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Value of a Recurve Bow?

Discussion in 'For Sale- Members only' started by biff, Sep 22, 2009.

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  1. biff

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    I saw a Ben Pearson recurve bow today. It was in good shape and was a Colt model and had 70/70 below the model#. There was a bag with it which some extra things like what keeps the arm from getting nicked, a couple arrows w/quiver and a glove.....some other things in a bag that I didn't tear open. They were asking $69 for it and I have no idea what it's worth. Anyone know? Biff
     
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    not a bad price if your into that type of bow, I shot one for alot of years.

    Rick
     
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    Sounds reasonable to me, but I honestly don't know beans about the worth of recurves...... even though I've got a Fred Bear recurve that hasn't even been strung in about 15 years or longer.

    Easystreet
     
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    You can't get one any cheaper...but if 70/70 means it's 70 inches / 70 pounds - you ain't going to enjoy it much, no matter how cheap you can steal it.


    My guess is, that's why it's for sale so "reasonable." This is the type of bow people buy for $70, shoot 5 arrows with it...then sell it for $50.


    You'd have more fun falling down a cave.
     
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    I've got a 50#-48".....OUCH....I don't shoot it either.
     
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    Sounds like way to much poundage to enjoy.

    Used archery equiptment doesn't usually hold value unless it is something special.

    A Ben Pearson bow is a mass produced bow and wouldn'd have much calue.

    Unless you just want to hang it on a wall I would pass on it.

    ed.
     
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    Try this guy.
     
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    Thanks everyone and 221 I went to the website you listed and decided to leave the Ben Pearson Recurve alone at this time. It was an OK price but I don't need that strong a pull, not that I couldn't have done it hundreds of times and shot apples off people's heads.....but I have to remember I'm a professional trapshooter and a poor one at that! Biff
     
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    >>>"it's 70 inch axle to axle"<<<


    That's strange. My recurve doesn't have any axles on it.

    Easystreet
     
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    Easy, I think he meant string length between the ends where the string loops over the notches on a long bow. Hap
     
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    Check the limbs for any cracks or seperation of the laminates, a 70 lb recurve is alot of bow. No let off on traditional stuff. The riser section should be examined and pay attention to the shelf. I have some Ben Pearson bows and they shoot very well. They are very well made and will last a lifetime. Also in some older bows the limbs may be warped and may not be apparent until strung. A good rule of thumb on traditional equipment,, if you can't string it comfortably, you probably cannot shoot it comfortably. It is easy to overbow yourself if one is not used to this type of bows,, but they sure are fun.

    Jeff
     
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    I think you should buy it and donate it to Recurvyarcher.
     
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    Barry, if your going to do that then I better put her on the construction crew work force. I hope you don't regret the suggestion when I tell her.LOL
     
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