOR YOUR HELP I AM PLANNING ON SETTING UPWITH THE AMS PKG.

THANKS

JON

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Well I don't know much about bow fishing as I just started as well, but I'd go with the bow that is 35-50#, you want a lighter draw weight as you may shoot upwards of 50 times a day.

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The bow with 35-50 should work good. Your kids will be able to use it a lot easier than a high draw weight bow.

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what have you guys used for mounts ( line winders etc) & how do you mount them? is some better thatn others? i don't know if i want to be drilling holes in bows to mount stuff. thanks for the info.

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what have you guys used for mounts ( line winders etc) & how do you mount them? is some better thatn others? i don't know if i want to be drilling holes in bows to mount stuff. thanks for the info.

mine screws into the same hole as a stabalizer would go.

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buckkiller,

what kind of a reel or brand is yours? i have heard different stories between the reel type & the round one you wrap around.

This is myself & my 2 sons so i want the safest.

thanks

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I have one that you wrap around... never had a problem with it. cabelas sells it plus the string and a arrow for 30 bucks. just checked the websight.

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thanks for the input guys i ended up buying 3 XI compound bows & i am getting them set up this week end. now for the next questions, what brand & style of hard case have you found to be the best? also what is the best target? the block or what i plan on shooting broadhead or pratice tips? i have a feeling this new adventure is going to bring up a bunch of questions. just glad i have a qualified place to ask.

thanks.

Jon

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I assume you're not talking about practicing for bowfishing with those targets and broadheads. For practicing with your bowfishing bow out of the water, just throw an empty milk jug out on the lawn and plug away.

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bowfishing is super fun, i live in clear lake MN, and there is a ton of carp up this way i shoot every day

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You might as well put AMS retrievers on them right away. They aren't cheap, but they are worth every penny. I have plenty of scars from the days of the spool. Including one too close to my eye for comfort. As far as practice, getting the bow/reel/arrow combo tuned before shooting into the water is one of the most important things you can do. I shoot into a cheap open layer target (black hole) that way you can push the tip through, if you don't get pass through, reverse the tip and pull it back. If your arrow isn't flying straight before it hits the water it will be really ugly once in the water. More fish = more fun.

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