[Hellsgate] Archery Equipment

Joe Simmons esimmons001 at hot.rr.com
Mon Sep 19 11:34:22 PDT 2011

There have been a number of people that have approached me recently about
archery and getting started in it.  The main subject has been bows.
I understand for those of you who are new to archery you do not want to spen
a arm and leg on a bow until you have tried it.

I have discovered that Amazon.com has a number of inexpensive bows available
for purchase.  I found three specifically that are under $100.00

1. Bear Archery FIREBIRD - This is a very very basic recurve fiberglass bow.
It can be used right or left handed - 30-35# draw 28"  Overall length 60"
Price $39.99

2. Bear Archery TITAN - A step up from the Firebird with a little better
look. Still a good bow. 60" overall 30# draw at 28" Price $47.00

3. Rough and Ready English style Longbow - Bow looks great, comes unfinished 
but shootable.  Sadly it is only offered in 40 - 50# Draw weight at 28" 
Price $89.00 Which may be too heavy for a Archer starting out.

There are probably other bows on Amazon for around the same amount or a bit

If you are just starting out I would suggest that you stay in the 30-35# 
draw weight area until you and your muscles get used to shooting.

There is a Longbow on "Buy It Now" on EBay.  The maker currently has 28 
available. These are 35# @ 28".  Price is $46.95 and $16.00 shipping. These 
are brand new bows. English longbow styling.

I am also going to locate the site/address for a discount Archery place I 
ordered from a few years back.  As I recall they had some great starter bows 
for decent prices.

I hope this helps.  I will continue to look for other possibilities.

Yours in Service
Lord Eric Bentbow

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