As of today, I no longer own a modern compound bow.

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As of today, I no longer own a modern compound bow.

Post by Cottonwood » Fri May 21, 2010 5:17 pm

As of today, I no longer own a bow with training wheels.

That's right, just as the title says. Here is the deal, as I found a custom longbow #60 and 28" draw length with deflex-reflex today in the classifieds of another forum board. His loss my gain, I say but anyways, I told my daughter in law that the next bow I bought I would then give my modern compound to my son.

So as of today, I can say I am totally a Traditional Bowhunter.

Here is a picture of what will be coming to my house.

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I've had a nice old Bear Kodiak #45 with a 28" draw length that I have been using, but also I have been looking at some longbows as of late, and finally made the jump on this one above.
[size=85][i]May the "Silence" of a bowstring, and the "whisper" of an arrow's flight always add to those sounds which make up the Music in your Soul !
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Post by VT Surf-N-Turf » Fri May 21, 2010 6:06 pm

Way t'be, brother! Way t'be!
I switched over to the "wild" side 5 years ago and have never looked back.
Go git 'em!
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Post by Night Wing » Fri May 21, 2010 6:49 pm

I still two Darton Maverick compounds left. They are from the year 2000. I haven't shot them in 5 years.
Blacktail TD Recurve: 66", 42# @ 30". Arrow: 32", 2212. PW: 75 Grains. AW: 421 Grains. SPD: 185 fps. GPP: 10.02
Blacktail TD Recurve: 66", 37# @ 30". Arrow: 32", 2212. PW: 75 Grains. AW: 421 Grains. SPD: 174 fps. GPP: 11.37

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Post by Greywolf » Fri May 21, 2010 9:39 pm

Like some of my guns, Haven't shot them in a long time but will never give them up.
#45 to #60 is a big jump. don't over do it, shoot a few every day till ya get built up. Glad to see your happy with the world. :dance:
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Post by Cottonwood » Sat May 22, 2010 12:42 am

Greywolf wrote:Like some of my guns, Haven't shot them in a long time but will never give them up.
#45 to #60 is a big jump. don't over do it, shoot a few every day till ya get built up. Glad to see your happy with the world. :dance:
Thanks, I have my bale target set up out in the yard, and shoot everyday as it is. I will be careful with this new longbow, and have been drawing a 67# at the shop just to keep the feel of it going. I will be eating my wheaties for sure :lol:
[size=85][i]May the "Silence" of a bowstring, and the "whisper" of an arrow's flight always add to those sounds which make up the Music in your Soul !
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Post by South Wind » Tue May 25, 2010 6:58 am

Howdy! I'm new here.

I don't think you'll regret the switch. I kept mine for quite some time, then finally sold it. Not a snobbery thing, mine was collecting dust. I'd open the case occasionally and marvel at how heavy it was in comparison. Then lay it back down. Figgered I might as well put the money into goodies I did want to use. I know that many shoot both.

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Post by TradRag » Tue May 25, 2010 8:57 am

hip, hip, horahh!!! That is great! :dance:
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Post by sharkbaitffd » Tue May 25, 2010 9:11 am

Congrats!!!!
Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
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Post by Whitewolf » Tue May 25, 2010 10:11 pm

You are the man. You ARE the man.

I'm seeing a lot of compound shooters switch to trad in our club. :dance:
One stick, one string. What more does a guy need? Oh yeah, and something that makes LOTS of smoke when you pull the trigger!

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Post by Cottonwood » Sat May 29, 2010 8:11 pm

Thanks guys. I have no regrets, and have not even had an desire to even ask my son, "Hey let me shoot that thing again." :rolf:

Well I got a nice surprize from a buddy of mine back in Grand Rapids, he shipped me his Bama Bow - Hunter model 55# @ 28" for a song of a deal. Now me has two custom longbows, and will enjoy shooting them as well. :dance:

Cocobola/Walnut/Paduak bow
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Both of them were shipped out on Thursday/Friday so I will be getting them this next week.

Man I am stoked, and have been having loads of fun with just the Bear Kodiak :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:
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Post by Curve1 » Sat May 29, 2010 9:20 pm

I've heard nothing but good about those Bama bows......I'm jealous. :)

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