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Old August 21st, 2012
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Bub..... maybe we can get a few Trad guys together at the indoor range in CP and you can get to shoot a few different brands there. What y'all say guys??????
I'm Down with that, I have a couple
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Thanks ruger, gives me a start...that's what I wanted to hear was what experienced recurve shooters liked..
That is really really funny, not laughing at you at all, just glad to see Ruger finally get soem respect around here!!!

Embrace the Curse!!!
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Old August 21st, 2012
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Another thought. Lots of used bows for sale on TRADGANG. You could always buy one you're interested in, shoot it a while, and if it don't work out, sell it. They won't depreciate in value that quickly. You just want to keep the the draw weights close so you don't have to work up different arrows.
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Old August 21st, 2012
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My only input about the big riser Widows are they are very consistent built bows, and almost to a point of over saturation in the markets. Like a lot of shooters, I started with one many years ago, and just wanted something else after a while, it didn't excite me anymore. That led to longbows and other recurves, and the journey of additional personal satisfaction that most ongoing trad shooters experience sooner or later.

The Widow phenomenon is a very good thing, as there are lots of used well built bows out there moving around. And they hold their value well, especially the common ones around 28@45-50.

I think the idea of getting a $150 medium massed riser starter recurve bow always works out well. Usually it ends up bowfishing, hand-me-down, or sold to another beginning shooter. Good form is developed, then its easier to make an informed decision about spending a lot more $$. And some one on one personal coaching will go a longggg way.
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If your just starting out, my advise is to get a cheap starter bow meaning light weight like 30-35# range. Cheap doesn't necessarily mean cheaply made. You can find a lot of good bows in the $150-$300 range. Find someone local to help you with form & shoot for a couple months. After that you will have some idea of what you like & don't like. Go to some 3d shoots & try different bows you'll know when you shoot the right one.

Also I agree with Greg the grip is key for me.
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Shoot as many differnet ones as you can
Fred is still in the process of doing this. hehehe. Sorry Fred couldn't resist buddy.
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Yep, Old Fred practices what he preaches!
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I have yall know that I have ONE bow now. In fact I just turned down a bow.

New season, new man. Going for the Golden Bow award this year!
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I have yall know that I have ONE bow now. In fact I just turned down a bow.

New season, new man. Going for the Golden Bow award this year!
how you gonna do that ,,, Move to Kansas?
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how you gonna do that ,,, Move to Kansas?
Hunting with CH this year
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