Take down Recurve Bows for Hunting

Anyone who is interested to learn about survival skills whether it’s primitive of modern should consider buying a quality bow and learn how to properly use it. Those who are interested in going on a trip to the Safari in Africa to go hunting should make sure that they have the proper skill and gear before they go through it.

There are several types of bow that can be used for hunting but take down recurve bows seem to top the list because of many reasons. Here are some of the pros and cons of using a take-down recurve bow for your hunting trip.

PROS:

Portable
The reason why it’s called a “take-down” recurve bow is because it comes apart in 3 parts. This type of bow has a middle grip section and 2 limbs that can be assembled by twisting a few screws. It’s a great advantage because it is very portable and you can easily carry it and travel with it anywhere. Aside from coming apart, it is also very lightweight. This makes it perfect for your Safari hunting trip.

Affordable
A top quality take down bow will only cost a few hundred dollars and if you take good care of it, it will last you a lifetime. What’s good about this type of bow is that the ammunition is also very affordable. If you are skilled enough, you can retrieve your ammunition and reuse them. You can even make your own arrows with wood if you practice a little.

Versatile
Most arrows are now made with carbon fiber which makes it ultra light weight. They also come with a tip that lets you screw on many different kinds of tips. A selection of different types of arrow tips is easily kept in your bag or vehicle. There is also flint knapping that you can practice to make your own arrow points when needed.

CONS:

Requires practive and skill to be effective.
Shooting a take-down recurve bow is not an easy task. It requires an archer to have intermediate to professional skills to be really effective especially when hunting. If you are a beginner, you should think twice about buying a take-down recurve bow or to even go hunting. Take-down recurve bows are sold to everyone that wants to learn how to use it. However, it’s likely that you won’t really hit any of your targets if you don’t have enough skills. It’s better to practice on bows for beginner archers first.

Arrows can be a little cumbersome to pack.
Although you can buy ultra lightweight arrows, all kinds of ammunition is very awkward to pack. This is the same for arrows used for take-down bows. In a hunting trip you may need plenty of ammunition and this is very hard to pack because of its weight and shape. There are options to make your own arrows to save you from this troublesome task but you have to skilled to make an efficient one and use different kinds of materials that you can find while hunting.