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I have this in 50lbs
I got it solely as a cheap knockaround bow that doesnt matter if it gets broken or otherwise ruined.

When I read up about it people claimed it was very accurate but lacking power... ive noticed its no where near as good as a wood recurve(but plenty good for killing)
Mine however isnt accurate.
Im using the stock rest(its a crap plastic flipper) however, and most likely will be going to shelf shooting and feathers when I can get bothered to cut some leather for it.

I dont know if my problem is the fact one of the tips was glued on slightly bent and thats throwing the whole bow off.
I tried heating it hoping they used heat glue but no...

Despite the fact its fiberglass and it shouldnt be effected by the temp I find it actually shoots faster on cold frosty morning and slower on hot 30-40c days.

I can hit a man sized target(by hit I mean clip) at about 50ft every time.
I cant for the life of me hit rabbits even at 10 feet with this bow.

It seriously has me perplexed.

Its also extremely noisy without string silencers.
 

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After shipping you'll have about $130 bucks in this bow. That's not bad, but first check local classifieds, craigslist, garage sales. A nice used compound bow can often be had for 100 bucks or less, and I have found compound bows to be superior to recurves in all aspects. Especially bowfishing, where you often have the bow drawn for awhile waiting for the fish to turn just right. Keeping a 50lb recurve drawn for more than 15-20 seconds will bring a new meaning to the word "quiver" as it pertains to archery.
 

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Phoynix,

All bows are inherently accurate. If you are having accuracy problems it's either the shooter or the arrows. (assuming you are shooting barebow i.e. no pin sights) Not all arrows are created equal. A set of arrows has to be tuned to the bow you are shooting. Proper spine is the biggest factor in getting good accuracy from an arrow. I'd rather have a slightly warped arrow than a severly over or under spined arrow.

Heavier arrows can also quiet a loud bow.
 

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Arrows are slaped agasint the rest by the uneven tips which as the bow releases the string is forced into the string groves it should already be in and moving about 1cm sideways from start of release to end.

The bow draw also changes with the temp.

If you figure thats inherently accurate I have a Kingfisher for sale for 50 bucks. includes custom made paracord grip :)
 

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What you described is most likely due to improperly spined arrows, most likely too heavy of a spine. I'm guessing you grabbed carbon arrows that you had available. You can't just pick up any arrow and expect it to shoot well from your bow. Do you understand archer's paradox? If not, plug that term into the youtube search and you'll understand why the spine (stiffness) of the arrow is so important. Very few compound shooters understand spine and even fewer in how it applies to trad shooting. And even fewer pro shops carry carbon arrows with a low enough sp
ine to shoot well from a trad bow. To top it off I'm betting you are shooting arrows with plastic vanes rather than feathers. Plastic vanes work fine for compounds because the vane never comes in contact with the side of the bow. But with a trad bow it will hit the riser and cause even more deflection. A natural feather will fold as it passes the riser and not cause he arrow to deflect. It's obviously ultimately your choice but if you learn a bit about traditional bows you might find it a more enjoyable experience.

I'll pass on the bow as I build my own and my own arrows and strings too ;)
 

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Yes they are.. and thats with 100 spine STL hunters and 90 grain tip.
and increse the braceheight to 9 inchs so the string doesnt get snaped untill the very end of release.

If you are suggesting I goto arrows that are spined for 25 pound bows or less when its almost 60 pounds at my draw in an attempt to fix it.
I shall decline

I like not having broken arrows passing through my hand.
I have seen it happen to other people.. and I am very very keen on it NOT happening to me.
Its a personal thing.


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I just think the off center Tip thats causing the string snaping sideways momentum which needs to be fixed, and if it wasnt a mail order cheap ass bow that costs almost as much to mail as it did to buy, I would have got it replaced at the start.

Which is why I pointed out that I have problems with its accuracy and the problem with the tips not being straight.. but reviews you can find online state its a very accurate bow.

I could have just got a bad bow.. or it could be you get what you pay for... cheap ass bow with cheap ass quality control.
 

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Recurves are great but ther totaly different from a compound, if your entirely new to archery thers a bit of a learning curve, its suprising how simple adjustments to your shoot'n style & equipment can make a big difference in accuracy & bow performance.

Get the video MASTERS OF THE BARE BOW, thers a lotta good info about shoot'n technique * set'n up your equipment, actually thers 3 dvds that make up the complete set but the first volume is good enuff to help a lot.

Also go to http://tradgang.com for any info you mite need about traditional archery, I hang out over ther quite a bit & always learn something new. (tradgang is your best site to learn from, hands down:thumb:, spend a lotta time read'n before you buy a bow)

The PSE bow IMHO is NOT a quality recurve bow,you can find a used Bear, martin or other quality bow no problem & stand get'n your money back if you dont like it, like someone mentioned craigslist will have one on occation, ebay is full of them, & sevral archery sites have a classifieds section.( look into trad gangs & also search stick bow.com they have a good classified section as well)

But if you can find a archery shoot/ get togther wher you can try different bows it'll be better, that way you get hands on & learn what works for you, & dont get caught up in teh macho heavy draw weight junk, if you can handle the weight of the bow your not gonna be able to shoot it accurately.

Best of luck to ya & let us know how it goes, archery is addictive in a big way.
 

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thanks to all the responses i may get the recurve bow sometime in the future or settle for a slingshot and convert it to a slingbow.
 

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I have added 3 recurve bows [BOUGHT ON E-BAY] to my gear plus 4 doz arrows and extra strings. A bow should be in every preppers gear JMO
 

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I have a kingfisher and i am very happy with it. I would recommend disassembling and reassembling it. Also make sure that the rest it out at the proper distance for your shooting style. Third, it is a recurve bow. Practice is honestly more important that any equipment.
 
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