Recurve Hunting Bows & Horse Bows
The Recurve bow is the bow of choice when an archer is faced with an environment where a longbow might be cumbersome; a Recurve bow excels in places populated with dense brush, like forests, and is also traditionally a horseback bow. Dark Knight Armoury carries a wonderful selection of fully functional Recurve hunting bows and horse bows. Recurve bows are uniquely suited for firing in small spaces; because a Recurve bow stores more energy than a traditional bow, they can come in smaller sizes and feature a shorter draw length, while still firing with the same speed and power of a traditional bow. All of our Recurve bows and horse bows are hand made for superior quality. Practitioners of horseback archery, in particular, will love the power of our Hungarian horsebows which are also hand made by a Hungarian master craftsman. If you've got a need for a smaller bow with the power of a traditional longbow, then you need to browse through our Recurve Hunting Bows and Horse Bows; you may lose out on range but with a shorter bow, you can go places that a longbow never would be able to fit, much less function.
How to Tell your Draw Length and Draw Weight:
Draw Length: Your Draw Length measurement is how far back you draw the bowstring before releasing it. To find your draw length, stand and extend both arms out in front of you. Measure from your chest to the end of your middle finger and subtract 2 inches. This will find your approximate draw length.
Draw Weight: The draw weight determines how much weight (in pounds) that you will be using to pull back your bow at the specified draw length. For instance, if you choose a draw weight of 30# and have a draw length of 28', when you pull the bowstring back to 28', you will be pulling 30#. Draw Weight is hard to determine if you are a beginner; 30# is an excellent place to begin and is great for target practice. For hunting, a bow of 40# draw weight or higher is usually recommended.
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