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At the moment I shoot a compound bow set at 55 lbs But I want a new challenge…so i thought I might try a bare bow Recurve. What is a good poundage for someone just starting to shoot a recurve ? Any help appreciated Trev

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> At the moment I shoot a compound bow set at 55 lbs > But I want a new challenge…so i thought I might try a bare bow Recurve. > What is a good poundage for someone just starting to shoot a recurve ? > Any help appreciated > Trev

Hmmm… I started out from scratch with a 46 lbs bow… after 6 months I re-upped to 56lbs… no problem there. I would surmise that you could easily start with 40-45 lbs. Work with it until you muscles get used to the progressive weight (as opposed to them new-fangled-space -age-star-trek thing-ama-jiggies ) All the best (In addition you don’t need to lug around that tool box..) — Juho Paaso Yet Another diabolical scheme to overthrow the world: http://www.dlc.fi/~jmpaaso

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- Hide quoted text — Show quoted text -> > At the moment I shoot a compound bow set at 55 lbs > > But I want a new challenge…so i thought I might try a bare bow > Recurve. > > What is a good poundage for someone just starting to shoot a recurve ? > > Any help appreciated > > Trev > I would recommend at most 32# to 36#. > Charlotte

After starting to shoot at age 13 with a 28lb recurve i’ve managed to get up to 38lb now.. The main thing to do is try the bow before you buy.. Take it to a range and shoot a couple of dozen with it.. This will show up if you can or cannot handle this weight for a full round.. Vic XX

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After a bit of a play at the Archery shop I settled on a #40 Samick SpiritRecurve. Thanks everybody for your help Now the fun begins Trev

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