Thread: What bow to buy?
08-11-2007, 12:00 AM #1
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What bow to buy?
A friend's birthday is coming up and I thought of getting him a bow for recreational purposes. I'm not sure what type of bow to buy though. I went over to amazon and was browsing through their archery stuff but there were way too many options and not enough reviews for the products. I got confused and didn't know what would be the right type of bow to buy for a 22 yr old marine. Anyway I thought you folks could help me out. I'm looking to spend less than $100 because this is a gift for recreational purposes only, and he doesn't know that he's getting it. So what type of bows would you folks recommend? Thanks for any of your help folks.
08-11-2007, 10:39 AM #2
100.00 is not going to get much these days even for rec use.... maybe a gift card to an archery shop would be a good idea.... not trying to say dont get a bow but once someone starts shooting they get hooked and then a 100 bow is not going to do much for them.... you can get nice bow packages (ready to shoot) for around 300.... maybe get a few other friends to go in with you.... again i am not trying to be discouraging
08-11-2007, 02:50 PM #3
I don't know what you'll find on that budget...but a gift card is probably a good suggestion...If you go with a compound bow, he will need to be measured for his Draw Length...and he really should shoot a few different bows to see which one feels best to him...comfort is important.
Now on the other hand a recurve can be had for less that $150-200...and he doesn't need to be measured as it is not DL specific...and they are alot of fun...
You still need to consider arrows and some accessories...$$$
Just my $.02
let us know what direction you're heading in and we'll try to steer you right...
08-11-2007, 11:18 PM #4
For recreation its hard to beat a recurve. Simplicity and Fun.
08-11-2007, 11:21 PM #5
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08-11-2007, 11:37 PM #7
i have 2 recurves that are much more than my compounds..... i assume you are talking about a inexpensive recurve for recreation only .... where would one find a recurve for a 100.00 ..... just asking because we dont have many places that sell equipment in houston except bow shops and they dont carry recurves much
08-11-2007, 11:46 PM #8
if you know what your looking at Ebay is pretty good...But FS discount has a good price on recurves, Pse makes a couple nice entry level bows like the Buckeye and the Impala
08-11-2007, 11:57 PM #9
thanks for the link.... i am looking to get my 10 year old daughter a recurve to start with soon
08-12-2007, 12:03 AM #10
08-12-2007, 12:38 AM #11
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