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I'm looking to buy a recurve bow but I'm not really sure what to look for. Trying not to spend over $200 (probably have to buy used, I know to check the limbs and tips) but any idea on what # draw I should be looking for? Planning on hunting deer with this and maybe once in awhile taking it to the river to get a few carp..Any tips or suggestions? Thanks for any help!

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40-50 would probably be good for you, Fred Bear is known to make good recurves. Lovin the avatar also!

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I have a 48 lb. recurve that I use exactly as you want.No brand name it was given to me,camo painted.I really like it,Its the first deer bow I have taken a deer with.It now is mostly used as fish bow with the spool duct taped on for easy removal for deer.Early first deer hunts are my compound but after regular firearms late season I use it,Hopefully while on snowshoes.

The bow is about 5 ft long and at close range 30 yds and shorter packs power!

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If you are just getting into shooting traditional (recurve/longbow) I recomend lighter over heavier. 40 to 45 at the most, then build up from there. It is a lot different than compounds. I went from pulling 68 with the compound down to 40 with a recurve and was still a little over bowed. I now shoot 55#'s with a recurve and most of the people I shoot with, who use compounds, struggle with it.

I would suggest getting a used one to start with. Try looking at local pawn shops, a couple of the auction sites, or a local archery only shop. When you get used to it a while, then build up to a new one.

Good luck.

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fishingfrenzy what part of the state are you in. if you are close to me, you can try a few of mine to get an idea of what poundage and length feels best to you.

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You get what you pay for is never more true when it comes to traditional archery. I like Roberson recurves ( skybows), but a little pricey. Some of the Bob lee bows are a little cheaper and as far as poundage I would shoot low 50s matched with the right arrow.

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