Barnett Vortex Compound Bow Package for Youth
Very versatile starter
This is a great starter kit for kids. durable, and high quality riser and limbs. Fully adjustable(19-45 pounds and 21-27 inch draw length). Should last a starter shooter 5-7 years.
The rest is not very good. Changed it out for a whisker biscuit (easier for kids to load and hold). The arrows are a bit heavy as well. Just go pick yourself up some descent carbon arrows, cut to size for your son or daughter.
The quiver is also not so good. Change it out for a cheaper quick quiver.
My son was shooting 2 inch groups at 10 yards within 4-5 adjustments. I am guessing he will be doing this at 20 yards before too long.
September 28, 2012
OK for the price
Better bows are twice the price. This bow performs well but there are some minor issues. First the arrows are junk. Second it does have a wide range on the draw length and weight but the weight is tied to the draw length (for most this won't be and issue). There is an adjustment of 3-4lbs per inch of draw. You can't get the max draw weight until you have the max draw length and the same goes for draw length. If your child has a longer draw but not the strength yet it can only be lowered a few pounds.
That said it performs well for a starter bow. I have 2 boys and they are at the extream of each end. I put in the "B" modual for the younger and he pulls the max weight for that length but can't move up until he gets a longer draw. The older one uses the "F" modual and max's out the weight, so it works for both with a 10-15 minute change of moduals. Performance is OK at the shorter draws but much much better when at max. after a few adjustments and some carbon arrows I was pleased. **For the price it's a good one to learn with and once at max weight you could hunt with it.
September 10, 2012
good youth bow
After one archery outing, this seems to be a good bow for my 10 year old grandson with room to grow with him. Well made product, Very hard to understand instructons for a novice..the Bass Pro shop in Manteca CA was very helpful with phone advice even though I ordered the bow online.
August 17, 2012
Truth is right out of the package my youngest couldn't draw back the string, leading to a very disappointed little boy, however, after some time with the instructions and a couple adjustments we were throwin' arrows and not only throwin but hitting the target. This bow has alot of range as far as draw weight given the many cams and other adjustments and there's no reason I can see that would keep this bow from a hunting bow with proper arrows and sights
. The arrows that came with the unit didn't last long so I'd suggest getting "less fragile" ones and an archery target. We also upgraded to a whisker biscuit and a trigger release both of which helped tighten grouping. Quality seems fine as well as durabilty but it's only been a couple weeks.
July 26, 2012