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Let me lay the story out for you first.

A friend of mine bought a new Allegiance which I setup for him and was now wanting to put a dropaway rest on it. I steered him toward Bass Pro in Columbia to look at the Trophy Taker rest. When he got there the young man that helped him realized he was somewhat new to archery and started to tell him everything that was wrong w/ his bow in front of everyone in the store and made him feel like a FOOL!!!:mad: Told him that his bow was way too much bow for him and that putting a dropaway rest on would not help his shooting any. Proceeded to also tell him that it was too fast and he would never be able to shoot it well. Oh yeah and his arrows were also not spined right and would flex coming out of the bow???WHAT??? All arrow flex coming out of the bow and I picked his arrows, and if the nice young man would have checked the arrow selection guide he would see that they were in the middle range of choices for his poundage, draw length, and cam style. Well to make a long story short my buddy being somewhat new to archery just took the ridicule in front of everyone in the store and left mad.

BUT!!! returned home and came over to the house and after a little tweaking was putting arrows in a tennis ball sized group at 25yds. So I guess it not too much bow for him.:***:

I hate it when folks in archery shops think that their opinion is the only one:mad: I love good advice and value all opinions but this guy was a :***:

OK I've ranted enough :mad2: Thanks for listening!!
 

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Alwys.......you took words outta DSG's mouf that have been there for a few weeks now.

That's one of the biggest prollems with the sport. EVERYBODY knows something about it but FEW know much about it. I was in a shop a few weeks ago and had a shop owner do the same thing to me on my arrows. (which again, are right in the middle of the arrow chart for my set-up.)

I then commenced to whip a target outta my case that I had shot a 300X54 on the indoor 5 spot face a coupla days earlier with those incorrectly spined arrows. :rotfl: He kinda left the arrow discussion then.

Bottom line, everybody wants to sell somebody something in the archery game. And as wide a variety of "somethings" as there is out there it's pretty dang easy to do. It's a damm shame but that's just the way it is. But at the same time, NO ONE wants to help people "shoot" right. I commend you for helping your buddy out.

Oh......and your bud that is shooting tennis ball groups @ 25 yards. he needs to be shooting spot tournaments! ;)
 

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I hate it when archery shop owners or people who work at them act like that. If it's not my way it's wrong mentality actually costs them money IMO !


Now that being said and since I don't work in an archery shop, if you guys arent' shooting Muzzys, heating with Lennox equipment and driving Chevy trucks...well you're just asking for trouble !!:roll2:
 

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I have yet to see an archery Pro at a Bass Pro shops. There may be a few, but I have yet to meet them. I have shoped and bought at the Springfield, St. Charles and Columbia stores. If I offend anyone with my statement, I am sorry.
 

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I'm with CP on that!!! Take several pics in there of those groups, I'm bettin the "know it all" can't shoot any better!!!
 

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Surely since he works for the ever prestigeous Bass Pro, he knows exactly what he is talking about and knows more than just common shooters like us ever will :stickfight:. Thats probaly his line of thinking and I would sure like to see him at any shoot. Big-headedness seems to be a growing problem now-a-days. Just because he works in the archery department doesnt make him an expert. Sounds like he needs to be in the back flecthing arrows.:***:
 

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I know several actual pros that work in the Bass Pro archery department in Springfield. Some of the workers are newbies, but the others are very knowledgeable. The problem here is the people that run their mouth with limited knowledge and act like they know it all. Most people can see right through their B.S. and hopefully they won't be working there long. I know a lot of people in different professions that know it all. If you don't believe me just ask them.
 

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For a while there at BP in st. charlie, they had thier arrow saw mounted on the wall vertically with the business end up :bangin:

I was by there last week and it was on the workbench where it belongs.

I only buy fletching and fletchtite from that store's arch dept.
 
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