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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5180 on: July 16, 2019, 06:31:16 AM »
Of the three you listed HHA is likely the fastest.  Craig’s build time is usually under three weeks. 


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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5181 on: July 16, 2019, 09:12:42 AM »
Any longbow company can make the grip size to match your hand. Someone told me that Craig will even change the grips on the bows that are in stock, I suppose as long as one does not want them to be bigger or fatter.
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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5182 on: July 16, 2019, 10:55:32 AM »
Northern Mist is probably 6-9 months out, don't know about J D Berry.  I have ordered five bows from Craig at Howard Hill Archery and never waited more than three weeks to get them.  Great service.
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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5183 on: July 18, 2019, 05:12:38 PM »
it has been a very juicy year up here in the corn barrens, the mosquitoes are horrible, if you are shooting at a slow tempo say 6 bites per arrow, you need to speed things up to perhaps a 1 bite per shot tempo.  That will give you more time between shots to wave your bow around chasing mosquitoes.  An ASL makes a more superior mosquito waving tool than any other bow design.
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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5184 on: July 18, 2019, 07:38:16 PM »
it has been a very juicy year up here in the corn barrens, the mosquitoes are horrible, if you are shooting at a slow tempo say 6 bites per arrow, you need to speed things up to perhaps a 1 bite per shot tempo.  That will give you more time between shots to wave your bow around chasing mosquitoes.  An ASL makes a more superior mosquito waving tool than any other bow design.

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I was doing the same thing yesterday evening here in North Alabama. A wide limbed recurve loses a little oomph while swatting due to aerodynamic drag and what not. Our mosquitoes are huge, need all the punch you can pack to take one down!
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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5185 on: July 19, 2019, 09:32:01 AM »
I’m curious about takedown ASL’s.  I’ve never shot one and was wondering how the grips compare to your standard one piece. 

Also, does anyone know the history of the two-piece bow?  I don’t think Howard Hill ever used one but I think Bob Swinehart did.


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« Reply #5186 on: July 19, 2019, 03:22:41 PM »
I have only one experience from years back.  I thought the grip felt large and round, but the issue that day was it was stuck and the guy was not sure that it was seated correctly.  With some struggle and a shot of penetrating fluid, we got it un stuck and then put back together.  I am still not sure what 'not seated' was. if he did not get it in all of the way and then strung it and saw something wrong and that is was made it stick?  I don't know.
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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5187 on: July 19, 2019, 03:53:32 PM »
The socket system enables a bowyer to make a 2 piece TD that looks and feels just like a one piece.
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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5188 on: July 19, 2019, 04:43:35 PM »
You have the large and small grip choice, no customizing. While it may be functional, there is that step down to the lower half.
I wonder, with the right riser material re-enforcement if the bow bolt, like Robertson uses, could be used on an ASL.
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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5189 on: July 19, 2019, 06:20:42 PM »
Several bowyers are using the take down  system like Big Jim uses on his Buffalo bows. You can't tell it from a regular ASL handle. Doesn't add any extra weight either like the metal sleeve type.

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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5190 on: July 19, 2019, 06:24:20 PM »
I’d avoid any sleeve system, I’ve had a few of them click and HHA look very weird T/D. The socket is the way to go and you can’t tell it’s a T/D.  No clicking, and ridiculously durable with any shape you’d want.

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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5191 on: July 19, 2019, 06:26:58 PM »
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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5192 on: July 19, 2019, 07:58:00 PM »
I have 2 Hills with the metal sleeve t/d, works great with no problems. It does add a bit of weight to the bow.
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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5193 on: July 19, 2019, 07:58:31 PM »
I have 2 Hills with the metal sleeve t/d, works great with no problems. It does add a bit of weight to the bow.
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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5194 on: July 19, 2019, 09:12:12 PM »
My NM Classic has the Connexion Hinge under a roll-on rubber grip. The hinge adds some grip depth which I like. Steve embedded micarta in the handle, and the hinge screws anchor into it, so it's a strong setup.
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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5195 on: July 24, 2019, 06:35:43 PM »
i removed the hostile thread, but i did kick the guy off of my yard. I had just finished reworking a used longbow for a local. It shot rough compared to the one that I overhauled and gave several years back.  This one, when I hung it on the nails and checked the crow wing showed a very stiff line crossing low limb.  After some work on my tiller tree, a trial and error event every time, he remarked, how it shot like 'buttered lightening' just like my yew/bamboo and yew bow that we compared it to. For the past three days I have been putting the finish on his bow.  I used an enamel gloss lacquer that is meant for use on musical instruments.  It says to apply multiple thin coats in x amount of time, dry for 12 hours lightly sand and do it all over again until 10 to 12 light coats are applied, wait a day or three (I think that I pushed my luck on that part), rub it down gently with a pumice cloth and then lightly wax.  That is what he picked form my stash of finishes.  Very shiny, very smooth and very thin, I hope it holds up. Yesterday was the final stage, when finished, I went to the chiropractor. When I got home I was waiting for the owner to come over to pick up his bow and the pushy demanding land hog shows up.  I was in no mood to deal with him.
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HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5196 on: July 26, 2019, 08:02:09 PM »
Despite a busy schedule (that is sadly keeping me from ETAR), I couldn’t resist the call of my ASL. Fortunately, I was able to sneak out for a little shooting tonight. 




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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5197 on: July 28, 2019, 12:27:44 PM »
Where does a guy find part one of this thread?

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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5198 on: July 28, 2019, 05:25:37 PM »
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Go to page 1 of this thread.  The first entry from Rob has a link to part one.

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Re: HH BUG GOT ME - Part Two!
« Reply #5199 on: August 04, 2019, 06:22:54 PM »
How many ASL Hill devotees hunt on the ground.  I was tempting myself to set up part of a ladder stand. If nothing else it would make a good place keeper and a place to tie a blind.  Today, I decided to stop being a sugar maple tree farmer and clean out my gutters.  On the last bit, by the down spout, about 12 feet up and the dang ladder sunk in the ground on one side where the hose end was leaking I guess, went sliding off the end of the gutter and dumped me into the lilac tree.  Scraped up, a blood shot eye, stiff neck, got the wind knocked out of me, but no broken bones.  I have a better ladder but it is heavy and the 18 foot light weight should have been fine.   Right now my Huntmor  chair is even looking a bit high.
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