Which type of bow would you prefer?

May 26, 2010 by Bowhunter  
Filed under Recurve Bows

Rolex asked:

Ok, well I just recently moved to a place where i got tons of room you learn archery.
Iv been wanting to learn for years now.
Well i don't want something that extremely expensive.
But which would be best to buy that's easiest to learn shoot and aim?
i know none of that's easy

but a recurve or compound
and what brand would you suggest?

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3 Responses to “Which type of bow would you prefer?”
  1. Mens Rings

    i dunno what company makes this bow but its a compound bow.
    its called a little banshee i dunno if its for little kids haha but its really fun

  2. Air Bed

    I would recommend starting with a compound. They are more easily fit with sights, and easier to learn to shoot. If you are serious about it, make sure you go to an archery shop and talk to them about it. They will make sure you get a model that fits you, and is the proper draw weight for what you want. I shoot a 31″ draw 70 lb bow, but I’m 6’6″ and hunt elk. If you are 5’3″ and only want to shoot targets, your needs would be much, much different than mine. For brands, there are simply so many good ones I don’t know where to start. I shoot an Alpine (the Silverado in case you are wondering), and absolutely love it. They also come with a lifetime warranty, and have complete outfits that start new at under $300. Diamond, PSE, Mathews, Frontier, Hoyt, Reflex, all offer models that may fit your needs. You really need the help of a professional to make sure you get what you need. There is nothing worse than trying to learn to shoot bows with poor fitting equipment.

  3. Classic Cars says:

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    ah recurve or compound, that depends entirely on what your goal is, how much, and what you like. So lets go through this one by one.

    What is your goal? Do you want to go hunt in a week? Do you have Olympic dreams? If your goal is to go hunt and go quickly, your only route is a compound. If you have Olympic ambitions then your only bow is the recurve. Other than those two extremes, we go to the other questions. If you want flexibility though, it’s much better to start with a recurve, learn to shoot a recurve well and you can, later on, switch to a compound easily. It’s harder to go the opposite way.

    How much do you want to spend? A compound not only cost more initially, but it also cost more in the long run in maintenance fees. Now some top end recurves costs just as much as top end compounds, but compounds have more accessories you need to buy, so in the end a compound set will cost more than any recurve set.

    What do you like? Do you like lots of gadgets, do you like to tinker with things? Then compound is your bow. Do you like it simple? Then a traditional recurve. Do you like to tinker with stuff yet maintain some of the challenges that a traditional recurve will give you? Then you go Olympic recurve. Olympic recurve by the way, is just a traditional recurve with a sight on it. The good thing about starting out with an Olympic recurve is that you have the sight as aiming aid, that way if you can’t group the arrows, you know for sure it’s your form and not the aiming.

    As for brand, the Great Tree range of bows seems like a good beginner recurve equipment.

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