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Traditional Bow: Pics and Discussion

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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...
 

MikeD

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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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Re: Longbow: Pics and Discussion

Very nice Mike!

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

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Re: Longbow: Pics and Discussion

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.
 

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Re: Longbow: Pics and Discussion

The pic is great.

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

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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
 

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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.
 

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Re: Longbow: Pics and Discussion

LAZY EYED SNIPER said:
The pic is great.

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

Here ya go....

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The Bow Rack
 

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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.
 

LAZY EYED SNIPER

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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:
 
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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MikeD

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

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





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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Nice pics LES!

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