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Longbows are the icon of traditional bows. Longbows are considered easier to shoot as the longer length disperses the bow weight over a larger area making it draw smooth back to most draw lengths.
Today's longbows use a reflex/deflex design for performance that is a match or better than today's recurve bows. Expect blazing speed, hard hitting performance, and accuracy from one of today's modern longbows.
$849.99 - $999.99
$749.99 - $949.99
$399.99 - $599.99
What Bow Weight for me?
If your focus is target shooting, then 45# or less is a good start. You need endurance for long periods of shooting, but enough cast (ability to shoot an arrow) to shoot distances. For bowhunters, check your local game laws, but the minimum weight normally ranges from 35-45# for deer sized game. Go with a weight that you can comfortably manage, most popular is 50# or 55#. NEVER over-bow yourself. Straining too much to pull a bow back will decrease your accuracy and even strain a muscle. Tip for compound shooters: Try going down 10-15# in bow weight from your compound when starting traditional archery. The two bows use different muscles to pull and no weight let-off, so do not match weight for weight. All bows on this page have bow weights measured at a 28" draw length. This is an industry standard.
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