Discussion in 'Archery' started by Howie, Jun 18, 2010.
A shot from this fall...I posted this in another area but forgot to post it here.
The bow is from a small custom shop "Mahantango Bows," 60" recurve weighted at 56# for a 28" draw length. The limbs are Red Elm with a matte finish and the riser is made of Bubinga, Wenge, and a small strip of Osage.
Note: the knives are a matching Kephart set from ML Knives in antiqued Osage.
My pride and joy! JK Traditions... Kanati!
shes on target out to 60 yards, this bow shoots like a dream, Its the best bow I've ever had!
Ben Pearson pre 1920 bow. Can't identify any further than that.
Sorry no outdoors pics yet! This was gifted to me from a member of another forum. It's a shrew 55# at 28" so bout 60# at my draw. I still have to put together a batch of arrows for it.
same bow in profile pic
Here is a bow I made. Osage orange. Draws 68# @ 31 ".
Still one of my favorites for white tails here in Pennsylvania.
Nice deer and bow StickE
Best bow I ever owned... I found my Sherw Liked Easton Axes shafts.
Pearson Compound 60#
Rudderbow Warbow 150# at 33" (no I can't pull it back all the way)
Martin Longbow 50# at 28"
Martin Recurve 50# @ 28"
Mongolian style horsebow 45-50# at 28".
I do have a question. I am building a longbow right now I live pretty far out in the country and have yet to get into own and get string for it I have a little more rasping to do but anyways I was just wondering what a good price for a pse baby g force bow would be? Idk the year it doesn't look too old has a quiver and not much else just curious I bought one and wanna know if its a good deal! Thank for any input!!
This a my wife's and my bows.
Top one is mine it is a Super Shrew Deluxe 75@28
Bottom her Martin Savanna 45@28
I sold all the others I had with training wheels
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**Just noticed pic is upside down :/
Here's a crude bushcraft bow that I recently made (my first time making one) after my neighbor purchased a beautiful recurve bow:
I wish I had some pawpaw trees in the yard, so I could make the string as well.
Here it is being shot: [video=youtube;XGOYVE9fs9s]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGOYVE9fs9s[/video]
Want to share my favorite recurve bow, it's a Shakespeare Archery Model B-1 Hunter. Draw weight is 45 pounds at 28 inches. I absolutely enjoy shooting in the back yard a couple of evenings a week...something about it is very soothing to the soul. I've set a goal for myself to harvest a whitetail deer with it this fall. The Dakota style quiver was made from a repurposed BDU jacket. It has a small pocket that will hold an Altoids tin or other small gear. I normally keep the bow stringer in there now. Enjoy and thanks for looking.
My personal pride & joy.
John Schulz: " American Longbow; Tonkin ".
Here's a bit of background info, along with some better photos of a similar Bow.
Pic's of my other " Bows ".
I primarily am a compound bow shooter, but I enjoy dabbling in making bows out of PVC. Here are three different ones I've made.
Left to right is the newest one I've made with a paracord bowstring and paracord handle...it will eventually carry a small survival kit in it and be a walking stick as well, the middle and right were a combination of wood/PVC.
This is my attempt at a crossbow. It's a ton of fun to shoot.
I have a Fred Bear "Black Bear" 45# 60" AMO made in Grayling Michigan that my Dad gave me a couple of years back. I have to admit I still use training wheels every once in awhile with a Bowtech MightyMite 60# ( I need to take pics of my Bowtech )...
My Fred Bear Recurve :
Dave aka WK2
Eagle Scout 1992 - Troop 86 Brentwood, TN
Tread Lightly and Leave No Trace
All these bows look awesome, looking forward to making my own soon.
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This is a bow i have been working on. It is an oak board bow shoots kinda slow but is safe backyard fun.
I may and a backing in the future to try and speed it up abit.
That is my boy Sampson to. He is 16 now and may be moving on soon. I have had him since he was 4 weeks old. He is a rot'n'sheperd mix.
that is sweet man!
awesome license plate man!
Man those are sweet! I have an old Oneida Eagle. People always freak out at the limb and pulley design of Oneidas... I felt comfortable shooting at, and I killed many game animals at 100+/- yard distances.
Whatya got down there my friend?
Here's my Sarrels Sierra. I love this bow. It has a cocobolo riser with S-shaped grain patterns and some wide fiddleback/curling figure and bamboo limbs with wood-burned primitive arrows under the glass. After having shot literally hundreds of longbows and recurves, I've yet to find a single bow in my draw weight range that is more dead in the hand when shooting. Also, the grip fits my hands absolutely perfectly. Money couldn't buy a better designed grip for my body. I do wish somehow though that this bow was a 2-piece so it fit better in my single cab truck.
Home made bow + home made arrow
EDIT: Thanks Windwalker and gdpolk, should be showing up now!
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Anyone else having this problem?
same for me
Here is my go to bow. Its a 66" Foley custom bows take down. Cocobolo and Bocote. 50lbs @28
My first bow, "Goshawk" 76 inch English style longbow. I made it out of Red oak with Black walnut nocks. 30# at 30" draw, just got some wood arrows from RMSgear.com and it is shooting great. I went with half field points and half rubber blunt tips. I learned a lot from making the bow and look forward to my next one.
I make more attempts build short asian composite bow, but this is only sole successful... from maple, horn, sinew and hideglue. 46" n/t/n and 52lb on 28" draw.
Thanks. I've certainly seen prettier bows. But, this one is my keeper because it flat out performs.
Heres my first traditional longbow I got from a forum member here, red oak and 52# at 26" draw length. I love it and shoot it all the time!
Not sure if I posted these before, IIRC there are 10 bows on the rack (which was a re-purposed rubbermaid organizer that my wife was going to throw out)...
Ready and waitin
sorry about the cell phone pics.
Hoyt Rampage XT 60-70#, 27" draw in realtree
feel kind of like an outcast with all the trad bows on here lol. used to have one and am planning on getting another sometime sooner than later i hope
stump shooting outing today!
Went for some bushcrafting and stump shooting today. also did some videos of my form.
more than anything else I checked out my new arrows with a cherokee style 2-feather fletching in 5,5" orange shield style!
Flying perfectly, fast and straight!
Turkey creek (discontinued) longbow with 4 bamboo laminations core, curly maple veneers, and I gues rosewood-osage handle, 52# at 28" but rather pulling 56#. arrows are Carbon Express Heritage, which are my favorit carbons! blunt points, 125gr; 10strand string from something extremer than fastflight...forgot the name. otter string silencers....arrow speed close to 200fps.
Selfmade Armprotector and fred eichler tap!
Snakeskin bowquiver from eagles flight archery...tight and perfect for that purpose!
My Osage long bow and arrows.
Robertson Primal Styk
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Bear Super Magnum 48" 50#
rainy day in my brush blind with my mid 90s excalibur exocet crossbow .
self mollegabet design 20 hrs in about 8hrs left to finish
Heres a pic I snapped yesterday after some shootin.
Just a couple of picks of a longbow I'm finishing up. I never take enough pictures.
Shaping the riser and a coat of wipe on before 2013 is over. I'll get the rest of the coats on tomorrow.
I cheated and ran a few arrows through it this afternoon, it's a fun shooter!
I'll get some better pics up in the next day or two. Happy New Year!
newest member of my family, just arrived yesterday..
checkmate hunter all bocote 62''-- 60lbs @29''
Beautiful, congrats Brother
thanks! i'm real happy with her! also a sweet shooter! with the exception of kids bows from years past, this is my first non-wheelie bow
Here is my newest self bow its hickory 42# at 27" and 50" strung. I wrapped it in mossy oak cotton cloth ( I think it was once a curtain) soaked in wood glue, it dried nice and makes a good backing. Wrapped the handle in scrap leather laced with 550 cord, and used the leather for the rest. Shoots well out to around 30 yards with decent penetration. Sorry the pictures are a little blurry and sideways oops.
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Ok now I've had a few minutes to go through the post and I can see that have a lot of work to do you guys are awesome there are some true artist on this site I look forward to my next bow I definitely don't have what most of you do as far as artistic skill but I am up for the challenge I hope.
My 47# Griffin take down long bow, "Shakira".
Love them Griffin's! Sweet bow Izzy!