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Old 03-16-2017, 09:06 AM
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Looking for recommendations on a good entry level adult size recurve bow.
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To be honest, most of the entry level recurves I have used are from yard sales. I have one nice Bear Kodiak that I got from a pawn shop. It is old, but sweet. Occasionally you find the kit bows around, that someone started, then never finished. They are ok, and come out pretty good with time. I look closely to make sure they didn't get messed with too badly. Make sure the tips are straight, and that the improper storage didn't twist the bow limbs.
I would imagine I have purchased 20 over the years, through various means. They all seem to shoot well. Nothing custom, just regular good shooting recurves.

If you are interested, email me at [email protected] and maybe we can swing a deal...
If it will help you.
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RedElk gives good advise. Owning over 150 bows, I agree what Red says as I have seen, and have, bows that were twisted and even unsafe to shoot.

I'll assume you're wanting one from a survivalist/hunting standpoint. If so, the Sage bow mentioned below is a good choice if new, BassPro sells em. Takedowns make packing easy. If you want to hunt with them, be sure to check your states minimal draw weights, in Florida its 35# (I remember it higher at one time) though if you have hunting in mind, I recommend at least 40-45#. I HIGHLY recommend finding your local archery shop and club. Archers are good guys and are more than willing to help. Clubs can help you to start out shooting right and save you time and frustration.
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Love my Bear Super Grizz! Really good instinctively shooting bow.
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I make the same recommendation every time this question comes up:

Samick Sage take down recurve bow. It has interchangeable limbs so you can start with 20-30lbs to get form correct and learn how to shoot and upgrade to heavier limbs as you improve and gain muscle strength.
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Samick sage takedown, without a doubt. Great starter or experienced bow.
And then theres my mongol horn bow, its like the .50 cal of bows.
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for a new to archery, Samik Sage takedown, set it up with Easton arrows, Carbon fibre and feather fletched, with a flemmish twist string, and string loop, and let em fly. for broadheads, I like the Zwicky Eskimo or Eskilite last longer, and for me fly better it seems.

If your a archery vet, I like the primal Gear takedown, girlchild uses one with the 45lb limbs, mine is a 55, the only thing you have to adapt to is the short shelf, and its easily flipped from right to left hand.
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I have a Overlanding/SHTF/recreation 4x4 truck I take for all my outdoors activities. I even run up into Canada and down into mexico for camping and 4wheeling. I was looking for something reliable for sport, back country defense, hunting and all points in between. Normally I've got my AR15, and my remington M-700 rifle in the truck, but when crossing international borders I can't have them going south and I have to leave the AR going north and if I head tword California lest some liberal start their Autistic screeching over "assault weapon", however a bow is allowed all places I want to head so between a compound and recurve I figure a recurve would be best to keep in the truck for its simpler design and ease in adaptability on the fly.
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I love my samick sage. I got 35 lbs arms and 55lbs
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Any fiberglass Ben Pearson Jet bow from Ebay. Start low and work up in poundage. Trust me, you ain't as strong as you like to think you are and a too heavy bow will embarrass you.
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Absolutely a Bear Archery Grizzly or Super Grizzly, 58" bow, 40 pounds. You can pay more or less but you won't get a better value. Call 3 Rivers Archery, they will set you up.


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