Back to traditional bows

Discussion in 'Bowhunting Africa' started by 35bore, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. 35bore

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Go get em' buddy. Have fun with your new toy.
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    Quick update,,, I wasn't going to post this until it happened/shipped. I made the plunge, and saved for a Black widow. It's a recurve at 57# @30inches. The SA2 model in grey bark. Although I haven't had much luck deer hunting (in deer huntings defense, we were busy working the last 2 years) but will be taking it with me this deer season, and then again to Zambia to hunt with Mikey....Bow arrives (scheduled to arrive) next week....
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    Congrats on the purchase!
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    Congrats with a great bow.
    I am seriously thinking about starting to shoot a recurve again myself and I have been looking at a Black Widow take-down.
    If I decide to order one, I need to talk with them about my draw length as I really need a 31.5 -32" draw recurve.
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    Traditional bows are effective hunting weapons. I took my recurve to Africa and harvested kudu, waterbuck, blue wildabeest, blesbok and warthog and am hoping to add a couple more animals on my trip to Limpopo this Aug.with it.

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