PSE Razorback Takedown Recurve Bow 30#

Review of PSE Razorback Takedown Recurve Bow.


PSE Razorback Takedown Recurve Bow 30#

Today I would like to do a quick review of the PSE Razorback Takedown Recurve Bow. I have been shooting this bow for about a month now and really like it. This bow costs around $100 on Amazon. Note: I am not being paid to review this and am not an amazon affiliate I just shop there for just about everything! Read on for my First Impressions, Specifications, My review, and Assembly of Limbs and How to String with a Stringing tool. Hope this review helps you in your decision in finding the right bow for you! You can also find me on facebook and twitter !

First Impressions:

Really light weight, weighing in at only 2.2 lbs!

Quiet while shooting!

Feels like a very sturdy quality bow!

A bargain for the price tag of around $100 on Amazon

Would recommend and would buy again!



62” AMO length

Suggested Brace Height: 7.5” – 8”

2.2 Lbs. total weight

Hardwood Riser

Laminate Wood limbs

Limbs can be screwed in and out without the need of an Allen wrench


My Review:

The PSE Razorback is a great entry level bow. I would consider it an entry level bow because it only is available in 5# increments from 20# to 35#. This is perfect for new archers trying out a recurve bow for the first time. You don’t want to start with a bow to heavy or you won’t have any fun at all. I also feel this is a great bow for youth and women due to its low draw weights.

This is a perfect budget bow with a price tag of just under $100 on Amazon. You will need to add some sort of rest for either shooting off the shelf or a screw in arrow rest which either of those options should cost you no more than $10. I have a Bear hair rest and strike plate installed on mine. I really like shooting off the shelf. The Shelf is beveled up so you don’t have to build it up just place on the Bear hair pad and plate and start shooting.

This bow comes with a string which is fine as a start out string but you might want to upgrade eventually. My opinion is that the included string is very quiet! One thing about the string, it does not have a nock point, so after you decide if you want to shoot off the shelf or off a rest you can then install a nock point at the proper height. Something I didn’t like about the string that came included was that the serving was thin and I had trouble keeping my arrows on the string as I drew back. I changed my fingers to a split finger instead of 3 below to aid this. I still have it come off every now and then when I forget to pinch the arrow while drawing.

This Bow is not good for hunting because of the low draw weight. I have only seen limbs up to 35# and you need to have 40# minimum for hunting.


Assembly of limbs:

I bought this bow pre-assembled but since it is a takedown bow I would like to include how to assemble.

This bow doesn’t require an Allen wrench to assemble Limbs it has a nice oversized thumbscrew. Do not over tighten snug is good!

Knowing which limb is upper and lower:

The LOWER limb contains the #(draw weight) of the bow on it and this will be facing you while holding the riser correctly. The limbs will curve away from you.

Locate the Lower Limb and a thumbscrew and place the limb in the slot so it curves away from you while holding the riser. Screw in the thumbscrew so it is snug but not overly tightened.

Locate the Upper Limb (which will not have the # listed on it), Place it so it is curving away from you while holding the riser up properly. Place the limb in the slot and tighten the thumbscrew so it is snug.

I recommend always checking to make sure the bolts are snug before you string your bow.


How to string the bow using a stringing tool:


NEVER LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE LIMB WHILE STRINGING, it can flip up and hit you in the eye in a split second. You should be able to feel it slide into place without having to look at it.

If you hold the 2 loops of the string next to each other you will notice that one of the loops is bigger than the other. The BIGGER loop goes on the UPPER LIMB.

  1. Loop the bigger loop onto the upper limb but not in the groove, slide it down the limb.
  2. Place the SMALLER loop on the LOWER LIMB so it is around the grooves and lined up in the slot.
  3. Hold you bow so the Riser is up and String is down parallel to the ground. I am right handed so I place the upper limb to my right.
  4. Place the cupped end of the stringing tool on the lower limb over the grooves and string.
  5. Place the flat end of the stringing tool around the upper limb just behind where the loop is sitting.
  6. Put both feet wide on the STRINGING TOOL on the floor.
  7. PULL up on the riser while reaching towards the upper limb and slide the loop into the grooves. It will take more pressure than you think but don’t worry you won’t break it. The bow is very durable and meant to be strung like this. And it gets easier every time you try it.
  8. Release the tension of your pulling and then take off the stringing tool.

Congrats you just strung your bow!



I hope some or all of this information was helpful! I really enjoy this bow and highly recommend it. I feel it’s pretty close to the Sammick Sage but around $30 cheaper! If you have any questions feel free to comment below. Check back for more reviews in the future. Next up:  a review of the Martin Saber will be coming soon!

Thank you everyone for reading my blog. Have a great day!


Author: ScooberReviews

I am a 36 y/o avid Archer, Camper and outdoor lover. I also participate in a local Medieval society and the SCA. I love to reveiw and test out products to help others make an informed decision.

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