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Advice on Bow and arrow for 8 yo GD. #14951703 06/08/20
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Don`t see an archery forum on the fire so thought maybe this one would be place to go. Grandaughter has 8th birthday coming up. Very active girl with good strength and agility. She told me the other night she doesn`t want toys but wants a bow and arrows for her big day. Recurve or compound . Looking for recommendations of brands that I should be looking at. $100-$150 range maybe a bit more if the quality justifies it.

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Re: Advice on Bow and arrow for 8 yo GD. [Re: joes64gto] #14955338 06/09/20
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go to the local bass pro and get some advice from their Archery assoc. or an archery shop.

Re: Advice on Bow and arrow for 8 yo GD. [Re: joes64gto] #14956556 06/10/20
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The Bowhunting Fourm is a catch-all for archery.

The topic of a kid's bow has been discussed on there several times, I've got a 9 year old shooting a vertical bow and x-bow - she's having fun.

I went with Mission bow (Craze) that will adjust from 10 pounds at 17 inch draw to 50-60 at 28-30 inches - she can, and has grown with it over the last three years.

I'd suggest the Archery Pro Shop - most will let you try out a demo to see what she likes.

Re: Advice on Bow and arrow for 8 yo GD. [Re: joes64gto] #14956587 06/10/20
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Based on Ed-too-many-letters, I got my son a Samick Sage Takedown when he was 7 or 8. It's a 25LB, and now that he is 10, he can draw little bit better. I don't know much about bows, (what I learnt through this purchase) but the advantage of the Samick is that over time you can replace the limbs for longer/stronger ones, as long as the riser fits the hand size. BTW my younger kids (9, 6, 4) still have some trouble with the draw weight.
I agree with an archery shop trip. Ed had seen and taught my son how to shoot when he made the recommendation, so it wasn't a blind rec.

Re: Advice on Bow and arrow for 8 yo GD. [Re: joes64gto] #14957377 06/10/20
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My 8 year old grandson participated in the 4-H archery program last school year. He was only able to go to one tournament before Covid shut things down, but this is what they recommend for him.

https://www.cabelas.com/product/Genesis-Colored-Compound-Bow-Kit/712382.uts?slotId=1

I borrowed a bow from my niece that he used last year, but if he decides to participate again this year I'll buy him one of these. They are available a little cheaper on Amazon.

Some info and regulations about the bow regulations here. Because the bow we borrowed was set up with sights and a release he was not able to compete at the Novice level. We didn't find out about that until 2 weeks prior to the tournament and didn't want to change anything at that late date.

http://georgia4h.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Archery_Outdoor.pdf


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Re: Advice on Bow and arrow for 8 yo GD. [Re: joes64gto] #14958877 06/11/20
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Thanks all for the responses. Got some homework to do and visits to make. Joe


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With seven hundred dollars and a thirty ought six."
Re: Advice on Bow and arrow for 8 yo GD. [Re: joes64gto] #14962482 06/12/20
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Check out the Little Tiger, and the Tiny Tiger.

https://www.southwestarcheryusa.com/collections/all-bows

Re: Advice on Bow and arrow for 8 yo GD. [Re: joes64gto] #14969461 06/15/20
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Dryad bows makes wonderful bows for young ones: http://dryadbows.com/Youth%20Bows/youthbows.htm

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I bought my daughter A Diamond bow when she was 10. It has since been passed on to my 28 yr old niece since my daughter didn't shoot it anymore. It is a bow a child can grow with. As I recall it can be set as low as 5 lbs. and goes up to 65 or 70 lbs. with pull lengths to match.

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Originally Posted by Just a Hunter
I bought my daughter A Diamond bow when she was 10. It has since been passed on to my 28 yr old niece since my daughter didn't shoot it anymore. It is a bow a child can grow with. As I recall it can be set as low as 5 lbs. and goes up to 65 or 70 lbs. with pull lengths to match.


My son started shooting an adjustable diamond when he was 6, it was set at a little over 5 pounds. He's hit a pretty good growth spurt in the 3 years since then since then and has added a couple inches to his draw length and is closer to 20 pounds now. No problems with any of the adjustments. I've been very happy with the bow

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Re: Advice on Bow and arrow for 8 yo GD. [Re: joes64gto] #15006137 06/28/20
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Diamond Infinity Edge. A little more expensive, but she will never outgrow it.


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