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post Jun 29 2008, 05:40 PM
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What is a good draw weight for a recurve bow for hunting? I hunt in Alabama but want to hunt else where for bigger game.
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post Jun 29 2008, 07:17 PM
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55-60 #'s @ 28"


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post Jun 29 2008, 07:23 PM
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If you don't have alot of experience shooting recurves or longbows--55-60lbs is way too much weight.You'll do nothing but pick up bad shooting form and habits with that much weight.Perfect form and consistancy are MUSTS when shooting these bows and with too heavy of a bow,you'll get neither one.Start light--about 40-45lbs at your draw length and get your form down.A 45# bow will kill any deer or black bear in this country

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post Jun 30 2008, 01:25 AM
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A long time ago, in a far away place, I hunted for many years with a Shakespeare recurve that drew 46 pounds at my 29.5 inch draw. It worked well with the 2018 Easton arrows and Bear Razorheads I used. My friend used a 45 pound Bear recurve to kill an Alaskan moose. You'll probably be at your best with a lower poundage bow like Jim said. Good luck and have fun.
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post Jun 30 2008, 12:57 PM
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Like others have stated get lightweight draw weight as a beginner. As you develop your recurve muscules and become more accurate then move up in poundage. I shoot a 50lbs recurve at 28 inches with 506 grain arrow.

I subscribe to the 10 grains per pound for getting the correct arrow weight for my bow. I went just a tad over, but my arrows fly great.

Get Asbell's books and read them over and over again. Shooting a recurve is a blast.


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post Jun 30 2008, 07:41 PM
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45-50 lbs will kill any deer in alabama, and probaly anything you want to hunt.


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