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recommend a youth bow
Equipment
Contributors to this thread:
jjs 26-May-19
DPowers 26-May-19
LINK 26-May-19
DPowers 26-May-19
Brotsky 26-May-19
Shawn 26-May-19
Bou'bound 26-May-19
x-man 27-May-19
Tonybear61 27-May-19
Quack 29-May-19
Urbncwby 29-May-19
From: jjs
26-May-19
Looking at a youth compound bow 40# max, what is a durable bow for an old man to keep in the hunt?

From: DPowers
26-May-19
I bought a Mission bow, for a short draw length, due to injury. I have been very happy with it. It won't break the bank either. Poundage range is pretty big.

From: LINK
26-May-19
Just about every bow manufacture has a bow that goes from 10 or 15# to 45 or 70 lbs. Diamond makes some good bows with that range. My daughter shoots a bear cruzer lite and you can pick up the bear cruzer g2 pretty cheap. My oldest daughters Hoyt Ruckus has been a good bow but the limb bolt stripped out, luckily when I drew it. Hoyt’s customer service was a nightmare so I wouldn’t go that direction. I would recommend finding one of the bows with less range that are geared more towards bigger kids that aren’t quite done growing.

From: DPowers
26-May-19
I bought a Mission bow, for a short draw length, due to injury. I have been very happy with it. It won't break the bank either. Poundage range is pretty big.

From: Brotsky
26-May-19
Just about every manufacturer has one that will fit the bill now. Take your youth down to the shop and find one they like. Lots of quality choices.

From: Shawn
26-May-19
Look at the PSE Stinger X nice bow and will go from 15" draw to 30"s and 15#s on up to 40#s. Also I believe one will go from 30#s to 70#s as well. Shawn

From: Bou'bound
26-May-19
Diamond edge

From: x-man
27-May-19
In reading your original post it seems you're looking for a low poundage adult bow, not really a youth bow. If this is true, then look for an adult bow geared towards you. The mega-adjustable youth bows are great for growing youth but, if you're done growing and just want a low poundage bow, you don't have to settle on a soft wall youth bow if you don't want.

If you are looking at new bows, the sky is the limit. Most every bow company will build you your favorite bow with light limbs. If you are looking at used bows, then that's going to be harder to find. I used to keep a variety of spare limbs on hand for situations like yours. My shop has been closed for five years now but, I'm sure other pro shops do the same. Check around, you may be able to get lighter limbs for the bow you have right now. If it's a Parker or Elite, I may be able to help you out.

From: Tonybear61
27-May-19
Bought my kid a Barnett Vortex in addition to about 4-5 recurves. The recurve stuck the compound bow did not. Outgrew everything in 3 years, now is looking over the traditional bows I can't shoot any more.

From: Quack
29-May-19
Got my oldest a mission hammer. He really likes it. I think its a good bow.

From: Urbncwby
29-May-19

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My son shoots a Mission Craze II. Very adjustable and shoots pretty good too. He is just under 40lbs now and 23” draw length. At 35lbs with a Magnus stinger he got an exit would on a whitetail at 22yards. Not a pass through, but Broadhead stuck through off side and pulled back in.

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