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    Ok, we dont' have any children but I have nephews so I spoil them if it is hunting related. The other day the 15 year old says he wants a recurve. He should of seen Rambo instead ofthat other new movie. I told him to get a compound that will grow with him as he could not pull a hunting recurve back and hold it. He is kinda in agreement (he likes to be hard headed). So it looks like I will be getting him something. I dont want to break $200 as he will probably lose interest. Do y'all have any ideas on what to get him. Must be cheap and fully adjustable 25-45#.
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    15 years old is a good age to start shooting a light weight recurve, about 25 lbs @ 28". If that is what the boy wants to shoot, your best bet Uncle would to take a look at the recurve listings on ebay. All he'll need would be arrows to match, a tab or glove and an armguard. There are a lot of quality recurves avaible from ebay, for little money, less than you'd send on a compound. If you don't know anything about recurves, check your local archery club.

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    nice find hutch

    You are going to need the adjustabilty... darn kids grow faster then you can set the bow up... buy some easton alum... set up 6 hold back the next for that growing spurt... And if he wants a recurve get him one now is the time to learn and have it last his lifetime
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    I'm with the ElkSlayers - if he wants a recurve get him one. Martin Jaguar is a good choice or something from Samick (in your price range). If you're certain about the compound follow Hutch, because you won't find a new bow for under 200$ i believe... Hmm, when i think about it the new youth bow from Barnett should be under 200 in the States, but it's made in China of course.
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    I hate to say it, but if it's a compound hard to beat a Mission Craze. They are 299 new so a used one could be in your price range. The Craze goes from 15 to 70 lbs and 18 to 30 inch draw length.

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    just saw an ad from bowhunters superstore for a 2013 Diamond infinite edge bow that adjusts from 5 - 70 pounds and 13 - 30 inches for $339 which includes rest, sight, quiver. http://www.bowhunterssuperstore.com/...e+edge&x=0&y=0
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    Also be aware that just because the bow goes from 2# to 90# with a draw length from 2" to 40" does not mean that when set at say - 20" dl it still will
    have that full range of draw weight.

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    Ok so does anyones kid shoot the Martin Theshold? Seems like it might work for him.
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    I don't have a kid that shoots one, but I have one with the 60 to 70 pound limbs. It is a solid bow with a cast riser and M-Pro cam. It has the F series modules. I think they have one that has 45 to 55 pound limbs, I'm not sure on the draw lengths. I have for my back up bow to my Nemesis, as a matter of fact I am hunting with it now. I put Monster Jax on the limbs, Limbsaver S-coil stabilizer, and cat whiskers on mine. The thing is every bit as quiet as my Nemesis. The back wall is not as solid and there is a more shot vibration then the Nemisis, but the bow is less than 200 bucks with usable sight, quiver, and rest. I have not taken a deer with it yet, but I have shot a couple ground hogs with it so it is accurate. The string that comes with is not great, so I would use a tubed peep on it. Don't get me wrong the string will do the job, I just think the peep could be a problem without a tube on it. All in all I think the bow is an excellent value at the price of entry.
    Last edited by Chip; 10-13-2012 at 11:33 AM.

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