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Old 09-17-2006, 09:29 PM
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what do ya'll think a good first long bow would be...Something affordable...nothin over 500 of course. I would use it for small game-big game.
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Old 09-18-2006, 01:14 AM
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It all depends on what you like and what shoots good for you.There's straight-limbed "Hill" style bows,hybrids,mild r/d longbows.I prefer a mild r/d longbow at least 62" that still has a classic longbow look when braced.This is my 64" Northern Mist Baraga,48#@28".
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Old 09-18-2006, 01:19 AM
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This is another of my favorite longbows.This is an 62"Abbott,54#@28".This bow shoots!Last I heard you can have one custom-made for about $400(or less).

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Old 09-18-2006, 08:54 AM
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Depends on what you are looking for in a long bow--there's a lot of personal preferance involved.

I love "longbows" myself, but I really don't care for straight or mildly reflexed limbs and straight grips--the "traditional" style longbow. Those grips are anything but comfortable to me, and that design will generally be slow and have more hand shock than my elbow will tolerate. Then you have the other extreme, the radical "hybrids" that look and feel like recurves. My personal favorite is a mild to moderate deflex/reflex design with a grip that is comfortable and consistent. Not a pistol grip, but a bit more than just a dished out spot.

You can get most any of these, new, for well under $500. You might also consider a flatbow (which most of today's longbows really are anyhow--they just aren't labeled as such).

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Old 09-18-2006, 12:53 PM
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For the first, I'd recommend checking your State laws to see what the minimum draw weight for big game is and go with it. I'd also recommend not getting anything less then about 64" in length. Maybe get to some shoots and check out some some used bows. I know here in NY at the Hawkeye shoot they had a bunch of used longbows. Some were real nice. I don't think I saw anything over about $400, and the norm was under $300. I'd also recommend staying with straight, mild or moderate reflex limbs.
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Old 09-18-2006, 01:41 PM
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I have a nice osage backed with mica ,black on both sides for sale.
Very little use.

It is #60 @ 28 " and it is 68 inches long ,shoots any type of arrow with the same accuracy, I can't no longer shoot anything above #50 so I'll let it go for $175
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Old 09-18-2006, 05:36 PM
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Thanks guys...
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