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Offline LazerRay

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David Oakes "Brush Country Bows"
« on: October 19, 2006, 08:04:00 AM »
In the past month I have shot 2 of his bows, his recurve the stalker and his longbow. What I first noted is the heavy antler tip overlays that would rob a bow off performance. Although the recurve was smooth drawing those heavy tips made the bow very shocky. I would not buy one of his bows they where around 50 pounds at my draw. He should shoot some of the other custom bows out there.
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Re: David Oakes "Brush Country Bows"
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2006, 05:48:00 PM »
My buddy just got a stalker. It is short and I would say somewhat quick. The fit and finish was fine-nothing bad to say. The only thing that I do not like about it was the grip. A little
cluncky for me. A grip is personal. You like it or you don't. Overall I liked it but, I think I will stick with my Sarrels.

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Re: David Oakes "Brush Country Bows"
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2006, 09:13:00 PM »
LazerRay, are you sure you had the right brace height on the bows?  I have shot several of Davids bows and never noticed handshock.  He
uses dacron strings and typically dacron has a little more vibration than ff and stretches some till its broke in.  I know he sells a lot of bows at traditional shoots where there are quite a few other fine bowyers to compare equipment with...........McK

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Re: David Oakes "Brush Country Bows"
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2006, 08:34:00 AM »
I shot 2 of his customers bow I don't know what the braceheight was set at
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Re: David Oakes "Brush Country Bows"
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2006, 01:39:00 PM »
I have been out to David's shop a couple times.  I own a MOAB that is the best R/D lb I have ever shot.  David makes a longbow and flatbow model that I was impressed with they both shot heavy arrows very well.  Personally did not notice any significant handshock.  They both shot quick and flat.  Was I would have bought one when he first started out, less $$$.    :coffee:
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Re: David Oakes "Brush Country Bows"
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2006, 12:40:00 PM »
The guys bow I shot was shooting really light carbons and I have to admit when I saw him again we shot my 520 grain carbons out of his 50# bow. It felt alot nicer
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Re: David Oakes "Brush Country Bows"
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2007, 03:10:00 PM »
I was at Brush Country today and tried out the new recurve David recently developed. Sweet. Just sweet. I have one of his longbows and plan to take a lot of pork with it. His number is 210.679.6168. He showed me his shop and the way he crafts his bows. Truly one at a time with attention to detail. David used to make furniture out of mesquite.
I love his bows and plan to pick up one of his new recurves as soon as I can.

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