Feb 19, 2018

What’s your Favorite bow?

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I have gone through a ton of bows over the years and I’m sure I will go through many more. Right now im shooting a Mongol by Rustic Archer.

 

Feb 21, 2018

Mine is my Morrison Take Down Longbow 62” 56”@28”

 

Mar 19, 2018

Geez, Nate, what happened to your bow holder in that photo? Hee hee....

Is that bow pretty quiet shooting?

 

Stan, I truly love that snake skin on the limbs of that bow! Are those woodies you shoot?

 

Jimmie

Mar 19, 2018

Ya Jimmie, those are cedar shafts 11/32 with 2 blade 125 Gr Zwickey Eskimo Broad Heads I’ve been shooting this setup for years along with 5”right Helical feathers

Mar 19, 2018Edited: Mar 19, 2018

Cool, Stan!!!

 

I love shootin' woodies! Those look great! The crown and cresting is really well done. Did you make those, or buy from someone?

 

I do shoot a weird mix of aluminum and wood in my quiver. Mentally, I have a tough time stump shootin' my cedars I just made. I guess I prefer to torture them on my bag target. So the heavier 2018s get the nod for stumpin'. I do have a dozen Surewood fir shafts waiting for some attention. I'm in the process of making a disc sanding jig (for the tapers) to be used on my table saw. When I finish that, then I'll build the fir woodies. Here's a photo of my Jim Brackenbury bow, my homemade quiver & arrows.

 

 

 

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