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I want to get back into recurve target shooting. I have not shot a recurve since the 1960's and am very confused with all the different models that are available now. I want to stay traditional no sights just instinctive shooting. At 71 years old I know I need low draw weight. I would appreciate any advise as to which bow and draw weight would be the best one for me.
 

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Hello.

http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showthread.php?t=1588147
This sticky thread discusses the first recurve. Much of the discussion concerns the three-piece ILF bows, but the rest may be of interest.

http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showthread.php?t=388848
This sticky thread discusses draw weight issues. If you peruse the entire thread, you will gain some insight into the selection of your initial draw weight - even if it's a bit of a shot in the dark without actually being able to test-shoot a bow.

If you go to Lancaster Archery's website, you'll see a large variety of the types of bows available these days, from the one-piecers right on up to the three-piece ILF styles (which allow for a universal mixing of risers and limbs from different manufacturers).

Custom bowers abound, as well, and the one-piece bow is still quite alive and kicking. The used market is full of target one-piecers in comfortable draw weights. However, a study of Lancaster's vast stock will fetch you a fast education concerning the models and draw weights easily available to you.

Holler back with more questions as they arise, and the folks here will quickly hop in to offer advice and experience in order to get you up and running.

Good luck.
 
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