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    Quote Originally Posted by coaster500 View Post
    Jim Babcock of Big Jim Bow Company (Google search) builds this bow in one piece then literally cuts it in half. It is a tang set-up so to speak with a carbon wrapped sleeve. Black Widow Bows and Cari-Bows of Canada also use this system. Jim sells all the materials necessary to build the sleeve yourself, on his website. He also does a set by step video (free) that shows the process in detail. The handle is a beaver tail wrap and it is impossible to tell it's a 2pc. He builds two models, the Thunderchild pictured above in 54, 56, and 58 inch. He also builds a more traditional longbow with a bit less reflex/deflex called a Buffalo Bow in 60, 62, 64, and 66 inches.

    Hope this helps

    Like I said before, I have never seen a set-up like this, and after the GOOGLE search, I am glad i looked at it. Very neat concept. The bow itself is beautiful, and to have the break down option, is a major plus.

    Here is a link that shows how the take down is made. I hope this does not violate any rules if so please remove it???

    Big Jim's Bows Video Page
    Awesome bow and an awesome site. Never have I seen this form of a break down bow, Beautiful bow as well.
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    35bore I also toy with archery taditional is fun. Traditional eqipment allows you to just shoot and not be a catapult mechanic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BARTFRNCS View Post
    35bore I also toy with archery taditional is fun. Traditional eqipment allows you to just shoot and not be a catapult mechanic.
    Yes, it's been a lot of fun. As I posted before, been 19 or so years ago. I guess I just missed it enough to start back up. Hard to explain, but, I'm glad I switched back. I understand and except the limitations, and I am alright with that. I am sure in time I will practice at longer ranges and as long as the energy is there, i might hunt at longer ranges with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 35bore View Post
    Awesome bow and an awesome site. Never have I seen this form of a break down bow, Beautiful bow as well.
    Here some eye candy.... more of Jim's work....

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    Quote Originally Posted by coaster500 View Post
    Here some eye candy.... more of Jim's work....

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    Jim's got some eye candy for sure.... That sounded gay as hell, ,,, or made Jim sound like a pimp. Anyway, very nice bows....
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    Hmmmmm ..... maybe bow porn would have sounded better but in this economy??? maybe I'll pass the suggestion along to him

    Maybe not???

    Jim...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35bore View Post
    Jim's got some eye candy for sure.... That sounded gay as hell, ,,, or made Jim sound like a pimp. Anyway, very nice bows....

    Ha!

    It's awesome to hear you are getting comfortable with your bow and new arrows. Don't get frustrated. Some days with a trad bow are great and you hit where you are looking. Others you can't hit a barn. Keep at it and keep it fun. Start shooting from 10-14 yards and then build confidence. You won't be shooting over 30 with a trad bow much and 20-24 is my self imposed limit. Have fun!
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    TOM,

    Again thanks for the input, the carbons worked great. Aside from my original post I think I will hang onto the recurve and the long bow for a while. To late I started at 20 yrds and I am getting comfortable at that range, I will post this years Whitetail (hopefully) with one or the other....
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    That's great, truly enjoy hunting with the trad bow. It definitely takes more commitment than a compound. Be sure to tune your arrows to the bow. Play with some heavy broadheads. I was shooting 300 grains on a 55/75 goldtip and 200 grain from a 35/55 . I had great penetration from that combo from a 55 lbs bow. good luck

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    I am taking the Bear Montana out tomorrow morning, heads are sharpened and I feel more comfortable with the long bow than the recurve (would have thought just the opposite). Anyway, been practicing a lot a 20 yards and now even my "off" shots are still within the 6inches of center, so I bought my tags today (wasn't going to buy archery tags until I was ready/comfortable), (so now I'm ready) and headed out in the morn. I wish all of guys a great season.
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