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Old 04-12-2022, 11:16 AM   #1
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A few days ago I ordered a new Primal Tech from Randy. For those whom own both Longbow and Recurve, which do you prefer? I ordered a Longbow but love Recurves as well. Just spitballing for your thoughts.

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Old 04-12-2022, 01:41 PM   #2
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Are you getting a 1 piece, 2 piece or 3 piece? I own a 3 piece combination and a 2 piece longbow. If we can cross paths you are welcome to shoot all I have.

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Old 04-12-2022, 02:26 PM   #3
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I have a 3pc with both longbow and recurve limbs. I’m a longbow guy at heart, so I prefer to shoot the longbow. Both my sets of limbs are within 1/10 of a pound in draw weight, but the recurve limbs have a noticeably higher amount of oomph.

As far as recurves go, PT 3pc recurves are among the quietest out there!

You will love that bow when you get it in your hands!!!

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Old 04-12-2022, 07:49 PM   #4
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Both are smooth, quiet, and low shock… the recurve is faster, but man the longbow’s shot reaction is subtle..
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Old 04-12-2022, 08:53 PM   #5
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I just shot my longbow limbs. First time since the tummy tuck. Definitely gotta go kill something with them.

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Old 04-12-2022, 09:03 PM   #6
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Thanks guys. I have a 3 piece on order with Longbow limbs and 42# @ 28” due to a shoulder issue. I love longbows but with the lower poundage, I might be inclined to go with the Recurve with a bit more speed. Your thoughts on this please.
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Old 04-12-2022, 10:42 PM   #7
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My recurve limbs are relatively quiet. The longbow limbs are more so.
I like a longbow shot better. But I'm generally a better shot with the recurve limbs.
42lbs is enough to hunt with in either limb choice.

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Old 04-13-2022, 07:59 AM   #8
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You can't go wrong, whichever you end up with. I shot Randy's personal bow (recurve) a few weeks ago, and it was smooth as silk. Gary let me try his longbow, and I'll admit it was hard to give it back, lol. If you have the chance to shoot one before Randy starts on yours, you might be surprised at what you can comfortably draw and go for a little heavier limb. No matter what you choose, it will be a super nice bow.
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Old 04-13-2022, 08:35 AM   #9
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Thanks guys. I have a 3 piece on order with Longbow limbs and 42# @ 28” due to a shoulder issue. I love longbows but with the lower poundage, I might be inclined to go with the Recurve with a bit more speed. Your thoughts on this please.

It’s all up to you! Due to a bout of elbow tendinitis, I killed this buck and pig with a 42-43#@my DL Sarrels Blueridge longbow this past season:





Those two convinced me that the poundage was enough with a well tuned setup. I just had my PT recurve reduced from 50# to 45#, and my PT longbow is 46#.

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Old 04-14-2022, 09:26 AM   #10
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My new one will be that way as well. I will be taking the one I just had reduced to 50lbs to Africa though.
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Old 04-15-2022, 03:58 PM   #11
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I think his longbows are just as fast as most recurves and super quiet!
Get both so you can swap up when you feel the urge
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Old 04-16-2022, 11:08 AM   #12
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Why? Why did you have to post a topic about primal tech?

I’ve never heard of them and then I went on their Facebook page. Dammit man!




Beautiful bows! I’ll have make a trip over to see them and pretty sure order a custom recurve
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Old 04-16-2022, 11:13 AM   #13
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It isn't "them". It's him. He's not a volume builder. He works alone, building truly custom bows. I'm currently waiting on my third . . .
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Old 04-16-2022, 03:50 PM   #14
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Why? Why did you have to post a topic about primal tech?

I’ve never heard of them and then I went on their Facebook page. Dammit man!




Beautiful bows! I’ll have make a trip over to see them and pretty sure order a custom recurve

I made the same mistake last year, reading up on them and looking at all of the pictures I could find. Finally got around to shooting DRTs,… they shoot as great as they look. They’re a slick setup for sure.
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Old 04-16-2022, 06:14 PM   #15
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I just ordered one as well…it will be the best bow that he has made to date. ��
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Old 04-16-2022, 07:15 PM   #16
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I just ordered one as well…it will be the best bow that he has made to date. ��
I like that optimism.
Of course down deep inside you know mine still will be.
But that's okay. Y'all's will be nice too.

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Old 04-16-2022, 07:32 PM   #17
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Got a 2 piece longbow ordered. Interested to see how it will stack up to my BW PLX.
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Old 04-16-2022, 07:37 PM   #18
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Got a 2 piece longbow ordered. Interested to see how it will stack up to my BW PLX.
It will be faster, quieter and shoot stiffer arrows.
If they would cut a PLX ⅛th past center I would have bought one but they refuse to.
I own one of Randy's two piece longbows. It has been deadly for me. It's light, quick and easy to shoot.

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Old 04-16-2022, 11:33 PM   #19
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I like that optimism.
Of course down deep inside you know mine still will be.
But that's okay. Y'all's will be nice too.

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You guys are kooky!!! Everybody knows mine is the sexiest Primal Tech ever!!!!!







But y’all can keep on hoping!!!!

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Old 04-16-2022, 11:36 PM   #20
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Well, yours is purty but . . .Yours has tan lines. Mine don't!

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Old 04-17-2022, 12:26 PM   #21
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[QUOTE=Bisch;16182456]You guys are kooky!!! Everybody knows mine is the sexiest Primal Tech ever!!!!!

...

But y’all can keep on hoping!!!!

Bisch

There’s just something special about a fine looking longbow! Although I have to admit, Randy’s new recurve is a dang nice shooting and great looking bow.
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Old 04-17-2022, 01:22 PM   #22
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[quote=CamoQuest;16182809]
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You guys are kooky!!! Everybody knows mine is the sexiest Primal Tech ever!!!!!

...

But y’all can keep on hoping!!!!

Bisch

There’s just something special about a fine looking longbow! Although I have to admit, Randy’s new recurve is a dang nice shooting and great looking bow.

I have matching longbow limbs for that bow also!!!!!! I’m a longbow guy, but just had those recurve pics handy on my phone when it was time to trash type!

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Old 04-17-2022, 01:51 PM   #23
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LOL!!! I have a Toelke Whistler and Chinook…kinda excited to see how the new primal tech will stack up to these bows. I ordered a 3 piece recurve…I can’t say that I am either a longbow or recurve guy. I shoot both of them equally the same.
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