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Recurves on the cheap....

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Tembo62 20-Sep-21
Tembo62 20-Sep-21
Tembo62 20-Sep-21
deerhunt51 20-Sep-21
Don T. Lewis 20-Sep-21
Brad Lehmann 20-Sep-21
TradToTheBone 20-Sep-21
DanaC 21-Sep-21
George D. Stout 21-Sep-21
The Whittler 21-Sep-21
Live2Hunt 21-Sep-21
GLF 21-Sep-21
Tembo62 21-Sep-21
Tembo62 21-Sep-21
Tembo62 21-Sep-21
From: Tembo62
Date: 20-Sep-21

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Boredom can be productive at times. I got an idea to see how cheap I could do this and here it is.

From: Tembo62
Date: 20-Sep-21

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I got the bow off Amazon for $54.00,put a 3 arrow kwickie and a arrow holder on it shooting 27" 600 carbons with 100 grn 2 blade broadhead. I've got less than $125.00 in the whole thing. Gonna paint it camo today and fix a aluminum plate to bolt the quiver on instead of the black tape deal on it now (but it would work fine with the tape). I actually have 3 of these bows,I'm gonna set up a twin to this one to shoot vanes off a flipper rest for bad weather days if I ever hunt with it. I ended up with 3 because I emailed the vendor on Amazon about getting an extra set of limbs and they sent me a whole bow free! It's 35# at 27" and shoots darts. I can get 9" of arrow/broadhead in a solid styrofoam block from 20 yards and that's enough for these little deer around here. I saw the thread about the guy that shot an elk with a 55# bow posted on here the other day and figured if 55 can do that to a 800lbs elk,35 should work for a 90lbs deer.

From: Tembo62
Date: 20-Sep-21

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The broadhead. I'm gonna hunt with my Tembo because I think it's a better tool than a recurve for killing deer, but I might take this thing a few times and I'll have it if my grandson want's to fool with it.

From: deerhunt51
Date: 20-Sep-21




A well placed 400 grain arrow from a well tuned 35# recurve has killed several 170 - 240 pound whitetails for me.

From: Don T. Lewis
Date: 20-Sep-21




What’s the name of the bow? And how does it shoot?

From: Brad Lehmann
Date: 20-Sep-21




Cheap can be fun. I have several cheapos on the rack and they shoot fine.

From: TradToTheBone
Date: 20-Sep-21




Yes please post more details on your purchases.

From: DanaC
Date: 21-Sep-21




Don, for the price, a name is extra ;-

From: George D. Stout
Date: 21-Sep-21




Yep, what DanaC said. You can become a brand snob, or actually delve into other bows that aren't "names" and learn that nearly all bows do the same thing. :) Some of the best ones I've ever had were cheap...they had to be for me to buy them.

From: The Whittler
Date: 21-Sep-21




There are cheap bows then there are inexpensive bows. If it shoots good and feels good it's just inexpensive, a cheap bow does none of those things it's just cheap. Good for you.

From: Live2Hunt
Date: 21-Sep-21




Well, it has to look good so you can look good in the woods. That's what matters most.

From: GLF
Date: 21-Sep-21




Its nice to see a person base his decisions on animal size instead of species. Well hopefully you'll get the chance to put your labors to good use. Best of luck!

From: Tembo62
Date: 21-Sep-21

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ASDW Recurve Bow 54" Archery Takedown Hunting Recurve Bow with Metal Riser Bamboo Limbs Right Hand Bow 30LBs

Kwikee Kwiver Kwik 3 SS 3 Arrow Bow Quiver for Archery and Hunting - Quick Detach, Lightweight, Black

Eggdis Black Archery Arrowheads Broadheads with 2 Blade for Hunting (100 Grain,pack of 12)

12pcs New 33 inch ID 6.2mm Spine 300 340 400 500 600 700 800 Pure Carbon Arrow Shafts DIY Arrow Archery Tube for Bow Hunting (Spine 600)

Here's the info. Arrow holder is one I make from those elastic straps that have 2 "S" hooks on each end. I'm busy right now but I'll post more info later, these bows are non AMO so I'll explain.

From: Tembo62
Date: 21-Sep-21




Now, thing about these bows is the chicoms measure length of the whole bow from tip to tip, not the grooves so the bow is actually 52" AMO. The stings that come with them suck,they are too long and 16 strand FF so you gotta get a string or make one(I make my own,10 strands d97).

Also the weights are always about 5 lbs or so high,I got a 30lbs and it's right on 35 at 27" on my scale. My Tembo is 40 at 27" ,just as marked.

Other than that, the bow seems well made and finished,it shoots great and all,doesn't stack and if it delams...so what, I'll cry 5 mins and get another one. As for long term durability,I'm 60 years old and if the bow lasts a lifetime....you know what I mean.

Now to performance,since materials and design hasn't really changed since the 1950's in any earth shattering way you could match this bow vs one by Bear, Hoyt, Win and Win or any other manufacturer and not be able to tell any major noticeable difference I don't think,( not like comparing a 1987 Jennings Forked Lightning to 2021 Mathews) BUT.......what it cannot and will never be able to provide is that pride of ownership,beauty and retained value of a nice factory or custom bow. You may get one of these and think it hung the moon but at the estate sale when you're in the big treestand in the sky nobody is gonna rush to bid on it, or maybe the kids aren't gonna fight over who gets it any more so than the barn fan you bought at Harbor Freight last summer.

From: Tembo62
Date: 21-Sep-21

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I might use it when I use my lil pirogue to hunt a place I know, then if I flip the boat and lose it I ain't lost much!!!





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