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Old 02-10-2019, 06:56 PM   #1
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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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Old 03-05-2019, 09:43 PM   #9
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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.
**** that was a good deal
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Old 03-06-2019, 09:06 AM   #10
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with todays bows Please don't assume you have to shoot a youth bow. My daughter Is 11 and has never owned a youth bow. The pse stinger x was a great bow and highly adjustable. that is the bow she started with she is now 11 and got her first deer with her bow this year
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Old 03-06-2019, 06:11 PM   #11
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with todays bows Please don't assume you have to shoot a youth bow. My daughter Is 11 and has never owned a youth bow. The pse stinger x was a great bow and highly adjustable. that is the bow she started with she is now 11 and got her first deer with her bow this year
good plan but cant afford that much for a bow for him now. i stopped working as a security contractor (hostile environment) to be home and attend college full-time. im keeping my eye out for a good 2nd hand compound that he can grow with though for 100-200

edit: i looked at the draw length for pse stinger and it says 25-30...isnt that much too long for your daughter... or is she very tall?

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Old 03-06-2019, 06:52 PM   #12
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There is a mission in the classified. I definitely would get a bow that will grow with him . My daughter has the mission craze I got her for Christmas two years ago she is 13 now and I have already changed the draw length for her twice in those two years and probably will have to change it again pretty soon .
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Old 03-06-2019, 07:00 PM   #13
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There is a mission in the classified. I definitely would get a bow that will grow with him . My daughter has the mission craze I got her for Christmas two years ago she is 13 now and I have already changed the draw length for her twice in those two years and probably will have to change it again pretty soon .


i found a guy selling one for 125 but he has a pending sale...im 2nd in line though, fingers crossed lol
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Old 03-06-2019, 07:03 PM   #14
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This one was a mission riot I believe he wanted 200 but is located in Tyler. You might look it up if you happen to be any where near Tyler!!
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Old 03-06-2019, 08:16 PM   #15
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The stinger has a grow with u setting that goes down if I am not mistaken to an 21 draw on the new ones the older once I think went lower. There is also the diamon infinit edge bows that are very adjustable
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Old 03-06-2019, 08:45 PM   #16
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I have a matthews mission craze that is great for young kids DL, 19-30
lets them grow into bow
I am interested in selling the bow. just pm me if interested.
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Old 03-06-2019, 10:40 PM   #17
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I have a matthews mission craze that is great for young kids DL, 19-30
lets them grow into bow
I am interested in selling the bow. just pm me if interested.
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Old 03-06-2019, 11:39 PM   #18
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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.


Where are you located?
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Old 03-06-2019, 11:43 PM   #19
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Where are you located?
I'm in Plano
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Old 03-06-2019, 11:46 PM   #20
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I'm in Plano


Text me tomorrow. 817-944-8550. May have a deal for you.
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Old 03-06-2019, 11:48 PM   #21
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Text me tomorrow. 817-944-8550. May have a deal for you.
sounds good thanks
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Old 03-09-2019, 01:31 AM   #22
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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.
Ended up finding a used diamond for a good price online...picking it up tomorrow so thanks for recommending.

Also big thanks to SunsetHunter who offered to help sort my boy out with a bow.
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Old 03-09-2019, 07:27 AM   #23
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Glad to hear you got the Edge.
I bought 4 a few years back for the wife and kids.
They are adjustable for length and draw weight and can be a first bow and last into adulthood.
Virtually unused ones can be had for around $200, too.
Smooth, quiet, and completely adequate shooters.
Don’t forget to post pics!
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Old 03-09-2019, 09:36 PM   #24
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Pick this diamond infinite and everything pictured for $150. Has never been fired...the peep sight etc is all still in its packaging lol. Sweet. Boy's birthday is in a few weeks he's gonna love it (he's also going to be disappointed when I tell him theres no rifle season for his 22LR over summer...but the bow shall remedy that!
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Old 03-09-2019, 11:01 PM   #25
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Old 03-10-2019, 10:51 AM   #26
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Glad you found one. My daughter likes hers and I shoot the same bow as an adult. It is a little short but on good days I can shoot in the 280-290 range for a match. It is a good size for the tree stand as well. I upgraded my daughters to a whisper . I have a drop away on mine. Hope he enjoys it.
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Old 03-10-2019, 01:20 PM   #27
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Glad you found one. My daughter likes hers and I shoot the same bow as an adult. It is a little short but on good days I can shoot in the 280-290 range for a match. It is a good size for the tree stand as well. I upgraded my daughters to a whisper . I have a drop away on mine. Hope he enjoys it.
im a recurve guy, but amazes me the technology these days that this bow is so adjustable
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