Bear
Hello all.

My wife would like to start learning to shoot traditional archery and would like to start with a long bow. 

She gave me some stipulations though for this:

1. Needs a light draw weight. I am thinking max draw weight approx. 30 to 35lbs at 27 inches
2.  Relatively inexpensive incase she doesn't like it and won't get annoyed looking at it hanging on the wall.

My question is what are some good options and where are good places to get these options during this crazy time we are in right now.

Thanks 
-Bear
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John Vargo
You can always look at used bows for a reasonable cost.  I think 35# at 27" would be a bit heavy for a beginning woman, especially with a longbow.  Consider one of the hybrid longbows that are smooth to draw and shoot, like a used Martin Savannah.  Your best bet would be to take her to a shoot where there are a lot of bows for sale so she can try out several and see how much draw weight she can comfortably handle and which bow is comfortable for her to shoot.
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Mike Hough
Hi. I’m absolutely NOT an expert. :-) FYI, I just bought an ILF recurve at 20# for my wife and daughter. My wife could pull back 35#, but it wasn’t enjoyable for her. The 20# is much better for now. I bought it online at Lancaster archery. The riser is Galaxy and the limbs are WNS. I only paid $200 for everything she needs. Anyway, food for thought.
Mike Hough
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Tim Denial
I wish I still had the email from a friend of mine Jim Laird. He coaches archery in Tenn. hundreds of kids. He talked of a 25# bow the correct arrow setup and such. Stating your wife girlfriend, or any youngster could shoot that setup at 20/25 yds. all day long. His proteges have done quite well in the middle/high school level.  I also recall seeing a bow in the Black Widow cat. a couple of matrix bows in the $110 range. I know nothing about them.
I would contact Lancaster archery and talk to them,I'm sure they would get you in the right direction. Good Luck and make it fun.
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David Balowski
I hope she falls in love with Archery.  Two things do not push her. Let come into it at her pace. It needs to be fun if it becomes work she will not stick with it in most cases. Do not keep correcting her If you are constantly correcting her she will not be happy. 
Next question what do you consider "Relatively inexpensive" lots of options out there, but relatively inexpensive means a lot different amounts to different people. What price point are you thinking?  Lots of great used options you can look at 
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stickandstring
My suggestion, a Black Hunter longbow. You can buy different weight limbs, both recurve and longbow and grow with it. And these bows perform really well. Only mod, buy a high performance string like sbd🏹
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Bear
she wants to stay under $300 for the time being. 
may have found an option though. a friend has a PSE Terra and he claims it draws something like 27lbs at 27 inches. going to have the wife try this and see what she thinks of the draw weight to get an idea of a comfortable range for her
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Turkeyman
Hey bear .I got my lady an old mountain Mesa longbow at35# from 3 rivers, she loves it and it shoots great, beautiful bow realy I was impressed with its quality and price , think it was a shade under250$  1588033730348913657264201801183.jpg 
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Bear
that is a nice looking bow. I will have to check it out 

thanks 
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