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any recomendations.

Discussion in 'Archery' started by shauny, Jan 12, 2017.

  1. shauny

    shauny Major Poster

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    looking for a nice field bow.been using a take down for years,ali riser wood /glass limbs,but not very pretty.
    i fancy something a bit more traditional.not keen on the yank flatbows tho.
    need to be able to draw to 32", at around 40 to 50lb draw. dont need more as only on targets.
    any one got/had something worth going for?
    ta s.
     
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    Samobaggins Keyboard Hero

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    A slight hijack of the thread! If you into your archery and tinkering,which we know you are take a look a back yard bowyer on y#ut#be he makes bows from pvc pipe and the are cracking! Different strength and styles.
     
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    My friend is into his archery, he has some lovely ones on his man cave wall... If I get the chance and remember I'll run that question past him.
    I have an old bent /set lemonwood Slazenger ...sadly makes it to dangerous to string. :(
     
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    i had one years ago,it broke one day on full draw!!!:eek:
     
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    have been watching a lad on u tube in nz who makes em.im sure they must have a better quality of plastic pipe over there.dont think i would fancy using one made from pipe we have over here!
     
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    I'm going to give it a go as I have some lengths of pipe laying around. I'll let you know how I get on.
     
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    Shauny, consider making one yourself a longbow out of wood, i've made quite a few out of elm, ash and yew, I've also made composite bows from glass fibre and wood, made the arrows myself from dowel, fletched them with goose and made my own bodkins too.
    Elm is hard to come across but I came across some ash and yew at work. I've made longbows from Yew in the traditional medieval style which basically has two thirds heart wood and a third sap wood in a naturally occuring laminate. The heart wood resists compression and the sap wood resists tension which results in a massively powerful bow. A 50LB yew bow has twice more power than a elm or ash for example. I got my yew from a church yard because the church asked for their yew tree cutting back so I ended up with a log six inches wide and 7 feet long from which the lads in the workshop at work cut me about 6 limbs of which only 2 were suitable because of knots etc. I made 2 full length tranditional bows from them, you leave the sap wood alone which was on the outside of the tree then you shape the heart wood till its about twice the thickness of the sap wood. There is loads on the web about it if you want to learn.
    There is nothing better than loosing a medieval longbow you have made yourself with arrows you made yourself. Its part of our history.
     
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    i have shot trad english longbows previously,up to 100lb draw, but even at that sort of draw weight,the big old arrows seem to take forever to get anywhere.prefer a flatter shooting bow for use on the 3d animals. some of the guys used to use longbows,but on some of the wooded sections, they were just not able to elevate enough without hitting tree branches etc.
     
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    Yes the arrows were big and heavy and not as fast as the recurve bows i've had. My lad and I bought a pair of Hoyt recurves and we did target shooting for a few month before he broke his arm in 2 places. He never got back into it and we sold them. The arrows we used were Easton Eclipses and were about £7 each fletched and tipped, they left the bow sharpish.
    When I was in the archery shop I always had my eye on one particular compound that struck my eye. It was only £140 and was a nice fast bow called a Mathews Genesis.
     
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    there are some cracking compounds out there,but its a bit like airguns,i like springers, pcps dont do it for me, bit like recurves and compounds. prefer the simple
    set up, bare bow with no sights.much more of a challenge.
     
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