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HorizontalArchr
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Need bow for youth

Post by HorizontalArchr » Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:22 pm

Which bow would y’all recommend for a youth hunter. Is the short model the best or do y’all recommend another model
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Re: Need bow for youth

Post by janesy » Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:38 pm

308 short series are great. Although they don't weigh any less than a regular micro.
But after the youth grows a bit you can easily replace the short stock with e regular sized micro stock and keep on hunting
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Re: Need bow for youth

Post by longbow joe » Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:41 pm

See if you can find a used vixen 2 or sapphire that would be my choices or the 308 also.
The vixen would be the easiest to cock for a kid.
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Re: Need bow for youth

Post by wheelsquad » Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:52 am

longbow joe wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:41 pm
See if you can find a used vixen 2 or sapphire that would be my choices or the 308 also.
The vixen would be the easiest to cock for a kid.
Yep all 3 of those you mentioned are the only models I'm aware of that have a shorter LOP for a kid (other than the Assassin adjustable stock).

308 Short would be too hard for most kids to rope cock though.

How big of a youth hunter are we talking about though? The regular LOP on the micro, bulldog, or matrix stocks may be ok and with room to grown into.
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Re: Need bow for youth

Post by Lucky-Dog » Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:43 am

I have a Cub and it seems like that model would be good as well.
However, Im not sure they make them anymore.
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Re: Need bow for youth

Post by Lucky-Dog » Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:49 am

Lucky-Dog wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:43 am
I have a Cub and it seems like that model would be good as well.
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Re: Need bow for youth

Post by Lucky-Dog » Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:50 am

I guess they do still make the Matrix Cub as I have found a few on the internet.
Hope that helps.
Good luck.
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Re: Need bow for youth

Post by Lucky-Dog » Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:51 am

Lucky-Dog wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:49 am
Lucky-Dog wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:43 am
I have a Cub and it seems like that model would be good as well.
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Re: Need bow for youth

Post by HorizontalArchr » Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:50 pm

Thanks all. I’m leaning towards the 308 but my son is 10 so I might have to be the one cocking it for him but that is ok for me.
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Re: Need bow for youth

Post by wheelsquad » Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:01 pm

HorizontalArchr wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:50 pm
Thanks all. I’m leaning towards the 308 but my son is 10 so I might have to be the one cocking it for him but that is ok for me.
You can always add the butt stock extender to the 308 Short stock later on too. Or replace it with a regular Micro stock like Janesy said. Just have to drill an tap a couple different 10-32 holes in the rail to do that. Easy.
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Re: Need bow for youth

Post by wheelsquad » Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:39 pm

Lucky-Dog wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:43 am
I have a Cub and it seems like that model would be good as well.
However, Im not sure they make them anymore.
Oh yeah I forgot about the matrix cub. They're not in production anymore as far as I know, but that's probably new old stock you're seeing.
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Re: Need bow for youth

Post by flightattendant100 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:42 pm

HorizontalArchr wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:50 pm
Thanks all. I’m leaning towards the 308 but my son is 10 so I might have to be the one cocking it for him but that is ok for me.
Its not a bad deal that Dad has to cock the bow 8)

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Re: Need bow for youth

Post by Hester0305 » Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:58 pm

If you're doing the cocking I'd go with a Micro 335 or a Micro 315. My grandsons have killed several deer with the Micro 335's sitting on a Caldwell Dead Shot Field Pod
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Re: Need bow for youth

Post by W.Miguire » Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:17 pm

They grow fast , if it was me I would look at the 340 Mag , you can't beat the price and it will serve him for a long while.
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