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Old 03-30-2006, 08:54 AM
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Default Teens & Mathews bows ??

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MY son will turn 13 in June, he has outgrown his Browning Micro-Midas now,
& I will have to get him a new bow this Aug.----I myself am a Mathews man--
I don't know though, if he can shoot the new Switchback ?? Anyone know for sure--
He is growing, but I'd say he a 26 draw or so right now
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Old 03-30-2006, 10:16 PM
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How big is your wallet???? I am a Matthews shooter too so dont get me wrong but Matthews dont allow draw length adjustment with out buying different cams. I would look at the Hoyt line or the new Brownings look good. If you think he is done growing then i would say the Swichback or Outback would be a good choice but at 13 I doubt that he is.
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Old 03-30-2006, 10:40 PM
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Default Bowtech Tomkat?

I'm not sure if Bowtech still makes the Tomkat or not. It might be worth looking into. My brother has one that is about 3 or 4 years old. It is a nice little bow. It is a package set up. Take a look.
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http://www.huntersfriend.com/2006-Bo...omKat-Package/ bowtech-tomkat-compound-bow-package.htm - 50k
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I wouldnt spoil my son with a Mathews. personaly being a young adult am glad I had to bought my own hunting equipment so I can appreciate what I can afford. I wouldnt start my son off with the best of the best. PLus you dont want him to out do you. You can create a stronger bow hunter starting him off with a less of a bow even if he has had a bow before. until he is full grown I would buy him a bow one or a couple steps down. You gotta keep something to your advantage. Your is idol, gotta keep it that way!
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Take a look at the Mathews Mustang its for women and younger(smaller) shooters.
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I also support the idea of looking into a bowtech tomkat. If you don't like that try a bowtech blackhawk......this is the bow I shoot......very light weight and only 27 inches axle to axle.........although maybe that is too short for someone that young......but I don't know I know kids half my age that could out shoot me all day.

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I also support deanodeerkilla's advice. Don't go right for the cadilac yet.....he will want to work his way up to that soon enough. My first bow was a browning compound.....it had and all wood riser and fiberglass limbs.......It was a miserable old woman.....but I think it made me appreciate what I have now. Just a thought.
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Or......maybe we are all just jealous of your kid getting an arrow burner of a bow in the Mathews line. LOL!
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Default Advice that was passed on to me from an older fellow.

This older fellow that I looked up too years ago told me that if you are going to take a kid fishing buy him the best equipment that you can afford. You'll be glad that you did. I think this applies to many things. Bows in this day & age are so nice that I believe that you can get away with something less than the very best. One thing I would consider if it were my child would be for him or her to chip in on the purchase of the bow. My dad told me that if I mowed grass all summer & saved my money he would pay the difference for me to buy my first gun. I thought wow what a deal. I saved a hundred & fifty dollars that summer back in 1987. It was a big day when dad took me to buy my 1st gun. I still have that gun & feel I earned it. I'm sure you are a good parent & can make your own decision on how the deal is made. I just wanted to share my story.
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I like all the thoughts thanks Guys
He is a good kid & he works his butt off here at the house & then out in the country, where he is a huge help for me out there with our foodplots & mowing, etc. !!!
I MAKE sure he gets a buck 1st !!! These are his last 2 bucks---he hasn't got one yet with a bow, but he has had a few shots !

These are the 1st 3 bucks of his life, all 3 taken off our food plot at our 53 acres in MO.
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