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13 year old 24" Draw

Old 12-01-2004, 10:30 AM
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Looking to buy my 13 year old a hunting bow.His draw is 24" now but would like a bow he can grow with.He can pull 40 pounds pretty easy now so I feel he can hunt in that range but would like to increase that as he gets stronger.He is a hard core hunter shooting a ruger compact 308 and has tons of shotgun rounds under his belt,so I am looking to avoid to much of a youth model bow if possible.looking at a bow near 3 lbs or close and an ata 30-33 tops.Local shop wants to sell me a browning micro adreneline.Seems like a nice bow but I question the brace hight and twin cam.Any ideas would help. Thanks
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Old 12-02-2004, 09:50 AM
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Default RE: 13 year old 24" Draw

I won't go into specific bows. Just want to say not to let two cams scare you away from them. They are actually better than single cams for several reasons. Single cam makers scared people years ago with the issue of dual cams getting out of time (sync) with each other. It was caused by the cable and stgring material. These have gotten much better in the last few years. Sometimes during initial breakin they may get out of sync a little bit, but once readjusted should be just fine.

No matter. If you buy a single cammer pay real close attention to "cam-lean". This is one thing that cannot be adjusted. The idler wheel can be, but not the bottom cam. Check it on the particular bow you plan on buying. If the cam is leaning then don't buy that bow. Some are worse than others and some companies are much worse than others (price usually tells you something). And don't let some guy in a shop tell you otherwise.

On this issue you can read a "letter" on It's letter #5, if I recall correctly.

And just for the record, I don't like Browning bows, or PSE, but you have your own pocketbook to watch over.

Good luck.
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Old 12-02-2004, 03:14 PM
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Default RE: 13 year old 24" Draw

along with what BG said about not being scared of the 2 cams, also dont question so much the brace height with a shorter draw length. I shoot a mathews black max 2 and you can imagine the BH on that one! My DL is 25" and it just seems that I can shoot the shorter BH bows better. My first bow was a Parker Challenger, an excellent bow if I do say so myself, and Mathews makes a new Mustang which is similar. They are built for the smaller framed archer, allowing a shorter BH to make up for the shorter draw, slimmer grips for smaller hands, and a little lighter for smaller muscles I traded my Parker for a Legacy, which has a forgiving BH, but I shot it very erratically. Traded that once again for the Max 2 and got to shooting my soda pop lids again. All in all, just take him out to shoot a few different ones. The bow will choose him more than anything. ANother advantage of the shorter BH is more power. I was surprised to get passthroughs on both of my deer this year, at 25" 46 pounds and 30 yd shots!! Good luck finding a bow, let us know what you come up with!
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