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jakeboy

Kid's bow

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My 9 year old has been shooting archery at school and know would like a bow for his birthday. I see that you can get a bow and arrows at gander/scheels for around $50. Will that work for what to do until he really gets into it? Just curious and any help would be apperiated.

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Is it a long bow or a compound bow? I'm guessing long bow if its only 50 bucks. But it really depends, if he plans on hunting with a bow in a couple years i would maybe think about getting him a compound bow just to get used to one. You can definitely hunt with a long bow and if he chooses to thats great but at that age a compound bow would be so much easier for him for hunting. If he is just mainly going to use it for target shooting then a long bow would work just fine. But if thats all you can afford for now than any bow is better than no bow just to get him practicing. Hope that answers some of your questions.

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Make sure that there is a fairly wide range on the draw length as they grow fairly quick at that age and a bow that doesn't match his draw length is useless and promote bad shooting form if used. Take this to the archery forumn, there will be a heap of good info there.

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Check out a Parker buckshot. It can grow with the kid. I have always took the stand that if you pay a little more for something and not have problems that they will have a lot more fun and continue in the sport.

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A couple great bows are the menace and the UX2 lots of power and adjusability

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