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Longrifleman
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I've shot a BW TD recurve& like the weight of the riser. Wondering how a Bob Lee compares in riser weight and grip size to a standard or asbell grip on a widow, and the differences between the 2 as far as shooting goes.
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Lee , love the grips!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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adeeden
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The Bob lees are comparable in mass weight and grip sizes as the widows.

My preference is the bob lee and they seem quiter as well. Shoot both then decide!

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I have owned both,BW standard has a smaller neck.The BL is more like the old Bear grips which like better.The weight of riser are about the same.The asbell grip is fatter.BW is a little faster and louder.BL limbs fit right and left BW won't.

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Can't lose with either one. BW has the performance edge, BL is a bit quieter, and will handle a wider range of spines for some reason.

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witch ever fits you best, you cant go wrong with eather

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I've had several of both, prefer the Bob Lee due to the grip.

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Another happy Bob Lee owner here

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Only way to know for certain is to put them in your hand. Widow should give a slight edge in performance, nothing that a SBD string won't even out.
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Ben Kleinig
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Have handled and shot both, but only own the Black Widow. I prefer the Black Widow, but there's nothing wrong with the Bob Lee.

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Shawn Leonard
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I agree with most but the comment about the Widow being faster. Widows are of average speed in todays bow world and the Lees are a bit better than average as were the Wings in there day. I have owned several of each and in side by side testing the Lees were always several fps. faster, same weight,draw and arrow. Widows customer service is second to none and they really stand behind their bows as well. I would choose the one you like best now that they are comparable in price. 7-8 years ago I would of said Lee because you could buy two for what a Widow costs but now it would be a coin toss, except the Lee is deifinitely quieter! Shawn

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I'm no help to you. I have never had a Lee in my hands. I do have Widows though and I like em! I like the standard grip. I'm surprised the Lee has the same heft as a Widow (PSA, PMA, PCH, or PA) because there seems to be (just looking) so much more wood in the riser.

If you don't have to have a TD my favorite is the PA (1-piece). I have PSAIII and PCHX as well.

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i owned a lee take down and have shot widows. i have a widow on the way now.. my lee was smooth and the grip was nice. the riser on the widows are heavier feel and also so feel solid after the shot. speed was close to the same. but the widows where a bit smoother in draw to me. the ashbel grip feels really good to me and thats what i ordered on my widow.

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Well I never shot a widow so cant comment on that but I just got a bob lee 62" heavyweight recurve and a 62" envy longbow and they look and perform awesome, I just got them on friday and shot them for a few hours but so far I am very pleased. From the first time I talked to JJ at bob lee until my delievery everything was smooth and they answered all my questions sent me pics with different options. I ordered my bows and was told that they wouldnt be delivered until the first or 2nd week of october and they came september 30th. Thats great service, but the quality was even better cant be an happier. I finally found the bow for me.

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I have owned both. The lee had recurve and longbow limbs,I liked the longbow limbs better than the recurve limbs on the Lee. That said I prefer BW bows although like most have said you can't go wrong with either.

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