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Old 10-11-2011, 12:05 PM
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Title says it all. Good price, i aint rich, but dot want a peice of crap either
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take downs are not cheap

id recomend tomahawk TD bows there pricy but id say prol the best

http://www.3riversarchery.com/Bows+L...D_product.html

just out of curiosity why does it have to be a takedown?
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Black Widow. It isn't cheap, though.
I had an opportunity to pick up a black widow takedown back in the '80s for a few hundred dollars, but did not capitalize on it .. my mistake. they are worth quite a bit more now.
Today, I have advanced my craft to the point of building my own recurve, and could build a takedown recurve as well, if I wished to do so.

I would charge more than black widow does for my services. The degree of quality gained from purchasing a bow made by me vs one made by black widow would be miniscule. My bow would be custom made to the user, and would require one year from the order to the completion of the bow. Black widow's bows are custom made for the individual, and require far less time, since they are 24/7 building custom bows for their clients.
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take downs are not cheap

id recomend tomahawk TD bows there pricy but id say prol the best

http://www.3riversarchery.com/Bows+L...D_product.html

just out of curiosity why does it have to be a takedown?
I was unaware that takedowns are more expensive..although it makes sense.

i wanted one so i could pack it places.

Any cheap ones that are not take down?
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I was unaware that takedowns are more expensive..although it makes sense.

i wanted one so i could pack it places.

Any cheap ones that are not take down?
you can get some where the limbs come off cheaper but if traditional is the way your wanting to go they use more synthetic materials and risers but could get the job done

http://www.3riversarchery.com/Bows_c44_s0_p0_cat.html

this is a broad selection of different types of bows and follow the links youll see different brands

you can get some ofthe cheaper ones around $300


if you are more DIY you might want to look at these guys you can get floor tillered staves and do the finishing pretty cheap

https://rudderbowsarchery.com/shopping/
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My recommendation would be the PSE Coyote. You can't beat it for the money. I've had one for at least 15 years now and it's held up just fine. The riser is forged-aluminum, drilled and tapped to accept any and all standard archery accessories. I've used my primarily for bowfishing for the last 10 years and I have no complaints whatsoever. For about $250.00 you can have one of the most dependable, versatile bows on the market.

http://www.archerybowsandarrowsonlin...t-p/psecoy.htm
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My recommendation would be the PSE Coyote. You can't beat it for the money. I've had one for at least 15 years now and it's held up just fine. The riser is forged-aluminum, drilled and tapped to accept any and all standard archery accessories. I've used my primarily for bowfishing for the last 10 years and I have no complaints whatsoever. For about $250.00 you can have one of the most dependable, versatile bows on the market.

http://www.archerybowsandarrowsonlin...t-p/psecoy.htm
Thats what i was going to say. Ive had mine for about 5yrs or so and love it. For 250 cant go wrong. In a survival situation id get it with the 40-45 lbs limbs. That away if you had to make arrows. I got mine with the 55-60 lbs limbs and it shoots hard but i want to order the lighter limbs for a SHTF.
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its s buyers market right now. I agree Black widows are greeat ive owned two. but you can get a nice decent bow like a Martin Jaguar for around $150 on ebay brand new.
you cant loose picking up any take down recurve from a
well known manufacturer. just be sure not to over bow starting out get one you can draw easily and work up from there. I picked up a beautiful Black widow for $600 with a case quivers one belt one bow mounted a glove and stringer for that price then bought another with a second set of limbs and sold the rest for what i bought it for. Im into my Widow that looks like new with two sets of limbs 55# and 67# BW case and accessories for a total of $600. I never dreamed I'd own a widow I currently own 14 long bows and recurves and the BW is a very sweet shooting shoots where you look bow.
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Hey you guys that shoot coyote bows i have one to. i have a 55# but my limbs have twisted, do you guys know where i could get a after market for it. Pse said that they no longer have the limbs.i was wondering if any one has put another type of limb on it.thanks for any help
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My recommendation would be the PSE Coyote. You can't beat it for the money. I've had one for at least 15 years now and it's held up just fine. The riser is forged-aluminum, drilled and tapped to accept any and all standard archery accessories. I've used my primarily for bowfishing for the last 10 years and I have no complaints whatsoever. For about $250.00 you can have one of the most dependable, versatile bows on the market.

http://www.archerybowsandarrowsonlin...t-p/psecoy.htm

This is the model I am currently looking at as long as its a 2011 model or newer. There were some problems with the limbs delaminating on older models but PSE has since changed manufactures and the problems with this issue seem to have gone away.

The range in price from 250-270 dollars depending on the retailer. They can accept most accessories commonly used on compounds such as arrow rest and sights and dampeners. They are available from 40-55 lbs as far as I know. Witgh the 55 lbs models your looking at about 160 fps bow speed. These bows can be tuned to be suprisingly silent. Its fully camoflaged as well making it quiet adaptable to hunting situations.
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Same question here as OP. Saw 'em on ebay last night, got my juices flowing... I think it would be great to have a bow in the pack.

Thanks for the intel guys!
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Whats the reputation of the Korean product, Samick Sage? They have takedowns from 30-60#. From what I've read they seem to be a good product. $130. That or a Martin Panther... Also, can you put on different weight limbs, a 30# fishing setup and a 60# elk setup? Think that would be awesome, and if a limb breaks, swap 'n continue.
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Listen you want good quality, go with a known name custom or manufactured.
Buy Used from many of the quality second hand sellers online or ebay
Be cautious there are lots of immoral crooked people out there.
Before you do all this, go shoot some different bows from friends or at the archery range to make sure it is what you are looking for.

Good luck...
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Black Widow. It isn't cheap, though.
I had an opportunity to pick up a black widow takedown back in the '80s for a few hundred dollars, but did not capitalize on it .. my mistake. they are worth quite a bit more now.
Today, I have advanced my craft to the point of building my own recurve, and could build a takedown recurve as well, if I wished to do so.

I would charge more than black widow does for my services. The degree of quality gained from purchasing a bow made by me vs one made by black widow would be miniscule. My bow would be custom made to the user, and would require one year from the order to the completion of the bow. Black widow's bows are custom made for the individual, and require far less time, since they are 24/7 building custom bows for their clients.
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My recommendation would be the PSE Coyote. You can't beat it for the money. I've had one for at least 15 years now and it's held up just fine. The riser is forged-aluminum, drilled and tapped to accept any and all standard archery accessories. I've used my primarily for bowfishing for the last 10 years and I have no complaints whatsoever. For about $250.00 you can have one of the most dependable, versatile bows on the market.

http://www.archerybowsandarrowsonlin...t-p/psecoy.htm
very nice and reasonable price.
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Whats the reputation of the Korean product, Samick Sage? They have takedowns from 30-60#. From what I've read they seem to be a good product. $130. That or a Martin Panther... Also, can you put on different weight limbs, a 30# fishing setup and a 60# elk setup? Think that would be awesome, and if a limb breaks, swap 'n continue.
I haven't shot one but have heard good things about the Samicks and the price is right.

I would also look used. I've owned many custom take downs and I'm not spending that kind of money anymore nor waiting 6 - 12 months for a bow. I waited over a year for an Acadian Woods Treestick once and then ended up trading it a year later. Good thing is I traded it for a Black Widow PSAX which cost more than twice what I paid for the Treestick. Trust me I used to think the Black Widows were snob bows, but they're incredible shooting bows and there's good reason their owners are zealous for them. This is one bow I will never sell nor trade.
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This is the model I am currently looking at as long as its a 2011 model or newer. There were some problems with the limbs delaminating on older models but PSE has since changed manufactures and the problems with this issue seem to have gone away.

The range in price from 250-270 dollars depending on the retailer. They can accept most accessories commonly used on compounds such as arrow rest and sights and dampeners. They are available from 40-55 lbs as far as I know. Witgh the 55 lbs models your looking at about 160 fps bow speed. These bows can be tuned to be suprisingly silent. Its fully camoflaged as well making it quiet adaptable to hunting situations.
I've never heard of anyone having problems with limbs delaminating on the Coyote. I have one from the first year they were ever produced. It's been in my van for days at a time, in the sun on the deck of a boat, wet, frozen, you name it. It's even been completely submerged a few times. No problems at all. Still has the original 55-lb limbs on it. Not saying it hasn't happened, but that I've never heard of it.

The only bow by PSE I've ever heard of having delamination problems with the limbs was the King Fisher. It's a cheaper version of the Coyote in that it is a take-down recurve with an aluminum riser. It was made primarily for bowfishing. It's relatively new tho compared to the Coyote.
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The kingfisher has a solid metal riser and fiberglass limbs.. I don't think there's anything that can delaminate? Unless they laminated fiberglass to their fiberglass so you can fiberglass while you fiberglass.
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The kingfisher has a solid metal riser and fiberglass limbs.. I don't think there's anything that can delaminate? Unless they laminated fiberglass to their fiberglass so you can fiberglass while you fiberglass.
I just Googled it and the Martin Jaguar comes back as the t/d recurve with delamination problems and not the Kingfisher. I made a mistake. But it seems there were a few Coyotes with the same problem early on.
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I had a Hoyt TD Recurve from about 13yrs of age through my late 20's, but... that's been some time ago now, not sure if they have anything like it these days or what it would cost, also had (still have) a Hoyt Pro Hunter 45# ipc recurve that is a fantastic bow.
I can say for certain that Hoyt used to make some mighty fine archery equipment. if you can find a Hoyt T/D that is from the early 80's era, might want to check it out and see what you think. IMO Bows are very personal and not the type of thing to buy online/mailorder unless you've fired it and are sure it is right for you. just my opinion...
GL finding a good deal on the perfect bow for you!
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