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Cold_blood

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just lookin for any advice on what to use i already got a bow so i'm lookin for advice on the reels, arrows and what not. what do you prefer to use? where do you aim and stuff like that i can't wait to get out and do it this summer anyone wanna let me tag along? grin

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AMS reel is the only way to go. i like the muzzy predetor arrow. (fiberglass wrapped in aluminum) but u can make them with the cheap fiberlgass arrow, an alumuminum arrow, and epoxy.

dont use your hunting rig for this. its gonna ge wet tossed around, abused more than u think. plus keep you eye out for an old one and u can get an old bow cheaper that what it cost to replace a broken string on your hunting bow.

just gotta get out and do it to get the hang of it. i shoot instictivly and you get good at it if you shoot a couple hundred time in a couple days. AIM LOW is about the only tip i can give u now, but u will most likely still shoot high.

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alright thanks for the info i think i've found a cheap bow if the guy can remember where he put it lol

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