The Sportflight bow from Barnett is a good entry level flat bow that has a 25lb draw weight and comes with an ambidextrous soft touch grip, a couple of arrows, and a finger guard. It’s even packaged nicely with the packaging doubling as a carrying pack that you can put both bow and arrows into.
First impressions on this bow out the box
It is a sturdy well-built bow that comes pre-strung, the grip is comfortable in the hand and the holder is filled with information that would prove useful to new archers and those willing to get into the sport. The look of the bow is quite nice with the purple lettering on the limbs and the colouring on the grip.
With a draw weight of 25lbs it has a fair bit of power behind it that may not make it suitable for small children, but for older kids (9+) and adults it should be more than enough to get into archery at an entry level.
How it shoots
For an entry level bow this bow fires quite well, the draw is not so much that it causes your hand to hurt, but it would be advisable to use the finger guard provided if you are going to be shooting for long periods of time.
The grip feels good in the hand and is quite comfortable so I have no complaints there. It may be worth investing some money into getting an arrow rest so you don’t scuff the shelf at the top of the grip. There are marks on the bow for where to put an arrow rest should you want to.
Once you get used to the bow and you have a correct shooting position, it should be possible for even a novice to become a regular robin hood in the garden with enough practice. This is an excellent bow to get into archery.
Lightweight yet sturdy.
Comes with finger guard and arrows.
Easy to use.
Good starting point into archery.
Not suitable for young children.
You can mark the bow without an arrow rest.
If you really get into using it two arrows are not enough.