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Old 10-27-2011, 09:58 PM   #11
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just had an after thought, I don't know if your a beginner but if you are here's a good forum you can go to get info

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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.

The bad part of a breakdown recurve are the stress points. Because of the design, they put much more pressure on the limbs. It really has nothing in common w/ a compound as there is no let off. If your bow is 65lb at 28", you feel the full 65#. The let off of a compound would reduce that to 25# or less.
Either a Longbow or recurve are instinctive shooters. A compound w/ sights is not.
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The [English] longbow is the weapon of myth and legend. It is the weapon of Robin Hood and Agincourt.
Not so much myth and legend, the English Longbow and the Archers that
wielded them were fearsome on the Battlefield; you have to keep in mind
that they were cutting edge tech for the time.
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Not so much myth and legend, the English Longbow and the Archers that
wielded them were fearsome on the Battlefield; you have to keep in mind
that they were cutting edge tech for the time.
the english longbow had a average draw weight of 100#... often more. they were short squat and immensely strong people back then. the longbow was the equivelent of a fully aut0 m16 today.
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I have shot both for many years and prefer a longbow. Today modern longbow is just as effective as a recurve. The speed is not much different than a recurve, if that is what you are after you need a compound. Practice is what will make the difference not speed.

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I have shot both for many years and prefer a longbow. Today modern longbow is just as effective as a recurve. The speed is not much different than a recurve, if that is what you are after you need a compound. Practice is what will make the difference not speed.

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One issue that is over looked is a compound tends to use lighter shafts and broadheads. I use to shoot against the traditional NH state champ. He used a Howard Hill longbow. My bow at 65# and his at 62#. We both shot heavy shafts and broadheads. He beat me one year by one yard. I shot 4" right at 68 yards, he shot 4" low at 69. That was very intense. We would shoot together every week after that. Your not making that shot w/ a compound.
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One issue that is over looked is a compound tends to use lighter shafts and broadheads. I use to shoot against the traditional NH state champ. He used a Howard Hill longbow. My bow at 65# and his at 62#. We both shot heavy shafts and broadheads. He beat me one year by one yard. I shot 4" right at 68 yards, he shot 4" low at 69. That was very intense. We would shoot together every week after that. Your not making that shot w/ a compound.
Apparently you havent shot a competition bow bc the people that shoot in the olympics shoot 80-100 yards religously. I practice with my hoyt ultratec at 75 all the time and thats shooting 250 grain arrows with 100 grain muzzy mx-4 broadheads
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Apparently you havent shot a competition bow bc the people that shoot in the olympics shoot 80-100 yards religously. I practice with my hoyt ultratec at 75 all the time and thats shooting 250 grain arrows with 100 grain muzzy mx-4 broadheads
You are correct, I stated my knowledge is recurves and some longbow. My light broadheads are 125gr, so I use a pretty heavy shaft. My Heavy broadheads are 145gr. even a heavier shaft.
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I was focusing on the last sentence. And i have a bear recurv that i shoot sometimes also but i dnt shoot it often bc it was my grandpas and its not in very good shape
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