Best Archery Recurve Bows

Updated September 2020
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337 Consumers Consulted
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An archery recurve bow has a distinctive shape that sets it apart from older types of bows: when strung, the tips of the recurve bow point away from the archer. This shape helps provide stability during the draw and release and helps propel an arrow powerfully. Like a traditional bow, the recurve bow requires good arm strength to draw correctly and it can be difficult to string without the help of a stringer accessory. The recurve bow has a set draw length, so the correct size recurve bow is essential for accuracy. To find your size, stretch your arms out to your sides and have a friend measure from fingertip to fingertip, then divide the measurement by 2.5 to get your draw length, which determines the bow length.

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