Before I met my husband Al, I thought that bows were hair decoration. Not so but Al was exclusive into any kind of gun. So fast forward 18 years and lately I’ve been curious lately about bow shooting. Many of you may already be well versed on this subject and realize bows are an alternative to using a shotgun, rifle or pistol. Could you please give me your take on this alternative?
Here is what I found so far – What size bow do I buy?
Small Frame Women (100-130 lbs.) 25 – 35 lbs.
Medium Frame Women (130-160 lbs) 30-40 lbs.
Large Frame Women (160+ lbs.) 45 – 55 lbs.
The recommendation seems to be a Compound Bow. So I did a little research and here is what I found. To me, with my limited knowledge, this one looks like a winner. Comments?
The Bear ® Archery Home Wrecker Ready to Hunt bow package is designed specifically as a bow for women, but not lacking in any performance. The traditional Bear ® quality of silence and efficiency seep out of the Home Wrecker’s pores along with slight touches of pink. Weighing in at just over 3 lbs., this bow still packs a punch perfect for different game at 280 FPS.
- Perimeter-weighted modular single cam for efficiency and easy release
- Flared quad limbs to distribute stress evenly across the bow for clean shots
- Offset string suppressor to reduce vibrations and noise in the field
- Designed for women
- FPS: 280
- Weight: 3.2 lbs
- Brace Height: 6″
- Axle to Axle: 29.75″
- Peak Draw Weight: 50 lbs.
- Draw Length Range: 22″ – 28″
In addition, BOW stands for Becoming an Outdoor Woman. Eighteen years ago I attended this event in Arizona. That was the first time I’d every held or used a bow and learned they are not just ribbons for your hair. Maybe it’s time to try again!