If you started with a recurve for hunting you would have to get at least 40 pound recurve to be hunting legal. trouble with recurves is they take a long time to learn how to shoot them longer to learn how to shoot them accurately. So that is the downside plus you have to hold the whole draw weight while aiming which makes it hard.Hi, my name is David, I'm 15 years old, and I've rescently decided to really get into archery. I've been saving up for a while now and today I went down to a local archery shop, and I've been trying to decide weather to get a Recurve or a Compound. I origionally went thinking I was going to get myself a nice Recurve bow, however now I'm not so sure. I can pull about 40 lbs and my draw length is approx 25". I plan on hunting and target shooting with the bow. What are your opinions on each bow? What do you think I should do? Any thoughts on the matter are appriciated.
Componds have a thing called let off, when at full draw your 40 pounds lets off to 10 or 12. this makes shooting them easier and you can be more accurate sooner. For hunting this is a plus cause you can be ready to hunt next season if you started now. so being 15 I would recommend a compound that is draw length adjustable that could grow with you for a few years.