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1911beast 10-27-2011 02:47 AM

recurve or long bow
 
out of a recurve bow or long bow witch is better and witch is funner

fmj 10-27-2011 02:49 AM

Better? Depends on purpose intended.

Marlinman 10-27-2011 02:50 AM

The recurve is easier to learn and alot more powerful. Mainly it comes down to what you want to do with them.

zimm 10-27-2011 06:49 PM

A recurve bow will give a faster arrow velocity vs. a long bow of equal draw weight. A well made recurve is also perhaps one of the most beautiful objects ever created by the hand of man.
The longbow is the weapon of myth and legend. It is the weapon of Robin Hood and Agincourt.

Firearms4ever 10-27-2011 07:02 PM

It all depends on the shooter and the purpose. I have owned and shot longbows for over 10 years, and I can tell you from experience it takes a lot of practice especially if you do instinctive shooting like I do.

fmj 10-27-2011 07:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zimm (Post 612403)
A recurve bow will give a faster arrow velocity vs. a long bow of equal draw weight. A well made recurve is also perhaps one of the most beautiful objects ever created by the hand of man.
The longbow is the weapon of myth and legend. It is the weapon of Robin Hood and Agincourt.

Dont make me post a pic of my Bear Kodiak. :D

jpattersonnh 10-27-2011 08:46 PM

I have a Damon Howatt custom hunter. It is a piece of art.
I had it listed FS on another site.
http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j1...SCF0001-17.jpg
http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j1...SCF0002-15.jpg

fmj 10-27-2011 09:17 PM

That is a sweet looking rig for sure!

I have been told by those "in the know" that my Bear Kody is a highly collectible and sought after item...this one isnt for sale but folks have offered STOOPID $$$ for it....said to be Fred Bears favorite bow.

This one Fred made for my dad. (some of my earliest recollections of hunting camp have Fred in them...i guess i was a goner from the git go)

The bow i cut my teeth on...

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...ows/bow003.jpg

The evolution of FMJ and archery...
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...s/IMG_2695.jpg

unclebear 10-27-2011 09:19 PM

well all depends on what you want to do with it, like target shooting both are good some longbows can have a pretty heavy pull, if you get your hands on a tradition style english longbow some of them can have a 100 pound pull on them, if you get one made by bear or someone along those lines there not that bad. But I like the recurve better because if you do do any hunting with it it's easier to use in brush.

If your newer to archery I would get a break down recurve, there basiclly a compound but instead of cams and all that they have recurve limbs, you can put sights and all that jazz as you could with a regular compound.

jjfuller1 10-27-2011 09:47 PM

i won a competition with my sisters longbow when i was 15 i think. my prize was a nice home made longbow for me.. it has been quite awhile since ive shot it tho. it was made smaller and i think im about outgrown the draw length


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