used long bow or recurve

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  1. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    I have a friend that is wanting to start shooting recurve or long bow again. He hasn't shot in years and years. His budget is limited. He's a tall lefty. I'm guessing at least 31" DL, probably 32 or 33". Anybody got a used left handed bow that might fit him? He's looking to keep it under $100, if possible. I have no idea what the cost, I just told him I'd see what I could find for him.
     
  2. Meatstick

    Meatstick 12 pointer

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    He can get a new import on Amazon for ~$100. Most of them are good bows. Just read the reviews. Make sure he stays away from vintage bows with that kinda draw length.
     
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  3. Nock

    Nock 12 pointer

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  4. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    I relayed the info to him. Thanks for the comments. He's not planning to hunt, just wants to start shooting again.
     
  5. grinder

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    He needs to get on ebay and get one of those old target recurves, like 66” long, light poundage.
     
  6. rvb01

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    I'm late to the party, but I picked up a new 60" October Mountain Products Smokey Mountain Hunter takedown with 35# limbs and got it setup for about $100. I got mine ordered from Treeshadows Outfitters in Pendleton, KY, but I'm sure you could get online and find it. I'm also a lefty.
     
  7. grinder

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    If he truly has 31” plus draw length he needs a loooong bow. The old target recurves are usually 66” and some even longer. The good thing about his draw length is excellent arrow speed, the bad thing is finding an arrow long enough, and getting a bow that will hold up. I just dont have much faith in the cheap imports holding up, when production bows are built for 28” draw, and their quality is questionable.
     

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