Buying Your First Recurve Bow

Buying your first bow can be a daunting task

When choosing your first bow it is generally price that is the deciding factor, closely followed by the look and feel of the bow. While the look and feel of the bow is a matter of personal taste, we thought it may be helpful to have a guide as to what your money can buy you with two different budgets.

A budget of £150

With a budget of £150 you can get everything you need to get you started in the sport. The wooden takedown bow is the standard choice at this lower budget, giving you the traditional wood feel. However if you fancy a metal riser, the Core Jet Riser has recently become available. A metal riser gives you more weight / stability in the hand, plus a choice of colours.

In addition to the bow itself you would also be able to purchase all of the following within this budget: Screenshot 2016-03-06 07.13.20

String
Arrow Rest
Opechee Webbing Stringer
Opechee Quick-adjust Bracer
Cartel Ground Quiver
Two-hole Hide Tab
8 Easton Neos Arrows

 

A budget of up to £350

With a budget of up to £350 you can get good intermediate equipment that will help you progress in the sport. The bow riser will have international limb fitting which allows you to remove the bow limbs easily. This system also allows for upgrading for improved quality and /or draw weight at a later date. A typical bow riser within this budget is the SF Axiom or the Hoyt Excel, and the limbs are either the SF Premium Limbs or the Kaya K1 Limbs.

In addition to the bow itself you would also be able to purchase all of the following within this budget:

Screenshot 2016-03-06 07.14.508125 String
Arrow Rest
Opechee Webbing Stringer
Easton Armguard
Avalon Tec One Quiver
Decut Rugbii Tab
Finger Sling
Cartel Championship Sight+ Case
Avalon Stabiliser
8 Easton Jazz Arrows
Cartel Midas 105 Bowstand
Flex String Twist Keeper
Flex Arrow Puller
Avalon Classic Backpack

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