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    • Tj Craig
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      Folks,
      I’am going to order another Schafer Silvertip recurve bow, I’am considering a one piece this time, do any of you have a prefernce ?
      Tj

    • RI Swamp Yankee
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      I prefer one piece bows for their simplier more “traditional” look more than anything else. I do have one three piece widow that’s the go to bow for travel; but I rarely travel with a bow.

    • Steve O
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      A one piece makes it tough to travel. They are a little lighter too. On the other hand, there is not a more beautiful bow out there than the one piece ‘Tip 😉

    • donrhudy
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      I’m definitely a one-piece guy. If you can take it down it just doesn’t feel right to me. The Comanches and Kiowas in the part of Comancheria where I was born didn’t make take downs, and neither did Apaches or Lakotas or Crow, or any others. I wouldn’t discriminate against a man with a take down, but I would not admire the bow, either–no matter how expensive and beautiful it appeared. On the other hand, it’s a real bow, unlike those mechanical arrow launchers some hunters use.

    • Jesse Minish
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      I love them both. If you have a take down tip then you need a one piece also right?:D

    • Tj Craig
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      Folks,
      I just bought a set of limbs of Beth, and next year Iam gonna get a One Piece recurve yeah I gots to have a one piecer.8)
      Tj

    • Tj Craig
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      Jess,
      You lnow I think I agree with you 110% 8)
      Tj

    • Jesse Minish
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      So how many #’s and what woods did you get in your new limbs?

    • Tj Craig
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      JESS,
      They were a set that didn,t make weight and are un finished, and at my draw they should be about 72# , and they are the brown woodland camo.
      Next year Iam getting a One piecer. Iam startin to get the lighter weight bows because I’ll be 46 next year and well ya never know I might just get old some day !:roll:
      Tj

    • cyrille
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      I perfer a one-piece, but I have used a take-down, onlyest thing is I had a take-down come apart on me and raise a real nice hickey on my forehead where the top limb collided with it. For some reason— ever since then I’ve been a bit shy of take-downs. If that hadn’t happened my prefference for one-piece bows would be purely cosmedic.

    • Jesse Minish
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      Tj, I have the camo limbs on my tip 71#’s at my draw and love it.:wink:

    • birdhunter95
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      I prefer a one peice for looks but takedowns have a heavier risers, which stabilises them and making them easier to shoot:D

    • birdhunter95
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      I prefer one piece bows for looks, but takedowns have heavier risers that make them shoot a little better

    • donw
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      i prefer the one piece

      HOWEVER…the two/three piece has it’s advantages
      easier for traveling
      extra sets of limbs if desired
      attachment of bow quivers is normally much easier due
      to “bolt” feature
      heavier in mass weight in handle (normally)

      i have and like both…:wink::roll::D

    • RAGMAN
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      I think one piece look better . But I have take downs for the reasons 1. I can pack it better 2. I can change weight if i want to. 3. I can also change just the limbs if I break one.

    • Carl
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      i own a couple takedowns and several one piece bows – takedowns are nice because you can have several different weight limbs for one handle and also easier to travel with – but the one piece bow, recurve or longbow, is by far my favorite – i just love the feel and look of the one piece – carl

    • Pointer
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      This will probably sound strange to you but I find that I shoot one piece bows better. I have a bunch of takedowns and I like them all but all of my one piece bows feel better to me when I shoot them. The best longbow out there, for me anyway, is the one piece Tomahawk Diamond Series SS…..I liked it so much I bought a take down as well. It felt entirely different to me. It was so different I returned it. I had the same experience with a Horne Traditionalist longbow

    • Buckhorn73
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      Personally, and at least with longbows, I prefer the takedown for the rounder ( usually ) grip, and balance. However, I find that both shoot well and generally tune the same. I have had some noise issue with one of the takedowns.

    • SL
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      There is nothing like the simple lines of a one piece. I have mostly 3 piece bows because of travel though. A one piece is timeless.
      SL

    • Raider2000
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      I have 2 Bear Grizzlies & soon to have a Ragim Impala to play with “it’ll be my first T/D” but I’ve been attracted to Zona’s T/D Recurves & just had to order one so my take on this is..

      I love the graceful lines of a one piece Recurve or Long but understand the usefullness of a good T/D & soon will be giving one a try.

    • rickfowler
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      I own both one-piece and take-downs and both have there place. As mentioned in previous posts the TDs are great for travel and seem to me to have a little better performance but the one-piece bows seem to have a better feel to them. I’d say just own a few of both !

    • pseman
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      I like them both but tend to prefer the t/d for recurves which is what I shoot primarily. I do prefer the one piece for longbows.

    • StickbowmanMI
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      I have both types of longbows and the Take Down is outstanding for travel. However, my go to bows are all one piece. I like to feel the string bending the entire bow rather than just the limbs. You can never have too many bows.

    • MontanaFord
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      I like the heft of a take-down for stability, but I like the fact that a one-piece uses the entire bow to produce energy and speed. I almost went ahead and wrote a long-winded explanation of my understanding of how both types of bows work, but decided not to, as I am far from being an expert on physics or bows. I’ll leave the technical stuff to the guys that actually KNOW how the stuff works rather than giving my “theory” on it.

      MontanaFord

    • Frank V
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      I have Two Fox takedown recurves & a Blacktail Elite & a Fox takedown longbow for traveling. The bow I shoot most is a 66″ Howard Hill Big 5. I don’t really know what my favorite is I’d hate to have to pick just one. I do like a TD for traveling! Frank

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