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rpalt1
11-24-2011, 06:00 AM
My daughter really wants to go bowhunting next year and is pestering me to get her a bow. She is 13 and will be 14 at next fall. I measured her dl at 27.5. I have no idea how much wieght she can draw. My question is should I be looking at youth bows or should I just get her a regular bow{martin of course} anyone start thier kids out at this age?

ElkSlayer
11-24-2011, 06:16 AM
Sorry my son and grandkids were younger ...but if she is 27+ now skip the kids bow ...buy that girl a real shooter (martin) some thing in the 40-50 range she is going to shock you on the draw weight....have her try a few out at 35 lowest setting you can get a 50lb bow... My 13 yearold granddaughter was shootin 40 @ 27 so is the son But he makes it look easy... good luck to her.Gald to here she is bugging dad bigtime good for her

rpalt1
11-24-2011, 06:59 AM
Sorry my son and grandkids were younger ...but if she is 27+ now skip the kids bow ...buy that girl a real shooter (martin) some thing in the 40-50 range she is going to shock you on the draw weight....have her try a few out at 35 lowest setting you can get a 50lb bow... My 13 yearold granddaughter was shootin 40 @ 27 so is the son But he makes it look easy... good luck to her.Gald to here she is bugging dad bigtime good for her
Thks ES yeah a couple months ago she asked but i thought it was a passing fad but she keeps asling
Its a great feeling to have her interested. Will give us some great times together:cool:

ElkSlayer
11-24-2011, 07:16 AM
Thks ES yeah a couple months ago she asked but i thought it was a passing fad but she keeps asling
Its a great feeling to have her interested. Will give us some great times together:cool:

trust in this.... Act fast show her your complying, that 14 year old attention span is short...shorter if... Well we wont say the B word. Had 2 girls my self...
turn your bow down see if she can pull.. hey got a hand held bow scale...I used mine to check my kids DW and it gets ya close wont even need to turn bow down for that test..
Take her to the pro shop to test some bows see what fits her... BTW and this is Key Let her Pick out the one she likes... How would you like someone to hand you a bow that you realy dont like and say shoot it lots.. If she is in on it from day one its going to meen way more to her.. trust me lots of wifes bows forsale..for this exact reason they hate um and or can handle the DW their husband Knew they could handle.. so start there, AT classies look for adds thats say "wifes bow"

elkslayer4x5
11-24-2011, 07:16 AM
From personal experience, I can tell you that there very few feelings like being out-shot by your child! :D My son started bugging me for a bow when he was 5, but that was back in 1970, nothing but toys avaible for him at that time, he had to wait another year before he could truly handle the 15# rosewood recurve I got him. He sold it to another Dad in 1989 , who had 3 boys. He still regrets selling it. :)
So is your local shop having a black Friday sale? Get her to the shop, Dad, time to take the girl hunting! Can't tell you how excited I am for you.

ElkSlayer
11-24-2011, 07:35 AM
He sold it to another Dad in 1989 , who had 3 boys. He still regrets selling it. :)
Can't tell you how excited I am for you.

Me too man i have 4 bows in the house that would fit her 2 are at 27-28 an 40lbs.. (son an granddaughters) 2 more at 30 and way short 23"..lol
Yes I sold my 1st rosewood bow to a 8 yearold boy with 2 younger brothers. He used his Own money and He maned up and asked me to sell it to him aftet he shot it most of the summer...I miss that bow My kids would have enjoyed it.. I sleep good at night seeing the huge smile on the young lads face when he took it home to His House telling his younger brother NO you Cant shoot it its mine now... i reminded him that he will grow out of it as i did and Hey look at the bows I shoot now. he desided they could have it when he was done..lol kepping the sport growing as your daughter will :cool:

rpalt1
11-24-2011, 08:48 AM
Thanks we just spent the past hour looking at different bows, all she knows right now is that she likes red lol
No pink though! lol I'll take her out this weekend and have her look at bows;)

ElkSlayer
11-24-2011, 09:11 AM
LOL Me too. all my bows have red some place. congrats on the new shooter keep us posted and dont for get pictures of the new rig

96xjclassic
11-24-2011, 09:17 AM
Congrats! I have three young girls, hopefully they will show some interest!

minnie
11-26-2011, 10:17 PM
red target bows shoot better. i have a red martin mystic and a samick recurve with a red riser.

ElkSlayer
11-27-2011, 05:27 AM
red target bows shoot better. i have a red martin mystic and a samick recurve with a red riser.

is that why i shoot so good, all my bows have red someplace...maybe i should get the 2012 lol

rpalt1 how goes the search...she been to a pro shop yet...lol not pushing just excited for the NEW SHOOTER yea buddy keep this great sport agrowing everyday

ElkSlayer
11-27-2011, 05:37 AM
Congrats! I have three young girls, hopefully they will show some interest!

easy show them how fun it is, and girls shoot too.... how about mom does she shoot if so, OH boy howdy they will too

FYI for every one.... If all you archery is about hunting a getting ready for the "kill". well kids that are not so into it will shy away... go and make it fun shooting baloons on a string, or some other fun looking game and befor you know it that little one will be tuggin on the ole wallet...and thats folks is agood thing... 3 new shooters in my family son as MY son got his bow the grandkids around the same age all 3 wanted to try that new bow...well new bow in all I (aka grandpa ) hooked um up witha #20 pony then once intrest was there Dad (aka Great Grandpa aka 4x5) hooked us up with their 1st compound...My point is 1 of the 3 never even wants to try to go hunting...just likes shooting with us