3Rivers Archery



INFO: Trad Archery for Bowhunters

Trad Gang Member of the Week








Contribute to Trad Gang and Access the Classifieds!

Become a Trad Gang Sponsor!


Trad Gang 2018 St Judes Auction ~ BIDDING IS CLOSED!!! THANK YOU!!!


Author Topic: Any other Tamerlane fans on board?  (Read 738 times)

Online Captain*Kirk

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 785
Any other Tamerlane fans on board?
« on: April 11, 2018, 08:15:24 PM »
I know the Bear Tamerlane is not considered a hunting bow for the most part...it's too heavy, most are too long, and it's physically too big for many hunting situations. But for shooting out back or at the range, they are hard to beat for smoothness and dead-nuts accuracy.
I have an early sixties Tamerlane and an HC-300 that are simply outstanding; I haven't found the right HC-30 yet but one of these days... :bigsmyl:
Anyway, seeing as how there are a few T-lane discussions going on here, just wondered if there were any more fans of the Big Bear here. :archer2:
Aim small,miss small

Offline mahantango

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 1179
Re: Any other Tamerlane fans on board?
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2018, 08:42:21 PM »
Fantastic bow. If I could find one 40+ lbs. I wouldn't hesitate to hunt with it. Love those old heavy riser target bows.
We are all here because we are not all there.

Online Captain*Kirk

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 785
Re: Any other Tamerlane fans on board?
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2018, 12:08:58 AM »
They certainly are a stable shooting platform, Paul. And the longer ones (69") draw like a hot knife through butter.
Back in the day they were winning some of the toughest competitions out there.
Aim small,miss small

Offline Horney Toad

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 1150
Re: Any other Tamerlane fans on board?
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2018, 09:31:41 PM »
I have a lefty 1968 50 pounder, love it!

Online Captain*Kirk

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 785
Re: Any other Tamerlane fans on board?
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2018, 11:49:44 PM »
I have a lefty 1968 50 pounder, love it!
That would be an HC-300?
Aim small,miss small

Online Gun

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 750
Re: Any other Tamerlane fans on board?
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2018, 12:52:53 AM »
There's one on the auction site now but its only 29#
Genesis 1:1

Online Captain*Kirk

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 785
Re: Any other Tamerlane fans on board?
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2018, 02:22:23 PM »
"Average" DW on used T-lane bows appears to be between 30-35# most of the time. My HC-300 is 35# and with light carbon arrows it still smokes 'em out of there.
Aim small,miss small

Offline Horney Toad

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 1150
Re: Any other Tamerlane fans on board?
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2018, 08:02:04 PM »
Mine is a 1967, sorry.  It is not an HC-300, it is the rosewood model Tamerlane.     :jumper:

Online Blackhawk

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 3859
Re: Any other Tamerlane fans on board?
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2018, 03:23:08 PM »
I saw a Tamerlane for sale at a shoot this past weekend and could not help myself.  It was a 1968, 69" and marked at an amazing 47#.  With the sight in place and in amazing shape, I forked over the asking price.   :goldtooth:


Since there was no string and none in my tackle, I will have to order one.  I can hardly wait to check this big boy out.  :archer2:

Lon Scott

Online Captain*Kirk

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 785
Re: Any other Tamerlane fans on board?
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2018, 03:51:37 PM »
They are an amazing bow! I shoot endless loop strings on mine because that was what were used "back in the day". You will like the Tamerlane! Can you post up some photos? Is it a straight Tamerlane, HC-30 or HC-300?
Aim small,miss small

Online Blackhawk

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 3859
Re: Any other Tamerlane fans on board?
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2018, 03:56:57 PM »
My T-lane is the HC-300, but pics are not for me.  I use to use the photobucket thing, but when that went haywire, I just never tried another way. 
Lon Scott

Online Captain*Kirk

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 785
Re: Any other Tamerlane fans on board?
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2018, 08:15:20 PM »
Lon, I've been using Flickr for about 7 years now or so. Same principle but they haven't jacked with me at all, though some of the upgrades have been a strain to figure out. Free app, etc. If you ever decide to give it a go let me know.
Here's a few of mine;

HC-300 Tamerlane











...and the straight Tamerlane...












Love these things! Couldn't ask for a more stable shooting platform.
Aim small,miss small

Offline Randy

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 45
Re: Any other Tamerlane fans on board?
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2018, 08:45:23 PM »
I have a 1965 Tamerlane that I love. 69" with a DW of 38 lbs. Its what I shoot at the traditional shoots.

Online Captain*Kirk

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 785
Re: Any other Tamerlane fans on board?
« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2018, 10:26:50 PM »
I have a 1965 Tamerlane that I love. 69" with a DW of 38 lbs. Its what I shoot at the traditional shoots.
Randy, do you shoot open/instinctive or does yours have the Premier bow sight (or other)?
Gotta say, the Tamerlane is the Cadillac of bows.
Aim small,miss small

Offline reddogge

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 4726
Re: Any other Tamerlane fans on board?
« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2018, 05:45:12 PM »
You've seen my '66 before, same bow I used in the late 60s for field archery.




Maryland Bowhunters Society
Traditional Bowhunters of Maryland
Heart of Maryland Bowhunters
NRA
Mayberry Archers

Online Captain*Kirk

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 785
Re: Any other Tamerlane fans on board?
« Reply #15 on: May 02, 2018, 07:29:29 PM »
Yes, I've seen that before...and enjoy seeing it again!
Bear really outdid themselves when they designed the Tamerlane. I see a trophy in the last photo...what did you win, Reddogge? :archer2:
Aim small,miss small

Offline reddogge

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 4726
Re: Any other Tamerlane fans on board?
« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2018, 09:13:48 AM »
A MD state championship in barebow division in early 70s.
Maryland Bowhunters Society
Traditional Bowhunters of Maryland
Heart of Maryland Bowhunters
NRA
Mayberry Archers

Online M60gunner

  • Contributing Member 2018
  • Trad Bowhunter
  • ***
  • Posts: 2279
Re: Any other Tamerlane fans on board?
« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2018, 09:24:40 AM »
I don’t own one but I can understand why those that do enjoy shooting one. A fellow old guy I shoot with was gifted one. His shooting has improved dramatically. Must be some mojo in those bows.

Offline Wade Phillips

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 2104
Re: Any other Tamerlane fans on board?
« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2018, 10:34:38 PM »
A fan of the early Tamerlanes. These are the 1963-1968 models here in 66".
"Real Sportsmanship is Fair Play" - Art Young

"Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects." - Will Rogers

Offline Wade Phillips

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 2104
Re: Any other Tamerlane fans on board?
« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2018, 10:47:06 PM »
Clicked on the wrong image to load above. Hopefully I got the correct image this time of all the 1963 to 1968 Tamerlanes in 66".
"Real Sportsmanship is Fair Play" - Art Young

"Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects." - Will Rogers

Online Captain*Kirk

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 785
Re: Any other Tamerlane fans on board?
« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2018, 01:06:03 AM »
Beautiful collection, Wade! What are the draw weights?
Aim small,miss small

Offline Wade Phillips

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 2104
Re: Any other Tamerlane fans on board?
« Reply #21 on: May 06, 2018, 09:25:14 PM »
From 30 to 40... 38, 40, 34, 35, 37, 36, 35, 35, 30
"Real Sportsmanship is Fair Play" - Art Young

"Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects." - Will Rogers

Online Captain*Kirk

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 785
Re: Any other Tamerlane fans on board?
« Reply #22 on: May 07, 2018, 08:04:59 AM »
I was sort of figuring that. Most are (under 40)
My '64 is 42#, which is rather high for a Tamerlane. The HC-300 at 35# feels much better to draw even though both are the same length (69")
Aim small,miss small

Offline Horney Toad

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 1150
Re: Any other Tamerlane fans on board?
« Reply #23 on: May 09, 2018, 10:12:52 PM »
I have a lefty 1968 50 pounder, love it!

I see the catalog says the Tamerlane was available up to 50#. 

I'm curious if any heavier ones are floating around out there?

Offline Babbling Bob

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 217
Re: Any other Tamerlane fans on board?
« Reply #24 on: June 10, 2018, 12:22:35 PM »
Really enjoyed my '63 32lb one I bought new, but it did not math well to what I needed, so seven years later in 1970, it was traded for a fancy takedown.  They were beautiful bows in their early years with lots of rosewood. Especially the first year of production in '63 before they put on those side plates. My 79 year old brother ask me about that bow recently, which shows they evidently made an impression on even folks who don't shoot.  They don't match well for my interests now, so if I had another one, which would be another '63, it would probably just sit on the rack.   

Users currently browsing this topic:

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
 

Contact Us | Trad Gang.com © | User Agreement

Copyright 2003 thru 2018 ~ Trad Gang.com ©