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Old 12-18-2012, 10:03 PM
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Hey Guys I'm a avid muzzleloader hunter in IA. I have been looking to get a bow to extend my time in the woods & chances at a big buck during rut. I would like to go with a traditional bow the recurve bow really interest me due to the simplicity of its design. Could you guys point me in a direction as to what to look for in a bow of this design & brands to avoid. I don't need a top of the line bow just one that will get the job done & not break the bank. Any info would be much appreciated thanks in advance MWP
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:27 AM
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Give Three Rivers Archery a call, they are the traditional experts. 866-732-8783. or 866-587-9501.
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:13 PM
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Bass Pro and Cabelas both sell recurve bows in your price range, just don't go too short as this really puts finger pinch into play due to the angle of the string. 58-62" makes for a good shooting bow. Make sure you know your draw length as it most likely would be slightly different than a compound bow. Also, don't go heavy on the draw weight as the recurve bow builds weight as you draw. 45-50 lb draw is plenty for deer hunting. If you can easily draw a bit more that's fine too. It takes a pretty stout person to draw 60 lb and shoot it well. My advice, go to Bass Pro and get your draw length measured then pick a nice bow that you feel comfortable with. The worst thing to do is buy without knowing what you can shoot, draw length & draw weight. I have purchased from Three Rivers supply in the past and they are good folks. You just need to know your specifics before you purchase on line. When I shot recurve bows I had a 31" draw length, with my compound bow I shoot 29". Good luck on your purchase.
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