Core Archery Recurve Starter Package
- Bow Sizing
- Special Orders
If you want to shoot for recreation, this is a great package that will get you started. Core Archery's Wooden Riser pairs with Wooden limbs to build a fantastic, compact, and easy to use traditional bow for beginners. This package is good for use indoor and outdoor, and comes with everything you need to get started in archery.
- Core Archery wooden takedown bow (colour may vary - see note below)
- 6 Avalon beginner arrows, ready to shoot, spine matched
- Clip-on Quiver (may not be pictured)
- Finger tab
- Plastic Armguard
- Bow carrying case
- Stick-on plastic rest
- Nock point
This bow is very well built and the different components are fine also. The arrows are also very good quality but the Nocks are a little tight for the bow string that came with the kit. The Arrow Quiver is more for a child but is still a good starting point. A great bow kit to start.
Happy with the starter package, a couple emails back and forth confirming products. Good and prompt service.
Would recomend. My brother loves it.
The starter package was perfect for my daughter just starting out. Staff at Canada Archery were amazing to work with over the phone.
The ability to swap out the limbs to increase the poundage makes this bow fun to shoot for the curious beginner to the experienced archery enthusiast. I highly recommend.
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.
All special orders are treated with priority. Outside of larger items such as bows, many special order items are on a consistent stocking basis. General turn around due to pandemic backorders is at least 8 weeks depending on manufacturer lead times.
Some bows such as custom target bows and top shelf traditional recurve bows are on a made to order basis directly from the manufacturer.
Some left handed products such as high end target equipment can also experience unforseen delays due to manufacturer batch production.
We make every effort to meet the deadlines set above. Sometimes due to issues out of our control we are unable to accomplish this. We will make every effort to remedy the situation if that is the case.