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Anyone else shoot Traditional Archery Equipement?


Bucksnort101

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Just wondering if anyone else on these Forums shoots Traditional Bows, i.e. Longbows, Recurves, or Selfbows.

I've been shooting them (sometimes well, sometimes not so much) for almost 8 years. Sold my Compound Bow a few years ago as I grew tired of all the gadgets, nothing wring with gadgets and Compound Bows, just wasn't my thing anymore.

Have yet to harverst an animal with my Longbow or Recurve, but I have fun just shooting them.

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I bought a martin take-down recurve 2 years ago and love it I shoot compounds a alot but when their is a squirrel or rabbit in the yard I grab the recurve it just so much fun to shoot.

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I have a very nice recurve, but I haven't used it much. I would like to use it eventually to hunt deer. I'm thinking about using it for bowfishing this spring as a way to practice.

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yep... my uncle makes his own bows so I have a couple. Haven't done anything other than small game hunting or bowfishing with it - not enough time to practice and set up for archery deer season. Someday though... someday

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Cool, I have a friend up in Brainerd that builds bows as well. Been to his place a couple times for a weekend of Bowbuilding and [PoorWordUsage]'ing.

Just purchased a bow oven and a Recurve form from another friend so I hope to glue up some bows this Summer too. Should be interesting.

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Bucksnort let me know how the bow building goes I can allways use another one.

He who die's with the most bows wins

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HaHa, I get a kick out of you guys that think the stick bow is something new. They haven't been new for generations. I found a better way. smile

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Seriously though, good for you guys for going old school. It's all about the flight of the arrow and there is no way more pure than a stick a stick and a string.

It takes much more practice and dedication to the sport to be profficiant with traditional equipment than most of us are willing to put into it. My hats of to ya!

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i have been shooting " traditional" for 4 years now. I still have a couple compounds, but havent shot either one in over a year.

Bucksnort, if you friend is Chad, I used a longbow he made to take a deer last fall.

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Yep, Chad's the man. Shot several of his Osprey R/D Longbows. Shot his new River Runner Recurve a couple months ago, very nice as well.

I did inherit one of his old Recurve forms, I think it was based on a 62 Bear Kodiak? Going to build a Bow Fishing bow on that form as soon as I get a chance.

ArcherySniper, what parts of North Branch do you hail from. I've got a close friend that lives just off Hwy 95, east of town go up for the weekend quite a few times, probably be up there this weekend. If you ever want to build your own bow give me a holler.

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