Archery has regained its popularity as an adventure sport to be enjoyed by all ages. Not only that, but bow and arrow hunting is now being highly regarded thanks to the level of skill needed to make the shot. This has led to thousands of people around the world buying bows and arrows sight unseen, without really knowing what they are looking for.
The best way to ensure that you are buying the right recurve bow for the best price is to check archery equipment review sites to see what other, more experienced, archers have to say.
What Type of Criteria Should You Be Looking For With Recurve Bows?
Recurve bows are the recommended bow for a novice archer. The tips are curved inward to hold the line taught when pulled back, giving an archer more control over the shot.
The first thing you will need to look at is the size of the recurve bow. These should be relative to your own size, but with different variations depending on what you intend to shoot. Basic target shooting and competitions should be done using a full sized recurve bow, 58’’ or more depending on your size, while recurve bows used for hunting should be shorter. This allows for shooting from tight spots such as behind a tree.
Make sure when reading the reviews of recurve bows you look for references to the shape. Shaped like an S, you will want a recurve bow that has a nice grip. Rubber grips can be added if needed, but those will detract from the natural look of a well constructed recurve bow.
The type of wood used in the construction will make a big difference in the weight of the bow. You want one that is sturdy, yet light enough so that it does not strain your arm when shooting for long periods of time. Drawback is also important. This is the length at which you can pull the string back. The more taut you can get it, the more accurate the shots. This means looking for a recurve bow with a drawback of approximately 48’’.
The last thing you want to check other then price is the warranty. Quality recurve bows are made using real wood products which sometimes contain flaws that go unnoticed during production. You will want a warranty of at least 2 years to ensure that a crack in the grain doesn’t worsen and compromise the integrity of your recurve bow.
Review sites offer you an opportunity to see what other users think about a product before you spend your hard earned money on it. You should take advantage of this often, especially when buying something completely new to you.