The only "contemporary" recurve I've ever shot is a Fred Bear and it was lots of fun. I've picked up a couple "antique" recurves on ebay for about half the price of a new one. Just have to be careful what I buy and ask lots of questions before making a bid. So far I've had good luck with a Shakespeare and a Ben Pierson. I shoot them all the time with no problems.
I previously owned a Martin Howatt Hunter recurve bow, which I found to be a very nice shooting bow. It had the advantage of being able to purchase additional limb sets to change the draw weight of the bow. Cabela's, among others carries this bow.
In the darkness, the hunter stumbles through the underbrush, making noise and leaving his scent seemingly EVERYWHERE!
Daylight will be here in 30 minutes and he wanted to be in the stand an hour before daylight.
"I know I left that stand RIGHT in this area last night," he mutters under his breath, "but where is it now?"
He traipses back and forth in a zig zag pattern, getting himself overheated and sweaty, but never finding the stand he left there the previous evening – and eventually sits on a...