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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.

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magicman



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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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bubinga



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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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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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NanookoOdaNorth



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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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herrmanns139



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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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dthx



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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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kentowl



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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, 1:23 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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archer38



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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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Caughtandhobble



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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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archer38



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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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AnthonyI



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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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hunter35745



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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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