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Title: Tamerlane Question
Post by: Echo62 on October 18, 2017, 01:04:00 PM
What year model would a Tamerlane HC-300 with the serial # of 8B173 be? 1968? Also, what would the string length for a 69" Tamerlane be? 65 or 66?
Title: Re: Tamerlane Question
Post by: reddogge on October 18, 2017, 07:10:00 PM
My Tamerlane is a '66 and yours is a '68. Mine is marked "Tamerlane" and no HC number at all. I have a 61.5" string on it as it seems to like a higher brace height around 9". I'd go with the 65" string and you may have to untwist it a little. Neat bows, huh?
Title: Re: Tamerlane Question
Post by: Echo62 on October 19, 2017, 08:17:00 AM
Richard, thanks for the info. Mine hasn't got here yet, but I'm looking forward to it.
Title: Re: Tamerlane Question
Post by: Captain*Kirk on October 24, 2017, 03:42:00 PM
On the HC300 Tamerlanes, 1st digit of SN is the last digit of the year. Yours is a '68 as was mentioned.
You're gonna LOVE it!
Title: Re: Tamerlane Question
Post by: Horney Toad on October 24, 2017, 11:18:00 PM
I have a 1967 tamerlane, left-handed, 66" and 50#.  The bow is a ball to shoot!
Title: Re: Tamerlane Question
Post by: Captain*Kirk on November 06, 2017, 11:05:00 PM
Addendum: 8B173 would be Feb of 1968, the 173rd bow produced that month.
Title: Re: Tamerlane Question
Post by: Echo62 on November 08, 2017, 07:44:00 AM
Thanks Kirk. I love the bow. Can't stop shooting it. Now if I can just get the sight figured out. Never used a sight before.
Title: Re: Tamerlane Question
Post by: Captain*Kirk on November 14, 2017, 03:09:00 PM
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Originally posted by Echo62:
Thanks Kirk. I love the bow. Can't stop shooting it. Now if I can just get the sight figured out. Never used a sight before.
Mine came without a sight and I like it that way. These are simply AMAZING bows...I can't describe it other than to say drawing it is like a hot knife though butter, or smooth as French silk. Zero hand shock or felt recoil. What are you shooting for arrows?
Title: Re: Tamerlane Question
Post by: Captain*Kirk on November 15, 2017, 09:46:00 PM
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Originally posted by Captain*Kirk:
Addendum: 8B173 would be Feb of 1968, the 173rd bow produced that month.
I stand corrected. 8B indicates 1968 but the B designation signifies the 69" AMO length
8C=66"
8B=69"
8A/8D=72"
Sorry for any confusion.
Title: Re: Tamerlane Question
Post by: Echo62 on November 16, 2017, 08:04:00 AM
Kirk, my Tamerlane is 33#@28". Right now I'm shooting Easton Genesis because that's what I had on hand. They are a little heavy and I plan on getting some 600 spine carbons.
Title: Re: Tamerlane Question
Post by: Captain*Kirk on November 16, 2017, 11:53:00 AM
My Tamerlane is 69" AMO, 35#@28. I'm currently shooting Beman Centershot 500 spines with 3 X 4" feathers and 100gr field points though I intend to build a nice set of period-correct woodies for this one.
The lighter carbons made a big difference in both speed and trajectory (flatter) over the heavier woods I was shooting out of my other bows.
These arrows weigh in at 395gr.

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Title: Re: Tamerlane Question
Post by: reddogge on November 16, 2017, 08:51:00 PM
If you want period correct arrows to shoot out of your Tamerlane find some old Easton 24SRT-X shafts in silver with NIB points because that's what got shot out of them mostly back then.
Title: Re: Tamerlane Question
Post by: Captain*Kirk on November 17, 2017, 12:07:00 AM
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Originally posted by reddogge:
If you want period correct arrows to shoot out of your Tamerlane find some old Easton 24SRT-X shafts in silver with NIB points because that's what got shot out of them mostly back then.
Interesting fact. Thanks!