Youth Bow

Discussion in 'Intro to Bowhunting & Archery' started by Scooter135, Jun 1, 2014.

  1. Scooter135

    Scooter135 Weekend Warrior

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    So I'm looking for a compound bow for my 9 year old son for his birthday to possibly hunt with. What do y'all recommend that would be a decent starter, draw weight of 40-45#, easy on the wallet. I shoot traditional and have not shot compound in years. Thanks for the help!!
     
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    I bought my son who is 8 a Genesis Pro. The Genesis Pro is a great bow but the grip was a little large and the weight was a little much. Ended up shooting a Diamond Atomic and buying the previous model to this. He is now shooting 20 yds and smacking the target well. New Atomic setup is aprox. $200 Genesis $150-200. I have a Genesis Pro I'm trying to sale also. Have fun and shoot together.
     
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    PinkPony Die Hard Bowhunter

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    When I first started I was given a Hoyt Ruckus. But with him already drawing 40-45 I'd look into Mathews Mission Craze - they can go up to 70# (I believe). Definately something he can grow with. I currently have one and love it. I think fully decked out it was around $600.
     
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    Fitz Legendary Woodsman

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    I'd go one extreme or the other. Either a Genesis that's fairly cheap if you want to make sure he likes archery, or a fully adjustable bow like the Mission Craze that can grow with him into adulthood. :tu:
     
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    My oldest has a Genesis and shoots it pretty well. If he sticks with it, he'll get something bigger when he gets closer to hunting age.


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    Thanks all I'm still trying to find on I can set the draw weight low enough he can draw it now and still have plenty of room to adjust higher later.
     

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