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Takedown vs. Regular

Old 05-02-2006, 07:31 AM
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Are there any advantages besides the "packability" factor that makes a TD that much different from a regular one piece ? Just curious as I am looking for a new bow.
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Old 05-02-2006, 07:48 AM
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You can replace messedup or lighter limbs with out haveing to replace the whole bow.
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Old 05-02-2006, 07:56 AM
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That packability thing is a big deal for me.
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Old 05-02-2006, 07:57 AM
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You will also have more mass in the riser, which will make it a bit more stable. Personally though, I like one piece bows.
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Old 05-02-2006, 08:16 AM
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There are allen srcews that hold the limbs on correct ? Are there any "longevity" issues with the limbs due to the fact they are not "one" piece ?
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Old 05-02-2006, 08:18 AM
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or should I say , does the pressure on the bolts cause the limbs to not last as long vs. a one piece ? I just have this image of the bolts failing & two limbs smacking me in the head
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Old 05-02-2006, 09:09 AM
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If you check your bolts regularly they aren't an issue , twisting a limb can be , but as Burnie pointed out you can always buy new ones . You can also change the weight of a take down , you can't do that with a one piece without permanently altering it . I've shot both and prefer a take down .
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Old 05-02-2006, 11:36 AM
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For me, I wanted to shoot as traditional as possible. I mean I got 2 wheel bows that shoot almost 300fps and can hit a skoal can at 35 yards. So I wanted to go the entirely other direction. Why go half way I thought. I would like to be traditional as possible. So I picked the one piecelongbow. But once I got it, little disappointed that it had fiberglass backings. So I figured I would learn on it, and meanwhile shop around for a totally pure hickory bow with maybe, possibly some kinds of backing.
 
Old 05-02-2006, 11:55 AM
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bigcountry, look at bows of wood for an all wood bow (self, longbow,recurve). Personally, I feel a little safer standing behind a glass laminated bow though.
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Old 05-02-2006, 11:57 AM
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Takedowns are very versatile. If I could only have one bow, it'd be a takedown. That way I could cheat and have several sets of limbs. A set for indoor dot shooting. A set for field archery. A set for 3D and hunting.

But there's nothing to compare with the sexy lines of a one piece.

bigcountry, if you're interested in getting into the more primitive end of archery, here's a place to start your shopping. http://www.rudderbowsarchery.com/store/
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