PSE Takedown Recurve Bow Review – Razorback 62″ bow(35lbs.)

The story of Precision Shooting Equipment (PSE) began in 1970 with the hand of Pete Shepley and now one of the largest privately owned archery company in the United States. Pete said, “Research and development are the most expensive stages in manufacturing, but we’re committed to it and to making the whole industry grow, not just our slice of the pie.” This historical quote gives us an understanding that how big his thinking process was. It's easily understandable that, the ‘PSE Takedown Recurve Bow - Razorback 62" bow (Right Hand)’ is one of the best beginner recurve bow in its class.

PSE Takedown Recurve Bow

Razorback recurve bow lighter in weight, but walnut, Burma and beech wood laminated riser and maple fiberglass limbs make it sturdy enough for archery practice and competition. This 62-inch bow available with four sizes and designed for 5’-2’’ persons or teenagers, aged 15 or above.

Specifications at a glance

Details

Specifications

Draw Weight

20#, 25#, 30#, and 35#

Bow Length

62 inch  

Bow Weight

2.25 lbs.

Hands

Right

Draw Length

28 inches

Riser

Wooden

Features of PSE Takedown Recurve Bow

Riser

The riser of PSE takedown recurves made of three excellent quality wood: Walnut, Burma White, and Beech Wood. Modern lamination technique combines these three logs and brings a smooth matte finish on the riser. Along with a beautiful finish, it will also ensure the durability and comfortable grip during shooting.

PSE Razorback Riser

The riser comes up with the drilled condition to allowing accessories, but it designed only for right-handed. So, may this news upset those who are lefties.

Limbs

As like other modern bow PSE Razorback limbs made of Maple and Fiberglass lamination. The front part of the limbs finished with white color fiberglass which is not suitable for hunting but will not create any hindrance during archery practice.

Razorback Limbs

The PSE recurve bow limbs are takedown in nature and you no need to carry any tools to screwed it or tear down it. So, it makes the transport as well as storage easy for you.

Draw Weights

The biggest concern of any bow is its draw weights, and you will be little disappointed to know that the PSE Heritage Razorback comes with only four sizes and those are in downward range. However, if you are looking for the best suitable and quality beginner bow for your child or girlfriend or wife, then you will find nothing better than the PSE heritage razorback recurve bow.

The 20 to 35# is not enough to hunt big games, but you can give a try to use it for small hunting games like a squirrel, wild turkey or rabbit and use the fishing reel for catch fish too. However, it is better to use it for recreational target archery or beginner shooting practice.

Performance

Once you setup it correctly and use the correct arrow size you will find this bow hit the target smoothly without or a little vibration feel in hand. It is also a quiet bow; if you attach silencer in the string, it will make hushed during shooting. Therefore, the lightweight, durable bow will be an excellent choice for the beginners.

PSE Razorback

Lightweight and tool-less PSE takedown recurve bow means you can assemble it or change the limbs without taking any help of expert archer. It is indeed a helpful feature for the recreational archer and beginners that they no need to memories to carry Allen Key with them all time.

Accessories

PSE Razorback does not supply any accessories with its package, but the riser of this bow comes with the pre-drilled condition to allow arrow rest or stabilizer. As arrow rest is an essential part especially for the beginner, you should buy them from the market or order online from amazon.com.

Razorback set up with a string – Dacron 14 strand, but it will not supply any knocking point. If you want some improved version string with knocking point, then it is not a big deal to purchase them separately.

Table for Best PSE recurve bow

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Bow Name

Hands

Riser

Bow Length

Bow Weight

Draw Weight

Price

PSE Takedown Recurve Bow

Right 

Wooden

62 Inch.

2.25 lbs.

35 lbs.

PSE Stalker Recurve Bow

PSE Stalker Bow

Right

Wooden

60 Inch.

2.8 lbs.

45-50 Lbs.

PSE Razorback Recurve Bow

PSE Razor

Back (30lbs) 

Right

Wooden

62  Inch.

2.25 lbs.

30 lbs.

Pse snake bow

Left or right

Not Listed

60 Inch.

2 lbs.

22-25 lbs.

PSE Kingfisher Recurve Bow

PSE King-fisher Bow

Right

Steel & Aluminum

62 Inch.

5 lbs.

40-50 lbs

Pros

  • Excellent starter bow for kids, youth and adult women within the budget
  • Pre-drilled to accept stabilizers and other accessories
  • The tool-less knob to screwed and unscrewed the limbs
  • Berger button hole for cushion plunger
  • Very durable for the price paid

Cons

  • Less option to choose the size
  • Not suitable for hunting
  • Include no arrow rest in the box
  • White color limbs

 Video of razorback recurve bow

FAQ

Q1: Does the package includes drop rest in it?

Ans: No. Most of the modern bows do not include any drop rest. 

Q2: Does it comes with stringer?

Ans: No. It is not come up with any stringer tool. You have to collect it separately.

Q3: Can I fit fishing reel in this bow?

Ans: Yes. You can. However, the draw weight is not as high as it supports bow fishing.

Q4: Which materials made the handle of this bow?

Ans: The riser of PSE heritage razorback made with three hardwood lamination and those mentioned in our spec part of the review.

Comparison with Other Bows

Samick Sage vs. PSE Razorback

If you want a bow by which you can start your archery practice and continue up to your adult age, then Sage is a good option. 62 inch Sage offers a wide range of draw weights started from 25 pounds up to 60 pounds. The limbs are interchangeable with upgraded version, and it is also available in 64’’ amo length.

On the other side, PSE Razorback is a lightweight and one pound lighter than sage which perfects for junior archer. The method of construction made Razorback a durable bow that can be useable generation after generation.

Both the bow are tool-free takedown, and Razorback is a bit less price than Samick sage

Final Verdict

The PSE Takedown Recurve Bow - Razorback 62" bow(35lbs.)_ is a beginning teenager’s bow that can also be used by adult women because it’s smooth, forgiving and durable features. Primarily it is a target bow and too light, even with its weightiest limbs. It accepts a fishing gear and be used to fish.

PSE is well-known for its customer service, and this USA based company offer a limited lifetime warranty for its sold bows. So for your children or loved one you can keep trust on this fantastic bow.

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