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Desert Bighorn Recurve (Deposit)


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The Desert Bighorn is our 3 Piece Takedown Recurve. It is available with all of the same options as our longbows. Choose from our vast selection of woods, (exotic and domestic) and work with Jim to build what could be your “Bow of a Lifetime”. Jim is famous for going the extra mile to select wood that is truly special.

Dead in the hand, Whisper quiet, and Very fast, Our flagship recurve will make you want to shoot your bow every day.The 3 Piece design allows the bow to be packed away taking up minimal space.

The Desert Bighorn is made tough to withstand the Rigors of hunting but to look great while doing it.

The bow comes standard with a medium sized grip but Jim can do custom grips to match your preference

  • Available in 2 Riser Lengths, 16″ and 18″
  • and 3 Limb Sizes, #1, #2, and #3.

        16″ RISER- w/#1 Limbs  – 56″ overall length…w/#2 Limbs – 60″ overall length…w/#3 limbs  – 64″ overall length

        18″ RISER- w/#1 Limbs  – 58″ overall length…w/#2 Limbs – 62″ overall length…w/#3 limbs  – 66″ overall length    

  • available from 30-85 pounds at 28″
  • riser cut 1/8″ past  center
  • Bamboo Limb Cores
  • 7-3/4″-8-1/4″ brace height recommended


Basic Bighorn–$800.00

Options Available:

  • Right or Left Hand–N/C
  • Bow Length–58″-66″ (in 2″ increments) N/C
  • Bow Weight–30# to 85# @ 28″ N/C
  • Grip Size–Small, Medium or Large N/C
  • Grip Configuration–Low Wrist, Medium Wrist, High Wrist N/C
  • Beaver Tail Grip—$55.00
  • Horn Overlays—$60.00
  • Horn Tips—$60.00
  • Extra String—$19.99
  • Snake Skin Backing:
  •      Rattlesnake—$150.00
  •      Copperhead—$200.00
  • Woods–You may choose from 60 plus woods that Big Jim stocks. Due to the extensive list of woods and configurations, it would be impossible to list them all here. Please see our wood options page for pics of a few of the woods we carry. Some woods have an upcharge.

Shipping is a flat $25.00 in the US. International will be determined at time of shipment.


*These are custom built bows. There is a wait time involved. Please contact us to inquire about the current wait time.

As of  8/01/16 wait time is 12 months from time you place your order.

*To get on the wait list requires a $100 Deposit. With the balance to be paid prior to shipment of the bow. Just place the bow in the cart and pay the deposit.

**REFUNDS—We will refund 70% of your deposit as long as we are notified prior to the start of the build.

*We do not need to know your specs when you order. Jim will contact you prior to the start of your build. At that time he will go over all the specs with you. 

Our Address

812 Morgan Court
Albany, Georgia 31705