Arrow rests for recurve bows
June 4, 2009 10:31 AM Subscribe
Archery question: what arrow rest should I use for a recurve bow?
posted by quin to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
After a decade and a half hiatus, I've decided to get back into target-archery. My previous bow was a 40 year old recurve with no attachment points, so I just shot right off the riser. I've been doing that with my newer bow, but it does have a brass mounting points for different accessories, and I'm wondering if I should be using something more sophisticated.
The problem is that I most accessories seem to focus on either compound bows, hunting, or both. I've heard that some people who use finger release (I prefer this to the mechanical kind) have a device called a "compression plunger" but I have no idea exactly how one of these works in actual practice.
Should I keep shooting right off the riser, get one of those flipper style rests, or would a plunger be a good idea? Or is there something else that would be even more ideal?