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Bow for 8 Year old
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Contributors to this thread:
KC9 10-Dec-19
Glunt@work 10-Dec-19
Trial153 10-Dec-19
LINK 10-Dec-19
GF 10-Dec-19
fubar racin 10-Dec-19
coelker 10-Dec-19
ryanrc 10-Dec-19
Rgiesey 11-Dec-19
elvspec 11-Dec-19
Shawn 11-Dec-19
McCree 11-Dec-19
NorCalVineyards 11-Dec-19
KC9 11-Dec-19
Mule Power 11-Dec-19
Mailman 11-Dec-19
DEMO-Bowhunter 12-Dec-19
32Timbers 12-Dec-19
FrontierMulie 13-Dec-19
From: KC9
10-Dec-19
I brought up a old thread and decided probably best to bring up a new one, more recent help. My granddaughter is 8, and is hooked. She was sitting in a stand this year with her dad and watched him arrow a deer. She is hooked and wants to start shooting a bow. We are looking for a bow for her. What would be best way to go? Is there a bow she can get now, and be able to hunt with in 3/4 years? Any thoughts ideas on a bow would be appreciated Thanks

From: Glunt@work
10-Dec-19
My son usually shoots a longbow but likes shooting his compound as well. He has a Fleetwood Envoy (now they have an Envoy 2 out). For the price it shoots great and has a huge adjustment range for weight and draw length without needing a press.

From: Trial153
10-Dec-19
New Breed Spawn. My son is 8 and he does well with his. It's a quality bow.

From: LINK
10-Dec-19
Most of the youth bows are similar in all aspects. My two oldest have a Hoyt ruckus and a bear cruzer lite. Both have the same adjustment ranges and are the same quality. I believe the diamond infinite edge might adjust higher to 70# and that’s most likely what my 3rd will buy in a year or two. Like adult bows most are similar and it’s a preference issue but a kid is going to get used to whatever they use. Leave the quiver off the bow and try to keep the mass weight down.

From: GF
10-Dec-19
I started my younger boy with a lightweight longbow from Black Rhino and he shot if from the time he was 5 ‘til he was 11.

Top quality, made in USA and they have a trade-in/trade-up program.

From: fubar racin
10-Dec-19
My boys both started with a pse mini burner my youngest still shoots it my oldest upgraded to one of the diamond edge models.

From: coelker
10-Dec-19
Mathews Mission Craze bows. All You need. My daughter started with hers at age 9 and last year at age 12 she was pulling 40 pounds and killed her antelope!!! My son is shooting the same bow just newer. They adjust enough that I can shoot it at 60 pounds then I can adjust it to where my son can shoot it pretty easy.

From: ryanrc
10-Dec-19

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My twins both have diamond atomic bows. They will grow with them and hopefully they will hunt small game like grouse with them.

From: Rgiesey
11-Dec-19
Started my kids and grandkids with recurves. Worked very well for learning shooting and having fun. Then compounds to hunt. Shot deer between 8-12 years old. My grown kids hunt with both recurves and compounds

From: elvspec
11-Dec-19
I started with a homemade longbow and a recurve which is as Rgiesey said are fun and easy since there's no dealing with a release and sight. Plus you learn the instinct of shooting and judging distance.

If your go the compound route I second for the Bear Cruzer Lite. I bought one for my daughter and it could easily be shot for 4 years plus. Adjustable poundage and draw length and is a pretty decent shooting bow.

From: Shawn
11-Dec-19
PSE Stinger X

From: McCree
11-Dec-19
Mathews Mission is what my 6yr old daughter got last year for Christmas. She loves it and shoots it weekly if not daily.

11-Dec-19
PSE Mini Burner, just bought one for my 7 year old. He loves it

From: KC9
11-Dec-19
Great info here. Thank you

From: Mule Power
11-Dec-19
Isn’t the draw length a bit long on that Mission? What’s the range?

From: Mailman
11-Dec-19
Diamond Infinite Edge. My 11 year old granddaughter has had one for 2 years now. She is up to 35 lbs. It adjusts up to 30 inches and 70 lbs. Can go as low as 5 lbs.

12-Dec-19
Infinite Edge is a good bow for her to learn on and it will adjust as she grows. If that's to heavy, the Atomic is a much lighter mass bow.

From: 32Timbers
12-Dec-19
Check out the Quest Centec NXT. Just ordered one for my 8 year old.

13-Dec-19
Mission line of bows. My son shoots a Craze and my daughter got the newer model of the Hammr. Both shoot really well and growth with the kid. I think they both will go up to 70# and up to 30" draw. Should be the last bow I will have to buy them.

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