Core Archery HIT Wooden Takedown Limbs
- Bow Sizing
- Special Orders
Core Archery HIT Wooden Limbs are an all black wooden limbs by Core Archery. Fantastic for new archers are those looking to get into traditional takedown archery. These limbs will work with Core Archery HIT, SHIFT or VERVE risers as well as Black Sheep Apollo risers.
- Compatible with: SHIFT Risers, HIT Risers, Black Sheep Apollo Risers.
- The Bow AMO Size is the total size of the bow once limbs are attached to your riser
- Each pair of HIT limbs fit risers of different lengths, creating bows of different sizes
- Standard Bow Riser size 24", displaying as the numbers without brackets
- All weights and sizes in brackets assume use of a shorter 20" riser
- Risers smaller than 20 inches are available on only a select few bows and are often used for youth, such as 15 and 18 inches. Bow AMO Sizes less than 62" will often use these shorter risers
I wanted longer limbs for my Sage due the original's crazy stacking. So I bought these to throw on my Sage (Samick used to sell Sage with a longer limbs as Journey). Two things to be aware of if you are planning to do this: 1. You need new limb bolts as these require flat washers while the Sage limb bolts use cone style washers. (They are 5/16" - 18 bolts which you can buy anywhere) 2. Beware that the string groove is cut lower down from the tip of the limb compared to most others. This means the Sage with 68" (64") limbs which should use 64" AMO string works better with the 62" AMO fast flight string I had on originally with like 15 turns taken out (which works out really well for me). They do have wooden tip and probably should not be used with Fast Flight strings but they are so inexpensive that I gave them a quick file to round the sharp edges around the groove and I'm just going to send it.
(Photo : Core HIT limb tip, left, compared to another takedown bow tip, right)
I took a Stave that had Core Archery BLAZE limbs that were 14/16 lbs. Replaced it with the HIT 32/34 lbs limbs and is amazing.
I am very happy with these limbs. They perform very well. Exactly what I needed. Customer service was also excellent.
I got 26 pound ones and they worked fantastically with my OMP riser. Love them
Good value limbs that fit my PSE nighthawk riser perfectly.
Bow sizing based on archer's height for Olympic Recurve
Olympic Recurve bows typically range in overall size from 66" to 70". Below is a rough guideline for new archers getting started in the sport.
- 5'5" or shorter = 66" bow
- 5'6" to 5'9" = 68" bow
- 5'10" or taller = 70" bow
The Height of a modern Olympic Recurve bow is dictated by a combination of the riser size and the limb size. Combining long limbs with two different size risers will result in two different size bows. The typical Olympic riser size is either 23, 25" and 27".
Bow sizing based on archer's Draw Length for Traditional Takedown
Please note, traditional recurve draw length is typically shorter than compound. If transitioning always scale down at least half an inch for draw length.
- 5'5" or shorter = 60" - 62" bow
- 5'6" to 5'9" = 62" - 66" bow
- 5'10" or taller = 66" - 68" plus, bow
These are rough guidelines for new archers so they get the most out of their new traditional equipment. For some takedown bows limb length is not a choice. After some experience you may find you like longer or shorter limbs.
The Height of traditional takedown bows will often be dictated by a combination of the riser size and the limb size. A 58" bow for example can be made up of any combination of limb and riser size that creates an overall length of 58".
Traditional Takedown bows can come in sizes anywhere from 52" all the way up to 70". Bows that are longer in length are typically used in tournament situations while bows shorter in total length are used for hunting.
Age and Experience guideline
- 14 years old or younger = poundage should be the as their age. Example 12 years old should be shooting 12# bow.
- 18 to 14 years old = 16# to 20# depending on body build and height
- Adult: Beginner = under 20#, Intermediate 22# to 28#, Advanced with experience = 30# and up.
Special orders receive top priority and are given prompt attention. While larger items like bows may not always be readily available, many special order items are consistently kept in stock. The general turnaround time for special orders is a minimum of 8 weeks, depending on the lead times set by the manufacturer.
Certain bows, such as custom target bows and high-quality traditional recurve bows, are exclusively made to order directly from the manufacturer.
In some instances, left-handed products like premium target equipment may experience unforeseen delays due to batch production by the manufacturer.
We strive to meet the deadlines mentioned above and make every effort to do so. However, there may be circumstances beyond our control that prevent us from meeting those deadlines. If such a situation arises, we will make every effort to rectify the issue. Special orders can be canceled or exchanged and are eligible for a refund after 8 weeks.