|OMP Adventure 2
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|48" to 68"
How to: choose arrows, draw weight, and tune your recurve
|20 - 34 lbs.
- Great beginning bow for target shooting at a great price
- Interchangeable limbs, and availability of longer limb sets to allow the bow to grow with you
- Inexpensive introduction to archery
- No instruction booklet
- No arrow rest out of the box
- Not suitable for hunting
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October Mountain Adventure 2.0 Package Contents
Hi, and welcome to this review of the October Mountain Adventure 2.0. This takedown recurve bow is available in either RH or LH, and in four lengths ranging from 48” to 68”. Each package delivered by October Mountain includes the following items:
- The October Mountain Adventure 2.0, including riser and limbs
- A Dacron bowstring
- Brass bushings for a stabilizer, sight and Berger button factory-installed
Assembling The Bow
Assembling this bow can be tricky for a beginner, because there are no instructions included. If you’re just getting started in archery, have it assembled for you and make sure to get direction on how to take the bow down for storage.
If you’re an experienced archer, on the other hand, assembly of the bow is just like any other takedown: attach the limbs to the riser and string the bow. October Mountain doesn’t include a bow stringer, but they do provide a Dacron string. Use a stringer to save yourself time and energy, as well as prolong the life of your string.
How Powerful and Accurate is the Bow?
As always, the power of the bow depends on the string. October Mountain sells the Adventure 2.0 in draw weights from 20# to 34#, making it good for target shooting but unacceptable for bow hunting. The reinforced limb tips should allow for stringing the bow with a stronger string, though, so you might be able to use the Adventure 2.0 for hunting.
The October Mountain Adventure 2.0 is accurate at target-shooting ranges. I was able to maintain 3” groupings out to 30 yards with the included 34# string, but the accuracy fell off quickly after that.
Is The Bow Suitable For Hunting?
As stated in the previous section, the October Mountain Adventure 2.0 does not ship with a draw weight that would be useful for hunting. This bow is, first and foremost, a bow for target shooting and recreational archery. While you might be able to refit the bow for hunting purposes, there are definitely better bows on the market for that.
Is The Bow Suitable For Beginners?
Absolutely! If someone knowledgeable assembles the bow, it is suitable for beginners. The October Mountain Adventure 2.0 comes in a variety of lengths, and October Mountain sells replacement limb kits. This allows a youth to start off with this bow and, as they grow, just replace the limbs and keep using the same bow into adulthood.
Does This Recurve Accept Accessories?
The October Mountain Adventure 2.0 includes factory-installed bushings that allow you to install a sight, stabilizer and Berger button. My personal preference is to shoot Katniss Everdeen style (a la The Hunger Games), without the use of a sight or stabilizer, but the Adventure 2.0 does accept most recurve bow accessories with ease.
Arrows For The October Mountain Adventure 2.0
Choosing arrows for the October Mountain Adventure 2.0 come down to a combination of your own personal preferences and the characteristics of your bow, such as the length of the draw and the draw weight. I favor 400-grain Carbon Express arrows and field tips with my 40# Adventure 2.0 bow, and have had good results with that combination. Be sure to check out our guide on picking arrows for more guidance.
Is This Bow Comfortable To Hold?
October Mountain does an excellent job in crafting the grip of the Adventure 2.0, making it quite comfortable to hold. I’ve held bows that would cause my hand to start cramping after just a few minutes, but the Adventure 2.0 fits like a glove.
Materials And Durability (Riser, Limbs)
October Mountain’s Adventure 2.0 is constructed of a multi-laminated ash riser with hardwood maple and white fiberglass laminated limbs. The limb pockets on the Adventure 2.0 are machined aluminum, and the limb tips are reinforced and multi-laminated.
While the October Mountain Adventure 2.0 is value-priced, it is not cheaply made. In fact, it is very well constructed and attractive, and will provide years of smooth shooting.
What String Fits The October Mountain Adventure 2.0?
The October Mountain Adventure 2.0 ships with a Dacron bowstring, and this string is acceptable for backyard target shooting. For more serious target shooting or bow hunting, though, you may wish to change the string out for a different one. With reinforced limb tips, the bow should be able to handle any strings you wish to put on it.
Is The October Mountain Adventure 2.0 a Heavy Bow?
At approximately 3.5 pounds, the Adventure 2.0 isn’t the heaviest bow I have ever shot, but neither is it the lightest. As you add on accessories, the weight will increase, but the Adventure 2.0 is designed to be a recreational bow used mostly for backyard archery. With that in mind, this might not be the right bow for hours of target shooting or for carrying into the woods for 3D shooting, but it works out nicely for backyard archery for you and your family.
How Loud Is The October Mountain Adventure 2.0?
October Mountain never intended the Adventure 2.0 to be a quiet bow, so it may sound loud to those used to quieter bows. Whisker biscuits would certainly dampen the noise, but the loudness shouldn’t really be a factor for backyard archery. In fact, your children will probably love the sound the bow makes.
October Mountain Adventure 2.0 Review – Summary
Thanks for checking out my review of the October Mountain Adventure 2.0. This Korean-made recreational bow is an excellent choice for backyard shooting. It may not fit the bill for competition shooting or bow hunting, but it works out great for just kicking around and having fun with a bit of target shooting. Take a look at Today's Amazon.com price if you’re interested.