Compound Bow

The top three compound bows we have found to give you the most bang for your buck. The first is for adults, the second for teenagers, and the last for youths.

Adult Bow

My top pick for an adult archer, is the GenX Bow RH/LH Opens in a new tab.(link to Amazon). This 35.5″ compound bow is great for target shooting, but can also be used for hunting if you wanted to. Here are some stats.

MaterialAluminum Riser, Composite Limbs
Draw LengthBetween 21-30 inches
Left or Right HandedAvailable In Both
Draw Weight25-40 pounds (adjustable)
AccessoriesPredrilled And Tapped

The bow comes with an aluminum riser, aluminum cam and idler wheel, composite limbs, and a high strength bow string. I chose this as my top pick because it’s a great beginner bow and not too pricey. You can get above 400 dollars easily for a nice bow, but this one usually goes for under 200.

Teenagers Bow

My top pick for a teenage archer, is the Genesis Original Kit Opens in a new tab.(link to Amazon). This 35.5″ bow is great for target shooting as a beginner, young adult, or teenager. Here are some stats.

MaterialAluminum Riser, Composite Limbs
Draw LengthBetween 15-30 inches
Left or Right HandedAvailable In Both
Draw Weight20 lbs (can be lowered to 10 lbs)
AccessoriesPredrilled And Tapped

I like this bow because you can adjust the draw weight to 10 lbs and allow kids to use it around 10 years old. But is still a great bow as they grow up. This bow can be used by and adult with no problems. I also like that it comes with a quiver, some target arrows, and an arm guard, everything you need to get started.

Youth Bow

My top pick for a youth archer, is the Bear Archery Scout Bow Set Opens in a new tab.(link to Amazon). This 33″ bow is great for target shooting, and perfect for kids as young as 4 years old.

MaterialFiberglass
Draw LengthBetween 16-24 inches
Left or Right HandedRight
Draw Weight8-13 pounds
Threaded BushingsNo
bear archery scout bow

This bow is great for kids. My only warning is that the packaging says left or right handed, but if you try to use the the arrow rest for a left handed child, it will break. You have to call the company and have them send you a left handed arrow rest.

Aside from that one issue, this bow has been great. It also comes with 2 arrows, an arm guard, an arrow quiver, and finger rollers. I didn’t like the quiver too much, but the kids playing robin hood loved it. We picked ours up at Walmart for 30 bucks, so can’t complain, it’s a great kids bow.