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Dave Mullins
Dave Mullins

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PostSubject: What Is Your Bow Setup   Tue 18 May 2010, 10:54 am

I shoot both the Dakota Pro Hunter recurve & longbow. Both are 64 inches @ 52 lbs, My draw is 29.5 inches.

"How far is that? Don't know, don't care"
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Age : 39
Location : Davis,OKLAHOMA

PostSubject: Re: What Is Your Bow Setup   Wed 19 May 2010, 7:29 pm

I shoot GW Flanagan longbows. my target bow is 66" 42@28 3 piece takedown. also have a 3 piece longbow 64" 51@28 for hunting. my hunting Recurve is a Browning backpacker, its 54" 55@28.
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Jim Boettcher

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PostSubject: Re: What Is Your Bow Setup   Wed 19 May 2010, 9:25 pm

Black Widow 56" 54#@28".
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PostSubject: Re: What Is Your Bow Setup   Thu 20 May 2010, 10:31 pm

Currently a Bob Lee Signature Elite 52@29. Hopefully soon, very soon, I will be shooting my Dakota Pro Hunter same poundage I ordered in August.
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Lil" Okie


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PostSubject: Re: What Is Your Bow Setup   Thu 03 Jun 2010, 10:51 pm

I shoot a firefly longbow 62" 45 @ 28
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John Carter

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PostSubject: Re: What Is Your Bow Setup   Tue 08 Jun 2010, 4:48 am

I shoot a 50lb @28" Hoyt Dorado recurve riser with Tradtech Carbonwood medium limbs.
That gives me a 62" bow that draws as smooth as butter and drives a 530g arrow at 180fps.
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Lil" Okie


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PostSubject: Re: What Is Your Bow Setup   Tue 08 Jun 2010, 7:54 am

John ..I read your post on the other site and came over to say hi.

I am going to Rick's school the 19th and 20th of this month, and I can't hardly wait.

I bet it's gonna be hot. I live about 180 miles or so from where Ricks at and I don't really know about there but it skipped springtime here and went directly to summer..LOL
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Join date : 2010-06-08
Age : 50
Location : Gouldsboro, PA 18424

PostSubject: Re: What Is Your Bow Setup   Tue 08 Jun 2010, 11:33 pm

I shoot a Martin Damon Howatt Hunter 55# @ 28", 64" long with 29 7/8" arrows.

Currently, shooting Gold Tip 75/95's with 125 grain Satellite Titan TNT's.

Plan to move into a custom bow in the near future, and probably hunt "bow only" after that!
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Age : 27
Location : Beaver Falls, PA

PostSubject: Re: What Is Your Bow Setup   Wed 09 Jun 2010, 6:47 pm

I am shooting a Bear Montana longow, 55# @ 28".

I also have a Great tree Deer Master recurve, 50# @ 28", but it is lefty.

Wont be long I want to go to a 30, 35, or 40 pound recurve that has lots of holes so it can double as a bowfishing rig.
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PostSubject: Re: What Is Your Bow Setup   Sat 16 Apr 2011, 1:18 am

My riser is a 12" ACS - my limbs are 53# and 60# @ 28" which make a 58" bow. I shoot off the shelf. I have ordered a 35# Samick Sage just for the clinic that I willl attend on May 25-26 2011.

I heard you shoot lots of arrows so I thought the real low poudage of the samick sage would give me a chance to get the form down right.

Getting ready for spring bear here in the yukon right now...grizz and blacks ON THE GROUND.....no baiting - just spot and stalk - no handguns either...the weenies in the gov here don't understand about living outside of there cities.....

Anyway nice to talk with you guys an gals....

Jer Bear
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PostSubject: Pawn shop bow   Tue 02 Aug 2011, 11:31 pm

I havent shot much since I was a kid but I now live in the woods in La and might as well kill some of the deer that are eating my peas.
I bought a bow from the local pawn shop for $80.00....an old Martin Vision 50 @28 Longbow......bought a dozen gold tips and am using 85gr
arrow points.....I'm OK but one of the guys I know has a Dakota and I went over to his place to shoot it....it's 62# Dakota recurve at 28 and it pulls easier than my bow......! I've ordered Ricks disc.....hasnt gotten here yet......but needles to say I'd like to move up to a better bow....
My Martin is noisy too.....twaaaang......!
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PostSubject: Re: What Is Your Bow Setup   Mon 27 Feb 2012, 1:50 pm

Latest setup is a just-finished 68" Sycamore-Ash mollegabet-style longbow (made myself) 53# @ 28", shooting 29.5" spruce arrows off the knuckle. They're fletched Welch-style with cock feather down, fletch to nose at full draw, three-under deep hook style - with serving on the fletches to protect the bow hand. On the rack I have a few other bows I've made; hickory/red oak, sycamore/black cherry, ash/black cherry, as well as a 1967 Wings Chaparral recurve - that's my only glass.

I've learned on Rick's DVDs, and spent Saturday on a Winter 3D shoot with a shooting school graduate who reassured me I'm on the right track.

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PostSubject: My shooters   Sun 18 Mar 2012, 2:23 am

I shoot a Dan Quillian Patriot TD 62"68#@28", i draw 29" so it gives me about 70# out of the bow. I also got a Saxon American Recurve 60" 52#@28".
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PostSubject: Re: What Is Your Bow Setup   Sun 08 Apr 2012, 11:11 am

I'm shooting a 60" Martin/Howatt X-200. 40# @ 28". I overdraw to 30.5 inches. Never put a scale on it but I'm guessing about 45-47# real draw weight. Not sure if I'm using the proper arrows but I had some old 2117 aluminums sitting around so I fletched some 5" feathers onto them and started shooting. I'm thinking they're too stiff for this bow but until I can get some new ones, they'll have to do.

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PostSubject: Re: What Is Your Bow Setup   Thu 31 May 2012, 12:46 pm

Well here we go...

All arrows are 3, 5" LW shield cut feathers

-Bob Lee 58# TD Recurve GT 5575 30" 100 gr (GT inserts)

-Journeyman (go to bow) 47# TD Recurve 30.5" GT 3555 125 gr (GT inserts)/ 30" 63# spine POC 145 gr

-Selfbow (I made) 44# 55-60 woodies 30" with 160 gr

-Horne Traditionalist Longbow 51# 29.5" GT 3555 175 GR (GT inserts)

-Bear Montana 50# 29.5" GT 3555 175 GR (GT inserts)
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Location : Ontario Canada

PostSubject: Re: What Is Your Bow Setup   Tue 05 Jun 2012, 10:13 pm

I found the arrows that match my bow and what a difference. Been shooting them for about a month now and can't put my bow down. It's just such a pleasure to shoot with a good shooting bow !
Now I'm on the hunt for a 3D course or tourny near-by.
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PostSubject: Re: What Is Your Bow Setup   Mon 20 May 2013, 12:20 am

Martin Howatt Hunter 62" AMO, 55# @ 28" at my draw it 67 Lbs.
TS-1 string I made.
Beman ICS, 300 hunter shafts, full lenth. footed with aluminum shaft cut to 2" in length (adds 25 grains).
4 - 2.25" long right helical twist fletch.
250 grain field points/broadheads
650 grains total arrow weight

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Age : 58
Location : Prince George, Va

PostSubject: Re: What Is Your Bow Setup   Wed 08 Jan 2014, 7:45 pm

Dakota Pro Hunter Recurve
64" 52#@29
Victory VAP 400 with 165 grain point, 430 grain total weight
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R. Armendariz

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PostSubject: Re: What Is Your Bow Setup   Tue 23 Sep 2014, 9:37 pm

Dakota pro recurve 43 lb at 29" also 53 lb at 29" limbs .Thats my go to bow. second in line is 43 lb ACS and 48 lb ACS long bows.
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PostSubject: Re: What Is Your Bow Setup   Tue 18 Nov 2014, 9:56 pm

Bob lee takedown recurve, I got a good deal off ebay by buying the riser and limbs from two different auctions. lol. it was a short riser with longer limbs, totals out to be a 58 inch bow. It is supposed to be about 57 pounds at 27 inches, but when coupled with the shorter riser and at my draw length it is about 62 pounds. a little heavy, but I am used to it now. I also shoot a mathews switchback xt. I use the same method, three under and barebow. I do use the nap centerrest. It shoots wonderfully instinctive. Kinda nice to have the speed.
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