Takedown bows are often recommended to beginners so it’s easy to forget that they can still be pretty efficient hunting instruments and actually have a few advantages over compounds, as long as you’re willing to forego speed.
Firstly they are usually lighter than compounds and since they are simpler in construction they are also much less likely to malfunction in the field. Another great thing with takedowns is that they don’t require much space, as you can easily take down their limbs when transporting them.
The best takedown recurve bow is one that will serve you many years and since you will probably change limbs from time to time it’s very important that the grip is comfortable for you and that riser itself is of good quality.
We will now discuss what the best takedown recurve bow for hunting requires to be effective. Firstly it’ll need at least 40 lbs. of draw weight as anything less might not actually kill your prey, it’s also important to choose a bow that is at least 58 inches long, though preferably it should be even longer; let’s say 62 inches is the sweet spot. A longer bow will be more accurate and will deliver more speed for its draw weight.
Best Takedown Recurve Bow for the Money
Here I will give you some examples of the bows that offer exceptional value for their money.
Samick Sage Takedown Recurve BowIn this price range Samick Sage is probably one of the best bows available; its 62 inches of length give it good accuracy and velocity. This is perfect bow for beginners and is at higher draw weights quite a capable hunting instrument. You’ll have to buy arrows separately though.
Length: 62” / Weight: 3.39 lbs. / Draw weight: 30-55lbs. / Draw length: up to 28”
Martin Jaguar Takedown Bow CamouflageAnother good bow in this price range is Martin Jaguar, it features a metal riser, making it a bit heavier than the Sage but it’s also more durable because of that. This is another very good beginner bow.
Length: 60” / Weight: 2.7 / Draw weight: 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55 lbs
Martin Saber Takedown Bow Kit, 55-Pound, BlackMartin Saber is another affordable yet high quality bow. It features superb noise dampening and its aluminum riser is ergonomically shaped and very comfortable. This is a pretty long bow, so the fact it’s a takedown comes really handy. This is a superb bow at awesome price.
Length: 64” / Weight: 3.4 / Draw weight: 30, 40, 45, 50, 55 lbs.
Martin Archery Diablo Takedown Recurve BowMartin Archery Diablo is similar to the Saber model but draws far more smoothly, so for example 50 lbs. on Diablo feels like 45 lbs. would feel with Saber. It has very comfortable grip and is a pleasure to shoot. The transfer of energy to the arrow is superb in this bow. This is in my opinion the best takedown recurve bow for the money.
Length: 62” / Weight: 2.7 lbs. / Draw weight: 35, 40, 45, 50, 55 lbs
We hope this will help you find the best take down recurve bow for your needs.