Spectre Take-Down Survival Bow / Arrow Set 35# draw | eBay
I whoopsed and copied the wrong bow auction for this thread. I actually bought the 45 pound bow available from the same Ebay seller. It's identical save for the draw weight.
That second link is the one I bought but, the seller seems to have sold out of the heavier bow for now. I expect they will be listed again soon.
I just had to buy one to mess around with it. I can see it being potentially useful at some future point in time.
I was a summer camp archery instructor years ago so this is not my only bow. It would be my first take-down bow though.
It arrived packaged very well. Shipping was quick. I bought it from that (above) Ebay seller. No problems with the transaction.
The pull weight on the bow was actually a few pounds heavier than advertised and that's a plus.
Here is a brief review.
Overall it works and functions as it should. The center section could be made a bit lighter. Spectre could probably fit a hollow Carbon Fiber tube in the center of it and cut the weight of it down by half. It is heavier than it needs to be.
I am going to strategically remove some material and lighten it up. I want to get the total weight down.
It only comes with one bow string....really they should give you 2 with a survival type bow but, they only cost a few bucks. So that's no big deal.
The little notches in the limbs for the bow string have fairly sharp edges but I smoothed and rounded those edges a bit and that only took a few minutes.
The arrows are Carbon arrows and feature target tips. They screw in and out and are standard thread so it's a simple matter to switch them out for some decent thread in broad-heads like those made by MUZZY.
Putting the bow together and taking it back down is a breeze. It's take-down length is very short/small which is a big plus. I took a few test shots and it's accuracy actually surprised me. Or possibly I am just a better than decent archer.
The arrows though (of course) increase the size of the package. So...I went searching for take-down arrows and 3 of those (good quality) are as expensive as the bow. I would want at least 6 so that is going to run me a bit more $$$ than I originally planned on spending on this project.
Hope this helps in case you may be interested in possibly purchasing one for the Bug Out.