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Bow Question
« on: 02 Apr 2012 - 18:49:55 »
My fiance wants to get into archery and while I have a crossbow shes wanting to get a recurve bow. I know for a fact that she doesn't want a compound bow so thats out of the question no matter what. What can you guys recommend me for her and can anybody lead us in the right direction for this purchase. She said she didn't want to spend more than 150 bucks on it either so that needs to be taken into consideration. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Bow Question
« Reply #1 on: 02 Apr 2012 - 21:08:25 »
First stop, bow shop. There are so many different things that go into a recurve, and I am not the person to ask. The things that will be taken into consideration are draw length, draw weight and total length of the bow. After that, she will need instruction on how to draw, anchor point and shooting fundamentals.
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Re: Bow Question
« Reply #2 on: 02 Apr 2012 - 21:15:06 »
First stop, bow shop. There are so many different things that go into a recurve, and I am not the person to ask. The things that will be taken into consideration are draw length, draw weight and total length of the bow. After that, she will need instruction on how to draw, anchor point and shooting fundamentals.
Thanks man. We have an archery shop in town. I figured you knew more about recurve bows since you bow hunt. I'll let her know what you said.
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Re: Bow Question
« Reply #3 on: 02 Apr 2012 - 21:19:19 »
I know how to shoot a recurve bow, but it's a hard thing to teach, and I don't own one anymore.
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Re: Bow Question
« Reply #4 on: 02 Apr 2012 - 21:20:38 »
Is her price range something we can work with. She's super weak too. Maybe a 40-60 lb draw weight? Lighter?
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Re: Bow Question
« Reply #5 on: 02 Apr 2012 - 22:12:13 »
40 pounds is minimum to hunt with. I don't know if that's something she's interested in, just an FYI. 60 pounds is hard to hold once drawn. That's one of the things about a recurve bow, there is no let off once you get to full draw, so you can't hold it as long.
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Re: Bow Question
« Reply #6 on: 09 Jan 2016 - 13:21:19 »
Hi;

    I am thinking of getting a Bow and Arrows for my Bug Out/SHTF  planning. Last night I stopped in a Archery shop and the cheapest compound bow was @ $270. and I think it was for a kid since it was @ 2 1/2 ft long/high.   

    Arrows;   when I was a kid they were .25 a piece, last night I was looking at @ $60-80 + for a dozen AND they had no tips on them. The "target" style "el-cheapo" arrows were $24. a dozen ! I did not talk to anyone behind the counter since I have a Nephew that deals with them and can better tell me about that store than anyone else.

     Even if I just practice with the equipment - I still get "sticker shock".    It has been @50 years since I shot a bow and getting 1 now would be a part of a last resort food gathering thing but tis better to have it and collect dust than to wish I had 1 if/when shtf happens !


     It's been 40 years since I went fishing, and that was at Parris Island - I will hate to see some of those prices !

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Re: Bow Question
« Reply #7 on: 09 Jan 2016 - 16:59:11 »
I know that feeling. Last bow I had was 50+ years ago and was a plain o'l long bow. Arrows were as you said. The cool thing was, my step-mom sewed together some old burlap material and stuffed it with straw in the shape of a t-rex. It was about 3 feet tall and leaned it against a tree.....if you ain't putn food on the table, I can't see spending the bucks on that new fangled stuff. Too complicated for me.
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Re: Bow Question
« Reply #8 on: 09 Jan 2016 - 19:24:21 »


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Re: Bow Question
« Reply #9 on: 13 Jan 2016 - 08:05:54 »
check CL. lots of people get "into" archery then discover it s a skill that take a crapton of practice to get good enough to hunt with or shoot competitively. it also is a perishable skill so stop shooting for a month or two and all that muscle and endurance goes away, so they sell their gear once it sitsi nt he garage taking up space for too long.
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Re: Bow Question
« Reply #10 on: 14 Jan 2016 - 09:18:20 »
I knew a woman who used an old style recurve bow for competitions and she was extremely good. Twice that I know of, she Robin Hooded an arrow during a competition.
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Re: Bow Question
« Reply #11 on: 15 Jan 2016 - 04:44:50 »

I recall a video on how to make takedown arrows but I can't remember did it, this and the arrows shouldn't take a whole Lotta space
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Re: Bow Question
« Reply #12 on: 15 Jan 2016 - 11:47:31 »
^^^ That brought back an old memory of a Wammo slingshot and a wire bent with a ..V.. in it for an arrow rest....It wo0rked but I was terrible with it. I was only 8 or 9 at the time..
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