Beginners Edition - Black Hunter Longbow - Low 20# & 25# draw weight (from ca. 12yrs, females, new archers)

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Traditional Black Hunter Longbow in 60″ and beginner friendly 20# or 25# draw weight. Action wood riser, arrow shelf designed for speed and accuracy and bamboo core limbs with matte black fibre glass.

Upgradeable with our replacement limbs in future as you grow stronger!

Included: Bow, string, fur shelf rest

Note: This used to be a Black Hunter Recurve in 58″ – after customer feedback (you guys) we changed this to a 60″ version longbow and we could even get super low 20#.

Comes with a 2 Year Warranty, see T&Cs for details.


Ready to Shoot Setup

Protect yourself from "limb twist" with a Bow Stringer:

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A bow stringer is an essential tool for every archer to prevent twisting and other damage to your bow limbs. Using a bow stringer will ensure you keep your warranty for newly sold bows.


The Famous Black Hunter Take-Down Longbow – For Beginners in either 20# or 25#

We have asked the manufacturer of the Black Hunter if there was a possibility to get a low draw weight Black Hunter custom made for us. And they were happy to oblige.

With 20# or 25# at 28″ draw weight this Black Hunter is much more beginner friendly than the usually lowest 30#. You will be able to upgrade this bow with our replacement limbs of the 60″ recurve bow the risers of all our Black Hunter bows and all our limbs are interchangeable.

Note: This used to be a Black Hunter Recurve in 58″ – after customer feedback (you guys) we changed this to a 60″ version longbow and we could even get super low 20#.


Black Hunter Takedown Longbow

Famous 60″” traditional longbow with a 15″ riser made of layers of action wood (dymondwood) for weight, stability and with a very natural touch and feel.
The shelf is designed for minimal arrow contact (double radius), a design that we have only found in highest quality bows. The limbs have a bamboo core with matte black fibre glass for a smooth draw.

You will have a hard time finding a better bow at this amazing price.

  • We check all bows for issues before we sell them
  • This is the 60″ version of the Black Hunter Longbow in special beginner friendly draw weights
  • This is the latest bamboo core version

There are many, many fakes out there as this bow is made in China. Some fakes are good – some are bad. We back our Black Hunter with our extended 2 Year Warranty, so you don’t have to worry about it.


What is so good about this bow?

You may have already heard about the Black Hunter. It’s a global hit, with probably the largest amount of positive reviews online and on Youtube. I am grateful for this bow as it allows people to get into traditional archery with a decent bow at a very affordable price point. It’s a very forgiving bow and ensures a good success rate and therefore a lot of fun.

There are much better bows out there, our Jackalope longbows certainly have an even better feel and finish, but you will not find another bow in this price range that is this good.


Black Hunter Limbs Trade-In

Buy your Black Hunter Recurve bow from us and you can trade in your limbs as you grow stronger. We quality check your returned limbs and if they are still good you will get $40 of your new limb set. This is an ideal solution if you’re new to archery and most likely will require stronger limbs in short intervals as you grow stronger. Remember to get a bow stringer to avoid limb twist if you want to trade-in your limbs in the future!

A bow that lasts the distance

We have tortured our sample Black hunter Recurve bows in the 30# and 45# version before we decided to stock them: We increased the brace height to breaking point, we drew it out to 34″, we shot super light-weight arrows. We left it strung for days. We even shot it strung the wrong way. We dry fired it – multiple times. We could not break it! But please don’t do as we did – the bow will take of course some damage over time from being handled this way and it is unsafe to do so unless you know exactly what you’re doing.


Technical Specifications

Bow length: 60″

Riser: Dymondwood

Limbs: bamboo core, fibre glass

Draw weight: 20#, 25#

Recommended brace height: 7.5″ to 8″

String: Endless Dacron

Hand: Right Hand, Left Hand

Maximum draw length: 30″

Included: Bow (riser, limbs, bolts), allen key, string, fur shelf rest


You can test all our bows in person

Get in touch and schedule a visit to test your dream bow on our range at Archery Park Nelson.

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Maximum Recommended Draw Length

How To Select a Bow

Buying your first bow:

If you’re about to buy your first bow you should consider a few things.

1. Start with a low draw weight bow

Archery is a very unique way of using your muscles. Nothing will have prepared you for this. So your muscles and more importantly tendons need to be trained to cope with the stress of pulling and holding back the string. If your bow is too strong very bad posture will become a habit: things like not having a definitive anchor point in your face, head tilted too far backwards or forwards, back leaning backwards, bad release etc. It also increases the risk of injuring your shoulder. Your muscles will build up faster than your tendons, so keep practicing good form with this bow for a month longer than you think you need to before you go up in draw weight.

All adults will be comfortable with 20# and most will be with 25# – our Red Ranger longbow and Beginner Black Hunter are available in those draw weights. If you’re fit and regular work out than 30# should still be fine. The official DOC Hunting draw weight is now only 35# – they too realised that precision beats power.

2. Find out if you need a Right or Left Hand Bow

Find out which one is your dominant eye. This will determine if you will be a right or left hand shooter and if you need a Right or Left Hand Bow (this is counterintuitive, so read on before you order!).

Right Hand Bow: A right hand archer holds the bow in the left hand and pulls the string with the right hand. The arrow will therefore be lined up under the right eye so they can look along the arrow towards the target. The arrow passes the bow handle on the left for right hand bows.

Left Hand Bow: A left hand archer holds the bow in the right hand and pulls the string with the left hand. The arrow will therefore be lined up under the left eye so they can look along the arrow towards the target. The arrow passes the bow handle on the right for left hand bows.

This video explains how to work out which of your eyes is dominant:

Most people when they are right handed are also right eye dominant and vice versa. However a few people are what is called cross-dominant. It is extremely advisable to practice archery according to your eye dominance. So if you’re right handed, but left eye dominant, then you should shoot a left hand bow. I have seen first hand what the difference is when I trained with a good female archer who was cross-dominant but didn’t know about it. Her scores in tournaments were always good, but when we started training with a left hand bow and after she got used to it her scores were off the chart. She shot a simple primitive wooden bow, but her scores made other women in the Recurve class jealous.

3. Get a Bow Stringer

A bow stringer is a useful tool to string your bow and protecting your bow limbs from becoming permanently twisted or damaged. It’s worth the investment and in our opinion totally required for bows with strong recurves like the Black Hunter Recurve. Our Bow Stringer Pro is great, strong and affordable. Nearly every archery store on this planet (ours included) will not warranty twisted limbs if no bowstringer was used.

4. Invest in a good Shooting Glove or Tab

I still use my second glove, it’s now 14 years old. It’s worth the investment! It should fit like a second skin. I like to buy mine one number too small. We got a great rang available that we all tested thoroughly.

5. Get help with your Arrows

Every stick makes a bow, but an arrow is hard work. The arrow needs to fit the bow and you. And it’s a complex system. Even the most basic arrow shaft information, the spine, comes in various ways depending if it’s a wooden, carbon or aluminium shaft. Carbon arrows need also to be splined and they are difficult to lengthen at home. The weight of the arrow tip has as much influence on arrow flight as the type and lengths of feathers. And the length of the arrow has big influence on the dynamic spine. Ask someone to check your nocking point too. If your heads spins by now, just follow my advice and get help – ideally from us!

Oh, and don’t buy an arrow set of Alibaba until you really know what you’re doing AND you can check you got what you ordered at home.

6. Get an Armguard

An armguard is not just to protect you from stringslap ( a hit of the string on the forearm, common on longbows). It can also protect you from serious injuries when anything goes wrong with your arrow, arrow nock or string.

1 review for Beginners Edition – Black Hunter Longbow – Low 20# & 25# draw weight (from ca. 12yrs, females, new archers)

  1. 5 out of 5

    John (verified owner)

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    Great little bows, going to buy a 50# for myself soon

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