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:wink:I am new to this sport. I am looking for a Bow that has a weight of 25-40 and I have a Draw Length of 27.5. My husband is bringing me into this sport. Bought me a Beautiful Target Bow martinMystic Red . We bought all the extras for it. it is in Mint condition. problem is I cannot draw the bow it is 35#.
QUESTION IS : What is a good Target Bow with weight of 25-40 I can start out with that has a Draw lenght of 27.5-28" n Need Help Now.
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i also have my beautiful bow for sale on here if you need a 35-50 Fast Bow.
 

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You should be able to find a parker bow that will handle those specs. Both the weight (via the limb pockets) and the length (via a peg system in the cams) can be adjusted for a lot of different weights and lengths. These bows are reasonable at places like Bass Pro, etc. I personally would spend the smallest amount I could to get a bow to shoot because you will only get stronger, and outgrow the bow. I'd also consider keeping the bow your husband bought becuase you will be there before you know it.

A lot of people can't pull a bow back, not because they aren't strong enough, but more because they aren't used to using that set of muscles. A stretchy band and pushups or planks will do wonders for you.

Good luck.

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I agree with Shelly, the first 5 pounds or so are easiest to achieve, so borrow or buy an inexpensive bow you can pull back, something you can re-sell later, because it won't take long and you'll be ready to shoot that Martin :)

I've also seen people use those stretchy bands in the same motion as drawing a bow, that might help also if you can't find a 25# bow.
 

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Parkers are good grow as you go bows the Sidekick is really nice. Got the kid one however you have to change the limbs to grow as you go so to speak or at least the 2 year old XP you do that's what she has. If I were you I'd look into the Mission by Matthews Craze. The have as low as 20lb to 60lb plus variance. They are awesome looking bows. 299.00 seems to be the going rate for em right now.
 

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I agree that you should keep your Martin because you will only get stronger and it sounds like a nice bow. 35# won't take that long to achieve. A BowTech Soldier is a package bow you can get in a 25-40lbs range and it will be something you could easily resell when you grow into your Martin (I'd be interested in it for my son) or you could just switch out the limbs to make it a 40-65lb bow too. Is your Martin bottomed out at 35lbs? Have you tried taking it down more? I don't know anything about Martin bows, but with BowTechs you can take them down quite a bit. For instance, I have a 50lb bow that I am shooting at 41lbs safely. BowTech has the specialist (not cheap if that is what you are looking for) as a target bow and you can buy 40lb limbs for it which will go down right around 30lbs. When taking a bow down though you have to be careful not to go too far.

auspain23, what is the LH bow you have for sale?
 

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its a bowtech miranda....its my fiances bow but she is trying to get it sold beacuse she bought a 2011 heartbreaker so we are selling it cheap
 

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now when i saw the name of your thread i was about to reply suggesting a martin mystic. i have one which is 25-40# which i shoot at 34# with fingers and a 25" draw length.

with the martins i remember reading on the martin website forum that different draw weights can be achieved not only by backing off or upping the limbs but by changing the module size and cam size combinations. i find the martin is manageble and comfortable at 34#, much more so than my previous bow a hoyt rintec XL which was 31# but had a much shorter axle to axle lenth. the shorter hoyt required a change of technique and regular practice but persistence paid off and eventually i had it under control and shooting nicely. a browning micro midas before that also at 31# was easy. hang in there with the martin, its a great bow. talk to the martin people for some options on decreasing the weight and work on good form and technique.
 

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Check out the Mission Craze. It comes with an adjustable draw length of 19-30 inches and the weight is adjustable from 15 lbs to 70 lbs depending on the draw length you are at. It is a great bow to learn with and is a great re-sale bow b/c it can fit pretty much anybody. The bare bow retails for $299 so it's pretty reasonable in price too.
 
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I dont know much about a Martin because I have never shot one..but I do know that bows with a really agressive cam are harder to pull back. See if the cam can be changed to a more forgiving cam...and if not, the Hoyt Vicxen is a really nice bow and totally has a non agressive cam!!
 

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the martin mystic has a long axle to axle length, about 39 "and a brace height about 8 inches.i bought mine to shoot fingers with. not sure what it is (?shape ? size)which would make cams aggressive but i found 34# on a mystic so much easier than a hoyt rintec XL at 31# rintec which had hoyt 1 1/2 cam. i have the small modules and the small cams on my mystic. they can be interchanged with different sizes as required. talk to martin or put up your question about decreasing your draw weight on the AT questions/ discussion forum. note which size cams and modules you have. somebody from the martin army or similar is sure to reply.
 

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most martin bows have a 15 pound range as I have a martin leopard that ranges between 45 to 60 pounds
Love my martin bows have 3 of them
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Check out the Darton ranger series. My boy has a ranger II goes from 25-50#. Draw lengths from 18-28 inches. It was priced with quiver, sight and rest it was around $300. give or take. It comes with all the draw length mods. Its a really good shooter.
 

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its a bowtech miranda....its my fiances bow but she is trying to get it sold beacuse she bought a 2011 heartbreaker so we are selling it cheap
How much is cheap? Actually I don't know anything about that bow. What are the specs? Sorry, I don't mean to hijack your thread. Anyway to the op, did you check out any more bows or find out how much you can turn down your Martin? Someone here said a 15 lb range, was it bottomed out at 35lbs?
 

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I am also just getting into archery and having been using my Daughter's Maniac that is set to the low 30's DW. I went to a shop yesterday to look at a few bows. The owner had his wife's Mathews Passion to try. She had is set at 36lbs. I don't consider myself weak by any means. I was shocked at the difficulty level of that poundage. After that incident, I am seriously thinking of purchasing the Mathews Craze to get my poundage up, since it is easily adjustable, until I can be comfortable that I am at the top of my DW before spending a bit more $$ on something.
 

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Too bad you are not up into the 40 pound range yet..I am trying to sell two bows, both are 27 inch draw and 40-50 pounds.

You will be amazed how quickly you will be able to increase your draw weight once you start shooting on a regular basis!!

Good luck in your quest!!
 
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