• MJC Archery

    3001 Rochester RdRoyal OakMI 48073
    (248) 589-2480
  • Mon-Wed & Fri:11AM - 7PMThurs:2PM-8PMSat:10AM - 2PMSun:Closed

Recurve and Longbows

Recurve and Longbows are traditional styled bows that have no mechanical element, and rely entirely on the shooter’s strength and capability when drawing the bow.  See below for differences in the two.  Still not sure what to choose?  Check with our helpful associates for advice and assistance.

Recurve bows have curved limbs at the ends of the bow that point out toward the target with a number-three shape.  This helps to deliver more energy to the arrow, increasing its speed.  Recurve bows are popular in the Olympics and other competitive events. 

Longbows are characterized by a long single piece of wood with a string and are differentiated from the recurve bow by shape.  They have a straight grip and a half-moon shape with greater depth than a recurve, but thinner width.  The tips do not curve away from the archer

MJC stocks and can special order a variety of traditional bows and accessories from major manufacturers such as Win & Win, WNS, PSE, Samick, Cartel, Fleetwood and October Mountain.