Got my new longbow yesterday!

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Got my new longbow yesterday!

Postby dhaverstick » Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:58 am

After only a little over two months of waiting, my new longbow from Wild Horse Creek Bows came in the mail yesterday. Needless to say, I am quite pleased with the result. There's nothing quite like that new bow smell!
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The riser of the bow is made from pau ferro, the limb core is bamboo and the limb veneer is Karelian Birch Burl. The bowyer, Mike Dunnaway, is also an accomplished arrowsmith and he always sends an arrow footed with the same wood used in the riser.
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I love all the figuring in the veneer!
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The bow is 62" long and pulls 54# @ 28". The main reason I wanted this model (it's a Quest) is because it's a D style longbow and I only have one of those. I shot it a couple dozen times yesterday and I believe we're going to get along just fine. I sure hope to break it in on a nice longbeard in a couple of weeks!
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Re: Got my new longbow yesterday!

Postby McClura » Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:13 am

Nice bow! :applaud: I really like that style of grip. I have two longbows with that dished grip.
Wood is nice also. I see some of his bows when I go to the Kansas Bowhunting Convention in Hutchinson. Congratulations on the new bow. Hope it shots well for you.

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Re: Got my new longbow yesterday!

Postby hawkthrower » Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:14 pm

Beautifully made and very nice wood choices - Now its time to go practice! then off to the woods!
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