Originally Posted by BirenJ
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.
Welcome to the forum...
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...