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Bow Recommendations

Discussion in 'Knives & Other Discussion' started by dolooper, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. dolooper

    dolooper Coast Range, or thereabouts Well-Known Member

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    My son wants a bow for Christmas. He's shot bows before during hunter education and at summer camp. Everything I know about archery I probably learned from watching Avengers 2.

    I'd like something that's adjustable and that he can grow with for a while, but without spending an arm and a leg. He already says he prefers compound or recurve. I'm guessing he can probably handle 25-30 pound draw weight. He's almost 12 years old.

    This one has caught my eye. Not perfect in all respects, but looks like sights/rest can be upgraded as well as draw length and weight adjusted.

    Barnett Vortex Compound Bow Package for Youth | Bass Pro Shops

    Thoughts? Recommendations?
     
  2. parsons_12b

    parsons_12b LaPine Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I would suggest A Diamond I bought my son one last year and it has worked great.
    Diamond Archery
     
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  3. dolooper

    dolooper Coast Range, or thereabouts Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the recco. I want ahead and ordered the Barnett. I'll let folks know how it works out.
     
  4. Glackowitz

    Glackowitz Oregon New Member

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    Kind of late to the party, but My daughter wanted a bow as well for Christmas. Went to the local shop and they are a Hoyt and Mathews dealer.

    Owner had her shoot a Matthews Mission Menace in a left hand and a right hand. ended up with a 24.5" draw with a 28lb pull.
    this was all back late Nov. Kinda didnt talk about it much trying to get her to forget it. Then on Dec 21st I picked it up for her

    She added a Cobra rest and a cobra release with her Chistmas money and I bought her some practice arrows.

    The Menace will do 17"-30" draw and a 20-52lb pull. Bow cost 269.00 and another 75.00 for accessories and arrows. Should get thru for a few years. Shw has her eyes set on a sight and peep now

    Bows and Archery Accessories | Mission Archery

    Im looking at the Craze for myself...just to give her a shooting buddy and maybe a deer hunt Its 299.00
     
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    sig Vancouver, WA Member

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    I'm late to the party too...
    I bought my wife (63YY) a Mission Riot. It is a great bow and has just about every adjustments of any bow. I set it to 19lbs, because that is all she could pull. She is now up to 23 lbs, but after the steroids, I've been slipping into her juice, she will be right up to 70 lbs in no time. We shoot once a week and I can't believe how good she is doing!!!
    Riot | Mission Archery
    The last bow you would have to buy for him.
     
  6. budcat2

    budcat2 Mercer Island, WA New Member

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    The Mathews Craze is the way to go if you have the extra cash. The guys at the shop tuned the bow for him. He is shooting amazing groups... We can't wait to go back to Texas and try our luck on some of the hogs there...
     
  7. Portaledgepete

    Portaledgepete Portland, Oregon Active Member

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    I bought my daughter a '68 Bear Little Bear. It's 20lbs, she is 6. We hunt rabbits together. Classic recurves are what we shoot, nothing else.
     
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