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New Bow ????
For all of you bow hunters out there, I want a new bow. I sold my learning bow (Martin) the other day. My brother is shooting a Mathews bow. I was looking at a Mathews Creed XS. It's a little pricey, but I want to buy a bow I can hunt with from now on. What do you guys shoot?
That looks like a self bow.
Adam J. McCleod
Every time bows come up you post this picture and I effing hate you. Not for posting the pic but for having the bow. i started with something similar. But no a quiver or anything I shot bare bow. I remember tacking a paper plate to a bale of hay in the back yard. I never killed anything with it, mostly because i never got a shot.
Years later a friend of the family gave me an old Bear, "White tail Hunter II" It was a compound but I still shot barebow and finally started killing deer. Time went by and one day my ego got the best of me and I bought a Martin Predator. My groups exploded so I went back to the so called pro shop where I bought it and was told I needed stiffer shafts and should should use a release. So I ponied up for all that and my groups shrank back to the old paper plate days.
I've killed deer with it but I still want to go back to shooting with fingers.
And now my wife wants to try bow hunting. I had already blown out my left elbow and now I've had a damn stroke so my left side is mostly worthless. her idea is I get a crossbow and she takes my bow.
But your pic has me considering going back old school.
It's a PSE Sequoia 50# I've never hunted with it......yet......need a lot more practice.
Currently, I am considering getting out of the compound bow business, sell what I have and get a nice recurve. Just much simpler design.
Not to mention that the carry weight on a recurve (or longbow) is just incredibly light. Of the compounds, which between Matthews and Hoyt do you like better? I'm not brand loyal at all and willing to try a Matthews some day. Despite only having shot Hoyt and PSE thus far.
I've owned Pearson, Bear, PSE, Browning, Hoyt, and Mathews bows over the years. Of those, I prefer Hoyt and Mathews.
When in I get around to buying another recurve........it'll be a Hoyt.
No CPJ...........not a Black Widow. While I'd love one............I ain't spending that cash.
I've also got a couple of self bows, an Osage and an English yew bow that I made. And two staves, a yew and a backed Osage/bamboo that need to be finished, just don't have the room to work on them.
The PSE longbow shown above looks like the upper limb is quite a bit longer than the lower limb, which I think is due to the angle of the photograph. Although it should be about an inch and a half or so longer because it's meant to be shot with the fingers, and you've got two fingers below the center.
One is as good as another.
As for me, Native Americans gave up on bows a long time ago as soon as they could get Winchesters and such. Much more efficient. So I'm more of a rifleman. But each to his/her own.
Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.