If you’re looking for a real compound bow for a young archer, then this might just be the right thing for you.  The Crosman Elkhorn Jr. Compound Bow is the ideal bow with a low draw weight, but with enough features to make it the real thing.  It come with the things you need to get shooting almost right out of the box.  All you’ll really need is something to shoot at.


Bow specifications

  • Axle to Axle – 33″
  • Brace Height – 8″
  • Weight – 3.3 lbs
  • Draw length – max of 26″
  • Draw weight – 17-21 pounds

What’s included

  • Bow sight
  • arrow rest
  • 6 arrow quiver
  • arm guard
  • finger tab
  • 2 arrows

Not included

  • targets
  • peep sight

Special notes

  • comes in right hand, I couldn’t find a left hand option
  • Consider getting extra accessories when you buy.

First off, I put this bow in the group that every child goes through.  They don’t want a toy anymore, but they aren’t ready for a full-fledged compound bow.  This is the perfect bow for that category.  With a light draw weight, it works well for most kids 9-13 depending on the child.  It does come with everything to shoot out of the box.  Assembly IS required.

I’m going to break this into two parts: the bow itself and the accessories.

The bow is a good value and rugged enough to stand up to a fair amount of abuse.  The cable string with the bow is made for no maintenance which makes it very reliable, but not easy to put a peep sight on.

The accessories are going to work okay for the younger crowd.  You’ll probably want to get some extra arrows and consider some small upgrades as the bow gets used.  It does fit the young archer very well.

The price is around $50 and you might spend an extra few dollars on arrows when you get it.  For that price, you’re getting a really good deal.

The Crosman Elkhorn Jr. Compound Bow review is brought to you by me, all words are my own.  I don’t endorse any specific product, yet, and I didn’t receive this or any product for any kind of reimbursement.