long bows and recurves

Discussion in 'Bowhunting' started by bw69r, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. bw69r

    bw69r Well-Known Member

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    was wondering if you folks that either have or hunt with either longbows or recurves could please post some pictures of them for me. my dad and myself love the looks and the stylings of these bows. would love to see all the different kinds and styles and different woods on them. we both had and used these while hunting for a long time and seeing the pics of these brings back alot of good memories for us. and we appreciate the craftsmanship that goes into these.any pics would be appreciated. thank you all for your time.
     
  2. cumberlandcat

    cumberlandcat Active Member

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    I have made many long bows and a few recurves over the years. I made a long bow a few months back and it turned out quite nice. It is very smooth and doesn't stack up. The handle it walnut and hickory and the ,imbs are oak and hickory.
     

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  3. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    Beautiful work Chris, very nice.
     
  4. bw69r

    bw69r Well-Known Member

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    that is an awesome looking bow Chris. beautiful work you did, you should be proud of yourself. thanks for sharing.
     
  5. cumberlandcat

    cumberlandcat Active Member

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    I would love to make few more and try to sell a few. But for now I think I will have to make them for fun.
     
  6. bownero

    bownero New Member

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    That is one sweet looking bow!!:worship: Thanks for sharing those pics. Beautiful work brother!!
     
  7. bownero

    bownero New Member

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    Hey Brian! There is some more pics of my bow on my thread called NEW BOW PURCHASE..

    Hope you and your father enjoy them!!:wink:

    Thanks!!
    Mark.
     
  8. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    Very nice work on that bow. :cool2:
     
  9. Poppa

    Poppa New Member

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    Very nice work. How does that baby shoot
     
  10. cumberlandcat

    cumberlandcat Active Member

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    Pretty decent, I was hoping for more lbs. of draw, it draws about 55lbs at 28 inches. Decent enough. I don't use and fiberglass or composite strips it all wood so that makes it harder to get the pounds and consistancy between each bow.
     
  11. Poppa

    Poppa New Member

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    A bit of history about the longbow. I saw this on the History Channel. The
    longbow is what made armor that the knights wore obsolete. An arrow
    from the longbow would puncture the armor, so it was not worth carrying
    the weight in battle. Armor was also very hot. The longbow could also shoot
    6 arrows in the time it took the first firearms to shoot and reload.
    The surnames Archer and Bowman were originated for the soldiers
    who shot the longbow.
     
  12. flathead willie

    flathead willie Well-Known Member

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    I have several recurves but I don't know how good a picture would turn out since they are covered with camo. I'll try to get some pics of them soon. I've never found anything as satisfying as hunting with a stick bow!