posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 11:53 AM
I don't know much at all about compound bows, HOWEVER, here's something to think about. In the field, simplicity is survival. I understand the
attraction of the compound bow, the power and ease it offers. I don't think it would be a bad idea to have one on hand actually. I just wouldn't
rely on it. A normal recurve is a weapon that has been tested for over a thousand years, a well made bow can take just about anything you throw at it
and you don't have to worry much about breaking it. On a compound bow, the number of moving parts, simple though they may be, are a handicap, in my
opinion. If one small part breaks, the bow may be lost. Most compound bows aren't made to last, to really last. They're made with the expectation of
sport use and controlled storage, I just don't see them having the rugged capabilities that a recurve offers.
That said, like I said before, I think it may be a good idea to have one on hand. Think of it as insurance just in case something comes after you that
doesn't want to stop and you're out of bullets.