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Old 02-10-2019, 06:56 PM   #1
billythefish
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Default Hunting bow for 9 year old (hogs/squirrels)

Hi all, since I have some places nearby that are archery only I'd like to get my boy a bow capable of taking squirrels/hogs. He is 10 years old and decent with recurve but that is only 20lbs.

Any recommendations for a CHEAP compound please? He has a decent .22LR and optic so he doesn't need spoiled anymore than he already is lol.
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Old 02-10-2019, 07:09 PM   #2
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Diamond edge is what I got my daughter. Very adjustible. If he can handle a 20lb recurve i bet he can shoot 30 with a compound. You can probably find a used one.
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Old 02-10-2019, 07:15 PM   #3
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@jnd thanks I'll have a look about for that model. I use recurves myself so I am clueless with the compound world
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:11 AM   #4
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One of the best things is getting kids hunting. So please don’t take this wrong.

He is going to be shooting low draw weight. And at 10 years old, prolly not very long in draw.

Make sure you use a good cut on contact head. Like the stingers.

For hogs you need to limit his distance. 20 yards is pushing it. I would also limit size of hogs. Stay under 80lbs. You might try and see just don’t expect to recover the hog.

Also remember. When kids hunt, if they loose to many animals they might start not to like hunting anymore.

As far as bows. Diamond makes a good youth bow, so does mission.
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Old 02-11-2019, 01:25 PM   #5
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One of the best things is getting kids hunting. So please donít take this wrong.

He is going to be shooting low draw weight. And at 10 years old, prolly not very long in draw.

Make sure you use a good cut on contact head. Like the stingers.

For hogs you need to limit his distance. 20 yards is pushing it. I would also limit size of hogs. Stay under 80lbs. You might try and see just donít expect to recover the hog.

Also remember. When kids hunt, if they loose to many animals they might start not to like hunting anymore.

As far as bows. Diamond makes a good youth bow, so does mission.
no worries and thanks for the tips! I'm getting him a bow but it doesn't mean he will be shooting it at an animal anytime soon. My thought was get him the new bow then spend the next 6 months training on it. 80% of hunting is fieldcraft
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Old 02-12-2019, 03:17 PM   #6
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my daughter used the pse stinger x for 2 years was a great bow and was very adjustable. and price did not break the bank
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Old 02-12-2019, 03:21 PM   #7
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Bought a Mission Riot for my 10 year old daughter (5' tall) and the weight of the bow was too much. I'd go with the Diamond Infinite Edge if I had it to do over. I ended up buying her a crossbow instead.
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Old 02-12-2019, 07:58 PM   #8
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I picked up a bear cruzer lite package at academy in this big sale. I paid $125. It's 5-45# draw.
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