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by George D. Stout
Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:04 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Help me ID this Long Bow please!
Replies: 8
Views: 5686

Re: Help me ID this Long Bow please!

It was made by American Archery Co, Clarendon Hills, Il, circa 1940's into 50's. The BB mean youth bow, hence the low weight and draw. American Archery made bows for Outdoor Sports Products, which was an east coast distributor but didn't make their own bows. It's likely that several companies made b...
by George D. Stout
Wed Jul 08, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Still crazy after all these years.
Replies: 5
Views: 3701

Still crazy after all these years.

Yes, I am. Over my half century of bowhunting, not to mention my other archery hijinks, I was pining, if you will, to have an old bow back. It was a 52" Wing Thunderbird that I took my first buck with some 43 years ago. It wasn't my first deer, but it was my first buck, and I loved that bow. But bac...
by George D. Stout
Wed Jul 08, 2015 12:46 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: steel arrows????
Replies: 2
Views: 2332

Re: steel arrows????

My guess is pre World War II, since after that aluminum became available and used for arrows. The footed shafts look well made and likely also 30's or early 40's. Great stuff.
by George D. Stout
Tue Apr 07, 2015 2:37 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: What does 35# kill
Replies: 17
Views: 8676

Re: What does 35# kill

Go to the Leatherwall and PM Larry Hatfield and ask him. Larry is retired now from being a long term designer/bowyer for Damon Howatt. No matter what some think, the minimums for most states are based on what has worked well in the past. Also remember when you want to get on a high horse about bow w...
by George D. Stout
Thu Mar 12, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Snow almost melted here in Bedford County.
Replies: 9
Views: 5146

Re: Snow almost melted here in Bedford County.

60 is shorts weather here. ;)
by George D. Stout
Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:47 am
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Snow almost melted here in Bedford County.
Replies: 9
Views: 5146

Re: Snow almost melted here in Bedford County.

Brian, this is one of our many State Game Lands here in Pa. This one is 10,800 acres and the road we're looking at is approved for disability access, but not general use. Most of our game lands have such protection...over 2,000,000 acres state wide. We also have about that many acres of State Forest...
by George D. Stout
Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:38 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Snow almost melted here in Bedford County.
Replies: 9
Views: 5146

Re: Snow almost melted here in Bedford County.

The entrance to my walk today.
by George D. Stout
Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:35 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Snow almost melted here in Bedford County.
Replies: 9
Views: 5146

Snow almost melted here in Bedford County.

Took a walk today.
by George D. Stout
Sat Mar 07, 2015 2:35 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Bow Quiver (bolt on)
Replies: 14
Views: 7488

Re: Bow Quiver (bolt on)

365 days a year sounds good to me Greywolf.
by George D. Stout
Fri Mar 06, 2015 3:26 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Stiff Arrow
Replies: 4
Views: 2619

Re: Stiff Arrow

In a word, Yes. Easy to verify with a heavier point.
by George D. Stout
Thu Mar 05, 2015 5:40 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Bow Quiver (bolt on)
Replies: 14
Views: 7488

Re: Bow Quiver (bolt on)

You do have nice weather most of the year, and where you live is a choice....not luck. Enjoy the experience in the manner that suits you best. Lots of ways to skin a buck.
by George D. Stout
Thu Mar 05, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Bow Quiver (bolt on)
Replies: 14
Views: 7488

Re: Bow Quiver (bolt on)

People who carry less than four arrows don't hunt like I do. I hunt from the ground...still hunting, and stumps are always in season. I don't hunt just to carry the bow and arrows around the woods. I hunt to shoot..stumps, sticks, cow pies, dead limbs, etc. And, if I have to spend a night, not by my...
by George D. Stout
Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:41 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Old bows and old mags.
Replies: 0
Views: 1693

Old bows and old mags.

My 1970 Carroll's takedown and an old mag.

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by George D. Stout
Wed Mar 04, 2015 10:49 am
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Bear Sonoma?
Replies: 1
Views: 2964

Re: Bear Sonoma?

Look the Sonoma over well. It is an imported bow, not one of Bears Gainesville made bows. Martin also does this...imports some traditional bows with their name put on them. It gives a lower price option to a line of bows. Nothing wrong with doing this since it opens up the Bear line to entry level f...
by George D. Stout
Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:37 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Cock feather in
Replies: 5
Views: 2383

Re: Cock feather in

If arrows are spined properly, and bow is tuned to them, fletch orientation doesn't matter. The arrows will clear the shelf area. It's all about knowing spine and tuning. ;)
by George D. Stout
Sat Mar 15, 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Shooting Off The Hand?
Replies: 17
Views: 8812

Re: Shooting Off The Hand?

Extra dabs of glue over the front of the feather will keep those ugly cuts at bay. I shoot my old lemonwood bow off the knuckle. I learned after the first six arrows...back in 1992 that you needed to have something on the leading edge of the feathers. :eek:
by George D. Stout
Fri May 24, 2013 9:23 am
Forum: Restoration and Repair
Topic: York Bow Woods
Replies: 5
Views: 3611

Re: York Bow Woods

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by George D. Stout
Fri May 24, 2013 9:14 am
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Need help with Grandpa's old "Fred Bear Kodiak"
Replies: 6
Views: 2945

Re: Need help with Grandpa's old "Fred Bear Kodiak"

Yes, it's a 64", 1959 Kodiak. Clean it up and learn to use it. So many memories in that bow. That 1959 bow was so well thought of and revered by many Bear fans that it was re-made last year by Bear Archery. Beautiful bows, and that one is special. ;)
by George D. Stout
Sun May 06, 2012 10:11 am
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Not sure how "Traditional"This is?
Replies: 11
Views: 3551

Re: Not sure how "Traditional"This is?

A cam or a wheel is bored on an eccentric, so they are one in the same in their application.

Your bow looks like ones that were used in the late 60's. They even had sights and stabilizers back then on the traditional bows. Amazing, eh?
by George D. Stout
Sun May 06, 2012 9:57 am
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Fast flight with PSE Blackhawks?
Replies: 4
Views: 2033

Re: Fast flight with PSE Blackhawks?

Most of the PSE bows, including Blackhawk series is made by Samick Archery, and for the past several years most have been made to support the use of low stretch strings. I use low stretch 450+ and UltraCam on even my old bows and it works great...no issues. There have been no studies to find the eff...
by George D. Stout
Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:10 am
Forum: History of Archery
Topic: When did Root become Shakespeare
Replies: 6
Views: 2185

Re: When did Root become Shakespeare

Ernie Root sold to Shakespeare in 1967, but prior to that they were working together. For instance, the 1964 Shakespeare Necedah, the first year for that bow, is identical to the Root Warrior of the same period, so Ernie had put his design on the Shakespeare bows at least three years before the sale...
by George D. Stout
Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:07 am
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Thunderhorn 6 Arrow Bolt On Quiver
Replies: 2
Views: 1058

Re: Thunderhorn 6 Arrow Bolt On Quiver

This is the cheaper model...black...on my Proline Condor. I camo painted it last year. Works great and really not too heavy.

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by George D. Stout
Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:16 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Ben Pearson Documentary Film - Have Stories?
Replies: 21
Views: 12010

Re: Ben Pearson Documentary Film - Have Stories?

Lee, Van Harrell knows a bit about him and he is a friend of Ben, Jr. Van posts on the Leatherwall. His dad shot professionally for Ben Pearson Co., and knew Ben quite well.
by George D. Stout
Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:21 am
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Fred Bear Take-Down w/Fascor
Replies: 1
Views: 1657

Re: Fred Bear Take-Down w/Fascor

What is the weight listed on the limbs? The bow weight is important to knowing value; a 35 up to about 45 will bring more than a 30# or less. It's a C-Magnesium riser with #3 limbs. Can't see the coin on the other side of riser, but if it's silver, it's a 1973 to 1978 model. The stabilizer and Omni-...
by George D. Stout
Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:15 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: My other hobby. Pickin'
Replies: 4
Views: 1102

My other hobby. Pickin'

No, not pickin' antiques....pickin' gitttarrs. 8-)

by George D. Stout
Sun Feb 20, 2011 2:14 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Wood or Aluminum
Replies: 25
Views: 6177

Re: Wood or Aluminum

Here you go Night Wing:

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by George D. Stout
Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:36 am
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Wood or Aluminum
Replies: 25
Views: 6177

Re: Wood or Aluminum

I have both metal and wood bows. Metal riser takedowns have been available since about 1947 ( Par-X). My 1969 Carroll's aluminum riser takedown, will drive nails with every shot, and has a beauty of its own. Those who didn't grow up during the heyday of takedown recurves, mid 60's through mid 70's a...