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Old 09-10-2020, 02:24 PM
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Default 2 Piece Recurve Suggestions (Toelke, Hurst, Robertson, etc.)

Hi All,

I had to give up traditional archery for several years due to law school and related obligations, and am looking to get back into shooting and hunting. I went through a good number of bows before, and although I have loved many recurves (DAS Kinetics and a Widow PSA being my favorites), I ultimately preferred the simplicity and “point and shoot” qualities of my hybrid longbows (an older ACS and a Toelke Whip being my favorites). I’m thinking that a “50s style” recurve with a longbow-style riser — one of the types of bows I’ve never tried — might be the best of both worlds for me, so I’m looking for any input I can get on my options.
I’m particularly looking at the Toelke Chinook, Hurst Prana, Robertson Wolfer, Caribow Tuktu, and Fox Breed, though I’m open to any other suggestions. I draw 29”, and although I want a fairly compact bow, as I now live in Los Angeles and will need to travel with it, I am most concerned about the bow’s stability, forgiving qualities, and, secondarily, speed. I want to get as much weight in the riser as possible to help with stability, which is part of the reason I’m going for a 2 piece. And I’m mostly considering bows in the 60-62” range. I’d greatly appreciate any thoughts on the above bows — or any others that fit this criteria — and how they compare to the extent you’ve shot different models.

Thanks! Craig
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Old 09-10-2020, 04:21 PM
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Default Re: 2 Piece Recurve Suggestions (Toelke, Hurst, Robertson, etc.)

it's good to have you back on here again CRAIG.
I've had a couple of Toelke bows, both WHIPs, good shooters there.
I'll hope some of the guys can help point you in a good direction with their experiences.
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Old 09-11-2020, 04:25 AM
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Default Re: 2 Piece Recurve Suggestions (Toelke, Hurst, Robertson, etc.)

The chinook and the Caribou tuktu Are both great bows.
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Old 09-11-2020, 04:59 AM
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Default Re: 2 Piece Recurve Suggestions (Toelke, Hurst, Robertson, etc.)

I've commented on another site but will repeat my recommendation for the Toelke Whistler.
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Old 09-11-2020, 05:28 AM
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Default Re: 2 Piece Recurve Suggestions (Toelke, Hurst, Robertson, etc.)

Check out Big Jim's Mountain Monarch as well.
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Old 09-11-2020, 08:02 AM
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Great to see you back!
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Old 09-11-2020, 08:03 AM
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Highly recommend the Tall Tines Stickflinger. Wonderful hybrid. Ahhh, but not a 2 pc. 3 pc.
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Old 09-11-2020, 11:15 AM
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Highly recommend the Tall Tines Stickflinger. Wonderful hybrid. Ahhh, but not a 2 pc. 3 pc.
Thats a 3 piece
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Old 09-11-2020, 01:33 PM
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Yeah I know. Posted before I saw the requirements. Think I pointed that out. But, good eye.
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Old 09-13-2020, 06:28 AM
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Default Re: 2 Piece Recurve Suggestions (Toelke, Hurst, Robertson, etc.)

Welcome back, Craig!

Toelke does make a fine bow. Cannot comment on the others.
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Old 09-13-2020, 09:51 AM
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Default Re: 2 Piece Recurve Suggestions (Toelke, Hurst, Robertson, etc.)

Centaur use the best take down system made (same one as Timberpoint).
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Old 09-13-2020, 12:56 PM
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Default Re: 2 Piece Recurve Suggestions (Toelke, Hurst, Robertson, etc.)

I have a prana. It is a wonderfull bow. Coltin take a particular care in the making of the bow bolt system and uses G10 as material for the riser. It results there is no flaw neither small gap in the system once bow is braced. I had that flaw on the 2 toelke 2 pieces I had. The prana is really FAST for a glass bow. Speed wise a little faster than the chinook.
Coltin can make a lot to customize the grip and is a pleasure to work with
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Old 09-13-2020, 02:21 PM
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The Black Widow PSR is supposed to be easy to shoot going back and forth between their long-bows. Never had one. They have a very strong, simple take-down system on their long-bows and PSR's. Had a Whistler one-piece. Great bow, but I like more mass, so I will get a BW if ever I go with another hybrid style bow. Good luck in your search!
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Old 09-13-2020, 06:05 PM
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Thanks, All! Hybridbowhunter — that is quite a bow, and quite a grip on it!! Any thoughts on how the Hurst shoots compared to any other similar recurves? Leaning toward the Hurst now. Really like the looks of the Prana and — looking at his website — Coltin’s bowmaking philosophy.
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Old 09-14-2020, 03:29 PM
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I"m very happy with my Chinook from Toelke. It's 58", very fast, easy to be accurate too.
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