Which Recurve Arrows Should I Buy?
So you have finally done your research and have decided on what kind of recurve bow to buy. You’re very excited to head off to your nearby sports store and finally get your hands on that sleek and beautifully designed bow. But wait, have you also decided on which recurve arrows to buy?
Getting into archery does not only stop with the bow. You also need to do your research on good arrows, otherwise, you will have nothing to shoot with.
Now you ask, which recurve arrows should I buy? Well, you came to the right place. I’m here to show you some tips in getting the best bargain for the best type of arrows in the market.
Tips to Remember on How to Choose the Best Arrows
Consider the Arrow Length
Why is this important? Primarily because it greatly impacts the distance, speed, and accuracy of your shot. If you are the type who wants to shoot quickly, a heavy arrow is not a good choice for this. It will only slow down your shot and it will not penetrate the target well.
When choosing the arrow length, pair it up with your spine. You do not want a long arrow that will require you to overstretch. This will affect your shot as well. A short arrow is actually recommended but the advantage of the long arrow is it gives you a greater surface area.
How do you determine the proper arrow length? Check out this video and learn from a pro:
What Arrow Material Suits You Best
Once you figure out the arrow length, it’s time to know what arrow material should you use. There is no definite answer to this but your choice will depend on several factors.
- Are you using it for target practice or hunting?
- If you are into hunting, is it for a small game or a big game?
- Are you using a traditional hunting bow or a high-powered bow?
Once you determine your needs, you can now check the different kinds of arrow material. There are actually several kinds to choose from.
- Wooden Arrows- Old school is the best description for this. Used by traditional archers and bowhunters, getting wooden arrows will give you the feel of what it’s like in the past. Not only that, this kind of arrow is also the least expensive. This is not for high-powered bows though. This is best for bows that feature a light draw weight and for small games like rabbits and turkeys. If you are a beginner and you are still thinking of the best recurve bow to get, check out my article on this here.
- Fiberglass Arrows– This is best if you are just starting in archery. Also inexpensive, you can get this in almost any sports store that sells archery items.
Fiberglass is one of the toughest and most durable arrow shaft materials. Outside of loosing arrows, there’s little chance that archers — especially young archers — will unintentionally break a fiberglass shaft. Fiberglass arrows are the heaviest type of shafts, which contributes to their strength but makes them a bit slower than other options. A heavier shaft, however, makes for deeper penetration than a lighter shaft.
- Aluminum Arrows– Are you aiming to get into archery competitions? Then this type is for you. It is reliable when it comes to accuracy and durability. It has the best combination because of the aluminum material; it is fast and light. It is also quiet and best for hunting.
- Carbon Arrows– This is a favorite among bowhunters. It belongs to the mid-priced section and a choice for competitions. This type is durable, lightweight and fast. Go for this if you are already more advanced or if you are into the more serious hunting game.
Know more about the difference between Aluminum arrows and Carbon Arrows in this video review:
I hope I was able to give you some concrete ideas in choosing the best recurve arrows. Again, this will all depend on your preference and need. I recommend that you try the cheapest option if you are just starting then move on from there. Until the next article!
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