Profile photo of matt76

If it were me I would choose the recurve bow for SHTF. There are just to many things that need tuning and tweeking on compound and crossbows, things that require specialized tools and equipment. With the draw weights from modern equipment you cannot substitute strings either if one breaks and you don’t have a spare. At least with a recurve you could use paracord if you had to. It wouldn’t be my first choice but it would work. The other benifit to the recurve is you could make your own arrows in a pinch. With compound and crossbows there is so much force generated, makeshift arrows would blow up in your face or at the very least drive part of the shaft through your arm. Recurves take more practice and skill but for the long haul and simplicity recurves get my vote