Compound Bow

What's better: a recurve bow or a compound bow?

I'm looking I buy a new bow and I've shot a compound bow a few times but I think I'd like to go for the classic recurve bow. Which is better for handling and shooting? I heard the compound has better aim and is more powerful. Just wanted some ideas on them.

You need to include what your applicaton is when asking a question like this. Are you target shooting in the backyard - or - have big plans to go hunting this fall when the season opens? Are you hunting birds or deer?

For practice - you want a recurve. You start sending arrows from a compound bow into a target they a quite likely to go out the back..... never to be seen again. Depending on how much of a new hobby this is, or, how often you plan to practice will dictate how much $$ you want to put into it. Keep in mind - you can buy a decent recurve bow for not much $$ - and - arrows are rated by pounds of energy. Recurve uses less expensive arrows.

For hunting - you want a compound. Here you have better accuracy and more power. How much power do you need?........ just read the hunting regs for your state and they will tell you want is the minium for your area. Downside - you are sending very powerful arrows into your practice target and this is still hard on them - you miss that target, most arrows are toast after whacking the hard ground.

That said - if you are 100% sure you want to hunt big game with a bow - and on a budget - you really need to own both. My son has been working his way up to a bow with the power to hunt Alaskan big game (we live in Alaska). He started with a $1,000+ compound bow suitable for big game, but, he moved into a recurve for practice several months ago and the compound bow is now a dust collector.......... until hunting season rolls around.

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