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Bow Collection - What Bows Are You All Shooting?

Discussion in 'Archery' started by ReSyC, Jan 19, 2020.

  1. ReSyC

    ReSyC Posting Addict

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    Hi all :)

    I'm still relatively new to shooting air rifles regularly. Dabbled on and off over the years, only seriously gotten into it in the last 6 months but I've been an archer for over 15 years.

    I mostly shoot Compound but I also have a love of the traditional styles, especially Asiatic bows shot with a thumb ring instead of with fingers. That always gets a puzzled look from archers who haven't seen that style before ;)

    I've amassed a bit of a collection over the years which currently stands at 19 bows...


    Modern
    Bowtech Fanatic 3.0 compound
    Bowtech Insanity CPXL compound
    SF Elite recurve

    Traditional
    Yew English warbow (100lb)
    English Longbow
    English Longbow tri-laminate
    English Longbow (made myself)
    Ragim Impala Deluxe recurve
    Ragim Wolf flatbow
    Samick flatbow
    Grozer Hunnish
    Turkish
    Crimean Tatar
    Scythian
    Hunnish (asymmetric)
    Hun (symmetric)
    Korean
    Kaiyuan recurve (long)
    Kaiyuan recurve (short)


    Even though most of my time goes into the modern compounds, the pride of my collection is the Grozer Hunnish bow.

    trad.jpg

    It was given to me by a friend who has retired from archery due to failing health. He offered me this bow as a gift due to my interest in Asiatic bows, and he said he would rather see it go to someone who will use it than sell it. It cost a fortune, more than many top end rifles and I was bowled over by his act of generosity.

    It's a symmetrical Hunnish design, made of traditional materials so the limbs have a wooden core, backed with horn and the belly of the bow (facing away from you) is covered in pounded sinew, covered in leather and the grip and siyah (the long limb tips) are horn and bone plated.

    The costume in the picture was what I wore when I shot this bow at the Conquest Cup in 2017, an international traditional archery tournament in Turkey where our 3 man team took silver.

    So... what bows and styles do you all shoot in this subsection of the forum? :D
     
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  2. CaptDAR

    CaptDAR Always count your shots and your adversary’s

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    Nice collection of bows.
    I don’t collect bows and only own two. Hoyt Tribute Compound for HFT, indoors and competitions.
    American Flatbow for fun and 3D and anything else that my Compound and carbon arrows are banned from using.
    I’m a member of Wolfstar Archers and shoot under SFAA. Our indoors championship is in February.
    So putting in the practice.
     

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  3. Drake267

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    Nice bits of kit. I only have two kits. A bowtech carbon icon, fitted with a trophy ridge react 5 pin sight, trophy ridge whisker biscuit, Hoyt wrist sling. Set at 50lbs draw. Shooting bearpaw pentathlon bandits. It’s a great kit.

    Also have a samick discovery with 40lb samick limbs and a Hoyt wrist sling. Cats whiskers and damper pads fitted. Also using bearpaw pentathlon bandits. Though I’m hardly using this set up so it’s up for sale at the mo.
     

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