I have made several pvc bows recently, ranging from 20# to 50#. All are surprisingly good performers, but the real appeal is the speed and ease of construction.
My most recent bow is a 45# static recurve from 3/4" schedule 40 pipe. When I went to shoot it, none of my arrows worked well. I had shaped the handle to be almost center-shot, so all I had to do to tune it to my arrows (which proved to be too flexible) was heat the handle section again and tweak it so the arrow was less centered. It took minutes.
I know that pvc lacks the beauty of wood or laminate bows, but the freedom to shape and reshape it makes up for that. And these bows can hunt!
If you want an easy, satisfying project that will produce a bow with decent performance, try it. Check out Nick Tomihama's channel on youtube (backyardbowyer) and get started. All you need are some basic tools that you probably have anyway, a heat source, a 2x4 and some pvc. Arm the neighborhood in an afternoon!