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    Hey everyone got a question. Looking into getting a recurve or a long bow, not sure which one i am more interested in yet. I am looking for a good bow and wondering what a good company would be to look into for the product? Not looking to spend tons of money but any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Looking at 50-55# with a draw length of 28", so hopefully i can elk hunt with it one of these years.
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    I Would Definitly recommend shooting a long bow and recurve first... Find out which one you like best then go from there.

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    Black Widow, check them out! They will actually mail you a bow to test drive to see if you like it or not.

    http://www.blackwidowbows.com/
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    Black Widow is probably out if your looking to save a little dough. Most bowyers are offering the "test drive" option. Take a look at Omega longbows online if your looking for something that won't brake the bank. Lots of guy's are pretty happy with his bows. I have a Omega longbow being built right now. Should be here by Christmas!

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    http://www.martinarchery.com/2012/hunter.php

    When I was looking for a recurve I had several experienced folks tell me that for the money, the Martin Hunter was the best bow out there. Everyone one of them told me I would have to buy a high dollar custom to even equal the Hunter model. I shot quite a few bows, but this one just FITS!! I think this particular bow would be worth a look. David
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    Check to see if there is any traditional bow shows in your area in the future. I drove to one about 4 hours away years ago and was able to shoot a bunch of different bows. Actually holding one in your hand and shooting it really gives you great help in your decision.

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    Check out Tall Tines. I have been shooting traditional bows exclusively for over a decade. The TT is the perfect blend of speed and shootability.

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    I picked up a 50# Samick Sage recurve and it is really nice. It is not too expensive and a good first recurve. I'm not sure if you shoot a compound or have experience in trad archery but I would recommend getting a recurve with significantly less poundage than your compound. I am shooting a 72# compound right now and pulling back that 50# recurve is much more challenging than pulling back the compound. In hindsight I probably would have gone with a 40# but luckily the Sage is a takedown so the limbs are interchangeable. Less poundage helps to increase quality of form which is very important at first and then poundage can be increased after form is perfected. I use my 50# recurve mainly to strengthen my bow arm for shooting my compound, building my archery insticts, and just for fun. Hope this helps you make a decision.

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    Bowsite.com has a classified section where people offer used bows for sale. There's also a number of other sites available that have used bows for sale. Word of caution....start off with a bow weight you can handle. Recommend 45 lbs. The main reason people give up on traditional bows are they try to master too heavy of a draw weight. They develop poor shooting form, bad habits and ultimately give up on trying to master a traditional bow. Traditional bows are no different in price than compounds; you can find inexpensive ones, all the way up to ones that are custom made that cost thousands. Good bows at fair prices are out there, you just have to do your research.

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    South Cox has his own bow company now called Stalker Stickbows. Not sure the cost but I've hear some good reviews about them.

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