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How to Shoot a Recurve Bow: Tips for Proper Grip

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Many things contribute to a well-executed shot with a traditional bow, but one important factor is how you grasp the handle or “grip” the bow. A traditional bow calls for a different grip and form than a compound bow. There can be a pretty steep learning curve for guys who have shot compounds for years and want to try hunting with a recurve for the added challenge.

But there is one major similarity: No matter what kind of bow you shoot, you don’t want clutch the handle in a death grip. Just like with a compound, an overly tight grip will create torque and inaccurate shooting with a recurve bow.