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6mm Remington
04-14-2011, 08:00 PM
I use a 60# Martin "Damon Howatt" Hunter bow. Are there any of us left out there any more? I sure like that bow. It shoots great, has no shock, and is just a really nice bow. What recurve or longbow do you guys use?

David

mike12
05-22-2011, 12:52 PM
I shoot both a longbow and a compound. I have a 62" 56# pronghorn longbow built by Herb Meland. Its a great bow! Very smooth and no hand shock.

BOHNTR
05-22-2011, 01:25 PM
I hunt with both a compound and my recurve depending on the species. I've been trying to take a coyote with my recrve here lately.......tough buggers to bring in close and arrow. My recurve is a custom Brackenbury made by Jim before he passed. Beautiful piece of art.

Jerry
05-22-2011, 02:10 PM
Check out Ron King of Fox Archery in Wallowa Or.

12ring
05-22-2011, 06:33 PM
I shoot a 62" 58# Centaur longbow by Jim Neaves.

Bruce Mc
05-23-2011, 07:41 PM
I shoot only traditional, 60lb at 29"- 64" Bob Lee Signature Recurve. I have eased up a bit in the past few years and now use carbon arrows instead of pine.

Mike
05-23-2011, 09:51 PM
I have used a Recurve for 20 years. Have had several brands. But the Bighorn I found fits me will. Harvest several big game animals with it. I shot lift handed! It's 65 at 29" started to use carbon back in the mid 90's. Liked the additional speed.

trkytrack2
09-15-2011, 04:51 PM
Custom 62" T/D Mountain Hunter Longbow by Mark Horne, Horne's Archery, 59@28" with matching recurve limbs; 60" T/D Classic recurve, 60@28", by Mike Palmer, Palmer Archery. Kinda partial to the longbow......sweetest bow I've ever shot.

huntnfool62
12-08-2011, 06:19 PM
Early Bear Recurves I love the feel of history in my hands. Or a Hoyt compound when I want to make sure meat goes in the freezer

feathercast
12-31-2011, 08:34 AM
Just got into traditional this year. Enjoyed it so much I sold my compound. It seemed to bring something back to me I was missing? It's a Brackenburry, built by Jim.

Jesse Minish
01-07-2012, 01:04 PM
Always been traditional. My two favorite bows are 52" Cascade Night Hawk 70#@28" and 56" Cascade Brush Hawk also 70#28"

A3dhunter
01-22-2012, 10:10 PM
I've got a black widow I bought last year to start getting into it. Plan on making it my "go to" bow after a couple years. Still trying to get comfortable shooting it and get the right arrows for it.

BobT
01-24-2012, 10:52 AM
I shoot mostly traditional, I have a small collection of vintage Bear bows. I have at least one representative of each model that was cataloged in 1958. I have added a couple more since this picture was taken, I think I'm up to 9 or 10 total now.
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m100/rltjlt/002.jpg


Bob

sjsmallfield
01-26-2012, 01:01 PM
Sweet collection BobT. I'll have to try to get a pic of my grandpas Bear Kodiak Special that he gave me. He just passed this Monday so I think I'm going to have to get it back out to shoot again soon. It is a great bow.

BobT
01-26-2012, 02:12 PM
Sweet collection BobT. I'll have to try to get a pic of my grandpas Bear Kodiak Special that he gave me. He just passed this Monday so I think I'm going to have to get it back out to shoot again soon. It is a great bow.

Thanks! I love the old Bear bows, when I started my collection I also got into arrow making and string making. I'm sorry for your loss, I wish I had a few more things from my grandfathers, the few things I do have I really cherish!

Bob

backstraps
01-26-2012, 09:05 PM
Hey I am pretty new to this Tradional thing. I bought a new Bear Grizzly #55 @ 28".

I have shot it every day for three months and while it seems to shoot well and i'm getting better. I am already thinking about upgradeing to a Dalaa ( hope I spelled that right) any thoughts on these bows. I have a friend that loves his.

Big investment for me in this downturn economy.