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Old August 16th, 2009, 08:50 AM   #1
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my oldest daughter (6 years old) said to me yesterday that she wants a bow. now my question is ... do you guys think shes to young still or should i get her a conventional cheapy bow? her grandpa got her a bb gun for her birthday and she seems to be pretty good with it.
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Old August 16th, 2009, 09:12 AM   #2
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I don't think it's about age. It's about responsibility. I was more leary when the kids were shooting their bows than their bb guns. Not sure why, just seemed like they are a weapon that gets under-respected. On the flip side, they are a GREAT hobby to get kids involved with young. Cheap to shoot, teaches patience, etc, etc, etc. Good luck regardless. Either way, it's better than a playstation!!!
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ya she got a nintendo ds for her b day then when we got home she looked up at some bows i got hanging in the garage and said she wanted her own. kinda reminded me when i was a kid with my first bow and the good memories i had in 4 H and with my dad shooting. i think she should be ok with a conventional bow. we might run down the the local archery store and get her sized up and do some classes together.
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proper supervision and training, sounds like a great opportunity to spend quality time. Have fun...
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my has all his kids shoot he has 2 youth bows that you can adjust the poundage and draw length in about 2-3 min so it will grow with your daughter until you buy her a 30#= bow
cost like 120 brand new But the rest suck and should be replaced with a wisker bisket as its holds the arrow so it wont drop off the rest
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Old August 17th, 2009, 10:48 AM   #6
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all 3 of my kids have been shooting since age 5 archery and firearms
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my has all his kids shoot he has 2 youth bows that you can adjust the poundage and draw length in about 2-3 min so it will grow with your daughter until you buy her a 30#= bow
cost like 120 brand new But the rest suck and should be replaced with a wisker bisket as its holds the arrow so it wont drop off the rest
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what brand bow is this?
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I started shooting when I was 5 years old. As far as youth bows, here are a couple recomendations. I know kids who start out shooting at the age of 4.


To be honest with you, it is not only my opinion but many of the top level coaches all agree, that young kids should be started out on a smaller recurve bow, shooting fingers. This will teach them better eticate and form then jumpin right into a compound with a release. This is also a way to find out if the kid is interested without spending a few hundred for something that is going to last them. Recurves have no draw length per say so it will fit them, as oposded to the cheap compounds that dont have any adjustment. A recurve also builds muscles faster. You can get a nice recurve for youth for under 100 bucks.

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PSE Chaos - Fastest low poundage bow on the market, MSRP 359.99, comes with Whisker Bisket, site, quiver and arrows. This bow has been the buzz in the industry this year. It has a draw length adjustment. Available in poundages from 15-30, 25-40, 35-50, and limbswap is about 60 bucks.

Darton Ranger 3 - This bow has the widest range of adjustment. The draw weight is adjustable from 15 - 45 and the length from like 13 - 27. This bow has an amazing wall and great letoff, I think it runs about 239.99 for just the bow.


If the kid wants to shoot let them! Its a great sport and it gets the away from the video games!

If you do some research and have some questions, send me a PM, I have been shooting for 17 years, 15 years competitivly, I love to help people get into archery.
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I started shooting when I was 5 years old. As far as youth bows, here are a couple recomendations. I know kids who start out shooting at the age of 4.


To be honest with you, it is not only my opinion but many of the top level coaches all agree, that young kids should be started out on a smaller recurve bow, shooting fingers. This will teach them better eticate and form then jumpin right into a compound with a release. This is also a way to find out if the kid is interested without spending a few hundred for something that is going to last them. Recurves have no draw length per say so it will fit them, as oposded to the cheap compounds that dont have any adjustment. A recurve also builds muscles faster. You can get a nice recurve for youth for under 100 bucks.

Compound Recommendations:
PSE Chaos - Fastest low poundage bow on the market, MSRP 359.99, comes with Whisker Bisket, site, quiver and arrows. This bow has been the buzz in the industry this year. It has a draw length adjustment. Available in poundages from 15-30, 25-40, 35-50, and limbswap is about 60 bucks.

Darton Ranger 3 - This bow has the widest range of adjustment. The draw weight is adjustable from 15 - 45 and the length from like 13 - 27. This bow has an amazing wall and great letoff, I think it runs about 239.99 for just the bow.


If the kid wants to shoot let them! Its a great sport and it gets the away from the video games!

If you do some research and have some questions, send me a PM, I have been shooting for 17 years, 15 years competitivly, I love to help people get into archery.
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To be honest with you, it is not only my opinion but many of the top level coaches all agree, that young kids should be started out on a smaller recurve bow, shooting fingers. This will teach them better eticate and form then jumpin right into a compound with a release. This is also a way to find out if the kid is interested without spending a few hundred for something that is going to last them. Recurves have no draw length per say so it will fit them, as oposded to the cheap compounds that dont have any adjustment. A recurve also builds muscles faster. You can get a nice recurve for youth for under 100 bucks.



If the kid wants to shoot let them! Its a great sport and it gets the away from the video games!

If you do some research and have some questions, send me a PM, I have been shooting for 17 years, 15 years competitivly, I love to help people get into archery.

This is the best advice I have ever seen on here.

I started shooting when I was 12 and have never looked back. even though I am supposed to give it up because of a injury, I will still fling a arrow here and there.

Archery is a great sport not just for hunting but shooting paper.

It is a year round sport indoors and out.

Not sure where you are from but if even need help or advise I would willing to help in anyway i can

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Old September 21st, 2009, 08:28 PM   #11
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I started my boys at 3 years old and they love to hunt with their old man. Beats looking for um in the streets.
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Old September 21st, 2009, 08:57 PM   #12
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I say go for it
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 09:47 PM   #13
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i think it would be a good idea, but knowing her, i know how small a window she has with patience, which is what will kill it. unless she actually enjoys it. i think she has the responsibility to use the bow for its intended purposes.

Honestly, Go for it. Not only will it be good for her, and for the both of you*since you have NOTHING to agree upon* it will be good for you and the Misses, as well. since she will see you bonding with her.
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Old September 30th, 2009, 01:51 PM   #14
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I say if she is interested in hunting you better get her into it before it is to late!!!! never to young to start if ya have the right teacher!!!! good luck and hope you enjoy it as much as she will.
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