Bow #5

Discussion in 'Bowhunting' started by samh, Aug 19, 2007.

  1. samh

    samh New Member

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    I started last year try'n to build my own bow, #1 turned out great. It shot better than I'd hoped for and was doing great for about a week when it had a limb crack. #2 and #4 never made it to completion, they both broke during the tillering process. Now #5 has been done for about 3 weeks and so far is holding together and shooting good. Its made from 3 laminations of walnut and 2 layers of fiberglass dry wall tape for backing. It's pulling 47 pounds at 29 inces and has been shot about 150 times so far.

    http://s184.photobucket.com/albums/x270/sam3006/?action=view&current=4.jpg

    http://s184.photobucket.com/albums/x270/sam3006/?action=view&current=5.jpg


    http://s184.photobucket.com/albums/x270/sam3006/?action=view&current=7.jpg

    http://s184.photobucket.com/albums/x270/sam3006/?action=view&current=12.jpg


    #6 is in the works, just in case.

    http://s184.photobucket.com/albums/x270/sam3006/?action=view&current=13.jpg

    http://s184.photobucket.com/albums/x270/sam3006/?action=view&current=14.jpg
     
  2. Believer

    Believer New Member

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    Where are the cams? :big_smile:
     

  3. kycatman01

    kycatman01 New Member

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    Great looking bow! I would like to try instinctive shooting myself.
     
  4. flathead willie

    flathead willie Well-Known Member

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    Nice job Sam. Hope you get a deer with it.
     
  5. samh

    samh New Member

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    Bow #5 is still holding together and shooting very well. Bow #6, the back-up bow, broke yesterday on the tillering tree. Time to start #7. I'm going to get the hang of this yet!