I have noticed that some brand of bows use recurve limbs and some use cams. What are the pros and cons to each? The reason I ask is because I own four compound bows and since I have switched to crossbows, I will probaly own a couple of them too.
One of the main differences is that you can work on the bow and string without a press when dealing with a recurve. The recuve is a little lighter out front which makes it easier to shoot off hand. Compounds are easier to cock, but if you're using a cocking aid, this is not much of an issue. Compounds tend to be a little faster if you compare the same poundage between the two. Compounds are generally not as wide tip to tip as a recurve. I have shot both and like both. You will find that many guys here also own some of each.