Southwest Archery Spyder Review- 62″ Takedown Recurve Bow and Arrow Set

In our earlier review we talked about Samick Sage, hope you remember that. Sage is the best traditional bow and based on our research it ranked number one in our choice list. The Southwest Archery Spyder 62" Takedown Recurve Bow and Arrow Set is an improved version of Sage. The same Sage Company design and developed the Southwest Archery & Provide Southwest Archery Spyder Review, so people most often called it ‘Sage 2.’ Spyder is pretty much same as the Sage with some improve manufacturing quality. Its lighter, better quality and a wider range of draw weights than Sage. It’s a perfect bow for all gender and age, and suitable for beginner to intermediate archers.

Southwest Archery Spyder

Southwest Archery is a USA based company have been in the archery industry for over 20 years. They have a vast experience on what an Olympian or a professional archer demand from a traditional bow manufacturer. They always try to give priority to its customer and understand the need for an archer in a proper manner.

Specifications at a glance

Detail

Specifications 

Draw Weight

20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55&60 lbs. 

Bow  Length 

62 & 64 Inch.

Bow Weight 

2.3 lbs. 

Hands

Left & Right 

Draw Length

28 Inch. 

Riser

Wooden 

Features Of Southwest Archery Spyder Bow

Riser

This bow comes with lots of upgrades on the sage, and one noticeable change is the round edge riser. Thus the riser becomes lighter, beautiful looking and slim.

Southwest archery combines four naturally sourced wood to construct this beautiful looking, compact, accurate bow which is the best options for anyone who is looking for an easy learn. Among the four, one is a red color wood which brings an exceptional look on the riser; you can display it in your room when not in use. As wood is less sensitive to heat than iron, you can grip it comfortably in winter also.

Southwest Archery Spyder limbs

The Southwest Archery USA also commenced with both left and right-hand orientations. The riser also featured with preinstalled threaded brushing which allows various upgrades like mechanical rests or plungers, sights, quivers, stabilizers and or bow fishing reels.

Limbs

As part of improvements over Sage, the limbs pocket are come up with rounded which makes it sleeker, lighter and comfortable. The limbs made of hard Maple lamination and matte black fiberglass that gives it pleasing look and durability against continuous shooting.

The phenolic reinforced limb tips allow the bow to be Fast Flight and Flemish string compatible. It is a perfect traditional archery bow for hunting deer bow fishing or target practice.

Spyder Limbs


The flush bolts and a printed spider with southwest archer logo on limbs provides a more simplified but original look and feel. An Allen wrench included attaching the limbs with the riser. 

Draw Weights

Draw weight is significant feature must have considered before purchasing any bow. The Southwest archery come up with a wide range of draw weight from 20 to 60 pounds which makes it compatible for beginner archer as well as experts. If a learner archer starts with some low draw weight limbs, she/he can interchange those with higher poundage on in time being.

This takedown bow also facilitates you to interchange its limbs with all Southwest Archery risers and Samick Sage or Journey too. So, it will be a great option if you own either one of them.

Shooting 

The Southwest Archery Spyder is very accurate, vibration free and noiseless which makes it best hunting recurve bow. Moreover, if you add some string silencer, it will give you a calm experience during shooting.

The ergonomically designed riser feels comfy in the hand of the shooter during hunting or target practice. Even it sense better than Sage. Lightweight and accuracy is an added advantage which is beyond the expectation to any beginner.

left and right handed combination of spyder

See Other features of Southwest Spyder

62’’ bow length with 28’’ draw length a seamless combination for any shooter. You can also find 64’’ bow length in Spyder XL model. Bow weight is not more than 3 pounds is easy to handle by all members of your family. The recommended brace height is in between 7½ - 8¾ inches. 

Assembling Your Southwest Archery Bow

Perfect platform for all archery applications

The Southwest Archery Spyder bow is an ideal platform for all types of archery applications. You can comfortably use it recreational shooting or hunting or bow fishing even in any competitive tournament. It is a favorite and most recommended archer bow in Olympic in traditional archery category. We earlier said that the riser equipped with threaded inserts for different kind of accessories. Either you love to shoot from the arrow shelf which cut approx. 1/8" past center or would instead use a mechanical arrow rest both the options are available in this versatile recurve bow.

Not end here you can also use other common accessories like Arrow Rests, Shelf Pads, Sights, Quivers, Stabilizers, Bowfishing Reels, String Silencers, and or Flash Lights/Laser Lights with this Southwest Spyder.

Package Comes with

The southwest archery box it all bow with ready to shoot parts and accessories. You need just to buy it, assemble correctly and start playing with it. It includes one handcrafted riser (LH/RH), one pair of matching limbs (upper and lower end), one 14 strand Dacron string, one stick on adhesive arrow rest and detailed step by step instruction manuals with photos.

Table For Best Southwest Archery Recurve bow 

Image

Bow Name 

Hands

Bow Weight

Bow Length 

Draw Weight 

Price

Southwest Archery Spyder

 Left & Right

2.3 lbs.

62 & 64 Inch.

20-60 lbs.

tiger shark recurve bow

 Left & Right

Not Listed

60 Inch.

25-60 lbs.

Southwest Archery Tigershark Bow

Left & Right 

3 lbs.

62 Inch.

25-60 lbs.

Southwest Archery Tiger takedown Bow

Left & Right

2.2 lbs.

48,54&62 Inch.

14-29 lbs.

Frequently Asked Question(FAQ)

Q. What is the bow length?
Ans.: The standard bow length is 28 inch. However, you can extend it as per your need. In case of increase draw length, the weight will be increased by 2.5 pounds in every inch and alternatively less draw length than 28 inches will decrease weight by 1.5 pounds per inch.
                                                                                                                         

Q. Is it suitable for bow fishing?
Ans.: Yes! As a multifunctional bow, it is suitable for bow fishing.

Q. What is the country of origin of this bow?
Ans.: The Southwest Recurve Bows made in South Korea.

Pros

  • High-Quality Finish
  • Lightweight
  • A wide range of draw weights
  • Limbs are interchangeable with Sage/Journey or Spyder XL
  • Pre-drilled for allow accessories
  • Takedown
  • Both hand orientation
  • Can be used for bow fishing
  • Sturdy and beautiful looks

Cons

  • Required tools during disassemble limbs
  • Costly than the Sage
  • No pre-installed nock
  • Exclamation Circle
    Bow Stringer not includes

Video: Southwest Archery Spider

Comparison With Other Bows

Samick Sage Takedown Recurve Bow                                                                                                                           

We already said that the Southwest Spyder is a pure copy of Sage and people called it as Sage2, so you can easily understand that it is difficult to differentiate between Spyder and Sage. However, Spyder brings some significant improvement on it, and one is that the hard rounded edges of the riser and limb pockets. So, if you love Samick Sage, you like Spyder too.

Final Verdict

Southwest Archery operates its warranty support and customer service center from the USA, which is a remarkable advantage for any American archer. They also offer a 1-year warranty for the USA market only. However, overall the Southwest Archery Spyder 62" Takedown Recurve Bow and Arrow Set is high quality and extremely sturdy bow.

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