My 5yo son wants me to get him a bow for either Christmas or his birthday. I was looking at the Bear Brave III, but I was concerned if he would be able to shoot it or not. He's kinda on the small size for his age. The description says that it has a 15lb draw. I also saw some vids of a 5yo shooting a Nuclear Ice from bowtech but I dont want to spend $250 on his first bow. Do ya'll think the Brave would be ok or are there some other options that I haven't looked in to?
4X4DEMON Northwestern St. Fan NWLA Member since Dec 2007 11598 posts
re: Question for the OB dads(Posted by 4X4DEMON on 10/3/12 at 10:50 am to Who Me)
I gave hime the option of a Cricket .22 or a bow and he chose the bow. Either would be locked up to where he couldn't get it unless I was around. He's my outdoor loving child, the other one is an "inside" kid so he's probably getting an Ipod or a Nintendo DS.
We have bought bows for 3 kids now, and if my husband can get cell service from his camp in MS, I will ask him to respond. There is a very good bow shop in Pearl River, but check the hours before you go, b/c they're not predictable. As a mom, I would say don't get something that's too big and will frustrate him and ruin his confidence.
He's had a toy bow for a year now, the one with the suction cup arrows, and the lack of power and accuracy upsets him. This would only be for shooting in the backyard when I'm shooting mine. It doesn't have to be strong enough to kill anything.