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Old 07-23-2020, 05:06 AM
oldandintheway oldandintheway is offline
 
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Default Recurve bow recommendation

I am, very unexpectedly, looking for a bow. I am considering an Omega longbow (already have an Imperial). But I'm looking for recommendations for a recurve, and would prefer new but would consider used.

Budget $700

Priorities: 1. Performance
2. Quiet
3. Looks

Anybody have suggestions?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-23-2020, 05:12 AM
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hey OLD - short, long, pounds, 3 piece, or 1 piece, metal riser or wood, hunting or just backyard target abuse? good luck with choices, it's going to be fun.
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Old 07-23-2020, 07:21 AM
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Depending on your draw length and desired draw weight you might vary the limb weights and lengths, change riser length below. Then add glove/tab and armguard and you are done. Below was sized for archer with 28" draw wanting a rig for target or potentially hunting small game, just getting started so low draw weight limbs that we plan to move up in weight fairly rapidly. Good "starter" set for a good price. Or buy stuff used and save more... several used archery lists on this and other archery forums.

Below from Alternative services, UK.
1 x White Feather Lark ILF riser RH 23in : (@167.88) 167.88 USD
1 x Avalon Bowstringer : (@5.68) 5.68 USD
1 x Avalon Tyro Snap - with Tube Grey SPECIAL : (@29.95) 29.95 USD
1 x WNS Delta C2 limbs 70 20 SPECIAL : (@130.83) 130.83 USD
1 x Skylon Radius - READY BUILT ARROWS (pk/12) 750 SPECIAL : (@58.22) 58.22 USD
1 x Dragon Spit GLUE - Small Bottle - 20gm : (@6.33) 6.33 USD
1 x Bohning Ferr-L-Tite Cool-Flex (blue) : (@2.23) 2.23 USD
1 x BSK F.F. String - SALE for 68in bow 16str White : (@6.00) 6.00 USD
Sub Total: 407.12 USD
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Old 07-23-2020, 07:26 AM
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If you dont have capability to cut your arrows and plan to leave full length you will need to be careful on the arrow spine. We inlet the riser a bit for true centershot with a Hoyt super rest, shortened arrows, and they tend to run a bit stiff in my view. Worked out for my friend joining the world of archery.

Add a rest or rug/etc. depending on your plans.

The bohning blue is so you can put arrow tips in temporarily when cutting them down to right length for you. Lock in with Dragon spit when at right length.
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Old 07-23-2020, 07:52 AM
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The Omega Imperial shoots more like a recurve than a longbow. I suggest if you are going recurve, to look into an ILF rig. I really like the White Feather Lark riser for a balance of looks, performance and price. Mine has some Hoyt limbs on it that I picked up used and is a nice balanced rig. Much handier and quieter than the metal ILF risers I've tried.
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Old 07-23-2020, 09:43 AM
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There is a Dryad for sale on here with recurve and longbow limbs, itís the best deal around in my opinion.


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Old 07-23-2020, 10:48 AM
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Thanks all.

It'll be 40-45# with the intent of deer hunting with it
I'm used to 64" bows
29" DL
I've not had an ILF rig before, not ruling that out. Prefer the feel of a wood riser.
I'll take a peak at the Dryad.

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Old 07-23-2020, 02:04 PM
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I know heíll take $750 for the whole rig.


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Old 07-23-2020, 04:37 PM
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I rarely post, so I'll have to post a bunch of nothings so I can access it. What a rule!
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Old 07-23-2020, 05:41 PM
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Black Hunter it will shoot just as good as any, depending on the shooter.
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Old 07-23-2020, 06:03 PM
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Black Hunter it will shoot just as good as any, depending on the shooter.
Iíve almost bought one of those several times . The longbow version too .
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Old 07-24-2020, 04:31 AM
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Since you are not ruling out an ILF, I have a Samick Discovery Riser and Daas bamboo core 40# limbs in xtra long. Makes for a 64" bow. I put an accutune adjustable side plate on it. It's very quiet and a pleasure to shoot. I am very happy with this setup. Given you budget, you can get an extra set of 30 or 35# limbs for the off season. I did that too.
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Old 07-24-2020, 05:40 PM
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Default Re: Recurve bow recommendation

Look at classifieds here and stickbow.com I have been seeing bows listed for 1/2 price of the cost of a new bow. If you are still considering an Omega that new Royal Huntsman looks like it will be a great performing bow with a reasonable price tag.
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Old 07-27-2020, 06:39 AM
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Default Re: Recurve bow recommendation

I just got a Toelke Chinook that I am very pleased and impressed with. Went with the black glass and saved an additional $100.
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Old 07-30-2020, 06:31 PM
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You need to look into the Blacktail Bows. They may be beyond your budget, but they do offer financial deals. I have a long bow and also a recurve. They are the best. You will not regret owning one.
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