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age - and they have straight limbs. The
limbs tend to be narrow across the face,
but thick. And the handle section of a
longbow is short and stubby.
Recurves average 62 inches long, and,
when the bow is at rest, the limbs come
straight off the top of the riser, then curve
out toward the front of the bow at the
tips. Their limbs are broad across the face,
but thin, and the risers are long and beefy.
Is one better than the other?
That's a loaded question, according
to Wert.
Longbow shooters, he said, will argue
their bows are better suited for heaving
heavy hunting arrows, and are more
forgiving in hunting situations.
But Wert believes recurves are better
built for accuracy. And without accuracy,
power in a bow is worthless. The handle
section of a recurve is shaped to put your
hand in the proper position for consistent
shooting.
Consistency is the key to becoming an
effective traditional archer.

A traditional bow doesn't have the
built-in references most compounds
have.
For starters, you know instantly when
you're at full draw with a compound, because you eventually hit the "back wall."
You can't draw the string any farther.
That's not the case with a recurve or
longbow.
There is no back wall. One person can
draw a recurve three times in a row and
draw it to three different lengths. That
affects accuracy.
Second, you don't use a peep sight
with a traditional bow. On a compound,
the peep ensures that your head is in
the same position every time you take
aim. That reference doesn't exist with a
traditional bow.
Finally, traditional bows don't have
sights. You don't paste a sight pin directly
on the spot you want your arrow to hit.
Instead, you take aim using your arrow,
which is never pointing directly at the
desired point of impact. It's usually going

With traditional bows, arrows should be fletched with feathers rather than plastic vanes.

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