Calling all bowhunters!!! Need help!!!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by cjeanean, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Missouri
    My little brothers birthday is coming up, and I want to get him a deer hunting bow. I know nothing about bows, except that they aren't a cheap as I'd prefer. What would be a decent, inexpensive bow that would effectively kill a deer? I'm searching Cabela's right now....
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2008
  2. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

    May 24, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    Last year, my husband got a really great one that was sold used at the local Fort Thompson's store, and paid a lot less than he would have new. He's already asleep, or I'd ask the details, but that might be a good place to start!
     
  3. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Missouri
    All I know is that I can't spend more than $250 on it, and it's gotta be able to kill a deer. Those are the only stipulations I have. I just don't know what to look for to determine if a bow can kill a deer.
     
  4. Slike

    Slike Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm also very interested to hear what you come up with.
     
  5. LittleChickenRacingTeam

    LittleChickenRacingTeam On vacation

    Jan 11, 2007
    Ontario, CANADA
    Pretty much any bow can kill a deer.

    In your price range, used would be the way to go.

    You will also need arrows equipped with broadheads in order to hunt.
     
  6. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

    May 24, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    I do know that Alex's used one cost exactly $250. [​IMG] I have no idea what kind it is, though. He uses it for deer and turkey, just with different tips (I think).
     
  7. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Missouri
  8. LittleChickenRacingTeam

    LittleChickenRacingTeam On vacation

    Jan 11, 2007
    Ontario, CANADA
    PSE make good bows. I have a wood limb Golden Eagle & shoot Beeman carbon graphite arrows with Crimson Talon broadheads.

    http://www.spintite.com/
     
  9. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Missouri
    so u think that would be a decent bow for a 15 yr old? And for that price? All I care about is him being able to kill a deer, cause he can't gun hunt out there....thanks for the help!
     
  10. LittleChickenRacingTeam

    LittleChickenRacingTeam On vacation

    Jan 11, 2007
    Ontario, CANADA
    How big a boy is he (weight wise) ?

    The larger bow has more punch since it has a higher draw weight (approx 60 lb)

    The nice thing about that PSE bow is it has a 75% let off which means at full draw you are holding roughly a 20 lb pull.

    That let's you hold full draw without getting the shakes a lot longer.

    I think that bow is a good choice for a teenager considering price point.

    I also reccomend string silencers & trigger release for bow hunting. Some sort of range sights are also a must. And a practice target would also come in handy
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2008

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