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Leaving it all behind and hanging up the bow for good.

Old 05-12-2004, 06:19 AM
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That's pretty awesome C.........!!! Thanks for the info . ......I'll keep it for when I get ready !!

Good luck and shooting !!
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Old 05-12-2004, 11:27 AM
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Awe now dammit !! Do you know how many bows I've bought/traded/sold over the past 2 years ? Several dozen or more ... and now you go and show me yet another bowyers designs that look sweet !! Good looking bows - really. I wish I could shoot one. I've been looking at buying a TD recurve with 2 sets of limbs .. one set about 50 pounds and the other around 56-57 or so. Hummingbird recurves fit me ... and (gasp) so do Black Widows except for the heft of the risers !

I don't suppose you'd ship me yours to shoot for a few days ??
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Old 05-12-2004, 11:27 AM
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Man.. when i read the heading I thought yo were giving up your Mathews LX.....I wanted to put my bid in Good luck w/ traditional archery...
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Old 05-12-2004, 12:47 PM
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Stealth:

You can do it. Just get over the mental hump.

All anyone has to do is first understand that a recurve or longbow is not necessarily going back in time and or that a loin cloth is required to be properly dressed. There are various degrees of "stick" shooting. You can go completely primitive or you can simply use a different type of bow.

I am proficient with extinctive shooting a bare bow. However, as I told my bud, I am going "Trad-Mod."

My custom bow will be center shot and offset to allow a "launcher type" rest if I choose not to shoot off the widow face, It is being tapped for a stabilizer, sights, quiver holder, and pressure button. The length of the bow will be 64" or 66", and the peak-weight draw-length will be 31", not 28". The poundage will be set at 50# max.

These specs (length, draw-length, poundage) combined with the right limb composition will allow a sweet drawing bow, capable of holding at full draw without great effort. A recurve can be drawn on your quarry much later than most compounds, and can be let down easy and quietly if your sight picture momentarily leaves you.

I suspect that many shooters that try but cannot shoot well with a "stick," may have been shooting bow to short for their draw-length, were over-bowed, believed the had to shoot a bare bow, and shoot instinctively. Not true.

As for accuracy and power, I witnessed a shooter drill a deer at 40-yards with a 45-lb recurve. My first large buck (245lb-8pt), I dropped with a 40-lb, 64" American "Cheetah" glassed Maple bow at 18 paces. The bow buried a 6-bladed "Wasp" in his spine. The second shot, still at same distance, took out his heart.

A recurve is a highly proficient tool; it just does not have cams and cables.
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Old 05-12-2004, 12:54 PM
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I am doing to c903, I laid down the compound for good after the 2001 season, got my first trad kill last fall (a 140-145" 11 pointer). I currently shoot an Adcock 3 piece TD longbow. I shoot off the shelf, with a variety of arrows. My bow isn't centershot. Its 64", 52# @ 28", tonkin cane limbs and bocote - a gorgeous bow and the best shooting bow I've owned I guess .... maybe the ACS I had was better but thats another story !

I meant I wish I could shoot one of those Ibex bows - they look really nice. Are you going short riser or the long riser ?
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Old 05-12-2004, 01:42 PM
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stealth:

I read too fast.

Also, did you say you had shot "sticks" in the past? If not, did you find the transition horribly difficult, or just a need to learn a different way to shoot a different type bow?

Going to use long riser. Like and need large window area and riser surface. I have shot a 23" riser and loved the way it held and shot.
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Old 05-12-2004, 01:52 PM
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I went trad cold turkey. I practiced all summer and didn't have the confidence to take my longbow in the woods so compounds it was for one more season. In 2002 I used a longbow but a compound a bit too. 2003 was all trad and will probably always be unless I find myself wounding/missing more than I should.

Archery is tough for me, I am not a natural. I can place in the top 10% when going to archery shoots, but still don't shoot very good IMO. Range is the key - closer the better. No 40-60 yard shots for me like compounders take (shots I can make with a compound anyway). I shoot 3-7 days a week in my backyard. Practice all year because I love shooting, I love the dicipline of shooting and trying to perfect my style.

Of course, theres always the thrill of shooting new bows !
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Old 05-12-2004, 06:22 PM
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My custom bow will be center shot and offset to allow a "launcher type" rest if I choose not to shoot off the widow face, It is being tapped for a stabilizer, sights, quiver holder, and pressure button.
Why all the "training wheels" for the trad bow?

You had that one coming!

That is one sweet looking bow and not a bad price.
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Old 05-12-2004, 07:25 PM
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BOWFANATIC:

Yes, I did. I better be able to eat what I serve to others. A little "Gucci" on the trad.
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Old 05-12-2004, 08:25 PM
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Keep us updated. I'm in the market for a recurve. I'm bored with the compound after 20 years.
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