Sometimes the tool you need doesn’t have to be the best (sort of like that .22 rifle you keep in the canoe for the occasional squirrel). Sometimes it just has to be the tool to get the job done. It doesn’t have to be pretty; it just has to function and not break the bank.
The Toparchery Takedown Bow lets you get a great bow for very little cash. It’s ideal for those looking for anyone trying to find out if bow hunting or recreational archery is for them.
- Length: 58″
- Weight: 3.5 lbs
- Draw Length: 28″
- Draw Weight: 30 – 50 lbs
The Toparchery Takedown Bow is a great tool with durable construction, universal function, and a price that makes it easily replaceable if lost or broken.
Who should be Interested in the Toparchery Takedown Bow?
This is a tool for those who aren’t looking to become avid archers but want the option in place should the need arise. It won’t turn any heads and may land you a few scoffs, but it will shoot consistently and be able to put meat on the table if you ever have the need.
This is not a bow for those wishing to pursue archery or bowhunting as a hobby. If that department, you need to look into a bow with a little more character and finesse to satisfy your choice.
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The Toparchery Takedown Bow is short at only 58″. It can be shot either left or right-handed out of the box.
Draw lengths greater than 28″ may have a hard time with this bow. Still, it performs well for draw lengths into the lower 20″ range. If your draw length is much shorter than 28″, you may want to go with a bow 5 pounds or heavier than planned.
With available weights from 30 to 50 pounds, options exist for hunting up to Elk, and Black Bear should the need arise. With all of the normal attachment points, you can add anything to this bow that you would a compound bow. Add a bowfishing reel to this bow for a great little setup.
This is a takedown bow. The limbs can be removed with an Allen wrench for easy transport and a small package. A bow bag is included though the quality is dubious.
The predominant advantage of the Toparchery Takedown Bow is its price. You get a decent bow for the money at under a hundred bucks, which is perfect for those who are not looking to be Robin Hood but want something to play with or in case you need a hunting tool.
Despite the price, this bow is pretty accurate. It isn’t going to win the state finals, but it will pin a coon to the ground at a reasonable distance and works well on carp in shallow water. The arrow speed is a little slow, which helps in both these cases.
The entire construction of this bow is aluminum and fiberglass. The aluminum is cast where milled would be stronger but should be more than enough to handle the pressure of this bow, especially at lower weights.
This being a shorter option in the takedown bow category, it comes in around 20 inches long when broken down, making it great to stick behind the truck’s seat or in a pack. It is also relatively light at 3.5 lbs.
This bow will not live up to your expectations if you are an avid archer. The bow “stacks” or gets much harder to pull when you get close to the end of the draw.
It also has a lot of hand shock as the string returns home. It feels a little clunky and lethargic to shoot.
This bow has no ergonomics to speak of. The handle is smooth without a palm swell and fits poorly in the hand. Shooting for any time is pretty exhausting on the grip if you shoot anywhere near your physical limits.
There is nothing attractive about this bow. It looks like a compound bow that someone stopped designing halfway through and put a string on. If looks and pride in your equipment are your things, move on. This is not the bow for you.
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I was a little embarrassed to take the Toparchery Takedown Bow to the archery range, so I settled for shooting a tin can in the backyard. It did surprisingly well. It may not be pretty, efficient, or comfortable, but it will shoot and shoot well!
This is not a regrettable purchase; I think this bow fills a niche. If you want a bow for “just in case,” this may very well be the bow for you.
This may be a place to start if you have never picked up a bow and don’t know if you are interested. If nothing else is in your budget, this deserves a look.
I recommend looking at slightly higher-priced offerings, but if the Toparchery Takedown Bow fits your needs, go for it. I don’t think I would want this bow in high draw weight, stick to 30 lbs or so. It may be weak, but Native Americans killed bison with no more powerful bows.