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looking for a bow for a strong 8 year old

Old 12-06-2012, 07:09 AM
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Im looking to buy a bow for my 8 year old son. I liove in a small town so used is hard to find. I found this, tenacty 11 hoyt usa powerflex for 350 comes with a sight that is roughneck by smart sight... the lady told me its a womans bow... and she is very small she had the arrows cut down as her arms are so short... so could this be a good reall started bow for him? he would like a Matthew bow? but they are 450 at our hunting store but new... should I buy this bow or go for the new Matthew youth bow.... the one in the ad is pictured here please respond I have to give an answer tonight
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:01 AM
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get him measured 1st...draw length...then see how many pounds he can pull, he will be able to pull more once his muscles get used to pulling, so shoot for a couple of weeks before deciding draw weight. then shop fer a bow. red head kronic is $300, comes ready to shoot and nib...but you'll need arrows and bh. shop around. put yer hands on it b4 you buy it, let him shoot it b4 purchase. buying a bow on someone elses word is a bad idea....limb could be cracked, weight not described right, draw length could be questionable. having the bow shop check it out is a plus!
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:29 AM
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Halfbaked gave some good advice. No way I'd give $350 for that used bow. Not even close. Wait it out a bit, and get him some experience. Then make a bow decision.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:58 AM
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IMO no on the price of that used bow. Diamond makes a razor edge package that you can usually find for around $300.00. Has a broad range for draw lengths and weight so a person can grow with it. PSE also makes similar bow packages.
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:26 AM
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Default No use in asking us old timers

Bows like PSE Rally have come long after our problems.
Fairly inexpensive, this one has easy changes to its draw length over a wide range ,that will meet a growing boys arm length.

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