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Old 11-17-2019, 10:52 PM   #51
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When I first decided to give traditional archery a try I bought a 40 lb Samick Sage recurve from 3 Rivers Archery.
I still believe it is a fantastic bow for the money. Good looking and solid riser with mounting bushings installed for any accessory that you can think of. The limbs are pretty smooth and shoot well for entry level ones. You can start with a set of low poundage limbs and then increase the weight as you build up your shooting muscles and ability.

The Samick Journey is also a good buy. We keep one around the house as an extra bow for company to shoot.
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Old 11-18-2019, 09:28 PM   #52
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When I first decided to give traditional archery a try I bought a 40 lb Samick Sage recurve from 3 Rivers Archery.
I still believe it is a fantastic bow for the money. Good looking and solid riser with mounting bushings installed for any accessory that you can think of. The limbs are pretty smooth and shoot well for entry level ones. You can start with a set of low poundage limbs and then increase the weight as you build up your shooting muscles and ability.

The Samick Journey is also a good buy. We keep one around the house as an extra bow for company to shoot.
Thanx, excellent info
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Old 12-14-2019, 11:38 AM   #53
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Definitely get a 35lb sage, cheap arrows, perfect your form, then jump up to a 50 lb longbow/recurve. Bob Sarrels is a Texan near Austin thatís been making bows for a long time now. I jumped in off the bat at a 49 lb longbow and wished I had staged up, which is more common than you think.
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Old 12-14-2019, 06:27 PM   #54
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Old 12-17-2019, 10:31 AM   #55
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I dive headfirst into trad about 4 months ago. Sold all my compound stuff and went to RMS Gear in Colorado and had them set me up. IF you have the option of finding a shop or someone with the knowledge to get you going, start there. The choice of beginner bow depends a lot on your budget and whether or not youíre an ďall-inĒ kinda person.

Iíve been shooting a fleetwood bow, I canít remember the model, since I started hard core. It shoots decent, is pretty quiet, and was about $150 brand new. I paid $400 for a complete setup with arrows, tab, fletches, bow square, bow stringer, and broadheads.

However, Iíve enjoyed it a lot and just ordered a Stalker Coyote that should be here in a couple months... be warned, the trad bug can bite hard.
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Old 12-21-2019, 10:46 AM   #56
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Black Widow for recurves, Toelke for longbows
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Old 12-23-2019, 07:30 PM   #57
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Donít buy a sage , get a real bow from a real bowyer. Northern Mist Classic , if you can find one used thatís even better. Check the website and give Steve a call


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Old 12-23-2019, 07:37 PM   #58
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The only bows with real soul are SELFBOWS!!!! Ha ha ha ha shoot what you like and have fun! Arvin
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Old 02-05-2020, 10:26 AM   #59
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What do y’all think about the Hoyt satori
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Old 02-05-2020, 03:23 PM   #60
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Sage, Ember, Black Hunter
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Old 02-05-2020, 08:44 PM   #61
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The only bows with real soul are SELFBOWS!!!! Ha ha ha ha shoot what you like and have fun! Arvin
Awesome advice. I am going to be like others I am partial to the bows I make for myself. In all seriousness go out and shoot as many different ones as you can find and you will find the one that call outs to you.
Here is one I made for myself.
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Old 02-05-2020, 09:04 PM   #62
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Black Hunter!
This !!! I have a closet full of Bears, Wings and Pearsons but this cheapo is by far the sweetest but toughest bow I own. Both of them!! Only bow I shoot any more.

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Old 02-12-2020, 05:36 PM   #63
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I have had good luck with Stalker, posiondart, and am just getting started but really liking heartland bowyer's bow!



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Old 02-12-2020, 08:31 PM   #64
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Oh man that Heartland looks sweet!

I say the bow ya got in your hand at the moment LOL partial to Black Widow and Tall Tines myself, but donít have either at the moment. Do have a new Toelke that should be here tomorrow!
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Old 02-13-2020, 09:12 PM   #65
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Great looking bows, I bought a compound a few weeks ago so I don’t plan on using my recurve much. Going for more speed now
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Old 02-13-2020, 10:38 PM   #66
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Bows are like cars and women, everyone likes something a bit different.

I repectfully disagree. Most folks will happily let you handle thier bow, shoot a few arrows, and essentially let you test drive it around the block to see if you like what they like.

So yeah, trad bows are so not like women and cars... I know of no guy that will let a stranger date thier girlfriend/wife or hand over the keys to thier custom car.

I shot about a dozen different bows at 3d shoots, etc owned by several folks on here when I mentioned I was shopping for my first high end bow. Lots of those bows were some seriously expensive and nice bows.

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Old 02-13-2020, 11:08 PM   #67
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The answer is always Bob Lee
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Old 02-14-2020, 10:46 AM   #68
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Sometimes!!!!!

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Old 02-14-2020, 11:41 AM   #69
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another vote for Samick Sage or similar:
1. Start with lower weight than you think you can use, buy 25-30# bow, get good form going (~$150)
2. Buy another set of limbs when you want to move up (~$60)
3. If later you still LOVE trad, buy a nicer bow. For that long term bow, my recommendation is buy one piece or "fixed geometry" takedown- I do not recommend ILF to start on, too many things that are uncertain/adjustable, leads to complications. Bear Takedown or similar limbs that fit in in ONE way.

My experience with ILF is not great. I have had limbs that were not straight, so I adjust LLA to hide it- then could never get the darn thing to shoot well. Other issues as well.... remove the complexity, pay a few $$ more to reduce risk. I did not realize how bad it was affecting me until I got an old bear takedown and overnight my groupings reduced in size by HALF or better. Started breaking nocks, had to move my distance out. Now I only worry about getting the right spine arrows, good fletching, proper string length, etc. Still too much to track, but vastly more managable.
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Old 02-14-2020, 08:28 PM   #70
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I’m partial to bows of my own making
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Old 02-14-2020, 08:41 PM   #71
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i make my own bows ..but im seriously considering the black hunter... every review ive read or watched is good and that says something to me.
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Old 02-14-2020, 08:47 PM   #72
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I'm partial to bows of his making too!

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Old 02-14-2020, 08:53 PM   #73
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Started recurve in the 70's (Bear beauty), than compound, than injury, nothing for 20 years, recent crossbow. Now have a compound set low lbs shoots so accurate. Wow what happened over the years. Awesome new stuff. Back to excitied again and I am an instinct shooter so another recurve sound so good. Wife is even interested so more good stuff. I am reading comments. I am like a newcomer with ancient product know how (like me) experience. learning. Keep the info coming.
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Old 02-14-2020, 09:32 PM   #74
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I know guys who could beat most with a stick they found and put a string on it. Brand don’t matter. Get a bow to your liking and get after it.
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