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New longbow

Postby hawkwind » Wed Jun 22, 2016 12:21 pm

Hello guys,
some of you know me.
In any case I made me new longbow, american style. 74" long 128 lbs at 30". Ipe+ Hickory.

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Must take better pics I know. My phone has a bad camera.
This should shoot those 1200 gr arrow with some authority.

I might reduce tips and trap the last third of the limbs as needed to reduce the mass as needed.

Jaro
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Re: New longbow

Postby LightmanSA » Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:04 pm

Post a pic of that thing at Full Draw..! 128 lbs.. WOW
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Re: New longbow

Postby hawkwind » Thu Jun 23, 2016 5:18 am

I have to figure out how to do it as I m not able to draw it by one hand on tiler and take pictures with mthe other.
Shot it yesterday it did around 220 yards with 90 gram hornbeam arrow. I feel that arrow with lower fletch would go further.
I have also scraped and rounded the last 9" or so towards the tips, taking some mass off them.
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Re: New longbow

Postby hawkwind » Sun Jun 26, 2016 3:10 pm

http://hawkwind.sweb.cz/hawk_127_2.jpg

OK guys, here is the fulldraw. It does about 220 yrads with 1350 gram arrow.

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Re: New longbow

Postby BEN MAHER » Thu Jun 30, 2016 4:08 am

Now that is cool .....
It is making me wanna get our Roving Marks back and going for the winter !
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Re: New longbow

Postby Stykshooter » Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:13 am

Cool! I like "War bows"!
You can tell a lot about a woman's mood just by her hands. If they are holding a gun, she's probably angry.
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