its a 60" at 50lbs i bow fish with an old compound with fingers so sighting shouldn't be too big of an issue, and what does a bow stringer look like?(ive been using stepthrough method as i didn't know about stringers)Sounds like you got a good buy on the PSE. I shoot cedar arrows from the recurves and carbon from the compund. Years ago my draw length was far different shooting each bow. Today I try to keep the same draw length. I hope you got a pretty light # bow as recurve bows are hard on the shoulder. 30-35 lb draw at 28" should be about as high as you should go. Recurve shooting is also different on how you hold the bow. The bow should be canted to about the 2:00 position for right handed shooters and 10:00 for lefties. With no sights you have to train your brain to shoot where you are looking, sounds stupid but believe me shooting recurve bows is challengeing to say the least. A whole new set of muscles are used so make sure the bow is a light one to start with. Use an arm guard and either a finger tab or three finger glove. I shoot three fingers and string finger pinch can become painfull at first if you shoot a lot of arrows. with a high poundage short bow. I would have steered you to a 58"-62" 25-30 lb bow to start with. Check the left side of the bow handle and it will tell you of the length/# at 28" draw. Always use a bow stringer never your foot/leg. This will keep you from twisting a limb.
i still use a regular fiberglass fishin arrow and only had to go wade in after it once:w00t: and im only after tilapia down here the biggest ive seen was round 7 lbs and the ones ive hit so far get stunned from being hit lol i asked about the carbons just for target messin round, i need to get back on my compound my archery season starts in 24 days!!Right now I'm feeling old and weak! 50 lb no problem! :shocking: How many fish break the carbon arrows? When I was growing up we shot hundreds of carp with our bows but used heavy fiberglass arrows and 80 lb test line attached to the bow reels. We could get carp in the 20-40 lb range. Good luck with the new bow, I'm heading to the weight room and bulk up! :crybaby: One more thing to check, with the bow unstrung, the string should measure about 4" shorter than the listed bow length. This will be just about right for the correct string length. 50lb pull no problem, I need to get another boat and heavy anchor :w00t: