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Samick SLB-II Longbow

Discussion in 'Archery' started by Dave_Markowitz, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. Dave_Markowitz

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    Today I drove out to Lancaster Archery Supply, which is a bit more than an hour from home. I'm not sure what happened but a Samick SLB-II longbow hopped off the rack and followed me home. :)

    The Samick is a 69", 50# draw longbow with flatbow-type limbs. It's made from laminated fiberglass, walnut, and maple. When unstrung there is a slight reflex but when strung it is a "D" shape.

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    The service at Lancaster Archery Supply was great and I was able to shoot the bow before deciding whether to purchase it. We put a target out at about seven yards and I put several arrows into a first-sized cluster. It draws smoothly but did have some hand shock. Along with the bow I got a set of wool string silencers that I put on after I got home. Adding the silencers got rid of virtually all the hand shock.

    LAS didn't have the correct arrows already setup to go with the bow so I decided to try the cedars I already had at home, that I use with my horsebow. As it turns out, they shoot better in the Samick than the SMA horsebow, for which I think I need shafts with a lighter spine.

    Along with the bow I bought a stringer, Neet armguard, and a leather back quiver by Big Tradition Archery. This quiver is to replace the nylon back quiver I got from 3 Rivers Archery, which while well made, is too floppy for my taste.

    Upon getting home and installing the string silencers, I went out back and put about 72 shots through the Samick. I like it. It was quiet even without the silencers, it's now ever more so. Compared with the Martin recurve it's a little easier to pull, and is the most forgiving of my three bows.

    The Samick seems like it's a great value and I look forward to shooting it a lot, and hopefully bagging some venison with it.
     
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    nice looking bow, i just picked up a AMF Wing Thunderbird 62" with 45 lbs pull. its old but is in great shape
     
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    Nice bow, congratulations. Are you a south-paw or do you shoot Asian style with a thumb release?
     
  4. Dave_Markowitz

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    I'm a lefty.
     
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    I'd say you did well on your trip to Lancanster! Enjoy shooting the new longbow!
     
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    Just followed ya home , did it ? That looks like a really sweet bow.
     
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    It leaped out of the rack at me then jumped in my truck. I hate when that happens.




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    right on.. congrats.. those are great looking/shooting bows for the $$$..
     
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    Looks like a nice a nice bow. I wish Lancaster Archery was a hour drive from my home, I would like the immediate gradification instead of going through the ordering hassle when I need some archery related items.
     
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