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Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Northern Berks County, PA
New bow for my daughter
I just got my daughter a Center Point Tormentor Whisper 380.
We shot several bows, looked at a bunch, and that's the one that she liked the most.
I paid a little more than some online prices, but I go to the same local shop for all my archery stuff, and they take great care of anything I need, even in a time crunch, so that's worth paying a bit more to me.
Anyway, I can't find any specs that share the minimum bolt weight for the bow. I did find that the package's bolts are 425gr. I can weigh them on my reloading scale to verify, but I'm curious what the bottom weight range is if anyone knows where to find it?
I'm not out to build her super light bolts. Quite the opposite....for my bow I often run heavy shafts and intend to do likewise for her, but I think it'd be prudent to know the lower limit if it's "know-able", lol.
She needs some help to cock it. She's 16, not slight of build, and is 5'8-5'9. I know she can do this, but she's "running out of room" about an 1-2" shy of fully cocking it. I walked away from crossbows over a decade ago (just prefer compounds, I have no issues with crossbows...just wasn't my cup of tea), and I'm 6'2 and of average strength for a guy that size, so I'm not having the same issues she is.
I know she can do this, just curious how folks might help coach her so she gets this process down.
Much thanks for any ideas.