@HUNTNH - you can make any bow "girlie" with accessories. So she shouldn't feel she needs a woman's bow. Making sure the bow fits her is what is important! The Jewel is a great bow, very quiet and light weight.
Guess I'll be the first to say if you find an Elite dealer, have her try an Elite...I shoot an Elite Hunter with 25" DL. She needs to shoot as many bows as possible though and decide what she likes.
~2013 Elite Hunter Black Riser/Snow Camo Limbs 25.5" DL, 53 lb.
~2016 Mathews Halon 6 Stone 26" DL, 52 lb.
start her off with something thats going to be a pleasure to shoot, nice easy draw with a great speed for shorter draws. New Breed Genetix. You can buy a new one for just a little above that amount.
@ HUNTNH- why does she want a "women's" bow? You can make any bow look girly by what you put on it. I just ordered a 2012 Carbon Element with pink and orange string. But if she is stuck on getting a women's bow and if she likes hoyt have her try the vixion. Had I not been able to test shoot the element that would have been my choice. I like the jewel also but it seemed a little top heavy for my liking. Best thing to go is take her to a shop that carries a multitude of different brands and let her shoot EVERYTHING she can get her hands on. Every bow is different as is every person. I could draw the Element at 45 lbs but the jewel only to 44.
Good luck to her. Her bow will find her
I am upgrading to the Mathews Jewel, but I dearly love my Passion. It is great for target shooting and hunting and I've bagged pronghorn, bear, whitetail and prairie dogs. My Passion is for sale....it's a 40-50 lb draw, rh and 27 in draw. Let me know if you are interested.
thats a sweet bow and a great beginers bow. my gf has the same model and color with upgrades.
cant go wrong at that price.
buy the bow and get arrows and bhs for free.
2015 Ion 26" @ 60#s NAP apache , HHA 5019 with a 4x lens , G5 quiver
Axis arrows , 363 gr @ 262 fps, Grim Reaper Hybrids , custom string stop
JEWEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I bot for my wife Craze by Mathews she won couple of tournaments she loved that bow till she put her hands on Jewel.Do not make mistakes brother good lock)
Bowtech Heartbreaker !!!!! Can't go wrong with it
2015 Elite E35 Ninja
2014 Elite E32 Ninja
26.5 in. 70 lbs.
Beman ICS 400, Slick Trick 100 gr. broadheads
QAD HDX, Scott Exxus
So what has she shot so far?
I think that you should def check out the Quest line. I shoot the Rogue and I love it. Several women I know are shooting the Torch but it was too small for me since I have a 28 inch draw and I pull back close to 60 pounds. Def worth checking into. They are very affordable.
What kind of speeds you getting out of your athens? Starting to really consider their Exceed 300. It will have to pull double duty for a little while but buddy shoots one and loves it.Look at Athens bows- depending on her draw length and preferred axle to axle, they have a complete line of bows to fit her. I owned a Bowtech Heartbreaker before I got my Athens bows. In the Bowtech, it was all I could do to pull 42 lbs. My Athens set at 48 feels like so much less. I shoot an Accomplice 34 for hunting and an Exceed 300 for 3D. A lot of women shoot the Ibex model- it is shorter ATA, and can go down to a 24.5 inch draw. These bows are ridiculously smooth and very fast. The grip fits well in my hand, and the bow isn't too heavy for me, but it is heavy enough that it doesn't feel like a toy.