You have got some good advice from the guys here. Just make sure it feels good, has good balance and you like it. What feels good to you may feel terrible to me. You are the one that has to like it. You might try to get you parents to take the hunter safety course with you. I took my two boys when they were young and I enjoyed it. It may not change their minds but it will give them an insight to what hunters are all about. Safety first!!