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Please recommend a bow for beginner/women

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Someone mentioned I might get a better responce here so...

After years of tagging along bowhunting with the boys, they finally have convinced me I have to bowhunt with the luck I have getting so close to them. I need to get crackin and get a bow so I can practice. I see bows advertised on tv all the time, but I dont know what is right for a woman, a petite woman at that. DH thinks he know everything about bows, but I thought Id better ask someone that might actually know what their talking about;) so can anyone give me some advice about a good beginner bow for women?

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My girlfriend finally got tired of watching last year and started shooting and this year will be her first mule deer hunt. She's 66 and wishes she started earlier. She's got a little Parker bow (@ 40 pounds) made for women and loves it. She shoots it well out to 40 yards too. We tried the Browning Micro Midas and the Alpine(which she still has) but the Parker just shoots so well she stuck with it. She had me put a red and white string on it and now has red and white fletched Gold Tip 3555's. The Browning was stolen and the Alpine hangs on the back of the den door and will go along on our hunt as a backup. Yes I spoil her but she deserves it. She's robinhooded 3 arrows with it this summer and shoots the G-5 Montech broadheads out of it. I'm sure we'll be posting pictures soon.Mark

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I bought my wife a used Jennings Rackmaster and within 20 minutes she was shooting amazing groups at 15 yards. I backed her up to 20 and they were still great. 30 yards she needed to work on but having never shot a bow in her life I just watched in disbelief!

Now - it came pretty much ready to go. Not every bow, including the Rackmaster, will be that nicely set up once you get it. I'm still on the rookie end of bow hunting but I can tell you from that stand piont I want as few frustrations as possible. Going to a reputable bow shop will save a LOT of frustration. Tell them what you want, what your skill level is, and what you intend to do with the bow and they should get you on the right track. Most good shops, from what I've learned, will really go the extra miles to help a rookie out.

Just for comparison purposes here is a link to the bow my wife owns: Jennings Rackmaster

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My girlfriend just started shooting a Parker with 40-50 lb limbs. She is only 5'-1" and the bow was easily adjusted for her. She has been shooting great groups out to 20 yards so far. She'll be shooting 75 grain 3 blade Muzzy's for her BH.

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that parkers are very good bows...i bought my girlfriend one last year and she absolutely loves it and shoots extremely well...i believe its a parker buck shot or hunter, i can't remember the exact one, but i would highly recommend it

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