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Author Topic: Switchin' from Recurve to Longbow...suggestions..  (Read 308 times)

Offline heydeerman

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Re: Switchin' from Recurve to Longbow...suggestions..
« Reply #25 on: May 09, 2003, 10:11:00 PM »
Chapparal Archery has a try it before you buy it deal going also. No deposit needed and you pay for the bow when you get it  :thumbsup:  . I have a T.I.B.Y.B. bow right now. It is the best shooting bow for me so far  :cool:  . I love shooting it and the grip is sweet. You should give Bruce a call. Go to the vendors list and check out the web-site.

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Re: Switchin' from Recurve to Longbow...suggestions..
« Reply #26 on: May 10, 2003, 09:52:00 PM »
My suggestion is that once you change to the LB, don't shoot your other bows while trying to establish your shooting style.  Most LB's I have shot require a much more strict adherence to form.  Perfect grip, perfect release, perfect anchor, perfect everything if you want CONSISTENT accuracy.  I personally don't think LB's are as forgiving as recurves.

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Re: Switchin' from Recurve to Longbow...suggestions..
« Reply #27 on: May 10, 2003, 10:34:00 PM »
I think a longbow is more forgiving than a recurve. I started trad shooting recurves and when I switched to longbows I found them easier to shoot. I am sure there are others such as River Bottom who would disagree. Its somethin you gotta find out for yourself. A cheap way to do it is get a hold of one of or all of the bowyers who will let you try it before you buy it. Hardly a better way to find out.

I think the hang up for recurve shooters who try the longbow and dont like it is in the grip. Most longbow bowyers will make longbows with a recurve style grip. I have found the grip on the Chapparral to be very consistant. I shot a Morrison Cougar a while back, in fact is was Bobs personal bow, and it had a recurve grip and it was extremely easy to shoot. One of the best shooting bows I ever shot.

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Re: Switchin' from Recurve to Longbow...suggestions..
« Reply #28 on: May 10, 2003, 11:22:00 PM »
I think a longbow is more forgiving also. Last year was the first year I shot my recurves in about 2 years, and I shot pretty good, but I felt like a target archer, worrying about the bow being held correctly, etc. My 2 favorite longbows are the Shrew, and the Marriah Chinook, and I can pick them up and shoot much more fluidly than with a recurve. I thought that I HAD to have a deep locator grip on a longbow, until I got a great deal on a Great Northern Critter Gitter with a pretty traditional plain grip. I shot that bow so well it was spooky, right off the bat. But, like evry archery moron, since I shot it so well, I gave it away ( to my Dad)   :knothead:  I truly believe a longbow that fits you is one of the best kept secrets in bowhunting; I think they are the most effective and efficient bow you can hunt with. Just don't tell anyone, or they will make us all hunt in the gun season  :p
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Re: Switchin' from Recurve to Longbow...suggestions..
« Reply #29 on: May 10, 2003, 11:27:00 PM »
My 3 recurves are all Fedora's so when the longbow bug bit I went back to Mike and he made me a longbow with a recurve grip. I can go back and forth between bows and never miss a beat.
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Re: Switchin' from Recurve to Longbow...suggestions..
« Reply #30 on: May 10, 2003, 11:51:00 PM »
2dogs, that is the way it should be. Other than for "historical" reasons, it makes no sense to put a gosh awful grip on a bow that is hard for folks to adapt to! There were valid reasons to build grips that way at one time, before fiberglass. Once they started using fiberglass the posibilities changed but the bows didn't....O.L.
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Re: Switchin' from Recurve to Longbow...suggestions..
« Reply #31 on: May 10, 2003, 11:58:00 PM »
dean

i just got a Dwyer longbow...46@28 and have 2 45# recurves.  there was absolutely no problem shooting the longbow...no hand shock and i grip it like my recurve...the longbow definitely has a different feel...kinda like it is alive...i know that sounds weird, but it seems like the arrows jump from my bowhand instead of the bow...the dwyer is quicker thann my 62" recurve and every bit as fast as my kodiak magnum recurve.  here is a link to it...$395 new + 30 for bamboo cores, a great deal on a wonderful bow.  get a longbow...maybe 2 or 3!  life is short!  here are pics of my dwyer

 http://community.webshots.com/album/72626656sUJYzi?88

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Re: Switchin' from Recurve to Longbow...suggestions..
« Reply #32 on: May 11, 2003, 08:19:00 AM »
Dave Dwyer makes a fine longbow. I had one made and I bought a used one. Sold them both  :knothead:  . The used one I bought shot better than my custom. Wish I could have it back.

Another fine bow for the money. Excellent gut to deal with also.
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Re: Switchin' from Recurve to Longbow...suggestions..
« Reply #33 on: May 13, 2003, 01:16:00 AM »
Check out the Harrison Longbows, they are a work of art.  There is absolutly no hand shock and they shoot like a dream.  Jack is going to stop making bows pretty soon so if you were to get one now would be the time.

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