Youth bows by Barnett a great way to get kids into shooting

Written by Barnett

The most meaningful thing a Texas parent can give their child is the gift of the outdoors, and there’s no better way to get them started than youth archery. Barnett’s Vortex and Tomcat youth compound bows are the perfect tools to get your child shooting a bow and having fun.

Both models feature a wide range of adjustability in both draw length and draw weight. This means the bow will always fit the shooter, a critical element for accuracy. The better a child shoots, the more satisfaction and enjoyment they’ll take from the archery experience. It also means the bow will grow with your child and provide years of service.


The Vortex offers the same high quality design and function as larger bows, but in a smaller package to accommodate first-time shooters.

It adjusts from 19-45 pounds of draw weight, enough to provide a young hunting enthusiast an opportunity in the woods. Adjustable draw modules allow for quick and easy changes without a bow press. Draw length is adjustable from 22-27 inches, and the aluminum riser has a high-definition camouflage finish.

The Barnett Tomcat is designed for even younger shooters, starting at 17 pounds with adjustment up to 22 pounds. Draw length can be adjusted from 20 to 22 inches. Finish options for the Tomcat include either green or pink accents.

Both bows are constructed to ATA/AMO standards and come with a fiber-optic sight, an arrow rest and arrows.

Vortex Highlights:

  • Perfect for first-time shooters
  • Aluminum riser
  • Adjustable draw weights from 19-45 lb
  • Adjustable draw lengths from 22″-27″
  • 60%-70% let off
  • Right-handed
  • Constructed to ATA/AMO standards
  • High-definition camo finish

Vortex Package Includes:

  • 3-pin fiber-optic sight
  • 3 arrow quiver
  • 3 target arrows
  • Arrow rest

Tomcat Highlights:

  • Adjustable draw weights from 17-22 lbs.
  • Adjustable draw lengths from 20-22 in.
  • 60-70% letoff
  • Right-handed
  • Constructed to ATA/AMO standards

Tomcat Package Includes:

  • 2 arrows
  • 3-pin fiber optic “Brightglo” sight
  • Arrow rest
  • Soft touch finger rollers
  • Package serves as a carrying case

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