love mine. First time I shot it I walked out of the shop with it. It just "fit" which is saying something as it was the first time I shot left handed after switching to lefty from right (eye dominance.) I shot right handed for over 20 years (Golden Eagles and then Dartons,) and maybe an hour of shooting the Ballistic lefty it felt like I been doing it all my life. Maybe I could have found a better bow for under $800 but I doubt it, and didn't want to waste any time trying. I personally like the grip, but I got me some massive paws. It could even be bigger and I'd be OK w/ it.
The thing is more accurate than I ever was before, and is very smooth. My Darton was a bit quicker, but I was also shooting 80lbs back in those days!
All that being said, if I were you I'd take him to the shop. Highly personalized choice. What works for you may not work for him, no matter the price.
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