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Offline frye1107

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« on: January 11, 2020, 10:57:24 PM »
Looking for recommendations on recurve bow that i could use for both deer and turkey. I also need some info on what arrow/board heads to use for turkey’s with recurve?

Would like to start out with a cheaper bow until I could get more experience shooting one. I hunt with a hoyt defiant (incorrect spelling) right now just want to give recurve hunting a try

Thanks for any help

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Offline Bowguy

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Re: Recurve
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2020, 08:01:02 PM »
Little more info needed. Lots of guys will recommend a Sammick Sage. I’m a little different. I’d advise starting out light. Maybe 15-20 pounds lighter. Actually let me start at the beginning. You need to have proper form. No dead hands upon release. You need back tension applied.
You can only get this w proper form. You have no let off, so go light.
I’d recommend beman ics arrows. They’re relatively affordable and can take a beating. Broad heads for turkey and deer can be similar. Rothaar Snuffers were great, they’re not around anymore. If you can find a bunch get em.
VPA is too expensive but if money is easy for you, they’re good heads. I’d just use Zwickeys. They’re what I use, priced fairly. I use wood arrows so they’re the glue on style but whatever you use stykbow broadheads need to be cut on contact and the blades angled different so get a broad head designed for em.
For bows now I’d recommend the used market. The bows have depreciated a bit, you can sell em tomo, as long as you didn’t damage em, for the same price n go up weight as needed.
If you need help aiming/sighting look up gap which is similar to a compound pin sight if non adjustable or perhaps quicker might be a fixed crawl. Look em up.
Any questions you can pm me. I’ll give you my number and we can talk if need be. Good luck

Offline Bowguy

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Re: Recurve
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2020, 08:05:57 PM »
Not for sure how much you know so if I’m saying something you were aware of disregard. Shooting off the shelf requires feathers. A rest is still better feathers imo and if you go instinctive for sighting raises arrow above your hand too much. Some/all actually production bows do. Just FYI