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Guide to Selecting Recurve Arrows
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Carl Hruza

 
By Carl Hruza
Published on December 2, 2008
 
If you will search, then you will be able to browse a lot of guides on recurve arrow selection both online and offline. But the fact is that no matter what guide you choose,  you will get the same amount of information everywhere. The fact is that you need to find arrows that match your recurve bow perfectly.

If you will search, then you will be able to browse a lot of guides on recurve arrow selection both online and offline. But the fact is that no matter what guide you choose,  you will get the same amount of information everywhere. The fact is that you need to find arrows that match your recurve bow perfectly.

The recurve bow
Recurve bows are given such kind of name because of their unique design. These bows curve away from the archer whenever they are drawn. As a result, the action of the bow results to more forceful shots and faster arrow speed. The fact is that it is not like other bows because in this case the string of a recurve bow is attached to the bow's limbs and not the tips. When the users pulls the string, the limbs of the bow curve back before snapping into position again at the time of the release of the string.

The standard is that these types of bows have got the permission to be used in Olympic Games and other venues that is meant for various archery competitions. They are also popular as these bows are available in various sizes and makes, and the most popular of them all are aluminum, magnesium, and carbon-aluminum alloys.

How to select recurve arrows
Recurve arrows, as mentioned above, should have enough compatibility with the bow you would use them for. Therefore it becomes very important that you bring your bow when buying arrows so that you would be able to select your  recurve arrows, in accordance with the bow. However, apart from having a good compatibility between the arrow as well as the bow, there are other factors that you must consider when buying recurve arrows or any type of arrows for that matter. You must know that each and every arrow is geared up with three main parts: shaft, tip, and fletching.

The next thing to know about is the kind of material that is used in each part as this this has a direct relationship with the arrows performance. The material used in fletchings or tails, in particular, plays the most important part and should be selected with uttermost care. You can choose between feather tails or plastic vane ones. It is recommended that you should use feather tails with recurve bows while plastic vane fletchings are good as far as hunting in foul weather is concerned.