Much agreed on what shoots good for him. Can absolutely feel horrible in your hands find a PRO SHOP go an shoot a number of bows then decide. Also keep this in mind you don't need the top dollar bow to start with. I would start in the middle an if Bowhunting becomes a passion then you go all in. You gotta crawl before you walk. An trust me archery isn't for everyone.Not trying to steer you away from what your buddy wants for ya but unless he's letting you dip into his wallet as well, you'd be doing yourself well to look around the site for a bit..welcome to AT!