Disclaimer: I received this item for free in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
Sheri Ann Richerson from ExperimentalHomesteader.com talks about and shows how to use the Leader Accessories 40lb. Compound Recurve Youth Bow that she received for review. I have several different types of bows from Leader Accessories but wanted a smaller one that was easier for me to use. This one has a draw weight of 40 pounds and a draw length of 28 inches. My husband wanted this one because he has done historical re-enactments and this was the type of bow he was used to. It does come unassembled – but it was easy to assemble. The hardest part was putting the string on – and that does take some strength. I tried to help him with that and I just didn’t have the strength but he did get it done by himself however this was not the first bow like this he had put a string on. You do have to remove the string when you are not using it on this type of bow otherwise it will stretch the string and you will loose the tension.
This bow does have some weight to it, but I don’t consider it to be extremely heavy. I am fine with the weight of the bow. I am 5′ 1″ and this bow works well for me. It does come with a sight and arrow rest but if you wish to switch those out it will take all standard bow accessories. You will want to purchase a forearm guard – sold separately – before you use the bow or you will end up with a bruised forearm – again this is normal for this type of bow.
We love this bow. It was easy to use the hardest part was getting the sights set right. It does shoot a long distance. We chose to use 30″ carbon arrows although you can use 30″ aluminum arrows if you prefer. Our choice was based on the fact that we also own compound bows and the carbon are interchangeable.
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