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Tell me about this bow.

Messages posted to thread:
PECO 10-Jul-18
OkieJ 10-Jul-18
PECO 12-Jul-18
longbowguy 12-Jul-18
longbowguy 12-Jul-18
bodork 13-Jul-18
PECO 13-Jul-18
From: PECO
Date: 10-Jul-18

PECO's embedded Photo



I received a on trade. I like it. Bow shoots with authority! This is a new one to me, any info on this bow and bowyer would be greatly appreciated.

What I know: Whisper Stix Double BB 51# AMO 64" 3 piece

From: OkieJ
Date: 10-Jul-18




It is out of NM. Mike Branton I believe, heard he gave up making them.

From: PECO
Date: 12-Jul-18




Anyone else?

From: longbowguy
Date: 12-Jul-18




Well, it looks like it is poorly tillered. The lower limb appears to bend more about 6" out from the riser. Normal is for the upper limb to bend a trifle more than the lower.

Those huge puff balls look weird. A well tuned longbow, even a 3 piece one, should be quiet enough to need none at all unless the arrows are too light for the draw weight.

Those should be easy fixes and then it might be a shooter. - lbg

From: longbowguy
Date: 12-Jul-18




Well, it looks like it is poorly tillered. The lower limb appears to bend more about 6" out from the riser. Normal is for the upper limb to bend a trifle more than the lower.

Those huge puff balls look weird. A well tuned longbow, even a 3 piece one, should be quiet enough to need none at all unless the arrows are too light for the draw weight.

Those should be easy fixes and then it might be a shooter. - lbg

From: bodork
Date: 13-Jul-18




Double B is made by Mike Brattain formerly from New Mexico. Now retired living in Florida I believe. Made very nice bows for several years. Great shooters and fine craftsmanship. If the bow looks that much out of tiller I'm sure it's just the angle of the picture. Mike is a very knowledgeable bowyer and his bows can compete with the best of them.

From: PECO
Date: 13-Jul-18




Definitely camera angle on the limbs. The string came with puff balls, and I like puff balls. Bow shoots great. Thanks for all the input!





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