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Recurve Bows

I've used a compound bow for many years, and I'm thinking about buying a recurve for fun. Anyone have any opinions about which kind I should buy, etc?

RD in SD

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Location: VT NEK
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Recurve Bows

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.

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Recurve Bows

Good info, thanks.

RD in SD

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Recurve Bows

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.

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Recurve Bows

Martin makes some very nice instinctive bows.
Go to http://www.stickbow.com. There is info on most anything you would want to know. The site also lists items for sale.

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Recurve Bows

I have a Blackwidow PSAIII. Was nice feel after compound shooting. Now I shoot mostly longbows.

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I am looking into Instinct

I am looking into Instinct Archery's recurves. They are take down bows. If interested go to deerspace.com you will find thier link.

 

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