« Bachmann Trains Emd Gp40 Diesel – Union Pacific Making Simple Model Steam Engines » 3 thoughts on “Crosman Elkhorn Jr. Compound Bow” 186 of 197 people found the following review helpful A nice starter bow, August 19, 2009 By Karyn (The Woodlands, TX USA) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Crosman Elkhorn Jr. Compound Bow (Sports) I purchased this unit for my 12 year old daughter on the advice of an archery buff friend. After a little internet research and tinkering (the instructions are not very good), she has been shooting-up a storm with it. She had little problem with the 21 pound draw weight and the compound mechanism really helped her hold her shots steady. As shipped, the unit is fairly complete but you’ll probably want to add a nock, and some thread to wrap around the string to fatten it up so that it will more securely position an arrow for firing. Please note that the bow came with an “all weather” string that makes the addition of standard sighting aids (like a rear “peep” aperature) a bit problematic. That said, this is a bow that is actually capable of decent accuracy and is well suited for smaller/weaker frames. The bow is sufficiently accurate that she has rapidly progressed to shooting very well and now wants to get fitted for a more expensive rig. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comments (7) Reply 92 of 101 people found the following review helpful Starters with a Bow – LOOK HERE!, May 29, 2010 By Cherelle (NJ United States) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Crosman Elkhorn Jr. Compound Bow (Sports) After earning his Jr. Hunting license with rifle and shotgun, my 12 year old decided he absolutely MUST complete his training and add a bow license to the other two. I am all for correct training in safety procedure, and when he asked for a bow for his 13th birthday I readily acquiesed. This is the best possible “starter” bow for the money that we have seen or heard about. For less than $50 thru Amazon I couldn’t be happier (especially since we spent all our spare cash paying for upcoming Boy Scout Camp and Coldwater Conservation School/Camp for our kids. It was, as others have stated, a little tricky to figure out where everything goes from the 2″x2″ picture directions, but it didn’t take a rocket scientist to eventually get it. (look at it like a puzzle and logic takes over – LOL!) When practicing be certain that you have either a windowless building behind your backstop (like a garage – as we did), or empty woods. Otherwise your neighbors and their pets could be in imminent peril. I can say that this handy bow has certainly enough power to pierce, siding, insulation and underlying clapboard, along with toy truck tires and plastic garbage cans. It is apparently easy to be accurate with, but too powerful for our first efforts at constructing a target/backboard ;p All in all I can’t say anything negative about the bow itself. The arrows are cheap garbage and you will have to get more fairly quickly, though. The “accessories” are also cheap, but will at least serve to get you started on the way. The only thing lacking to be the perfect starter get-up is a cheap attempt at a protective carry case. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comments (3) Reply 88 of 97 people found the following review helpful A good starter bow for a RIGHT HANDED youth!, December 18, 2011 By Deej Hubenschmidt “Deej” (Michigan) – This review is from: Crosman Elkhorn Jr. Compound Bow (Sports) There seems to be some confusion about this being a Right or left handed bow.So for the record, no doubt about it…. THIS BOW IS MADE FOR A RIGHT HANDED PERSON PERIOD……………….When you hold a bow with your left hand the arrow should be resting on the left side. Like this bow is made to do. I almost didn’t purchase it because of confused parents that don’t know what they are talking about and leaving bad reviews. It’s a very good starter bow that I would recommend to any parent with a right handed youth. I hope this clears up all the bad info in these reviews. Because this is a pretty good bow.Again, if your child writes with they’re right hand or throws with they’re right hand then this is the bow you should buy. I hope this clears it up!!! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.