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12-15-2005, 09:01 AM
So what's the best beginner recurve out there. The most bang for the buck? Looking for some recommendations.
How much do you want to spend? Adult or youth? Check out <a href="http://www.stickbow.com" target="_blank">http://www.stickbow.com (http://www.stickbow.com)</a> or <a href="http://www.tradgang.com" target="_blank">http://www.tradgang.com (http://www.tradgang.com)</a> for used bows. Martin makes some great bows, check out the X100 or X200 for good starter bows. Also I've heard great things about Quinn bows. You can pick one up for about $200 (the Stallion) and the nice thing is you can start with lighter limbs and then move up as you develop.
12-15-2005, 10:06 AM
I bought a used Browning Nomad for $75 on ebay in perfect condition. That also included six arrows, a quiver, and two gloves.
There are a lot of excellent bows out there cheap.....perfect to learn on, or hunt with, as you choose. John Havard posted a while ago about 1959 Bear recurves that are still competitive with today's products.
You have an embarrassment of riches on the used market.
Kevin, have you priced a 59 Bear? /images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif
12-15-2005, 10:56 AM
I am looking at an adult bow to start target shooting with then moving into hunting. I used to shoot compound but grew tired of it. I shot a recurve not to long ago an really enjoyed myself. I want to start plinking around but not spend a ton of cash if I don't stick with it. I am not even sure what I my draw length was when I shot compound so I am approaching this with new eyes. Thanks for the responses.
Panzertroop- Here's some suggestions for beginning bows...
12-15-2005, 05:23 PM
Panzertroop- go to "Women in the Outdoors" site they have a great classified section.
12-15-2005, 05:28 PM
here's the addy http://www.women-outdoors.com/ I think this should get you there. Should be lots of stuff there. Lots of guys start with bears, pse, hoyt or martin hatfields. I would suggest depending on your specs find a custom that you like that is used and you will find it more enjoyable to shoot. I started with a martin and developed a bunch of bad habits because it was ill fit to me. What was your draw when shooting a compound?
12-16-2005, 10:23 AM
Panzertroop---I have a 1960's era Howatt I am not using---35# @28''---Right hand> Let me know if you are interested.
12-18-2005, 09:22 AM
CCH, I bought a Wilson Brothers one piece Black Widow for $25 at a garage sale, perfect condition.
It now resides at a friend's house in Grand Junction.
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