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Both my girls, aged 10 and 6, are getting pretty into archery.  Thinking it's time for bows.  10 year old is almost 5" already, she's not gonna be a small person.  6 year old is the other end, being skinny and a little below average height.  

Where's the used youth bow scene?  I feel comfortable getting a new'ish decent sized bow for the older one, hopefully with up 29" draw length.  If I found a deal on a smaller bow the the little one I'd snap it up just to get something consistent instead of the club bows.

Any recommendations on make/model for either of those scenarios?  New, used?  Useful websites or dealers in the general capital district area?  Any advice is appreciated!

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You can put sights on a genesis. I think they only go from 15-30 lbs.  Great for someone 6-10 yrs old.  

You oldest, I'd research youth bows that will allow the youth to learn, but also grow with them and be able to hunt with it.   

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The Mission bows by Mathews are great bows that are designed to grow with the archer. The MXZ? Model can go from 30lbs to 70lbs. And fully adjustable draw lengths too.

The classified section over on Archery Talk may have a good used starter bow for sale that won't break the budget?

The archery shop I use is Browns Archery. Vic is a solid and knowledgeable owner. And fellow club member at Woodlawn Sportsmans. Tell him I sent ya.

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1 hour ago, grampy said:

The Mission bows by Mathews are great bows that are designed to grow with the archer. The MXZ? Model can go from 30lbs to 70lbs. And fully adjustable draw lengths too.

The classified section over on Archery Talk may have a good used starter bow for sale that won't break the budget?

The archery shop I use is Browns Archery. Vic is a solid and knowledgeable owner. And fellow club member at Woodlawn Sportsmans. Tell him I sent ya.

Are those the next generation of the genesis bows? 

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I used the original Genesis bows in my Archery classes yrs ago. 

10 minutes ago, grampy said:

Yes they are. And from what I'm hearing, and seeing from people who got them, they are really sweet.

When we had our last archery class back in September, two students had them. Both shot really well. 

 

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I picked up a used mission craze from @Swamp_bucks for my daughter when she was 10. Very adjustable in draw weight and length so it can grow with her. I’ve talked to a few people since that where shooting that bow as an adult. 
 

My personal bow is Hoyt Ignite. It’s a beginners bow that is made to also be adjustable for a growing archer. I bought it a bunch of years ago when I started bow hunting because I didn’t want to break the bank on something new to me. 100% set up and ready to go with everything needed to hunt was only $400. Of course that was a good 8 years ago so I’m sure prices are a lot higher than that now but look for a good used deal. 

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There are several manufacturers now, that make a similar design bow, that can grow with a young archer. They are adjustable as they grow. And can also be used to successfully hunt with as an adult. 

The OP is a pretty smart guy. I'm sure he will do his homework, and come up with the perfect bow that fits for his young daughters. 

So cool to see youngsters getting involved!!!

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There are a bunch of options out there now designed for similar minded customers who want a highly adjustable bow that can grow with the kid. Mission craze, diamond edge and later iterations, bear cruzer, etc.. all are good bows that can be found used and in good shape without breaking the bank. Archery talk, Craigslist, marketplace all could produce options for you. 

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