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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.
 

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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.
 

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The difference is one morning in the dark going into a thicker tract of woods.
 

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K.I.S.S / XCAL- In other words Keep It Simple "Sam" is Excalibur. Accurate, easy to use, set-up, maintain and reasonable priced. IMHO for your first crossbow a great choice.
 
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