Archery Shop Orlando

seadeuce72seadeuce72 Posts: 17 Greenhorn
I was wondering if anyone knows of any archery shops in the central Florida area. I need to get a new bow set up. Thanks for the help

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  • hobbscw79hobbscw79 Posts: 21 Greenhorn
    D&E Hardware and Achery, in Mims, does a great job.
  • seadeuce72seadeuce72 Posts: 17 Greenhorn
    Awesome, thanks for the help.
  • If_it_flies_it_diesIf_it_flies_it_dies Posts: 1,130 Officer
    I had used Jeff over there for a few years for my restrings. Thing is, I've found if you don't shoot the brand they sell (Matthews I believe) they are kind of snobby. And the last time I brought my bow to be restrung (vapor trail string I bought myself) they charged me $50 freaking dollars. For a restring and d-loop and that took 15 minutes.  I was told that was the rate when I asked why it was so high. I'm sure I'd been charged about $20 in years past. Regardless, I doubt I'll be returning. 
  • flydownflydown Posts: 6,462 Admiral
    I had used Jeff over there for a few years for my restrings. Thing is, I've found if you don't shoot the brand they sell (Matthews I believe) they are kind of snobby. And the last time I brought my bow to be restrung (vapor trail string I bought myself) they charged me $50 freaking dollars. For a restring and d-loop and that took 15 minutes.  I was told that was the rate when I asked why it was so high. I'm sure I'd been charged about $20 in years past. Regardless, I doubt I'll be returning. 


    That's odd.  Jeff has worked on my Elite bows for years without issue.
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  • hobbscw79hobbscw79 Posts: 21 Greenhorn
    And they don't just sell Mathews, I've seen four or five brands sold there at least. Bought my Hoyt there and they've never been snobby.
  • If_it_flies_it_diesIf_it_flies_it_dies Posts: 1,130 Officer
    Your mileage may vary.  Thats the vibe I always got.  Jeff has done a good job for me in the past. But $50 to restring a bow is asinine. No matter how you slice it. 
  • swampwalkerswampwalker Posts: 1,268 Officer
    Can depend on who waits on us. Had an archery shop down me for shooting fingers w my compound and try to sell me a Matthews (they were dealer) and shooting tab. Couple years later shop didn't deal in Matthew but were touting Hoyt. Different tech, and helped me with a pulley issue at no charge. I'll buy my next bow or arrows from him. We never know some folks just have bad days...It wasn't in Orlando.
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  • spanglerspangler daBurgPosts: 617 Officer
    edited August 10 #9
    Any recommendations for a shop near tampa?

    I'm still getting used to shooting a compound after only having shot recurves throughout my life.  Last night, i let off my draw a bit (didn't fully redraw..), and when I redrew, my arrow must have come un-nocked.  Dry fired the bow and my peep came out of the string.

    I don't know if I should wait to shoot again, until inspected by a shop.  Figure it's ok to shoot without the peep (little instinctive shooting practice) but concerned I may have damaged something else...

    I'm shooting with my fingers.. didn't know that was frowned upon.  Don't be sending me to no snobs! lol
  • lookinlookin Posts: 1,255 Officer
    It's a little bit of work to bring a bow back to tune after installing strings and cables....it will take me a couple hours at least but I don't do it very often either.  

    Spangler, check the limbs over real well for any damage. Some bows can withstand a dry fire better than others so it may be fine, but you will likely have to get the bow pressed at a shop to get the peep back in...or, buy a press, read up, and work on it yourself!  Hope it's okay man.    
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  • spanglerspangler daBurgPosts: 617 Officer
    I've looked it over real well.  Ran a cotton ball over the limbs and looked at everything with a magnifying glass.  I don't see anything that I can identify as damage.  Except maybe the string, but I don't think so.

    On the string, there is a tiny tag hanging off where the peep was.  Not sure if the string has frayed or if was something used to tie the peep on..  That's the only thing i see that looks off.

    I'm mechanically inclined and def want to be fully self sufficient at some point.  But man, archery, like anything else, has a TON of things to learn.  Just don't have the time for tackling it atm.. soon enough. 

    Thanks!
  • lookinlookin Posts: 1,255 Officer
    Bow sounds like it's okay.  Probably a piece of tie-in string.  Most guys tie them in if it's a tubeless peep. 

    ...and I saw your other post about scouting once a week, it sounds like you have plenty of extra time on your hands to mess with tuning a bow.  Ha.
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  • swampwalkerswampwalker Posts: 1,268 Officer
    Tampa - try Adventures Archery. Family in Riverview uses them & is happy w service. No personal knowledge. I've used Arrow Head but they can be pricey and snobby....Luck man!
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  • spanglerspangler daBurgPosts: 617 Officer
    Thanks guys.  And I def have some time haha, just not enough for everything!!

    I'll check out Adventures ;)  I think I'd like to spend some time with a pro anyway.  Never had any real instruction.  Shot right handed my whole life.  Now realizing, I'm left eye dom.  Took a chance and bought a left handed bow.  Man, I'm glad I did.  I actually feel at an advantage now being able to use my dom eye for sighting and my dom hand for follow through. 
  • DUCKWHACKERDUCKWHACKER Posts: 333 Deckhand
    Adventures Archery has been good to us. Set up several customer supplied bows for my buddy over the last couple years. I just bought a custom color scheme Mathews Triax and accessories from them last month.
  • If_it_flies_it_diesIf_it_flies_it_dies Posts: 1,130 Officer
    Just for the record, I watched him re string the bow. It took 15 minutes. Tops....
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