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    Default Long bow and 30" draw

    I have messed around with modern compounds, but I can't bring myself to own another one. The looks, the accessories, the adjustments... all a turn off anymore, and there is no satisfaction to shooting one. I would like a bow, if not for hunting, then just stump shooting and hay bails. Since compounds are out, then it leaves recurves and longbows.

    I had a Martin recurve very briefly. 50# at 28" draw. I was never comfortable. With the short draw length, I could never get a comfortable anchor point. Overdrawing, the bow stacked TERRIBLY, so I was probably pulling #60+ for no benefit. I returned it, and haven't had a bow since.

    I would really like a long bow set up for me. 30" draw, 40#-50#. Figure $200+ or -, for a well made, traditional long bow.

    Any suggestions?

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    watching, I am in the same boat. I am looking hard at a samick sage but don't know how hard it stacks up.

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    Any longbow 64" long or longer should work for a 30" draw. In fact any bow made well that isn't a selfbow made for a 28" draw should handle a 30" draw with not more the 4 pounds added for inch of extra draw and mosr will be 3 pounds or less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoosierArcher View Post
    Any longbow 64" long or longer should work for a 30" draw. In fact any bow made well that isn't a selfbow made for a 28" draw should handle a 30" draw with not more the 4 pounds added for inch of extra draw and mosr will be 3 pounds or less.
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    Any manufactured bow is going to stack a certain amount. Longbows are certainly more forgiving than recurves in this regard but they'll still stack. Unless you are willing to spring for a custom bow that is tillered to your drawlength or make your own, accept that a little bit of stack is inevitable. All that said, get the longest longbow you can to minimize stack. 64 inch or longer.

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    Ps I draw 29.5 and I make my own bows

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    I have 2 longbows. one is 62 inches the other is 64 inches. My draw length is 28. The 64 inch is a dream to shoot, the 62 not so much.

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    I will look into the longer bows. Any stick bow makers that offer reasonably priced long long bows?

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    Try Three Rivers Archery, They should be able to help you.

    http://www.3riversarchery.com/?gclid...FSVgMgod-2UAXQ

    If you are looking for something custom, it will cost more.
    Last edited by Sides; 11-21-2012 at 06:35 PM.

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    where, and how do you anchor? For some reason people think that AP is some kind of genetically introduced certainty. AP should play the role of servant rather than master

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    Hey bushknife, I just realized you're in NE Ohio. I'm living in Erie PA so if you're right handed and want to try out either my Tradtech Titan longbow or my home made lomgbow, just pm me and we can see about setting up a get together at an archery range. Both of the bows are around 45# @ 29.5 in and I have plenty of matched arrows.

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