WHAT IS YOUR GO TOO BOW?

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WHAT IS YOUR GO TOO BOW?

Post by Boodan » Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:44 pm

If got a few bows but for hunting this year and just for general target and small game hunting is gonna be my Ron Foley longbow.Rf/Df 60" and 50# @28. God this bugger shoots sweet. Feels so good in hand hardly any hand shock at all. Put on beaver balls and a selway quiver and it's virtually silent. Osage riser with actionboo front and back. Clear glass. Mr.Foley know how to make a bow! I'll figure out how to post pics on here and I will

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Re: WHAT IS YOUR GO TOO BOW?

Post by Whitewolf » Fri Dec 20, 2013 6:58 pm

Boodan-
Everybody and anybody that answers this (and I hope many will) will have a different bow for a different reason. :rolf:

It is a great question though. So here's mine.

57# @ 27" custom made for me, Northern Mist Baraga 2 piece longbow. This is my summer shooter (getting ready for hunting season) and my hunting bow (duh!) This bow is my go to tool. It spends 2 weeks with me in Northern Ontario moose hunting and has been raked against many a tree trying to make a bull mad. Been in and out of canoes and boats countless of times. I've also carried it in my area of Michigan's U.P. deer hunting, stumping and what ever.

I gave up trying to keep it looking pretty long ago. I don't abuse it, I just use it. :lol:
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Re: WHAT IS YOUR GO TOO BOW?

Post by Boodan » Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:22 pm

Great bow man! Yea I understand using it as a tool. Makes alot of sense. Their not gonna stay pretty forever if your using then for what there intentions.

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Re: WHAT IS YOUR GO TOO BOW?

Post by TradRag » Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:09 pm

Mine is an A&H ACS longbow. 59@28" slinging 715gr cedars.
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Post by Bear Heart » Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:52 pm

Real McCoy three piece longbow made by Andy McCoy of Bezaleel Bowworks. I have two sets of limbs at 56# & 63#. Same specs otherwise. It is handy being able to use the same strings for both limbs and not having to adjust to a different grip.

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Post by eddie c » Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:43 am

I have a longbow that was made for me by a good friend, red elm and rosewood with skins, that I just seem to pick up every time. I've shot a grouse with it and stuck a black bear but didn't find him. I've been trying to stick some grey squirrels and whitetail with it.
my goal has been to kill something with it then go to the next bow I have and kill something with it. technically I have killed something with it and should go to the next bow but I keep picking it up.
I have a Prairie to Plains longbow a friend gave me, an A-Mag Bear take-down and a Bear Grizzly waiting in line.
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Post by Poggins » Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:01 pm

It's been a BBO named " LilRed" given to me by Ralph Renfro , shot a doe with it using a stone point I made but being the last weekend of rifle season and all the pressure around me from the gun hunters the deer were extremely nervous and she dropped down when I released the arrow and I hit her in the shoulder on a big bone , arrow didn't break the bone and did not penetrate very deep , she is still taunting me staying out of range now , she even comes in my yard at night eating my honeysuckle .
I have a habit of taking any bow that I'm working on our hunting as quick as I get it to where I can shoot it , even got an armadillo with the trade bow I'm working on for the OSS banquet .

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Re: WHAT IS YOUR GO TOO BOW?

Post by labrunner10 » Tue Dec 24, 2013 3:00 pm

Striker bows TDL 50 # @28" With ash shafts I make and 160 gn. grizzlies. That is definitely my preferred go to bow and set up. It covers me from squirrel to deer here in ohio.

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Re: WHAT IS YOUR GO TOO BOW?

Post by Boodan » Tue Dec 24, 2013 3:39 pm

Yea labrunner that's a nice bow! I think 50#'s is a nice round about bow too. ;)

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Re: WHAT IS YOUR GO TOO BOW?

Post by Frosty the Bowman » Thu Dec 26, 2013 5:20 pm

Presently I have one bow, my first. It is a old Darton recurve 44# @ 28, 56", not a bad little bow.
I have not shot it as much as I would like, and have not taken it afield yet. Compared to the longbow I had priorly shot I cannot make my recurve group very well, yet :?

I had borrowed the famed "Trav" from our esteemed Greywolf, and let me say that is one sweet, easy shooting bow. I would rather be shooting Trav then my present bow, prefer Longbows over recurves now. When I bought this one I had never shot a recurve so I had no idea of the difference in how they shoot.

My goal is to have Greywolf help me build my own Trav along with all my own equipment.

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Re: WHAT IS YOUR GO TOO BOW?

Post by Heartless_L'Cie » Wed Jan 01, 2014 4:54 pm

my go to bow atm is trav or Artimis both bows that Graywolf had made, there so easy to use and so unique

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Re: WHAT IS YOUR GO TOO BOW?

Post by labrunner10 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:32 pm

50# @28" Striker Bows, original STDL. Cocobolo riser with action bamboo and red elm limbs

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Re: WHAT IS YOUR GO TOO BOW?

Post by jaz5833 » Sat Jan 11, 2014 1:52 am

Mine is a 1957 Custom Bow Company, Starfire, 68"/ 50#. I competed in my first 3D on the 5th and took a 3rd place with this bow. :dance:

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Re: WHAT IS YOUR GO TOO BOW?

Post by owlbait » Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:20 am

Mine is a 64" TwoTracks Longwalker longbow. 49#@29". Pretty much bombproof, but also a great looking bow. Fun to shoot, whether targets, stumps, or critters are involved.
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Re: WHAT IS YOUR GO TOO BOW?

Post by toxic8ed » Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:06 am

right now mine is a 62" 60@28 PSE heritage raven made by Owen Jeffery. I bought this bow this bow about 20 years ago. I just recently got it out and started shooting it again, and liking it.
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Re: WHAT IS YOUR GO TOO BOW?

Post by heydeerman » Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:38 am

I have two.

1. Firefly takedown longbow. 50@28.

2. Hoyt Buffalo recurve. I have a set of 45 and 50 pound limbs for this one. The only reason this one is number 2 is it gets hard to hold in cold weather.
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Re: WHAT IS YOUR GO TOO BOW?

Post by fedora4me » Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:09 pm

Fedora sickle for me. Lends itself to my short stature and shooting style.
I like my Wagner longbows and Martin Mambas as well. Longbow for fishing and mambas for 3D.

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Re: WHAT IS YOUR GO TOO BOW?

Post by hawkthrower » Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:11 pm

Depends....mostly on the hunt terrain - But all time fave has to be my "60's Vintage" Ben Pearson 66" Javalina 50@28.
When I'm in scrub brush, or bushwhacking cross country through steep and mountainous stuff, something shorter is easier to maneuver, and better for squeezing through the tight spots.... like one of my Bear Grizzly s. I tend to grab one of them often on walks up on the mountain.
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Re: WHAT IS YOUR GO TOO BOW?

Post by kenh » Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:07 pm

My Goto is a Scythian bow from Hungarian bowyer Atilla of atillabows. 48", 32# @28", the perfect stumping, small game hunting, bowfishing stick.

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Re: WHAT IS YOUR GO TOO BOW?

Post by Wolfshead » Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:03 pm

Bama Expediton Hunter Hybrid Longbow
58", 52# @ 27"

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Re: WHAT IS YOUR GO TOO BOW?

Post by BlackWidowTackle » Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:17 pm

My 58" Stalker Coyote Longbow! It is the smoothest shooting bow.
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Re: WHAT IS YOUR GO TOO BOW?

Post by FullDraw » Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:49 pm

I just got a Stalker Stickbows catalogue in the mail with my TB magazine. That Coyote longbow is a beauty, I'm sure it's a fine shooter. Hopefully, come October I'm shooting a BBO that Ralph (KsBow) helped me glue up last June. (Well, Ralph did most of the work.) I've just got to get through a surgery next month, get my strength back, then finish the BBO.

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Re: WHAT IS YOUR GO TOO BOW?

Post by SBDad » Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:17 pm

Mine would have to be my 61 Bear Kodiak.It shoots where I'm looking better than anything else I have. :archer2:

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Re: WHAT IS YOUR GO TOO BOW?

Post by bulldog18 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:26 pm

Bamabows Tribute 68 inch 60@28 walnut riser, curly maple limbs.

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Re: WHAT IS YOUR GO TOO BOW?

Post by KsBow » Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:44 pm

Mine is a selfbow of my own making. Osage, 52" 53# at 27" or something similar, or a bbo, or a sinew backed, or something off the wall that hasn't killed anything yet. They all need a chance to spill some blood. :applaud:
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Re: WHAT IS YOUR GO TOO BOW?

Post by 1Longbow » Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:52 pm

I have 2 really, one is a 1967 Howatt Hunter thats 47#'s @ 28 and the other is also a Howatt Hunter, this one is 55#'s @ 28 inches and is a 1972.

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Re: WHAT IS YOUR GO TOO BOW?

Post by JackoP » Sat Jun 14, 2014 7:24 am

G/Day Folks, my first Post, login from South East Queensland Australia

For the last 16 years I have had 2 Go too Bows. Both Selfbows I made myself from Brigalow which is a common Australian Acacia Tree. The shorter wider Bow is my favourite Hunting Bow 63" ntn 54# and the longer Bow is my favourite Target Bow 76"ntn and 42#. I'd love a $ for every Arrow these Bows have Shot.

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Re: WHAT IS YOUR GO TOO BOW?

Post by wtpops » Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:06 pm

Black Widow PSA V Ironwood, 62" 53# @ 30" This bow is a Timex that looks like a Rolex. This bow will do anything i ask it to. It has taken a licking and keeps on ticking. It is just a super tough bow. I tell my friends that if i run out of arrows I can beat the hogs to death with it.
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Re: WHAT IS YOUR GO TOO BOW?

Post by Steve Milbocker » Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:54 pm

Black Widow PSAX. Low grip 47@28 58" Simply the best bow I've ever owned and it's been a bunch. 67 is my latest count. Every now and then I see one and think oh yeah,I had one of those:)

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Re: WHAT IS YOUR GO TOO BOW?

Post by trapperDave » Sun Jun 22, 2014 4:38 pm

my voodoo kustom

52@28
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