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ToddRvs
 
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What type of bow does everyone use

Postby ToddRvs » Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:01 pm

In one of my other posts a member asked me what type of bow I shoot and I thought it make a good topic. I am a confirmed primative archer as I make all my own gear. Here is what I use.

I use a self bow made of Osage Orange and bamboo backed it was my second attempt at making a bow. The first bow was made of hickory and I took off to much tiller and ruined it. My bow is 61 inches long and is rated at 39-40 pounds with a 28 inch draw length, I draw closer to 29 inches so I think it is really closer to 45 or 46 pounds. The arrows I use are made of ceder or bamboo and they are 29 1/2 inches long and spined at 50 pounds. I like a heavier arrow to make up for my lower drawing weight. I use Bear Super razor heads (the green ones)the same broadhead my grand dad hunted with. I also use stone heads made of obsidian or flint that I make myself.

Lets here what type of bows everyone uses and attach pictures.

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RE: What type of bow does everyone use

Postby Woods Walker » Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:10 pm

I mostly hunt with a Bear Super Kodiak recurve, #55. I use Easton Legacy shafts, and Razorcap broadheads.

I really admire you guys who make your own archery equipment I have neither the time, or the patience, although one day I do want to start making my own arrows.

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RE: What type of bow does everyone use

Postby ToddRvs » Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:18 pm

I think the Bear Super kodiak is an awesome bow. maybe one day. Making your own bow is really not that difficult or time consumimg. There are several places on the web you can get info. Let me tell you nothing will give you more pleasure or pride when harvesting a big game animal with a bow and arrow you have made yourself.
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RE: What type of bow does everyone use

Postby greekman » Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:40 am

No doubt Mathew is the best bow on the market. But before you get down with your set up you will spend 1K on your bow.
But the slience and smoothness of this bow is unreal. Their cams are sold to other bow manufacturers.

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RE: What type of bow does everyone use

Postby trapperDave » Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:07 am

I shoot vintage Pearson recurves, a six month old voodookustom r/d longbow and am anxiously awaiting my first osage selfbow a friend made me from some osage he cut on my family farm. Spent 25 yrs shooting about every brand of compounds too.

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RE: What type of bow does everyone use

Postby Thwack35 » Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:35 am

Hoyt Vectrix
28 draw,70lb pull
Easton Axis Arrows
Rage 2 Blade

Hammer Time!!!

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RE: What type of bow does everyone use

Postby GTOHunter » Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:49 pm

I use the following Compound Bow:
 
Jennings Rackmaster
set @ 55lbs
using carbon arrows
100 grain Hellrazor fixed broadheads
TM Hunter rest
hand release

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RE: What type of bow does everyone use

Postby DoeEyed » Mon Aug 23, 2010 5:28 pm

I use a Mathews DXT
24 1/2in draw #40lb pull
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RE: What type of bow does everyone use

Postby 3tail » Sat Aug 28, 2010 12:28 pm

I shoot a fred bear grimm reaper 70 pounds 29 inch draw beeman 400 s and thunderhead broadheads.

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RE: What type of bow does everyone use

Postby wisbowhntr » Sun Aug 29, 2010 3:57 am

Hears what I shoot
 
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60# draw weight
26.5 draw length
Carbon Express Eliminator 250 355 grains arrow #
100 grain Rage three blade
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