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I need some advice. My son wants a compound bow and I found a barely used bowtech realmX for 500. Still looks new.its just the bow. I got a spothogg 5 pin sight already. Just need a rest, stabilizer, andquiver. Which is no biggie. Or buy a new Bear for 419. It's adjustable kind like the diamond edge. Comes ready to hunt. Wich would you pick? I'm leaning towards the Realm X. My son is 16. I'm a big guy so he's big to. About 5ft 10inches. About 240. So he's fairly grown. He still gots a few years to grow. The realm X draw length is 25-31 inch I remember right. Thanks Chris.
 
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I’m a Matthews guy, but given the options you have, I’d go with the Bowtech. Bear makes good bows, but not in the same class as a premium Bowtech.


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Can’t give you a good answer to your question. Having a bow that fits properly is critical to accuracy. I’d encourage you to have him go to a pro shop, get measured to determine draw length and shoot a few used or new bows to find the right bow. Additionally, some guys (including me in the past) think you need lot of pull weight to effectively bow hunt. They buy 70# pull or heavier bows and struggle with them. A 60# pull bow will kill anything in North America. Good luck.


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... Having a bow that fits properly is critical to accuracy. I’d encourage you to have him go to a pro shop, get measured to determine draw length and shoot a few used or new bows to find the right bow...Good luck.


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I've been an archer since 1973, a bowhunter since 1978, and having been the teen & parent in this exact scenario, I can confirm that if the teen is gifted a bow that does not fit them, or one they do not enjoy shooting, the gift will end up as an expensive paperweight.


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