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.
Have you ever looked all over the house and garage for a piece of hunting equipment or an article of clothing? I sure have... or at least I used to. I found that storing my hunting gear in large containers that are labeled not only saves me time looking but also saves space. I used to have my gear all over the house, taking up space that I needed for other things.
Here's what I do now. I went out and bought some large plastic tubs and everything goes in them. I...