JUNXING F021 Youth Bow is a great option for all archers interested in learning new skills and improving their accuracy. It features a durable hardwood riser that makes it both stable and quiet. The fiberglass limbs are tough, yet flexible enough to be forgiving when pulling back on the string. And lastly, the Dead-Eye sight is easy to use and gives you full visibility of your target when you draw back on the string. It can be used by both beginners and advanced archers alike, making it a perfect option for anyone looking for a new bow to use at their local range.
- Product No. F021 kids bow
- Bow length: 45.2″
- N.Weight : 1lbs,
- Draw weight 15lbs
- Bow weight 1.lbs
- Brace height 7″
JUNXING F021 Youth Bow is a great entry-level bow that can be used to learn the basic techniques and skills of compound archery. This is an excellent option for those who are looking to buy their first bow after taking up the sport.
Amazon Customer –
I’ve done quite a lot of testing and measuring of supposedly kid-friendly bows and this is the one to get! I work at a camp and conference center and have hundreds of 2nd-6th graders go through the Archery Range each year. The old 20lb recurves that have been here forever are fine for the older kids, but the younger ones struggle with them. We have two old 9.5lb bows that are perfect, that the kids always prefer, but they are not made any more. Other bows that are marketed for children are just as difficult to pull as our 20lb bows even though they boast a lower weight rating. This one has the draw weight, feel, and performance of our smaller ones. Archery is a great way to quickly teach kids perseverance, going from never having held a bow before, to, “I did it!” I’ll be getting about a dozen more of these! It was also fine for my 5 year old grandson.A related performance evaluation would be to NOT use fiberglass arrows with their typical stiffer fletches (wings/feathers), but get a similarly priced poplar arrow with synthetic feather fletches. The stiffer fletches cause the arrow to bounce off the bow as it passes the hand grip and take on a nose-dive looking flight that doesn’t level out until well past the distance of a kid sized range. That flight pattern means the mass of the arrow is not behind the head, so it will do a lot of bouncing off the target. Some of those fiberglass arrows also have a head that fits over the shaft so it’s wider than the shaft and gets stuck in the target when pulling the arrow out.
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JANUARY SHULER –
The bow is wonderful, great quality. Was the hit gift of the birthday party.I’ve ordered previously as a gift, so I ordered again as a gift for another little boy and received the wrong color. Ordered green and got purple. It’s for a little boy who loves green so I’m highly disappointed.
This is a nice little bow. I looked and looked for a bow for a 5 yo girl and settled on this one. I read lots of reviews and was wary of the low price since there are many other similar units costing twice as much but with many negative reviews.Its a great little bow and seems like it will last her until she is ready for a real target bow.The inculded arrows are ok but since this is for a kid, they are going to lose some or bounce them off the ground so buy a few more. The Easton Scout (unfortunately they are not carried on Amazon) come in a 6 pack for a nice price and are hands down the best target arrows for small kids with bows like these.
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Surfing Jerry –
This is a great starter set for kids. It’s even fun for an adult to shoot (be careful not to overdraw, because the draw weight is very light).My 4.75 year old was able to shoot this on her own after a little instruction and demonstration. We were shooting into a cardboard box. The arrows wouldn’t always penetrate, but I also don’t think she was taking her time drawing back the same length every time. What do you expect from a 4 year old? More importantly, she had fun and was developing self-confidence in her ability to do it on her own, while learning basic shooting safety (like not pointing it at other people, etc). Her aim was also quite a bit off frequently, but again, she’s four. At least she always shot down range.My 7 year old did very well with this set. She could definitely penetrate the cardboard box and get the arrows to stick. She also quickly learned to string the arrow and take a shot independently, at the same time learning range safety.For an older kid or an adult, the range on this set is about 20-30 feet. Not to say that you couldn’t get an arrow to travel farther, it just wouldn’t be as reliable of a shot. So be sure to always practice in a safe area with an adequate backstop.The arrows that come with the set are 26″
Bear Archery Youth Safetyglass Target Arrows (3 per card)
available here on Amazon. Since it only comes with two, I highly recommend at least 3 more (1 “card”) or you’ll be doing a lot of walking back and forth. The arrows are not as bad as some reviewers have commented. They have target tips, and the nock “clips” onto the bowstring. The fletching is soft rubber and perhaps sub-par, but with this bow’s light draw weight they have relatively straight flight and don’t experience the tail kicking out (the fletching is perhaps not enough for higher draw weight bows… I have some 28″ for the
Bear Archery Titan Bow
and they kick out quite a bit. I am going to try using duct tape to make the fletching longer on our next outing. You may also want to consider a pack of arrow tips,
Fiberglass Arrow Aluminum Round Point Tips 5pcs Set
, as I did have a couple tips come off when extracting from the box. They went back on without a problem, but if you were to lose the tip, I don’t think it would be a good idea to shoot the arrow without the tip. The tips may also get (more) blunted if you hit something like a rock.The included finger tab and arm guard are sorta useless and really not necessary. We had jackets or long sleeves on but I don’t think there was any bowstring hitting our forearms.The bowstring is probably on the cheap side, but it’s perfectly functional. Again, this is just a kids’ bow, so it’s fine.Really nothing to not like about this set. It’s cheap and fun, and if for some weird reason your kid doesn’t like archery, you’re not out too much moolah. But really, what kid wouldn’t like to play Katniss, Merida, Robin Hood, etc, etc…
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Great beginner bow and arrows for kids. Buy extra arrows
Matthew Rankin –
I bought two Bear Archery First Shot Youth Bow Sets at Christmas for my 8 year-old daughter and 5 year-old son. They both enjoy shooting their bows and are able to handle them fine. The bow is advertised for children ages 4 to 7 years old, but it’s the right draw length (14 to 16-inches) and draw weight (8 to 12 pounds) for my daughter, although she is petite for her age. She only shoots about 6-9 arrows before taking a break, whereas my son will shoot as many as he’s allowed.The arrows that come with the set say they are 25-inches. However, that length isn’t available when buying the spares. I bought the Bear Archery Youth Safetyglass Target Arrows (3 per card), 26-Inch, and they are the same length as those that came with the First Shot Youth Bow Set.
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Bought this for my son just before his 5th birthday day. he was able to shoot it on his own in no time. We haven’t used any of the accessories or target that came with it, he just likes shooting it and can get pretty good distance out of it. I’ve also found it fun to shoot. Only thing odd was additional arrows cost more than the whole set, so you’re better off buying two sets. He does struggle some times to keep the arrow on the bow, but I wouldn’t say it’s the fault of the product, he just needs to get a little more coordinated with his wrist control. I would definitely buy this again.
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Somiko Hero –
5yr old loves it. Great gift for age 5-7. Hang a big piece of astroturf w/ a target pinned to the middle. That way it catches the stray arrows. And order extra arrows. They want to shoot like 10 in a row rather than 2 at a time. Pretty accurate too. This is our 3rd set over a course of 15yr & 3 kids.
Bryce Smart –
We gave this as a Christmas present to our 5 year-old son–it was a major hit. The draw is short and light enough that he has no trouble pulling it back and can focus his attention on aiming instead. Also, I found a way to blunt/pad the arrows (using Nerf darts and duct tape) enough that we can even use it inside!Bigger kids, like our 8 year-old, have also used it, although I do worry that they could overdraw. It hasn’t happened yet, meaning the bow is even stronger than it looks.
Jon D. Mitchell –
This is a great little beginner’s bow for my 6 year-old son. When he first got it he struggled a little to fully extend it, but I think that was mostly fear of what would happen when he released it. Now that he’s more comfortable with it, he can draw it back fully with ease, and he’s pretty darn accurate with the thing. I can’t hit the broad side of a barn with it. I think the ambidextrous nature of the bow is not conducive to accuracy, but somehow he’s learned to compensate for that and is able to at least hit the target every time.This bow reminds me a little of the ones we used in gym class at school. Yes, I am so old that we had archery in gym class when I was a kid! I don’t know how we survived it, but as far as I know no one lost an eye or a limb or any major organs.We did purchase a couple extra arrows, but my wife picked them up locally, so I’m sorry I can’t recommend an arrow set here on Amazon. She did say that she got the shortest arrow available, and they were the exact length of the arrows that came with this bow, so maybe that will help.My son has been asking for a bow for quite some time, but he asks for lots of things, so we didn’t want to shell out for a nice bow not knowing if he would use it once and put it down. This bow set was the perfect price for such an experiment, and the quality was good enough that he could get a feel for how a real bow works. Turns out he really enjoys it, and it gets him away from the tablet, which I really enjoy.
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This bow and arrow set is perfect for kids learning archery. My son is five and can shoot a target from up to 20 ft away without any problem. Both the bow and arrows are well made; the arrows even survived some missed shots that hit wooden fence posts and so they seem strong enough. Overall very satisfied with the quality and usability of this bow/arrow set.
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Very happy with this purchase! My son loves it!!
Martin Kollman –
I bought a green one of these for my son when he was 5 and he has been shooting it for a couple years now. Good weight and size for small kids with just the right amount of pull to stick the arrows in a foam block target, but not wear them out. This is something a variety of neighbor kids have all used and perfect for teaching them the sport of archery. Doesn’t matter whether they are right or left, as this bow will work for both.I bought this one as my 4 yr old wants to be just like brother and shoot too. She has tried his and has no problem, so it was time to get one of her own. She picked this color and once the snow melts a bit, we can do some more shooting in the yard. Perfect for backyard shooting without having to worry too much, but you should always have a backstop, as they will miss. Wooden fence has a few ding marks, but that is about it.
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Anna L. Pleitt –
This was a great first bow and arrow for my son. He is 6 and is very into anything weapon related. We try to steer him towards proper use and safety, and this really is a great product for that. The arrows have rounded metal tips and the bow feels sturdy and weighty in your hand, but is light enough to use with ease. We use card board boxes as targets and they stick really well in them so he can always see where they land. Owned for at least 6 months now and used moderately and shows very little sign of wear.
Crys T –
My son got these for his birthday and my kids have done very well with them. I like that they have a dull tip although I do still feel you need to teach whatever kids that are using them safety rules. I thought these were good starter bows for younger children, my 7 and 5 year old had no problem pulling it back with some practice. I also appreciate that they came with the arm strap as I got a nasty red mark after my first few times using without it. We just set up a hay barrel with their target and they start practicing.
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Too Much Stuff –
Perfect for my five-year-old daughter. I recently made a PVC pipe DIY bow with my older child. We involved her little sister (five years old) as much as was reasonable, but there just wasn’t much for her to do.I decided to just pick up this Bear set for the wee one. She *loves* it. It’s a perfect pull strength for her. I don’t know how it could be improved. And it cost fourteen bucks. Awesome value.
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