Hey- I know almost nothing about archery, but I want to get into it. I know that I want to shoot trad (recurve), and I know that I want to hunt big game.
So I have some basic questions- since some bows are faster than others, one 50 lb. bow could be more powerful than another 60 lb. bow, right? In other words, send an arrow of equal weight to the same or greater velocity.
I'm sure this is obvious, but I'd like the most bang for my buck in terms of draw-weight and power... why pull 60 lb. when I could get identical ballistics pulling 50 lb.? However, I need to stay on the cheap.... what affordable bows give the most power-for-draw-weight? What's the best value in the recurve market?
Also, can anyone recommend some good resources for someone like me? Books that assume no previous knowledge of archery to get me started, as well as stuff on instinctive shooting (which is what I want to learn), archery hunting, etc.?