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Old 04-16-2005, 11:24 PM
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I have a friend that is looking to buy a bow. She is 22 years old and wants to get into archery. She would like to hunt someday (whitetail, black bear) so I was wondering what would be the best bow for her to get to get into the world of archery. Would she be better of getting a bow that would be suitable for hunting with higher draw weight? Or a beginners bow or youth bow to just get experience. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 04-17-2005, 07:57 AM
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I would recommend getting a used PSE bow. I know you can take whitetail with low draw weights, but I am not sure about black bear. I would imagine a 45 pound bow could take either with a good cut on contact head. PSE makes good "beginner" bows that are made for hunting. You can get a good one for about $300, but you can save a ton of money by buying a used one.
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Old 04-17-2005, 08:00 AM
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I bought my son a Browning Micro-eclipse when he was about 12, and he used it to hunt with until he was 16.

Draw weight was adjustable from 25-45# (although it actually went higher - 52#) and draw length is adjustable to 26". It was perfect - as he grew and got stronger, we could keep adjusting both length and weight, and it is a true quality bow. I highly recommend it.

Remember, though their are legal (and ethical) limits to how low the draw weight should be to hunt. NY state is 35#, but Mike didn't hunt deer with it until he could draw 45#.
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Old 04-17-2005, 09:58 AM
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Recently bought this for my kids.

Alpine Micro Youth RH Camo Brand New 21-28" 50#

Haven't set it up yet but it seems to be a good bow. The adjustability is what I was after and the weight goes down to 35, I think. It was around $200. There is a Hoyt I would like to step the kids up to later.
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Old 04-17-2005, 12:48 PM
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Is the draw weight on the Micro Eclipse limited/influenced by the drawlength? I was thinking about one of those for my daughter, but was concerned I'd never get her up to 45 pounds because of her short drawlength. If that's not the case, that would be useful news. Thanks.
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Old 04-17-2005, 06:55 PM
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i would recommened an Excaliber Crossbow, probably an Exocet (depending on how big she is), i have on and it is awesome, and really accurate. Excaliber makes the best bows.

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i would recommened an Excaliber Crossbow, probably an Exocet (depending on how big she is), i have on and it is awesome, and really accurate. Excaliber makes the best bows.

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i would recommened an Excaliber Crossbow, probably an Exocet (depending on how big she is), i have on and it is awesome, and really accurate. Excaliber makes the best bows.

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Old 04-17-2005, 07:06 PM
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There were about 200 pages of crossbow bashing here about a week ago.
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