PSE Takedown Recurve Bow Review – Razorback bow
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.
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
20#, 25#, 30#, and 35#
Features of PSE Takedown Recurve Bow
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Frequently Asked Question(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
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.