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Offline Kevin L.

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Re: HH bug got me ... Part One!
« Reply #40 on: January 08, 2011, 09:29:00 AM »
I know all about it. My favorite at the moment is a 66" Wesley drawing 58@28. In fact, most of my bows are within a pound or two of that draw. Nothing feels like bamboo, whether in a bow limb or a fly rod.

I think every one who buys, sells or trades bows has the one that they wish they had back. Mine was a 68" 58@28 Wesley with clear glass, an ebony riser, dished grip and no tip overlays. That one ended up going to a new home when money was tight way back in the mid '90s and I still miss it.

Right now, the stable is down to the Wesley, a Cheetah and 10 or 11 other assorted longbows, all similar in profile to a Hill. Add in a couple of '50s style recurves and my project next week is to make some racks for bows and flintlocks.

Good choice    :thumbsup:

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Offline longbowben

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Re: HH bug got me ... Part One!
« Reply #41 on: January 08, 2011, 09:33:00 AM »
Any pictures Kevin?
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Online HARL

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Re: HH bug got me ... Part One!
« Reply #42 on: January 08, 2011, 09:37:00 AM »
I always love these threads !!! I am not sure how many fellas I have warned about trying out a Hill bow.Believe me I found out years ago about the Hill Bug !!!!!!!
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Offline RRock

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Re: HH bug got me ... Part One!
« Reply #43 on: January 08, 2011, 09:39:00 AM »
Well, that dose it. I've got a couple weeks left here before the season is out and I'm gonna finish it with my HH Big 5. 55@28" 68". Really like shooting that bow.

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Re: HH bug got me ... Part One!
« Reply #44 on: January 08, 2011, 11:38:00 AM »
Why did I look at this thread again? Dern you guys. Ebony, ebony, ebony, now I am going to have to look at the website. I think I am going to get a whipping.
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Re: HH bug got me ... Part One!
« Reply #45 on: January 08, 2011, 11:58:00 AM »
African Blackwood makes a great contrasting riser wood against lighter colored limb cores. Here is my "Owl" that is Osage/African Blackwood.

 
 
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Re: HH bug got me ... Part One!
« Reply #46 on: January 08, 2011, 12:02:00 PM »
Outstanding looking bow.
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Offline Rooselk

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Re: HH bug got me ... Part One!
« Reply #47 on: January 08, 2011, 12:08:00 PM »
Beautiful.
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Re: HH bug got me ... Part One!
« Reply #48 on: January 08, 2011, 12:17:00 PM »
Here's a couple more Ebony ones for you guys! It looks really nice with clear glass, but I prefer black glass with mine!

   
   
   

The Hill bug bit me several years ago but he was nothing compared to the latest one that got me - the Sunset Hill Bug....a vicious little critter whose bite causes severe anxiety, hair loss, nail biting, and a rapid loss of available funds!   :help:    Thank goodness the treatments aren't TOO expensive LOL!

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Re: HH bug got me ... Part One!
« Reply #49 on: January 08, 2011, 01:24:00 PM »
Spanky the 2nd picture up is the handle i am getting That looks sweet.
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Re: HH bug got me ... Part One!
« Reply #50 on: January 08, 2011, 01:25:00 PM »
And thanks everyone for the pictures.Lets see more  :thumbsup:
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Offline smilinicon

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Re: HH bug got me ... Part One!
« Reply #51 on: January 08, 2011, 05:42:00 PM »
those ebony risers are very nice.

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Re: HH bug got me ... Part One!
« Reply #52 on: January 09, 2011, 06:37:00 PM »
another ebony riser/gray glass.
 
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Re: HH bug got me ... Part One!
« Reply #53 on: January 09, 2011, 06:58:00 PM »
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another ebony riser/gray glass.
 
Every time I've seen this bow I've drooled.

I can't imagine trying to hunt with it unless out in a white sand desert or a full on blanket of snow..lol

Thanks for showing it off again.

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Re: HH bug got me ... Part One!
« Reply #54 on: January 09, 2011, 07:13:00 PM »
That's a beautiful bow David!   Must resist this ebony temptation...
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Re: HH bug got me ... Part One!
« Reply #55 on: January 09, 2011, 07:14:00 PM »
Mudd, my new Tembo is going to shock you if you like that one! I won't tell ya what it looks like yet, except that David and I share the same taste. Should be here this week some time.    :D
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Re: HH bug got me ... Part One!
« Reply #56 on: January 09, 2011, 08:02:00 PM »
So...are you ready to sell the GOOD MOAB now! LOL!
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Re: HH bug got me ... Part One!
« Reply #57 on: January 09, 2011, 08:29:00 PM »
Good try but that bow has sentimental value and i want my son to have it.
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Re: HH bug got me ... Part One!
« Reply #58 on: January 09, 2011, 10:51:00 PM »
Aww,sell the bow and give Hayden the arrow. It did all the work anyhow!   :laughing:      :archer2:
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Re: HH bug got me ... Part One!
« Reply #59 on: January 09, 2011, 10:55:00 PM »
Hey spanky,whats the wood in the last riser? Is that verawood?
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