Length of Recurve

Discussion in 'General Archery Forum' started by yellowwolf, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. yellowwolf

    yellowwolf New Member

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    Hello,
    I'm looking to get back into shooting a Recurve, I haven't shot one since I was a kid. I have about 29 1/2" draw, and I was wondering if someone could tell me the best length to shoot.
    Thanks, Gary
     
  2. dbdcougar

    dbdcougar He Who Drops His Bow Arm

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    All my recurve experience comes from about 35yrs ago so take my opinion for what it is worth. I'd be looking at something like 58-62". I felt the short ones stacked up and were harder to shoot, although they are more manuverable.
     

  3. kbohunt

    kbohunt are u a fat boy?

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    ha

    True..he's got ya covered now.:rockon:
    i shoot a take-down recurve now.my draw is 28-29 and i shoot a 60"
    I had bought a 57inch recurve-hunter last year and it was to stressfull to shoot.:wave:
     
  4. red44

    red44 Senior Member

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    What type of recurve are you thinking about Yellowwolf? I've had a few older models picked up off Eb.., 58" that were not comfy to shoot. (they were Shakespeares) I'm sure it is model specific to some extent. A 58 or 60" older Bear Grizzly will get you close I think, and a BP Rouge I had was OK to 29.5, and it was a 58". But if your looking at older bows, stay in the 62" or better to be safe. There are some newer bows that are shorter and can handle that draw lenth, but at least you can get info from the manufacturers on them. The older stuff you have to rely on someone having had one to tell you. If you want smooth and not concerned with speed, some of the old target type recurves are nice to shoot. They're commonly 64-70" long, 25-40lbs.
     
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  5. J.C.

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    my drawlength is about an inch longer than yours and I've found a 64" recurve fits me best. I just bought a cheap Browning Nomad 52" from the AT classifieds to shoot from a ground blind and I'm afraid I'm not gonna like it......:laugh: I'm hoping I can shoot 3 under with it without a lot of finger pinch, but if not I'm not out a lot of money.
     
  6. yellowwolf

    yellowwolf New Member

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    Thanks

    Thanks for the info. I'll probably go with at least a 62". I remember growing out of my Ben Pearsn, once it started to stack-up I couldn't shoot.
     
  7. yellowwolf

    yellowwolf New Member

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    Thanks

    Thanks for the confirmation!
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  8. yellowwolf

    yellowwolf New Member

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    Thanks

    Thanks for the reply. I'll be looking at somehthing newer. I purchased a couple of used compounds,years ago, and the risers broke on both of them. I got a few seasons out of them but, the wood one cracked and the metal one snapped in two. Kind of scarry. And neither was that old!
     
  9. yellowwolf

    yellowwolf New Member

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    Thanks

    Thanks for the info. I'll be going with at least a 62". When I out grew my Ben Pearson and it started stacking-up, I couldn't shoot. No problem with finger pinch though.
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  10. FBAXIS

    FBAXIS Junior Member

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    I Won't Shoot Anything Less Than A 66" Bow, The Longer They Are The More Forgiving They Are. A Little Harder To Shoot Out Of A Ground Blind, But Not Bad Out Of A Treestand For Hunting. For 3-d Or Target Shooting I'll Take A 70".

    Jim