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    I have to say I never thought I'd enjoy shooting a recurve this much. I've had my Diablo TD what, maybe 3 weeks now? I just shot number 2000 through it this evening. 400 shots in the last two days. And 30# limbs just allows me to shoot as long as I prefer.
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    Great, Barry! Some of the best fun I've ever had was shooting with a recurve.

    When as a youngster...more years back than I want think about...I had a Fred Bear 60" recurve, 40 poounds. Nothing was safe Tin cans, hay bales, squirrels, rabbits, fish, ducks (yep, me tried that) and of course, deer.

    Alas, I sold my last two recurves a couple years back, both Shakespears, target models, one 66" and one 72". Should have never sold them.

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    Yep - still string mine up and shoot it just for fun.
    Nice break from the compounds and sometimes is all it takes to shut down the dreaded TP when it rears its ugly head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spiker View Post
    Yep - still string mine up and shoot it just for fun.
    Nice break from the compounds and sometimes is all it takes to shut down the dreaded TP when it rears its ugly head.
    Good mention about TP. I've had a mild case of freezing for almost as long as I can remember. With the recurve and shooting pure instinctive it's not a problem. I've learned to point the bow draw to anchor, concentrate on the bullseye and let er rip. If I take too much time to think I pluck the string or miss, usually dropping low. I also am smart enough, or should I say experienced, to limit distance to 25 yards where I can manage about 6-7" groups. At 30 yards things get pretty iffy and at 40 almost embarrassing, but then it's hard to be embarrassed when it's just for fun.
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    I don't have a recure (yet), but my daughter does have a Mathews Genesis that is a hoot to shoot. For those of you that don't know, it is a compound built primarily for kids. There is no set draw length, so anyone can pick it up and shoot. I have it set up with a single pin and a nock loop for my daughter, but I can pick it up and shoot it instinctively with fingers and just have fun with it. I like to take turns with her or my neices/nephews when they try it and just have fun at 15-20 yards.
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    I have had a bad time keeping strings. My bow is idle now as a wait for a new string. I wrote about it in Diablo 2013 thread.
    What string are you using?

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    I have found a string from extreme strings.com that is holding up well. They offered to repair a string but they told me the serving was hitting my arm. I quit shooting with an arm guard and hold my bow so that I don't hit my arm. Seems to be working better for the string and my shooting. I too have been having lots of fun with my diablo td. I am still in the process of getting a set of arrows tuned. I am shooting bare shafts a couple of inches to the right of the group. I ordered lighter tips.

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    I think with the Hunger Games coming out and becoming such a success the tradition bows are amking a huge come back

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    Yep as a custom string builder I am getting a lot of recurve strings!



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    I've got an old (70's I think) Root Archery recurve that I take out from time to time. Several of us took them to a 3d shoot once and had so much fun laughing at each other we totally forgot the time.
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