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buying used bows


Andrew Erickson

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Does anyone know where the best place to buy used bows is? even online? I bought my first bow off craigs list and thats good but i cant find much for what im looking for. Any other online sites or shops you guys know of?

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Check out AT.... the word "archery" and "talk"....

I ahve bought two bows off there with no issues. Sellers have buyer feedback so you can see who you are dealing with...

Good luck!

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thanks guys!, i was lookin at AT last night and couldnt stop. It's almost like going into a real bow shop

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Also always check craig-list... Sometimes you can find an absolute steal on there

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Go shoot some so you know what you are buying . I have a crx 32 if you want to try and buy

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Nice to shoot some first if that's an option but if you're buying online an get something in your price range that's a good deal and fits what you're looking for I wouldn't hesitate to buy. Got the itch, eh? Ha!

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Any true bow shop (not a store like GM or cabelas) will have used bows as people trade in and upgrade.

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Check out Bwana then... the only shop to buy a bow at they do have some decent used ones and the guys are very knowledgable and friendly... Just bought my 5th bow from them a beautiful black Hoyt Vector 32 best bow Ive ever shot

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Also always check craig-list... Sometimes you can find an absolute steal on there

Ha yea there are plenty of steals on there if you know what i mean know what you are getting if you buy on there.

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  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Builders

A T for sure :>)

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anytime you buy a used bow, imo its always a gamble. you have no idea where that bow has been or what has happened to it. with that being said, you most certainly can buy good used bows, but you never know.

i was burned on a bow that i won at a banquet. it blew up once in my face. i got it fixed and then sold it to a friend. it blew up again, and since it was my friend i refunded him the money.

bottom line, be careful on buying used bows.

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I bot a new pse dream season and it blew up in my face so new or used can blow ! but most are good ether way

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true, i agree a new bow or a used bow could blow up in your face. however, if a new bow blows up in your face and you filled out the warrenty paper work most times a store will cover you. if its an over the internet purchase, you are s.o.l.

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I would hardly say Bwana is the only place to go, but it is one of the true archery shops in the metro. Unfortunately for me they are on the other side of the cities from me.

Cabin Fever is in Victoria in the SW metro. They are my first choice and that is where I have all my work done. I was just there today for myself and my daughter. The service is awesome and I've bought new and used bows from them.

My second choice is Schaffer Archery in Burnsville. They are extremely knowledgeable and have always had a good selection of new and used bows.

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Ive never bought a new bow I dont think.... Bought my last one off C-list but it was from a friend of a friend kind of deal. Draw it back, shoot if possible, inspect the string and limbs... new or used, theres always going to be lemmons out there. But id reccomend a used bow for sure.

Unfortunatly, bows are like pickups or computers, the value is about gone thing once they are a year old. If your smart and know what you want and what to look for, there are some great deals out there! But most definatly go to a bow shop and shoot some different bows first, I found out I didnt want what I thought I wanted crazyGood luck!

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