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Good beginners longbow?

Postby rwsbow » Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:41 pm

OK, guys, don't fall off your chairs but...
Am looking ( and I emphasize just looking) at some longbows that would be good for me to start on...and NO, not an A&H CX or a Hill Big Five...we are talking about beginners!!
Is there any out there that would be more comfortable for a recurve shooter to try..would prefer something that has a semblance to a recurve grip..Any suggestions on a good website to check out? 40 # ers!!!

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Re: Good beginners longbow?

Postby PAarcher » Fri Nov 09, 2007 7:28 am

http://www.tradtecharchery.com/Items.aspx?hierId=Longbow

I'd start on Tradtech's site. In the catalog they have a nice hybrid called the Verna listed. Made by Samick. It's not on the Tradtech site so you might want to call Lee. It looks like a really nice bow. The Internature Viper is supposed to be pretty nice. Fiddleback shoots one and seems to like it.
I have heard nothing but good things about the Bear Montana.

Anyway, it's a place to start.
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Re: Good beginners longbow?

Postby Feral Donkey » Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:47 pm

Maybe you can pick up a used Tred Barta somewhere. Those have more of a recurve grip.
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Re: Good beginners longbow?

Postby rwsbow » Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:52 pm

Thanks Mike..
Hey,FD, NOT!!! (Never seen his lonbows but they ain't helping him much from what I seen on TV) Even the law of averages says if you throw enough arrows, one of them might hit something!!

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Re: Good beginners longbow?

Postby LBR » Fri Nov 09, 2007 5:36 pm

I've never shot a cheap longbow I'd be comfortable reccomending to anyone--including the Montanna, but I haven't shot one in a few years. That 2x4 grip turned me off quick, and if that wasn't enough a guy I shot a course with got a massive blister from it. Maybe they have improved some.

I think you can still get a good one for a moderate price--don't have to spend near a grand anyway. Roy Hall makes a nice one, and you can get a recurve grip--I think he still has bows in the $400 range. The Martin Vision has a recurve grip--that one feels and shoots (and sounds) so much like a recurve I really don't see the point in it (just go ahead and shoot a recurve). Mike Treadaway makes some nice ones, and I think he still has some moderately priced.

'Course spending a bunch of money won't guarantee you anything--I've shot several that are priced at $1,000 and more that, if I had to shoot them, I wouldn't give you $5 for a truck load of 'em.

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Re: Good beginners longbow?

Postby Carbon Caster » Fri Nov 09, 2007 9:21 pm

What Chad isn't telling you, is that he sells a great on in the Crusader under his Recurves.com site. Checkmate makes a fine bow and the Crusader is one of my favorites that Marc builds. I am pretty sure it is the bow Chad shoots as well.

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Re: Good beginners longbow?

Postby mike robin » Sun Nov 11, 2007 10:13 am

rwsbow
look at a K&M mountain bow---bill kerner builds them ---fast-smooth--- fair price---[also nice recurvie grip]
or a mikuta ----- ed mikuta builds a bullet-proof fast hybrid long-bow [fast-too] also a fair price

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Re: Good beginners longbow?

Postby cst » Sun Dec 02, 2007 10:18 am

hey Roger, just saw this. You should check out Sapphire Archery. My hawk was inexpensive but definitely not cheap. It is the bow I shoot most often. Fast, light, pointable, and pretty smooth. The grip is perfect. Nearly everybody I have handed it to has shot well right away. I can't say (am I shilling? I paid for the bow!) enough about these. They are great inexpensive (for a custom) bows.
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Re: Good beginners longbow?

Postby Cutty » Wed Dec 05, 2007 3:18 pm

Hey Roger, I've shot quite a few of them...I second the Crusader, also Yellowstones are a good value, Liberty's are a good value, and for a three piece Ernie's are a great value.

Martin Vision is a good transition LB, but maybe a little too much like a 'curve...
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Re: Good beginners longbow?

Postby stabow » Mon Dec 17, 2007 5:48 pm

How about a fox

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