recurve bows - Deer Hunting Forums
Bow Hunting Discuss Bow Season topics

Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-05-2011, 10:51 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Oregon, Ohio
Posts: 8,380
recurve bows

I'll have to post a recent purchase, a 1965 Shakesphere recurve wonderbow. This one is more show than go but I will string it up once to see how it shoots. This bow is virtually mint condition. While I can't shoot much weight anymore I still enjoy collecting them. I recently sold a couple of recurves to be able to replace them with higher end bows. I'm trying to win a Bear zebra wood bow but the bidding is getting pretty high. This is one bow I've wanted to add for a few years now as they probably are the best looking bow ever made. They are also in high demand and pull pretty good money for collector grades. Anyone else collect/shoot recurve bows?
Hunting Man is offline  
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-06-2011, 10:56 PM
B&C 140 Class
on_the_fly's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: breck co. KY
Posts: 773
My dad and both my uncles all went from compound to recurve about ten years ago and one uncle now makes sweet recurves and long bows and my dad was making nice wooden arrows for a while. Biggest thing I always hear from them looking at used bows is always look for limb twisting.
on_the_fly is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-07-2011, 06:07 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Oregon, Ohio
Posts: 8,380
that can be a big problem. Comes from improper storage. So far I've been lucky and haven't run into twisted limbs.
Hunting Man is offline  
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-08-2011, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Oregon, Ohio
Posts: 8,380
Won the Bear grizzly with zebra wood riser. Looking forward to getting this one! I think I'm done for this year on the recurve bow purchases. I sold two and purchased two and up-graded to nicer ones. That was the plan.
Hunting Man is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-16-2011, 03:40 AM
Scrub Buck
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 22
Modern recurves use very sophisticated technologies and materials that are improved upon every year. The limbs are usually manufactured from layer upon layer of fiberglass or carbon piled on top of a carbon foam or wood core.
Lizette is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Deer Hunting Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome