New Bow

Discussion in 'Beginners Archery Range' started by HoytHunter, Mar 8, 2005.

  1. HoytHunter

    HoytHunter Junior Member

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    I've been shooting for over a year now and had lots of fun. Now my girlfriend says she wants to shot which is cool with me. I was just wondering if any one has any suggestions on what bow to get her? I shoot a Hoyt and just wondered if anyone could tell me what I might want to get her.
     
  2. arrowheadtroutm

    arrowheadtroutm Junior Member

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    I would recommend finding a good model made for youth or women. Several companies make them...one of the best is Bowtech. Buying a lowend bow is not always the answer, due to heavier mass weight, lousy grip, etc. My wife shot a Browning bow, made just for women. Smaller wood grip, light weight, decent speed. Another plus with Bowtech is the interchangeable modules, allowing you to go down to very short draw lengths. Plus, resale value is decent. Maybe you can find a good one on Ebay, or a local shop.
     

  3. Pinwheel1969

    Pinwheel1969 #1 THREAD KILLER

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    My wife has the Browning Micro Midas III and the Browning Adrenaline SX.The midas is a sweet bow for youths as well as woman. 10" of adjustment plus an ibo of 275fps.
     
  4. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

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    I bought my wife a SierraTec is Platinum. It's pretty fast. If you check out the specs, be sure to notice the specs on this bow are at 26" if I remember correctly.
     
  5. HuntersEdgeArchery

    HuntersEdgeArchery Junior Member

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    From experience of teaching youths and adults on shoot i would have to recommend the mathews genesis. this is one of the best bows to start with. i say this because it has no certain length. it is the same poundage wether your draw length is 20 inches or 30 inches. this mostly is a bow to see if she will be able to shoot a bow, then sell it and upgrade. or if she doesn't like it you wont be out as much as 300+ dollars
     
  6. Lee K.

    Lee K. Junior Member

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    I bought a Browning Rage for my first bow . I had trouble at first finding advise on equipment for women ,but my local pro shop is great .The best advise that I can give you is to go to your local pro shot try shooting until she finds something that work for her :) :) :)
     
  7. eXcEnTriC

    eXcEnTriC Junior Member

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  8. prairire rat hunter

    prairire rat hunter bow tech

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    you need to go to a por shop by you and have her try a few bow's out
     
  9. IowaBuck

    IowaBuck Junior Member

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    My girlfriend shoot a browning micro midas 3, this are awesome bows for shooting 3D and also for hunting, this is what i would recomend
     
  10. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

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    The browning micro midas 3 is a great starter bow. The most important thing is to get her fitted properly for draw length and a weight she can handle comfortably.
     
  11. IowaBuck

    IowaBuck Junior Member

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    Thanks Chris, Ive done this for almost 18yrs so I do most of it all myself have her set up really good, i no this cause her first 3D shoot got 3rd, 2nd shoot got 2nd, but anyway im not a no it all when it comes to archery i still ask ? when im not sure, so far i have it all figured out but that can change.. chat later
     
  12. dbrackins

    dbrackins Junior Member

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    My boyfriend obtained the Pearson SPOILER for my first bow. Used it for hunting and 3D target shooting. This season I received the MCPHERSON EDGE. A little heavier but an upgrade for strictly 3d tournaments.
     
  13. bfisher

    bfisher Senior Member

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    I would take her to a pro shop and get fitted properly. Regardless of what bow she gets or how much she pays, if the drawlength is too long and/or the weight is too high then she will never achieve any type of acceptable accuracy.
    The other reason is that it's helpful to get some pointers on shooting form, especially about how to NOT grip a bow. Women are built a little different in case you haven't noticed. Most often they get their elbows in the way by hyper-extending the bow arm. This leads to whacking the arm---not good. If this happens then archery stops being fun. This is why drawlength in a compound is so important.

    To that end, you can go to the websites of verious bow makers and see what they offer in shorter draw and lighter weight bows. Take your time and do your homework before you buy.

    Again, visit a local pro shop and see what they have. Remember, you'll have to get it serviced someday, too.
     
  14. AKStickKiller

    AKStickKiller Junior Member

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    It dosn't matter if she likes to shoot with in a year she will have you buying her the top of the line whatever anyway..........yes I know, twice for me same thing both times.
     
  15. joekidd

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    I recently bought my wife a parker challenger. Very nice bow. Highly adjustable, quiet, and very smooth with no hand shock. Her first time out she was shooting 3 inch groups :eek: . I just hope she doesn't start outshooting me ;) .
     
  16. Beenie

    Beenie Junior Member

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    Well, I'm Joekidd's wife! I've only shot my bow once and it probably was beginner's luck that I shot that well. :eek:

    Anyway, as someone posted earlier, you should take her to a pro shop, have her measured and let her try stuff. She needs to feel the bow and the grip to make a decision. It doesn't matter how much the bow costs if she doesn't like the way it feels.

    Good luck!
     
  17. DTP_HoytTec

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    Matthews Mustang or Hoyt Selena