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Offline travisg96

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First Bow
« on: January 17, 2017, 08:57:00 PM »
Just picked up a Ben Pierson Sovereign prince. Model 1090.

   

   

   

     

Offline La flecha

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Re: First Bow
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2017, 09:16:00 PM »
Very pretty bows.  Nice find ;-)

Offline Amberjack

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Re: First Bow
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2017, 07:32:00 PM »
Can't go wrong with a Pearson.

That's a nice one!

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Offline crazynate

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Re: First Bow
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2017, 08:07:00 PM »
nice bow. bet she shoots real sweet

Offline mangonboat

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Re: First Bow
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2017, 11:03:00 PM »
A real find..don't see many of those.  I bet its a sweet shooter.
mangonboat

I've adopted too many bows that needed a good home.

Offline travisg96

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Re: First Bow
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2017, 02:12:00 PM »
If I really knew how to shoot probably. I need help finding the correct arrows for it. From what I can tell it was made between 1966 and 1968.

Offline Amberjack

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Re: First Bow
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2017, 04:37:00 PM »
Travis,

Your best bet if you're new to trad archery is to visit a local shop that has trad equipment and get them to loan you some arrows to try.  Archery is simple but can get very complex.  You've made a great decision coming to this site - really none better on the 'net.

Search out 'arrow spine' here and on the 'net to learn about arrow stiffness.  That bow, if I'm reading it right, is a 28# bow at 28" draw.  If you're of average height you probably draw around 28". A little taller, a little more than 28, shorter, a little less than 28. Get the shop to let you shoot 500 and 600 spine arrows to start with and see which flies better for you.  Tuning your bow and your arrows before you shoot much will make your first steps into Trad Archery that much more enjoyable.

Good Luck!

Jack
Fred Bear Taught Me How...
...Ben Pearson Made it Affordable.
Compton Traditional Bowhunters
"Now then, take your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field and hunt game for me"
>>>---TGMM Family of the Bow--->>>

Offline travisg96

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Re: First Bow
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2017, 02:53:00 AM »
I have measured my pull. from the string to the inside of the handle is appx. 26" to the front of the bow is appx. 28". How do you tune a bow? There is probably a thread on here about it already. Would using a flipper style rest be better and allow me to shot arrows with vanes? The rest that is on there is like a brush. Maybe I should limit my questions to one at a time.

Offline damascusdave

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Re: First Bow
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2017, 01:02:00 PM »
It would be nice to see a pic of the brush rest. Many of those old bows are missing them. If yours is in good shape leave it.

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Offline damascusdave

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Re: First Bow
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2017, 01:09:00 PM »
The most important thing you can do is go to the Shooters Form Forum. I shot for about 2 years before I ever considered refining bow tune. And find a local mentor if possible.
I set out a while ago to reduce my herd of 40 bows...And I am finally down to 42

Offline TRAP

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Re: First Bow
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2017, 09:38:00 PM »
That's a beauty!!!!!
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