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How to Choose a Bear Archery Recurve Bow

Updated on May 26, 2012

There are many different types of bows out there to choose. However, the only bow that you need to have is the bear archery recurve bow. This bow provides you a traditional hunting experience without all the technology that are in compound bows. What makes this bow so special is the fact that it takes much more than just picking it up aiming and shooting it. These bows actually take you back to the Stone Age where you have to develop the right skill. Without the right skill, you will never shoot a bear archery recurve optimally. That is why so many archers prefer to use the Recurve compared to other types of bows. Even the Olympics have named the recurve the only bow that is allowed to be used in its traditional archery competition.

If, you are up to the challenge then get a recurve bow. Once you have developed and master shooting this bow. You will be able to shoot any bow that you pick up. There is a couple of things you want to keep in mind when you are searching for a recurve bow.

Draw length: If you want the best experience than getting a recurve bow that is the proper length will go a long way in helping you get the perfect shot. The draw length is the size of the bow, and there is a couple of ways to determine it. The first way is to stand straight and stretch your arms out to your side. Have a friend with a tape measure the length of your arms from fingertip to fingertip. Take that number and then divide it by 22.5. The number that you have is your ideal bow length.

Draw weight: The draw weight is how much force you are able to pull the bow back to full draw. This will vary from person to person depending on size and strength. However, there are two things to consider when you are choosing your bow strength. If, you plan on only target shooting with your bow then you can probably go with a lower draw weight than you would normally. The reason is that target shooting does not require as much force. However, if you plan on hunting you want to have the highest draw weight that you can get in your recurve. So, for target shooting the optimal draw weight is around 25-35 pounds. The optimal draw weight for hunting is going to be between 30-60 pounds or higher. The draw force helps the arrow go through the air with much more force. So the higher the draw weight the more force behind your arrow.

With, these two things in mind you can really determine the type of bear archery recurve bow that you are going to need. You can then choose your style, colors, and materials based on personal preference. Then you can get started on perfecting your new skill. Once you do you will truly be joining the few who have truly perfected the skill of bow hunting and target shooting with a bear archery recurve bow.


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