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Yardage limit with recurves

What range are you guy's comfortable shooting with a recurve.

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I do not shoot a recurve

I do not shoot a recurve anymore but when i did, it was about 20 yards.  In practice I could shoot to 30 yards, but not under hunting conditions.  I dont know many recurve or long bow hunters that shoot beyond 30 yards.

I saw a show the other day and I tuned in the middle of it so I was surpised to see the slowness of the arrow and the lack of deep penetration when it hit the animal,, but then it made sense when I saw that the hunter was using a recurve.  They just don't generate the speed or penetration that modern compounds do.

It is a real accomplishment to take any animal with a recurve, but those that have taken grizzlies or mountain goats with them really are special.

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When I was shooting mine I

When I was shooting mine I figured that a 30 yard shot was a long ways, perhaps that is why I don't shoot my compound past that either.  But then I was also shooting home made cedar arrows.  For practice I could go out to 50 yards but I just didn't feel comfortable shooting that far when I was hunting.

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I always admire you guys that

I always admire you guys that not only shoot traditional bows but make your own arrows too.  i saw an episode of tred barta where he made his own stone points, i think for a grizzle bear hunt.  Now that is cool.

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