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Old 02-21-2007, 06:21 AM
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I have a chance to pick up a FB comm. longbow from a friend. It's black.....but other than that...the only thing I know is it's supposedly one out of 1000 made.

Does this bow ring a bell with anyone? I'm a compound shooter who's looking to get into the trad. realm.

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Old 02-21-2007, 07:58 AM
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BobCo and Arthur P (wow...you know your stuff).......

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Old 02-21-2007, 08:33 AM
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No, actually, I just know Arthur.
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Old 02-21-2007, 10:27 AM
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I wouldn't expect it to shoot fantastic - D style and probably kicks like a mule. Collectors value, but for pure shooting pleasure ? I would think no

could be wrong though
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Old 02-21-2007, 10:36 AM
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Yep, you're wrong. It's a fancied up Montana, not one of the old style.
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Old 02-21-2007, 11:20 AM
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something like this ? not my idea of a great shooting styled bow, but everyone is different .......


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Old 02-21-2007, 11:40 AM
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Byron Ferguson shoots aspirins out of the air withBear Longbow.

As far as style, I find myself preferring the classic "D" to a highly deflex/reflex or hybrid longbow style.
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Old 02-21-2007, 01:37 PM
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Not my favorite by a long shot (the Montanna), but I haven't shot one lately--maybe they have changed. Might be worth something later on down the road, but you'd want to keep it in mint condition.

Howard Hill made amazing shots, Byron Ferguson still makes amazing shots, but I can't make myself like either of their bow styles--they just don't fit me. Different strokes for different folks........but if shooting one of their bows instantly made me shoot like they did/do, I could probably learn to like it.

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Old 02-21-2007, 01:45 PM
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Guys....I want one to SHOOT. I don't care (at this point) about its' worth as a collector's item.

$300........what can I buy to SHOOT?

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Old 02-21-2007, 01:57 PM
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If he wants $300, I'dprobablylook elsewhere.
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