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I'm looking to buy my first bow after tying it out a few times ...
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Horse Bow vs Recurve for the beginner.
I'm looking to buy my first bow after tying it out a few times at various game fairs etc. I have narrowed down my choices between a Horse Bow and a one piece recurve. I will be mostly using it for back garden plinking/stump shooting and I would also like to try out field archery at some stage. Any advice is most appreciated.
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I think a recurve will be smoother and less twitchy.
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I think a horsebow will be more fun and allow you to get in touch with your inner Genghis Khan - but I am definitely biased!
If you are serious about competing in field then you should however bear in mind that with a horsebow you will probably be shooting in the hunting tackle category against people with recurves and you will be at a bit of a disadvantage with a horsebow.
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if you're already thinking of trying out Field Archery, why not contact your local Field club? There you could perhaps find some nice folks that would let you try both one piece recurves and horsebows before you decide which you'd prefer to splash your cash on.
Like Dorset Lass, I would recommend horsebows. They're a lot of fun!
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In the Green
Thanks for all the advice, I must admit I'm leaning towards the horsebow as I got the completive bug out my system with Field Target years ago and now I'm just looking to have some fun. I will send a email to my local Field Archery clubs and see if I can pop along one weekend.
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