A Guide to Selecting the Right Recurve Bow

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Recurve bow is still popular with archers today even though it has been around for a very long time now.  This popularity is not only seen in target archery but in hunting as well.

Although at present there is already a more modern compound bow but most archers still want to use the more traditional recurve bow.  The reasons for this is many people do not want to be caught up by mere technology and they say that recurve bows give you a feel of the essence of archery.   Recurve bows are said to give the archer a more direct control over the shot, and this is difficult if there is no hi-tech assistance.

The hand preference is the first thing to determine when buying a recurve bow.

Determining hand preference is not hard at all.  For right handed archers, they use the traditional right handed shooting method where the bow is in the left hand, and the drawing back of the bowstring is made with the right hand.  The right eye is usually used to aim at the target when this is the archer’s position. See this Samick Sage Takedown Recurve Bow Review.

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The reverse is true for the left handed archer using the left handed shooting technique.  The bow is held in the right hand and the left hand draws the bowstring back while aiming with the left eye.

Cross-dimoninance may happen in which the dominant hand is not the same as the dominant eye.  It can create a problem yet for many archers, they simply hold the bow in the way that is comfortable and alter their aiming technique.  The dominant eye should be closed when aiming.

Next is to determine a proper and suitable draw length.  The draw length is just the distance from where your arrow is knocked on the string at full draw, to the front of the bow.  You can determine your correct draw length by a simple formula.

Stand naturally with your arms out to your sides.  What you need to measure is the distance from the tip of one hand to the tip of the other hand.  The draw length might get incorrect if you stretch your arms too far out.

If you are not able to do this, you can also use your height.  A lot of people’s arm span is almost equal to their height.  The height or arms span divided by 2.5 measures your draw length.

Finally, find a draw weight which suits the type of your body and your style of shooting.  Draw weight is the measure of the force needed to pull the strings back at full draw length.

If the weight allows you to draw back full length for at least ten seconds, then that is the best weight.   Being able to hold back the bowstring for more than ten seconds indicates that you need to get a heavier one. Visit the SA Sports Fever Crossbow Review site for more details.

A Guide to Selecting the Right Recurve Bow