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post #1 of 50 (permalink) Old 04-15-2019, 06:17 AM Thread Starter
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How much you spend on your recurve ?

I admit I attempted to get into the traditional sport bought a Martin think only spent like 250 on a bow. I do love the look of those black widow but as for now I donít shoot or hunt enough with bow to justify dropping big money on that bow.

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Not sure if this was a question or just a statement. i shot my first trad deer this year with a samick sage that cost me about 140 for the bow and the string upgrade.

I did buy a custom made reflex deflex that cost me $550. I love the new bow and shoots smoother and better than the sage but dead is dead and shot placement is the big thing. I just wanted a high quality bow custom made to my liking that i will have forever. So if I have that bow for 30 years. It will cost me about 18 dollars a year. I can live with that.
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Beautiful bow congrats on harvest.
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I have a Black Widow MAII Graybark I bought back in the early 1980's. It's a nice bow. Last year I sent it back to BW to have it refinished and poundage reduced, they got it down from 53# @ 28 to 49# @ 28.
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That greay bark with antler knobs to help break down bow is truly a masterpiece.

When ever I decided to make the deep plunge once and for all the black widow is on my wish list.
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My first stickbow harvest was around "86". Shot that buck with a Martin. That bow sold new for $112. Even while I had my shop, I shot Bears, Martins and older Bob Lee bows.

Hi end pretty bows are just that. There are a great many quality bows out the that can be had for reasonable $$. The last buck I shot was with a Bear that I had $80 invested in. Killed a hog in SC with that same bow. Currently shooting Black Hunter that cost < $200 new.

Be patient, shoots lots of different bows, and you'll know when a good one comes along.
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85.00 Samik Sage from Ebay
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... Hi end pretty bows are just that. There are a great many quality bows out the that can be had for reasonable $$. The last buck I shot was with a Bear that I had $80 invested in. Killed a hog in SC with that same bow. Currently shooting Black Hunter that cost < $200 new...
I totally get that. In fact the bow I shoot the best out of my collection is an old Pearson that was an inexpensive bow in it's day and I happened to get for free from a neighbor. Darn thing just plain shoots where I look, period.

That said, if you have the scratch, nothing wrong with desiring a high end, foam core, exotic wood and carbon lam thunder stick. Heck, a Kia will get me down the road, but if I could afford it, there'd be a Dodge Hellcat in my driveway.
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One bow to consider is the Penna. Archery Works bow, built by Marc Lauver of Smethport. Phenominal craftsmanship, and way above average shooters. Mine does have carbon limb cores. Pretty much standard on his bows. Price.....$500 +/- $100.
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