Recurve Bow

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  1. Long Beard Gobbler

    Long Beard Gobbler Weekend Warrior

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    I am thinking about buying recurve bow and I am not sure what to get for the poundage of the bow. I want to use it for both turkey and i am not sure what types of arrows to use for the bow and any other tips will be helpful
     
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    If you haven't a whole lot of experience with traditional bows make sure your 1st one Is a light draw weight bow (45lb range). Form and consistent anchor points are the 1st thing one has to get mastered when shooting bows such as these. Shooting a light draw weight bow makes It much easier to start off on the right foot. There a completely different monster then that of a compound so be prepared to get a little frustrated here and there when stuff Isn't going all to great. In time the light will shine If you stick with It, patience and lots of practice Is a must. As for arrows If your looking at shooting aluminum's 1916's should work out good for you In that 45lb range. Anything lighter then that draw weight wise I'd go to 1816's.
     
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    Txjourneyman Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I started witha 45# recurve and I'm glad I did. It made the transition to my 55# longbow much easier than jumping in with a higher poundage bow.
     
  4. Long Beard Gobbler

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    Do you not recommend using carbon arrows with a recurve? Also i cant decide between these two recurve bows the PSE Impala and the Impala deluxe takedown recurve so if anyone knows anything about these bows let me know.
     
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    Txjourneyman Die Hard Bowhunter

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    The right carbon arrow will be just fine. I shoot aluminum from my trad gear just because I was given several dozen. I also shoot Port Orford Cedar. I'd imagine that one of these days I'll try carbon. I'm sorry I can't give an opinion about those bows. I haven't shot them.
     
  6. Long Beard Gobbler

    Long Beard Gobbler Weekend Warrior

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    Thanks for the help everyone and if anyone has any other hints or tips to help me become a better recurve shooter let me know
     
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    I would look into an older Bear Grizzly for a 1st bow, you can pick them up all day long for around $150.00. This lighter poundage bow most likely will not be the bow you hunt with but a good starter bow. Thery are a great shooting bow and a solid workhorse of a Bow. Many critters have fallen to the Grizzly! Have fun brother!
     
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    KodiakArcher Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I'd also recommend something light and I'd get something used for a starter so that you can determine what you like and don't like for little cash outlay before you jump into something higher up.
     
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    I would recommend a take down recurve as it sure is handy for travel and storage.

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    This is the bow i ended up with
     

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