07-02-2010, 10:37 AM
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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Oregon, Ohio
When I had my last Bruin T/D recurve at the time it was fast for a recurve 200-212 fps, when compared with today's compound bows at 300-330- they are pretty slow. Velosity is how modern bows subsitiute for mass/arrow weight = penetration. Heavier arrows are a must for recurve hunting to compensate for low fps. My opinion 125 gr broadheads are a good start. I know my memory isn't what it once was but I think arrows weighing 500grs might have been the norm??? My Bruin bow was a 58# @31" draw. Flexj, I think your arrow speed will be fairly low, under 200 fps with a hunting arrow/broadhead combination. You will have to substitute more mass. You may have to go to aluminum?? I'm going to have to find out the weight of the new wood arrows I'm getting to see what they weigh. I'm not sure if I will hunt with the recurve or just play in the back yard with it. Good luck!
Last edited by Hunting Man; 07-02-2010 at 10:38 AM.