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Scott M

A Good Archery Shop in the area

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I want to get measured up for a bow this summer and start practicing. Anybody know any good archery shops or archery ranges in the area?

Thanks for the help.

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I see you are in St. Paul, but if you are talking about this area, I would have to say Chalstrom's just north of Duluth on Rice Lake Road.

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Chalstroms or Sportsmans Choice in Superior. Gander is good too depending on who is working that particular day.

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Charlstrom's gets my vote as well.

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I would say NO to Chalstroms. I have done a little minor bow work in the past, but got a drop-away and decided that i would have it set up right. The guy at Chalstroms just screwed it on, shot the bow through paper and said it was good. I thought it was odd he didn't even check center shot. When i shot the bow at home, i couldn't even move the sights enough to get it on at 20yards. Went back up to get it fixed, he tooled with it a little and had me shoot it there. The sights were off, but at least it grouped.

I had been having trouble shooting consistenly for a while and brought the bow to Shooting Star in Hayward. As soon as i pulled the bow out of the case, the guy knew something was wrong. He tweaked it for a while, we shot it, and i've been happy since. Best part? $20 at Chalstroms, plus having to go back. $5 at Shooting Star cause i bought a cheap arrow holder.

Bottom line? I will never tell anyone to go to Chalstroms for bow work.

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If you get to Grand Rapids much, check my dad's place out. He owns Itasca Archery Supply and has been in business 30+ years. If you need more info. you can check out his website or email him through his site. Just search for Itasca Archery Supply and you should find his site.

Brian

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