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Traditional Bow: Pics and Discussion

Discussion in 'Traditional Bow' started by LAZY EYED SNIPER, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Have any questions about Traditional Bows? Is there a particular style you like to use? Let's see some pics and discussion...
  2. MikeD

    MikeD I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Re: Long Bow: Pics and Discussion

    I'll kick it off. I own and shoot all types of bows. I like all aspects of archery so I just can't commit to one style or type of equipment. Each type of bows brings different advantages and disadvantages to the table. Of the many bows I own and have owned, this is the only longbow I have kept. It's a Horne's Brush Bow 58" 51#@28". The veneers are Red Cedar, and the main wood is Curly Maple.

    This bow was originally owned by a friend (whom is sadly no longer with us) that I had shared a trad bow bear camp in Canada with several years ago. It has passed hands a few times but when it ended up in mine I knew it was the one for me. I've shot and owned a few but this is the one that feels right. Anyone that shoots knows that feeling.

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  3. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Very nice Mike!

    You have any shots of the vaneers? That red cedar has to be gorgeous...
  4. MikeD

    MikeD I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    That's the best shot I have of it right now. Oddly I don't have many pics of my bows. I'll try to get better pics up shortly.
  5. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    The pic is great.

    I just have a weak spot for red cedar and rosewood... :D
  6. MikeD

    MikeD I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    I took several pictures of some of my bows last night but somehow, between home and work today I lost my SD card. :x :x :x
  7. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    MikeD I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    I went back to the stops I made this morning and no one had found it and turned it in. I re-shot the pics tonight and will upload them tomorrow when I get to my card reader.
  9. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Sounds good bro. Lookin forward to it...
  10. MikeD

    MikeD I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Here ya go....

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  11. MikeD

    MikeD I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    While I love the longbow I also love the recurves. Here is the one I hunted with this season.

    It's a Quinn Stallion. The antler bolts were made by somone I met on another archery forum. While I can shoot without the sights, after so many years of shooting compounds my brain just seems to like having something out there so I use a ghost ring type sight. It's not a tru pin but it makes me feel more confident esp when hunting.

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    I still have the Quicki quiver attachment on the side but I no longer use that quiver. I like the feel of the bow without the added weight. I like to shoot my recurves off of a rest. I like the way the arrow flies.

    I've been in debates for a long time on various forums about whether or not the sight and rest are "traditional". After much soul searching, I came to the conclusion that I don't care. Sights were used long before compounds and so were rests. I don't shoot competition with bow so classification matters not. I just enjoy shooting and this setup makes me happy. When I need to make quick shots at off angles for small game hunting or something I'll go to the longbow or one of the other recurves that I can shoot off of the shelf. It's all good.
  12. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    HOLY MOTHER!

    Those are some GREAT lookin bows Mike! That red cedar is freakin gorgeous. Those antler bolts on your recurve look amazing too.

    ...am jealous... :twisted:
  13. Expat_PM

    Expat_PM .270 WIN

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    My 16 year old shoots a 1973 Bear recurve. I'll puts some pics up this weekend.

    I LOVE this site!!!
  14. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    ^ Haha, I know how you feel...
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    gatorgar .22LR

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    Sarrel's Blueridge Longbow 62" 53#@28

    Birdseye maple limbs with a bamboo core and a Chechen riser.
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    I also have Zebra wood recurve limbs for the riser. Here they are before shaping.
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    And on the riser
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  16. MikeD

    MikeD I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Good looking bow. Did you make your own recurve limbs? I really like the look of the zebra wood.
  17. gatorgar

    gatorgar .22LR

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    My bowyer's son made me the recurve limbs. Zebra is a good looking veneer.
  18. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Gorgeous bow gatorgar!
  19. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Thanks to MikeD I'm back in the game. Here's my new PSE Sable...

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    My local range has an archery section with a two tier shooting deck and I'll be heading out with it tomorrow.

    Thanks again Mike!
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  20. MikeD

    MikeD I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Nice pics LES!

    :)


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