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Offline Doug Campbell

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Strawberry Guava Anyone
« on: January 10, 2009, 09:33:00 AM »
The bow started out as a stave gifted to me by my buddy Manny Padroni in HI a couple years ago. I think it was probably wishing for HI yesterday evening, it was -3º when we got back to the truck  ;)  Now I'm a little better at swinging a big hammer at hot steel than peeling thin little curls of wood off a delicate longbow but with patience and advice from friends I finally got a bow whittled out of the stave. There were a couple of defects in the back so I was pretty conservative and she wound up 65" knk and 45#@27". I was not real satified with the way any of my wood arrows flew so I tried, (you purist may not want to read this) one of my AD carbon arrows with a bunch of weight up front, (total 700ish grains) it flew fantastic and hit like a ton of bricks considering.

I was hunting a late season doe only hunt with friends Walt Francis, Dave Johnson and Hunter Rung, (hope I spelled that right Hunter), at one of Walt's hot spots. Thanks again Walt! Dave and I were only 40 yards or so apart and when I shot my doe three or four others ran straight to his tree and he was able to make it a double by sending an arrow thru the lungs of a second one. The two does traveled 40 or 50 yards and died not 10 yards apart. How cool is that!! Dave was shooting his Widow longbow, maybe he'll chime in here and fill in the specs.

Guava selfbow, AD Trad shaft, 160 Griz up front, the 20 yard shot stopped in the opposite shoulder ruining the heart on the way thru.
 
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Re: Strawberry Guava Anyone
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2009, 09:42:00 AM »
Very Nice! Snow Does...LOL
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Re: Strawberry Guava Anyone
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2009, 09:45:00 AM »
Yeah, that's definately cool circumstances getting two does like that. Congrats to you two.
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Re: Strawberry Guava Anyone
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2009, 11:11:00 AM »
Good Lord that looks COLD!!  Awesome double.  You fellas are some kinda tough.  No hats and all.  Maybe you just took them off for the photo op.

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Re: Strawberry Guava Anyone
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2009, 01:06:00 PM »
Congrats again Doug!

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Re: Strawberry Guava Anyone
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2009, 01:29:00 PM »
Sweet Doug!

Manny also helped me when I was learning to build guava selfbows!  Congrats on a fine harvest!     :thumbsup:  

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Re: Strawberry Guava Anyone
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2009, 01:43:00 PM »
Congrats  :thumbsup:
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Re: Strawberry Guava Anyone
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2009, 03:14:00 PM »
Nice shooting guys.

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Re: Strawberry Guava Anyone
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2009, 04:24:00 PM »
Way to go Doug.  Thats sweet Man.

Online Jack Denbow

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Re: Strawberry Guava Anyone
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2009, 07:43:00 PM »
That was way cool Doug.
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Re: Strawberry Guava Anyone
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2009, 08:14:00 PM »
Great! Congratulations guys!  :thumbsup:  
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Re: Strawberry Guava Anyone
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2009, 09:32:00 PM »
Doe + snow + longbow x2=   :thumbsup:    :thumbsup:  

CONGRATS to you both !!
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Re: Strawberry Guava Anyone
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2009, 03:06:00 PM »
Congrats on a fine doe with a do it yourself bow!!!
Just one more step please!

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Re: Strawberry Guava Anyone
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2009, 10:07:00 PM »
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Re: Strawberry Guava Anyone
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2009, 10:02:00 AM »
Very nice!  ;)
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Re: Strawberry Guava Anyone
« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2009, 02:19:00 PM »
Congratulations, Doug!  My only question is what did the thermometer say when you got out of the truck?    :archer:
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Re: Strawberry Guava Anyone
« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2009, 08:23:00 AM »
Way to guys....one day I hope to hunt in the snow....just gotta do that sometime in my life!
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Re: Strawberry Guava Anyone
« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2009, 12:30:00 PM »
Congrats on some fine does!    :clapper:
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Re: Strawberry Guava Anyone
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2009, 12:31:00 PM »
Congrats!

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