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    Default Wanting to get a new recurve.

    Hello everyone, I been looking at the traditional bow line up and haven't been able to decide on which bow to get. I like the mamba but it states only up to 28" DL or am I wrong? But I also like the super diablo. My DL is 29" and I want max pounds on my bow due to hunting. Price is an issue and I'm starting my 16 year old son with the jaguar take down soon. If anyone has any experience with either I'd appreciate some input.

    I grew up with a Kodiak recurve my dad gave me along time ago. I loved that bow but now I want to get a Martin. Thanks.

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    From my experience with the takedowns from Martin I would have rather bought a used recurve to start out with I recommend watching classifieds for a good used recurve for your son and I feel you can't go wrong with either the mamba or diablo you can draw past 28 but the poundage will go up about 3 pounds per inch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WildWilt15 View Post
    From my experience with the takedowns from Martin I would have rather bought a used recurve to start out with I recommend watching classifieds for a good used recurve for your son and I feel you can't go wrong with either the mamba or diablo you can draw past 28 but the poundage will go up about 3 pounds per inch.
    I haven't looked in the classifieds, there is takedown at a cabelas in my area for 149.99, I thought it wasn't to bad but may find one cheaper. I think I may go with the mamba due to a shorter amo and if I can pull an inch more then 28" dl @ 60-65# I'm good with that, thanks Wildwilt15.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alienshooter View Post
    I haven't looked in the classifieds, there is takedown at a cabelas in my area for 149.99, I thought it wasn't to bad but may find one cheaper. I think I may go with the mamba due to a shorter amo and if I can pull an inch more then 28" dl @ 60-65# I'm good with that, thanks Wildwilt15.
    Might want to reconcider that draw weight, a 60-65 recurve drawn to 29" is going to have you holding 62-68 lbs, much tougher than it sounds. As for a used bow, I'd watch the Ebay listing for recurves, lots of name brand bows avaible for less than a C note.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elkslayer4x5 View Post
    Might want to reconcider that draw weight, a 60-65 recurve drawn to 29" is going to have you holding 62-68 lbs, much tougher than it sounds. As for a used bow, I'd watch the Ebay listing for recurves, lots of name brand bows avaible for less than a C note.

    http://www.ebay.com/sch/Recurve-/208...&_sop=10&_sc=1
    I think your right on the weight, I was thinking about it last night. My dads Kodiak recurve I grew up on was a 55# I never held it much just pulled then shot, bare in mind I was 13 then now I'm 39 lol. As I'm getting older and aging I was thinking 50-60# would be better for me. And I will check into used bows if not I'll buy new to keep for years. Thanks elkslayer4x5.

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    No matter what age you are 60# is still a lot for a traditional bow. I'd like to comment on the draw length question. Traditional (longbow and recurve) bows are not limited to a certain draw length such as 28". The draw length they list is rated at 28". You can draw one shorter or longer, but the draw weight will be 2-3# less or more perinch, depending on which way you are varying from the rated 28". Keep in mind that usually a longer bow will shoot (cast) an arrow faster for a given draw weight and will not stack up as quickly in reaching a certain draw weight.
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