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Old 04-27-2006, 07:00 PM
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I'm at the point in my life where i have to decide what path to follow.I've been shooting an old PSE compound without sights, with fingers, and have had hit or miss accuracy, but mostly miss. I'm getting really big into bowhunting deer, and am really afraid to wound a deer with my poor accuracy. I think part of my problem is the bow i have now has a 32 inch draw, which is a really long draw. I found a Martin rebel 52'' recurve for 200 bucks. I was also offered a Alpine lighting Force compound with sights and a rest for 200. Has anyone had any experience with the Rebel, or Apine bows.
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Old 04-27-2006, 07:54 PM
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My concern with the recurve is how short it is. Expecially at your long draw.
As for alpine, for the money, they are not bad bows. I feel there bows draw rough, they don't seem smooth to me, but for they price they are not bad.
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Old 04-27-2006, 08:15 PM
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Don't know about the Alpine, but if you are drawing 32" the Martin is going to be way too short for you. Getting a bow that fits you--regardless if it's a compound or recurve--will really help your accuracy.

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Old 04-28-2006, 09:14 AM
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I'm shooting a 56" recurve at 28" draw , I'd pass if I were you .
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Old 04-28-2006, 09:46 AM
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I'm not sure if I'm reading this correctly, but if your draw is 32" inch with a compound, you would most likely be around 30" give/take with traditional. Still though you are probably pushing it with thatshort of a bow (52"). And you will get some bad (sore) finger pinch. I'd suggest either looking for a longer bow at least around 64 inches, or go to a custom. You could probably even find some used customs that would fit you.Or you could actually get a new custom from Chad (LBR) for around $225 I believe.
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Old 04-29-2006, 01:16 PM
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Sorry, the bow i shoot now has a 32inch draw while i only have a draw of i believe 29 or 29.5. My ancor floats alot. I 'm almost finished building a recurve from Bingham projects. I strung it up today only to find out it doesn't draw close to my face. The bow was ordered as a 58inch and 55 pounds. It's about 55 pounds in draw, but probably only draws 26 inches. Does the length of the bow have anything to do with the max draw length. I know the shorter the bow, the more finger pinch you get, but what about draw length.
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