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Old 02-11-2021, 09:05 AM   #1
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Default Sarrels or a Bob Lee dilemma..

So Iím in the market for a new bow this year. I shot my buddyís new Sarrels SR Blueridge and was blown away. Iíve never been a fan of longbows until I shot this one. I have been eyeing the Bob Lee hardcore and am a fan of traditional recurves. Iím thinking of visiting both locations and testing out both models. Anyone have or test either one for comparison? 28Ē #47 is what Iím shooting for. Iíve never shot a Bob Lee but from what everyone says, theyíre awesome. If anyone has a used RH Blueridge or a RH Bob Lee, Iím interested as well.
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Old 02-11-2021, 09:33 AM   #2
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Iíve shot both. Both are great! Your plan is the correct one to follow. Go shoot both and see which fits you best. Thatís the one to buy!!!

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Old 02-11-2021, 09:47 AM   #3
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Which ever you get...Im sure itll be awesome and youll slay some tasty critters.

Ive got a 58@28 Blueridge SR and Ive been thinking of getting some 45# limbs. Bob said he just needed to have the riser to make the custom limbs match the riser.

Good luck Mr Jack.
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Old 02-11-2021, 12:01 PM   #4
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Iíve shot both. Both are great! Your plan is the correct one to follow. Go shoot both and see which fits you best. Thatís the one to buy!!!

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I figured youíd shot em both or owned em both. Think next month Iíll do a road trip and give em both a test drive. I hate buying a bow that Iíve never shot before.
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Old 02-11-2021, 12:05 PM   #5
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I'm no help in making your decision - I have both and love them equally! Sarrells Blueridge SR and a Bob Lee "Heavyweight" recurve - both 50#@28"
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Old 02-12-2021, 08:20 AM   #6
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Owned and shot both and canít say anything bad about either. I prefer a recurve so Iíve always ended back up with my Bob Lees. Going and shooting them is your best bet to find the right one for you. Good luck.


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Old 02-12-2021, 09:54 AM   #7
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You can't go wrong with either of those bows.
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Old 02-12-2021, 10:29 PM   #8
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My vote is a Sarrels. That's my first love and my 2 cents. The smart thing is what everybody already said shoot them both. It's so far to travel for me.
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Old 02-18-2021, 04:43 PM   #9
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I have never shot a Sarrels, but have owned 2 Bob Leeís. 19Ē exotic and a 17Ē Hardcore. I prefer the lighter 17Ē hardcore myself and love it. Very smooth and great craftsmanship. I am sure the sarrels is as well and it sounds like a different bow. I think you should get one of each! Iíll include a picture of the ole hardcore.

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Old 02-18-2021, 05:30 PM   #10
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Grip is the only thing that sets them apart. Both perform and both look great. If you feel more comfortable with a higher wrist grip you will like Bob Lee better. I feel like my shot is more repeatable with a deeper grip so I shoot a Bob Lee for most my huntin. All that said I think Bob Sarrels will accommodate you with any grip you prefer. Also both are outstanding to deal with.
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Old 02-18-2021, 06:14 PM   #11
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I was texting Bob the other evening and I’m planning on going to both shops in March after it warms up. I just got power back on today and have been enjoying normal life again. I’m really looking forward shooting both.

I’m favoring the Sarrels Blueridge just cause I know how it shoots and it’s amazing. I was consistently grouping 6” groups center mass at 20 yards with the Blueridge which is good for me. The Bob Lee hardcore is beautiful and I’m a recurve guy, never been into longbows until I shot the Blueridge. Either way, someone’s taking my money I’m sure. Thanks for the input. That hardcore is a beautiful bow there! Ya got good taste sir.
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Old 02-18-2021, 06:27 PM   #12
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Bob Lee is made in Jaclsonville tx last I knew ..thats why it would be my choice
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Old 02-18-2021, 06:45 PM   #13
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Old 02-18-2021, 07:33 PM   #14
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Bob Lee is made in Jaclsonville tx last I knew ..thats why it would be my choice


Sarrels are made in Manchaca, Tx.......thatís why it would be my choice

They are both very reputable Texas bowyers. Like said above, your choice should be made after trying each one and seeing which you like the best.

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Old 02-18-2021, 08:18 PM   #15
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I've owned both. I don't think that you can go wrong with either one of them.
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Old 02-23-2021, 10:05 PM   #16
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Good people either way you go
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