Traditional Recurve bows

Recurve Bows For Adults Shooting&Hunting

Draw weight:35~60 lb

one piece traditional recurve bow

45 lbs of draw weight will be plenty to hunt deer and will be a good weight to develop good form with.Just use heavy (400 or higher grains) arrows and you won’t have any penetration issues.

Currently we carry a large selection of 45/50 lb traditoinal hunting recurve bows, including one piece and take down type with different finishes.Please keep in mind that if your looking for cheap recurve bows to hunt with, it should have a minimum draw weight of 40 pounds. This is because weaker bows tend to have trouble piercing the thick skin of your prey, especially if shot from a distance greater than 20 yards, and particularly so if you’re hunting for bigger game like Elk for example. So if you’re going for an affordable hunting bow, make sure it’s 40 lbs or more. And don’t forget SHARP cut-on-contact broad head (G5 Montec or Rage) and good arrows.

Recurve Bows For Youth&Women

Draw weight:35 lb

chinese horse bow

Our 35 lb recurve bow horsebow is well suited to small game, birds, and target shooting where performance is not a concern like it is for big game. Today’s arrow choices let us have good target performance from low power bows. There are a lot of archers that are not concerned with anything but having fun shooting a bow. This little horsebow is perfectly sized for the smaller framed shooter, like women, youth, and those that just can not handle heavy powerful bows.The very low brace height will help the short draw shooters get as much from it as it has to give. Surprisingly the little 50″ bow will also draw to 29″ which is longer than most of us draw.


Recurve bow VS Longbow

A recurve end tips are curved towards the target and is shorter this creates more power in a shorter bow.

A recurve is shorter for the power they have, the extra bends in the wood hold more energy and allow it to be fully drawn, even though it’s shorter then a longbow.

A recurve is smaller and lighter, good for hunting and is better for smaller people who would have trouble with a longbow’s size, also, they’re better techology, favored over longbows in modern times. Longbows can be very powerful, upwards of 150-200lb draw while recurves peak out at 70-80lb draw, this allows more energy on target and possibly more range, but arrow speed is the key to range, so it really depends on what the bow is designed for, range? power? smaller size?

Recurve bow VS Compound bow

Not many other then they both have strings. A compound bow is much easier to learn on and shoot well. A recurve bow will take a lot more time to become as good as you could with a compound. A recurve requires more strength. If you are pulling a compound that is set at 65 pounds when you come to full draw you will only be holding between 20-30 pounds depending on the bow. When you pull a recurve that is 65 pounds at full draw you will still be holding back 65 pounds. A compound also makes use of a sight system. A recurve you have to shoot by instinct.

Learn With a Recurve Bow or a Compound Bow?

The decision to start with a recurve bow or a compound bow is a topic that is widely debated.
My experience has been that the new archer who starts learning on a recurve bow will typically turn out to be a better archer.

The recurve bow provides a lot more feedback for both the archer and the instructor meaning flaws in form and/or technique will almost always be easier to identify.

Conversely, the compound bow has the effect of concealing minor (and sometimes major) flaws in drawing technique and execution particularly when a release mechanism is employed.

The concepts and skills learned while using a recurve are unique but the student becomes more aware of motor skill and control in a shorter time frame.

In closing all I can say is that it requires more motor skill and control to be an effective archer with a recurve bow than it does with a compound bow but ultimately the choice is up to the archer.

Remember that with a traditional recurve bow the weight will change depending upon what your draw length is. Bow weight will change approximately ±2.5 pounds for every inch from a bows rated draw length. So a bow rated 45# @ 28″ bow is roughly a 42.5# @ 27″ or 47.5# @ 29″. Draw weight is marked at the nearest 5# increment to actual weight, (2#’s under and 3#’s over). This is a recurve bow industry wide standard.

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