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The three best bows you have shot ?

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Ziggy 13-Nov-05
Esquire 13-Nov-05
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dachba 13-Nov-05
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SL 13-Nov-05
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From: Ziggy
Date: 13-Nov-05




I thought it would be intersting for archers to list their three favourite trad bows in order of preference. At the conclusion of the responses, I will do a tally of your top ten bowyers, and also the top ten models. I think it would make for interesting reading.

From: Esquire
Date: 13-Nov-05




Marc Lauver - Penn Archery Works - www.pawbows.com (McKean or Somerset)

WARF - By Bob Gorden

Bear Montana

 

From: Sleeps with elk
Date: 13-Nov-05




Bill Stewart Shafer Blacktail

From: dachba
Date: 13-Nov-05




Longbow

1. Doug Duncan Zebra Safari LB

2. Don Brown El Lobo LB

3. Tim Meigs Deluxe Bamboo LB

Recurve/Hybrid

1. Kelly TD Recurve

2. Savannah

3. United States Archery Recurve

Dave in Ft. Collins, CO

From: slickhead
Date: 13-Nov-05




Dale Dye - Morrison - Widow

From: Skipper
Date: 13-Nov-05




Archers Edge-Fedora-Black Widow

From: HUMPY
Date: 13-Nov-05




Howatt Hunter/Martin Savannah ...... my favorites !

From: David A.
Date: 13-Nov-05




Morrison/Fazio/Bob Lee

From: Precurve
Date: 13-Nov-05




Ancient Spirits, River's Edge, Wes Wallace

From: foxbo
Date: 13-Nov-05




Griffin, Fox, Black Widow

From: RJC@W
Date: 13-Nov-05




Moosejaw, Jackal, Hatfield

From: String Cutter
Date: 13-Nov-05




Black Widow, River's Edge, Wes Wallace.

From: Bill C. Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 13-Nov-05




DAS Kinetics, Groves (not being made any longer), Morrison

From: Sorry_shot
Date: 13-Nov-05




Not necessarily in the order of preference, these three are about a draw. I'm evaluating on shooting qualities, not fancy.

Shrew/Griffin

Dale Dye

Widow PSA/PMA

Runners up...Blacktail, Morrison Cougar

 

 

 

 

From: Bowcrazy
Date: 13-Nov-05




recurves black widow-bighorn-horne

From: Bob Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 13-Nov-05




Black Widow Robertson Adcock

From: Phil Magistro Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 13-Nov-05




Jack Howard Gamemaster, Black Widow, Robertson

From: DB
Date: 13-Nov-05




#1 River's Edge 'Vortex' hybrid longbow

#2 River's Edge takedown recurve

#3 Lynn Harrelson takedown recurve

From: James in nc
Date: 13-Nov-05




DAS,Adcock and Iron Mountain

From: Jim D Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 13-Nov-05




Robertson Great Plains Northwind

From: bear1336
Date: 13-Nov-05




1 Rivers Edge Recurve

2.Black Widow

3. Lewis Hollow Recurve

From: longwinger
Date: 13-Nov-05




Widows..Fedora excellerator...and I still like the old 70"s Bear Hunter. Bows all have personalities of thier own that keep us intrigued. So many bows , so little time..Its a good thing.

From: sodbusterjim
Date: 13-Nov-05




Jerry Fisher Longbow, Robertson Stykbow, Dwyer Longbow ; sodbusterjim

From: jelloats
Date: 13-Nov-05




Adcock ACS, Adcock ACS and Adcock ACS.

From: jelloats
Date: 13-Nov-05




Thats probably because I havn't shot many trad bows.....

From: SL
Date: 13-Nov-05




Morrison,Fedora,pronghorn ferret3

From: Terry in Ore
Date: 13-Nov-05




Great Northern

Howard Hill

Fox

From: Bowhunter4life Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 13-Nov-05




O.L. Adcock ACS-CX 3-piece (don't have one yet, but I'm 29 months into the wait...), O.L. Adcock ACS, and Black Widow SA/PSA.

From: Curry Plantation
Date: 13-Nov-05




1Wes Martin Droptine 2.Wes Martin Mosshorn 3.Ron Fox Breed

From: StickBoy
Date: 13-Nov-05




martin savanah schafer silvertip morrison recurve

From: Roar n Brook
Date: 13-Nov-05




morrison,border,palmer.

From: Sam
Date: 13-Nov-05




HH big 5

Sentman "Competition" model

Massie Longhorn

recurve = Saxon Selkirk

From: Sleeps In Trees Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 13-Nov-05




Adcock ACS CX, Black Widow MA, & Border Black Douglas Swift.

 

Most accurate shooting recurve bow I've owned was a Hoyt Aerotec w/FX limbs, but I didn't care much for the cold metal riser.

 

VicW.

From: Bluecat
Date: 13-Nov-05




Bob Lee take down recurve...only trad bow I've had...

From: Hawkeye
Date: 13-Nov-05




Morrison Shawnee, Wing P11, Massie Longhorn.

From: blue monday Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 13-Nov-05




Jack Howard , Dale Dye and Schafer!

From: shortbow
Date: 13-Nov-05




Fox, Robertson bamboo Purist, Spirit.

From: rxbob
Date: 13-Nov-05




Super shrew,Dan Quillan Bamboo Longhunter,Bear Kodiak Hunter

From: the other DWS Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 13-Nov-05




DASbow, WARFbow, tossup between Hoyt Tracker and Martin Sabre

Tossup between Savannah and Bow-bolted B&J 21st century New Moon, Bill Stewart Multi-cam limbed yew/osage LB

From: Abel
Date: 13-Nov-05




Hummingbird Alpha Male longbow, Schafer Silvertip longbow, Zipper recurve

From: Pete Patterson
Date: 13-Nov-05




Hill, Iron Mountain, Hill

From: newell38
Date: 13-Nov-05




1. jack b harrison black wolf, american wolf, and siberian wolf

2. saxon hawk

3.a. leon stewart rd longbows

   b. lightning markert special and hunter

   c. great northern ghost and critter gitter

From: brewski
Date: 13-Nov-05




pronghorn,deathwish,elberg

From: Kentuck
Date: 13-Nov-05




Hill Hill Hill

From: 2fletch
Date: 13-Nov-05




Hummingbird, Ben Pearson Mustang, and an all bamboo semi recurve sold by Malibu Archery. 

From: $20.00 a barrel full
Date: 13-Nov-05




not in any particular order, Bill Stewrart, Pronghorn, Morrison....PR

From: tradnut
Date: 13-Nov-05




predator recurve,martin x 200 ,bw

From: devildog66
Date: 13-Nov-05




Chastain Wapiti takedown

Palmer double carbon (lucky enough to shoot a buddy's bow)

Just about any HH style longbow

From: Skyhook Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 13-Nov-05




Brackenburry Quest Black Widow PMA Tomahawk SS

From: Grey Ghost
Date: 13-Nov-05




Warfer, Any Adcock and then Black Widow PMA II or V

Most bang for the buck, Warfer hands down.

gg

From: toehead
Date: 13-Nov-05




ive only shot 5 bows but the best of the 5 were the

sovereign ballistic

black widow MAB

damon howatt mamba

From: Frisky
Date: 13-Nov-05




Bob Savage Deathmaster (Best bow ever made) Martin Hunter (1995 purpleheart model-best of the Hunters) Bear 76er (Shoots better than the Grizzly)

From: wahoo
Date: 13-Nov-05




Selway,Thunderhorn coup stick , Pronghorn

From: JDB
Date: 13-Nov-05




Modified Chaparral Kaibab, Mosshorn, Black Widow

From: elkdreamer
Date: 13-Nov-05




all 58 inch bows between 50 to 56 lb at 28 ............. 1.........chastain wapiti takedown

2........mckean takedown by penn archery

3........palmer double carbon

elkdreamer

From: namvet6971
Date: 13-Nov-05




Hill,Eicholtz,Widow

From: don in kalifornistan
Date: 13-Nov-05




wes wallace one piece mentor

bob lee recurve

great plains/bear montana ... I know, i know ... that's four ... )

From: PhilFloyd
Date: 13-Nov-05




1) Schafer Silvertip

2) Any Adcock

3) Dale Dye

From: tradmark
Date: 13-Nov-05




centaur, habu death adder, adcock acs.

From: Dal Lowrey Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 13-Nov-05




Black Widow .....  Morrison ..........  Blacktail

From: manybows Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 13-Nov-05




1 -Dale Dye 2-morrison 3- Schafer Silvertip recurves. Longbows= 1 thunderhorn 2- morrison cougar.

From: JJJ
Date: 13-Nov-05




Black Widow--KOTA--Brackenbury

From: Grizz
Date: 13-Nov-05




Bob Lee TD recurve, Chek-Mate TD Hunter II, and Martin Mamba.

From: Rovingarcher
Date: 13-Nov-05




Wing falcon,martin hunter,Hickman crittergitter.GR

From: howattman54
Date: 13-Nov-05




I love all of my bows (that's why I own them!), but THREE of my favorites are:

1) Martin (Howatt) Hatfield, '93 riser [grey maple laminated with shedua overlays] and '02 limbs [clear glass over red elm]

2) Howatt Saber

3) Martin (Howatt) Vision

I also like my Howatt Super-D, my Howatt Ventura, my Howatt Hunter(s), my limited edition Howatt Buffalo Hunter........

Howattman

From: hughmungus
Date: 13-Nov-05




I'm kinda like howattman54. 2 martin hunters 62"ers, martin high speed 60"er, martin stick longbow. I have three Black Widows that are faster pound for pound but aren't as smooth and quiet as the howatts. hugh out

From: scout
Date: 13-Nov-05




Tomahawk Bushmen Great Plains

From: Sagittarius_too
Date: 13-Nov-05




1. Trails End by Dale Dye

2. Dakota Supreme by Rick Welch

3. Sley by Pat Ley. (out of business) :(

All three bows are really accurate but Dale's bow fits me better and is prettier.  ;)

 

Sag.

From: Harl
Date: 13-Nov-05




Massie Longhorn Morrison Longbow All my Hills

From: Kelly H.
Date: 13-Nov-05




Recurves:

1. Black Widow PMA III

2. Dale Dye Trails End

3. Brackenbury

Longbows:

1. Don Jackson

2. Hummingbird

3. Martin Vision

From: CaptJack
Date: 13-Nov-05




my early 70s Wing C-II competition bow - 72"-44#
my mid 70s - original Wing compound (C-II riser) competition bow - 48#-28#
my mid 80s Partners recurve - riser by Mike Palmer, limbs by Bob Lee - 64"- 55# @ 31"

From: Scoop Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 13-Nov-05




Longbows: 1--Morrison Dakota 2--Thundermountain Lobo 3--Checkmate Crusader t/d . . . . . .

From: overbo
Date: 13-Nov-05




Habu,Zipper and everything else

From: owlbait
Date: 13-Nov-05




Windstorm Archery -Recurves and Longbows by Tom Cable Saluki Ibex by Lukas Novotny Morrison Cougar by Bob Morrison

From: coonskinner...
Date: 13-Nov-05




hmmmm its tough.out of about 100 bows,well i like them all but i'd go with the browning explorer 2-62"...and the matching browning explorer 1 in the 56" version...next i'd say a 1970 bear super kodiak-60".

From: Ronin
Date: 13-Nov-05




Sweptwing, Warfbow, Habu

All are great bows and hard to put one over the other. Only draw backs were the wait on the Sweptwing, the metal riser on the Warf gets cold and it is heavy, the Habu costs a mint.

From: gypsysailor
Date: 13-Nov-05




1. Yellowstone Longbow 2. Chek-Mate HII 3. Thunderhorn Heartstopper

From: Two Arrows
Date: 13-Nov-05




Recurves:

1. Bob Lee Bicentennial (or any model for that matter)

2. (tie) Check-Mate Hunter II & Fedora 560 Hunter

3. Great Plains B Model

4. ( I know it said three ) Martin Mamba

Longbows

1. Dwyer Defiant ( I still kick myself for trading it!)

2. Martin Savannah (I think I'll hang on to this one)

3. Montanna Boworks Halfbreed (excellent craftmanship)

From: Two Arrows
Date: 13-Nov-05




Now, if I could narrow it down even further, my choice to date would be a Horne. If I could do this in one bow I would:

1. Have a grip similiar to a Martin Mamba or a Great Plains B Model

2. The draw would be as smooth as a C-M Hunter II

3. The Classic look of a Bob Lee could somehow be incorporated into the Horne "Look"

4. Keep the weight of the bow somewhere between the Mamba and the Hunter II.

From: Brent
Date: 14-Nov-05




Blacktail, Bill Stewart, Wes Wallace

From: Papa Gizmo Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 14-Nov-05




Aspen Classic, Robertson Purist, and HH Redman. Still have two of the three, and they ain't going anywhere without me!

PG

From: Bjorn
Date: 14-Nov-05




St. Charles Thunderbird 1960 Kodiak 1962 Kodiak Special

Bjorn

From: BCD
Date: 14-Nov-05




Habu Silvertip

From: jeff w
Date: 14-Nov-05




In no particular order: 1--Bear magn. A riser w/ #3 limbs, 2--Bob Lee 64" Falcon Pro, 3--'65 Bear Kodiak

From: Toxophilite
Date: 14-Nov-05




Schafer Silvertip Morrison TD Recurve Bear Custom Kodiak TD

From: Caddo Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 14-Nov-05




Navajo - Apache, Navajo - Caddo,

Schafer Silvertip

Sovereign Ballistic

From: longwinger
Date: 14-Nov-05




Somebody do a tole and see who the winner is..And the winner is????

From: Yonk
Date: 14-Nov-05




Groves Spitfire, Bear takedown "B" riser,Bear kodiak 1963 dogleg.

From: Tom Arnett
Date: 14-Nov-05




21 century

Marin Savannah

Striker takedown

From: Dan Winheld
Date: 14-Nov-05




Longbows- 1. HH Wesley Special 2. Ferguson "Safari" 3. Wenge semi-pyramid rawhide backed sef/longbow by Tim Baker. Hybrids- 1. Tomahawk SS, Diamond series 2. Bear Cub, (rare 60#er) 3. Bear Alaskan

Recurves- 1. Martin Mamba 2. Saluki Ibex 3. Martin Saber & Stotler Medalist elite (tie)

Runners up- John Schulz BB Yew LB, Martin X-200, York "Coronet" target recurve

From: R Ziolo
Date: 14-Nov-05




1. Palmer/Widow Curve same to me

2. Morrison Curve

3. Habu Curve

 

Dont care for longbows

From: joe vt
Date: 14-Nov-05




Recurve: 1 Robertson Montana Falcon; 2 Lewis Hollow Archery; 3 Massie M series

Longbow: 1 Pronghorn t/d; 2 Lonetree Ocelot; 3 Renegade Spirit I

From: BCD
Date: 14-Nov-05




No MARRIAH THERMALS ON THE LIST?

From: BCD
Date: 14-Nov-05




No MARRIAH THERMALS ON THE LIST?

From: NEhusker
Date: 14-Nov-05




1. Somerset Longbow by Marc Lauver 2. Schafer Longbow 3. Pronghorn Longbow

From: Stick
Date: 14-Nov-05




St Charles yew Classic

St Charles self bow duree style

Hill

From: bfisherman11
Date: 14-Nov-05




1) Black Widow PSA3

2) Fedora 560 1pc

3) Bob Lee Bi Centennial

From: JOEY
Date: 14-Nov-05




Sweptwing, older Martin Hatfield, and Palmer

From: JD7
Date: 14-Nov-05




Morrison,Robertson,Pronghorn I'm still waiting for an Adcock.

From: springbuck
Date: 14-Nov-05




Fox High Sierra, Blacktail Elite, Older Martin Hatfield.

From: JD7
Date: 14-Nov-05




Hopefully in about 2 months I will tell you a Centaur is my favorite bow.

From: Ranger
Date: 14-Nov-05




21st Century, Black Widow, Great Plains

From: Dakota
Date: 14-Nov-05




I've owned many of the bows listed above, but only 2 have seemed to truly stand out from the crowd: my favorite longbow (a Pronghorn) and recurve (a Savora Premier).

From: BROCK
Date: 14-Nov-05




1 Habu

2. Bill Stewart

3. Blacktail

From: FLINT
Date: 14-Nov-05




I am lucky enough to have shot 30 or 40 bows. Privilaged to own Ballistic curve and Palmer carbon, Great bows.

1. Ballistic

2. Palmer (carbon)

3. Schafer Silvetip

From: Dimeit
Date: 15-Nov-05




1. Northwind 3 pc TD - Most forgiving and stable

2. Massie Longhorn - easiest to shoot longbow

3. Ancient Spirits Kadiak - lightweight, hi performance.

Glenn

From: granpa Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 15-Nov-05




LONGBOWS American Longbow Trophy Hunter Robertson Purist Great Northern Critter Gitter Special

HYBRIDS Morrison Shawnee Morrison Dakota Schafer Wolverine

RECURVES Schafer Silvertip Dale Dye Bighorn/Cascade

From: George D. Stout
Date: 15-Nov-05




Recurves:

Hoyt Pro Medalist (one piece)

Bear Custom Kodiak

Wing Thunderbird

 

Longbows:

Northern Mist

Blackhawk (Jack Smith)

Savannah (Martin)

 

 

From: Nathan in Arkansas
Date: 15-Nov-05




Longbows:  1. Pronghorn one peice   2. Navojo Cado   3. JD Berry

From: Chippy
Date: 15-Nov-05




No particular order. Fedora t/d 64" 560 recurve. Adcock ACX also a 64" t/d. HH 68" Cheetah. Maybe not as smooth on the release as the other 2 but it sure has taken game.

From: Texasdeeslayer Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 15-Nov-05




Glass Longbows:

1. 21st Century Lonestar 2. HH Big Five 3. Liberty English Elite --still want to shoot an ACS

Wood composites/BBO:

1. JD Jones' Phoenician 2. Javaman's Sweetgrass

From: Bowman0202
Date: 15-Nov-05




Longbows: 1. Great Northern Classic - 62" 2. Hill - 70" Big 5 3. Robertson bamboo Purist - 62"

From: Skip
Date: 15-Nov-05




Recurve: Matlock bamboo-backed prototype sold in McAlister,OK; Matlock Carbon; Ben Pearson Longbow: Beyond question a Matlock bow sold at the UBM auction a few years ago that I didn't get by $50.

From: Jerker
Date: 15-Nov-05




Lets see,

In no specific order

 

Massie Longhorn

Black Widow PTF

Dwyer Longbow

From: Ol'school
Date: 15-Nov-05




Longbows

Meigs Bamboo

Abbott Osage

Savora Yew

Recurves

Howatt Hunter

Early Bear Super Kodiak

Black Widow

From: Ontonagon Riverman
Date: 15-Nov-05




My Best bow is Northeren Mist Recurve custom made for me by Steve Turay 1966 Bear Kodiak 1965 Bear Bearcat

From: DragonFly
Date: 15-Nov-05




Black Rhino Longbow has always been my favorite (OK, I don't have three but anyways.)

From: slowbow
Date: 16-Nov-05




My soon to arrive Genesís Phenom! ;^)

Saluki Genghis for thumbring shooting

Dwyer Longbow

 

Don't pay any attention to the order. Each of the bows are different animals and choosed to shoot with depending on the mood.

From: Spike_Master
Date: 16-Nov-05




Black Widow MA II

Martin Saber

Martin Super Diablo

From: falcon70
Date: 18-Nov-05




Centaur LB, Bob Lee Thunderbolt, Morrison Curve, Hummingbird Kingfisher in that order

From: Tom Morang Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 18-Nov-05




MOAB Thunderstick

Black Widow MAII

Black Widow Longbow

From: jherring
Date: 18-Nov-05




1. Blacktail Elite Bamboo limbs

2. Blacktail Elite Osage limbs

3. Martin Super Diablo

From: lawgrad
Date: 18-Nov-05




bear grizzly. its all i have. however, this thread, like the cow thread, will probably be on here for the next decade, so i will re-post when i have at least three bows.

From: Raven Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 18-Nov-05




1. Ancient Spirits 64" 55# "Cahokia"

2. Ancient Spirits 64" 55# "Kadiak"

3. Lonetree longbow 66" 60#

This spring I will see how the Super Shrew Scout shoots...8>) Come on SPRING!!

From: porter
Date: 18-Nov-05




Black Widow PMA Osage Howatt Martin Hunter Howatt Super Diablo

From: David A.
Date: 18-Nov-05




Can there be any doubt we are in the heyday of trad. archery?

From: Larry
Date: 18-Nov-05




Blacktail, Blacktail, Blacktail

From: Bluemoonrising
Date: 18-Nov-05




Blacktail VL, Blacktail VL, and oh yeah, Blacktail VL! Peace!!

From: riley
Date: 18-Nov-05




oneida eagle

matthews solo cam

Hoyt protec

From: riley
Date: 18-Nov-05




he he he kidding

recurves: black widow ma, '75 kodiac hunter, early 80's hoyt (pro medalist?)

longbows: stotler, dan quillan -- these are the only two i've shot- but i have a chaparral hybrid on the way --can't wait

From: Hickok45
Date: 18-Nov-05




1. Hummingbird Kingfisher recurve

2. Hummingbird Kingfisher longbow

3. Martin Vision or Caribow recurve

From: Notch
Date: 18-Nov-05




1. Martin Hatfield Takedown

2. Bear Kodiak (early 70's)

3. Martin Hunter

From: shapeshifter
Date: 19-Nov-05




brackenbury quest, brackenbury prototype longbow (oops did i let the cat out of the bag?) adcock acs cx. really though if bill puts this new longbow into production there will be a lot of happy new owners it is fast, accurate, and very quiet.

From: heydeerman Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 19-Nov-05




Chaparral Kaibab Longbow.

Ancient Spirits Thunderhawk Recurve.

Lightning Longbow.

From: HuntsWithLion
Date: 19-Nov-05




Crow Creek - Clovis HYbrid longbow(elmer Patton)

Navajo, Apache, Caddo

From: Passage Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 19-Nov-05




Longbows: Cari-bow Silver Fox Cari-bow Tundra Wolf Cari-bow Featherhorn

Recurves: Cari-bow Taiga Blacktail Black Widow

From: TheArc
Date: 10-Dec-05




Hope I'm not too late to put this back into play.

1) Acadian Treestick TD 2) Morrison Shawnee- either Dakota limbs or Arapaho for more speed. 3) Howard Hill amo 69-70"-take your pick on woods but never omit the teacher!

From: WildmanSC Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 13-Jan-09

WildmanSC's embedded Photo



I found this in a search for Hummingbird Kingfisher Longbows. So, I'll make my initial entry, or update my previous entry if I missed my name.

Recurves:

Dale Dye 3-PC Dale Stahl 3-PC (I now have my fourth one. I sold the previous three :( .) Marriah Thermal 3-PC (My thrid one will be built by Ric this year. Sold the previous two.)

Longbows

Hummingbird Kingfisher 3-PC Crow Creek Black Feather (I've had 3 and now have none :( ) Dale Stahl Hybrid and Morrison ACS (I shouldn't have sold either of these bows! :( .) The pic below is of my Hummingbird Kingfisher longbow. I'll be sending the payment off this week for it.

Bill

From: limbwalker
Date: 13-Jan-09




In order of preference - bows I've actually owned or shot enough to know:

Longbows:

R/D longbow:

Adcock T/D longbow Morrison Dakota Martin Savannah Massie Longhorn

D-shaped longbow:

7 Lakes Howard Hill Wesley Special Bear Montana Jerry Hill Wildcat (not recommended)

Hunting Recurves (again, in order of preference):

DAS Kinetics Hunter riser w/ SKY Conquest limbs Martin Hunter recurve 1950's Hoyt Pro Olympian recurve Hoyt Pro Medalist T/D w/ ILF limbs (a.k.a. "Frankenbow") Assenheimer T/D recurve Samick Deerslayer

Target Risers: (too many to mention, but...)

Hoyt Axis BEST Zenit Bernardini Martin Riser (aurora) PSE X-factor Spigarelli Hoyt Radian

Target (ILF) limbs:

Samick Masters SKY Jacks or Conquest (carbon) Samick Extreme BF Hoyt (original) Carbon Plus PSE X-pression

Sorry, but I can't just list 3 bows... ;o)

John.

From: jaybird
Date: 13-Jan-09




Longbow: Big River

Hybrid longbow: Big River

Recurve: Robertson Montana Falcon

From: George Stamps
Date: 13-Jan-09




Seven Lakes longbow Woodland Hunter recurve Timberhawk Monarch recurve

From: Mo0se
Date: 13-Jan-09




LB: Pronghorn TD Recurve: Palmer, and Bob Lee In that order.

From: MikeD
Date: 13-Jan-09




Blacktail Elite VL, Robertson Vision Falcon, in distant 3rd place....Black Widow PMA

-Mike-

From: Trad_Archer Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 13-Jan-09




21st Century Edge, O.L. Adcock 1 piece, and an A&H ACS 3 piece.

From: Thumper
Date: 13-Jan-09




Recurves I've hunted with

Starter bows: Darton Ranger, Browning Fury I. (Damon Howatt Hunters for bowfishing.)

Wing CII Hunter

Gray Wolf made by Glenn Parker

From: CJ Gregory
Date: 13-Jan-09




A Dan Kittredge T/D recurve, Adcock pre ACS T/D longbow, PronghornT/D longbow. Not necessarily in that order. All belonged to me.

From: PaPa Doc
Date: 13-Jan-09

PaPa Doc's embedded Photo



Assenheimer Bear Kodiak Takedown My Wind Walker

Lngbows Ben Pearson Take down My Maddog Boo/Osage Indian Archery

From: BCD
Date: 13-Jan-09




Habu and hoyt gamemaster have by far shot better for me than any others and I have owned quite a few.

From: fergi
Date: 13-Jan-09




1. Moosejaw elite, 2. Moosejaw razorback 3. shrew Longbows

1.69 Bear Super Kodiak 2. 69 Bear Super Kodiak Recurves

From: G Lynch
Date: 13-Jan-09




1970 Bear Kodiak Mag quiet and straight shooting 1967 Bear Grizzly Kohannah Flatbow

From: silvertip
Date: 13-Jan-09




Recurves: Widow PSA Schafer Silvertip Robertson Vision Falcon

Longbows Morrison Dakota Centaur double carbon Toelke Whip

From: vabowman
Date: 13-Jan-09




ACS,Dale Dye,ACS

Vabowdog

From: Stickshooter
Date: 13-Jan-09




JD Berry, Kwik Stik & Pronghorn.

From: munkhunt
Date: 13-Jan-09




Long bows widow plx osage northern mist baraga great northern bushbow Recurve psa 111

From: tabbender
Date: 13-Jan-09




2 Black Swans and a Black Widow.

oh, and a D.Q. Bamboo Longhunter.

From: James Wrenn
Date: 13-Jan-09




21st Century (longbow) Turkey Creek (hybrid) 21" Dalaa (recueve)

These are my top 3 picks right now.

From: animalistic
Date: 13-Jan-09




#1 CENTAUR #2 CENTAUR #3 CENTAUR...LOL

From: Stickslinger
Date: 13-Jan-09




#1 J.D. BERRY #2 J.D. BERRY #3 J.D. BERRY

From: rxbob
Date: 13-Jan-09




Super shrew,Bamboo Longhunter,Bear Polar semi-recurve.My hope is to get a Pronghorn 3-piece takedown to maybe bump one of these off my list of three.

From: R Reese
Date: 13-Jan-09




Dwyer Dwyer Dwyer R Reese

From: IronJohn
Date: 13-Jan-09




1. Fedora 2. RER 3. Big East

From: johnny k
Date: 13-Jan-09




Liberty Chief Elite longbow, Blacktail 3-p.c. recurve, Martin Hatfield recurve.

just happens to be the reverse order of when/how i bought 'em!

From: Downwind lefty
Date: 13-Jan-09




Morrison Shawnee, Cari-bow Tundra Wolf, Marriah Chinook

From: MikeW
Date: 13-Jan-09




Longbow:
Adcock ACS
LoneTree
Acadianwoods Treestick

Recurve:
Blacktail
Brackenbury Quest
Acadianwoods 3 piece

From: kymoose
Date: 13-Jan-09




QuinnXL3D, Hoyt ProMedalist (3 piece) BlackWidow Hf-1225

From: Keener
Date: 13-Jan-09




Brackenbury Quest Mike Treadway Longbow Border Reiver

From: Rocky
Date: 13-Jan-09




In my hands it doesn't make any difference. They all shoot good.

From: Zipperin'
Date: 13-Jan-09




Zipper Extreme

Schafer Silvertip

Black Widow

From: mudbuck
Date: 13-Jan-09




GREAT PLAINS BOB LEE ROBERTSON

From: Zman
Date: 13-Jan-09




Recurve: Black Widow Bighorn Shafer

Longbow: Pronghorn 1pc Blacktail Leon Stewart Brackenbury

Selfbow: RyanO

From: Dewclaw
Date: 13-Jan-09




Assenheimer,Assenheimer,Robertson

From: Slick Head Hunter
Date: 13-Jan-09




Mathews Icon,Black Widow

From: ga bowhunter
Date: 13-Jan-09




recurves/ black widow,Dalaa,robertson longbows/Rapture[eddie francisco],morrison dakota,liberty chief!

From: BENS NUTS
Date: 13-Jan-09




#1 1958 BEN PEARSON BUSHMASTER #2 BLACK WIDOW #3 ZIPPER

From: heydeerman
Date: 13-Jan-09




Robertson Peregrine Recurve

Chaparral Alpine Recurve

Ancient Spirits Cahokia Longbow

From: chuck
Date: 13-Jan-09




Green Mountain,Northwind,Bear

From: Sasquatch73
Date: 13-Jan-09




Recurve - Ancient Spirits Kadiak, Morrison Cheyenne, Assenhiemer. Longbow - Voodoo Kustom, Navaho Apache, Mohawk.

From: Mo Trudeau
Date: 13-Jan-09




Definitely Mr. Kempf's Kwyk-Styk #1 Then a toss up between the Daala and Mr Morrison's ILF riser.

From: RckyMtn Joe
Date: 13-Jan-09




Black Widow Rocky Mountain Recurve Bruin Recurve! All smooth, quiet and very fast bows.

From: FAIRCHASE Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 13-Jan-09




Black Widow

Schafer Silvertip

Great Northers Ghost

Just my $.02 :)

Many more I'd like to shoot though!!

From: Hubhunts
Date: 13-Jan-09




Three Best Bows ever Shot By Me #1 1964 Bear Kodiak #2 1968 Bear Super Kodiak #3 1941 Ben Pearson Yew Static Recurve Silk Backed 3 worst Bows ever shot by anyone #1 Black Widow with FF string #2 Arcadian longbow #3 Jerry Hilll longbow

From: Mark
Date: 13-Jan-09




1. Warf Hoyt TD-3

2. Warf Hoyt Rambo

3. Howatt Hunter

From: Shifting Shadow
Date: 13-Jan-09




Quinn Stallion, Quinn Comet, Black Widow MAB, Martin Mamba.

From: Desperado Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 13-Jan-09




Black Widow MAII, Black Widaw SAIII, Palmer Double Carbon

From: stuffer
Date: 13-Jan-09




black swan dick boss saluki stuffer

From: HuffCustomLeather
Date: 13-Jan-09




Assenheimer Assenheimer and maybe an Assenheimer

From: Steveoreno
Date: 13-Jan-09




Black Widow MAV, ACS CX, and Bear Kodiak Takedown, not in any particular order...just my favorite three

From: Tracy Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 13-Jan-09




Pronghorn Ferret recurves, Pronghorn 3 piece longbow, and Pronghorn one piece longbow. No paticular order. All shoot sweet for me.

From: jean marc
Date: 14-Jan-09
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Bw Ptf and Blacktail elite

From: carl
Date: 14-Jan-09




Dwyer Original, RER, Martin Dreamcatcher

From: JJJ
Date: 14-Jan-09




Black Widow

ACS

KOTA

From: Sixby
Date: 14-Jan-09




Morrison TD Recurve, EagleWing onepiece R and D, Robertson longbow. (Sentman ties with Robertson)

From: Whitetail Nut
Date: 14-Jan-09




1. Hummingbird kingfisher recurve 2. Zipper recurve 3. Striker Stinger Longbow

From: Tacfly
Date: 14-Jan-09




TAC Firefly with Tradtech ExtremeBF limbs Penn Archery Works Somerset longbow DAS Master with Winex limbs Quinn Stallion

I know, it's 4 but the DAS and the Stallion are so close that I just cannot separate them.

From: Bowcrazy
Date: 14-Jan-09




bighorn-tunderstick-blackwidow.

From: Zman
Date: 14-Jan-09




I would have to add an Assenheimer to my top Recurve list. I don't have it anymore because I sold it to a friend. But I can still shoot it:)

From: Stickbow37 Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 14-Jan-09




Assenhiemer (own 3 of them), Fox High Sierra, Bob Lee

From: V-Archer
Date: 14-Jan-09




Recurves: #1 My new Blacktail VL Elite - #2 Great Plains Palo Duro B-model

Hybrids: #1 My own made R/D bow "Elauwit".

From: John-Doc
Date: 14-Jan-09




Recurve: Black Widow SA/TF, Titan, Samick stingray. Longbow: Kramer Autumn bamboo, Fred Anderson Hyak, SanMarco.

From: LostHawg
Date: 14-Jan-09




ACS, Massey, Great Plains

From: Ranger
Date: 14-Jan-09




21st Century, Shrew, TAC Black Sheep riser with Samick limbs.

From: Gaur
Date: 14-Jan-09




I know this will sound self promoting but there is nothing like shooting one of your own bows for the first time. I loved how my bamboo rosewood longbow shot. too bad it only made it about 200 arrows before getting frets. It was smooth and I stacked the arrows from the get go.

I like my bighorn colorado and like my Bear 76er for what it is. I wasn't nuts about the super kodiak I shot this fall. Had a twang too it I didn't really like (maybe it wasn't tuned right). But I did like a Koidak hunter I shot better.

From: Fourfletch Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 14-Jan-09




Dale Dye Recurve Thunderhorn Coupstick, Longbow 21st Century Longbow

Tom - Ft Worth

From: fullfreezer
Date: 14-Jan-09




Recurves: Palmer Carbon, Predator and Great plains SR Swift.

I'm not really a longbow guy, but I really like my Toelke Whip.

FF

From: Bowhunter4life Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 14-Jan-09




O.L. Adcock ACS-CX (A&H ACS-CX also), Bob Morrison Shawnee, and the DAS Master Hunter. They're the best I've shot, and what I shoot now...

I'm kind of partial to the longbow so the first two/three are my "goto" bows...

From: Jon Simoneau Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 14-Jan-09




My favorites so far are

Habu recurve by Chris Cox

Dakota recurve by Rick Welch

From: PAXHunter
Date: 14-Jan-09




Black Widow SAV Black Widow MAV Black Widow PMAX

From: WAKADEER
Date: 14-Jan-09




Assenheimer,Blackwidow,Super-D

From: Sipsey River
Date: 14-Jan-09
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Adcock, Dalaa/DAS, Widow, BlackCreek Banshee

From: Scoop Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 14-Jan-09




Longbows in Black Widow, Morrison, Thunder Mountain

From: Jim Casto Jr Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 14-Jan-09




DAS, TAC Firefly, Tradtech Titan

From: Wild Bill
Date: 14-Jan-09




1. Massie "Longhorn" 2. Howard Hill "Wild Boar" 3. Black Widow PMA-V (Ironwood) Recurve

From: Little Delta
Date: 14-Jan-09




Great Norhtern Ghost Howard Hill 57 Bear Kodiak

From: SteveCo
Date: 14-Jan-09




1 Hoyt PM, 2 Black Widow MAIII, and 3 is an Elburg Jaguar Magnum or Hoyt TD3 riser with Kap Karbon Limbs

From: Ham Biscuit
Date: 20-Jan-09




I've many others, but these are best I've owned and shot

Recurve Das Master w/ Winex limbs Orig. Brackenbury Legend Sky Conquest

Longbow Great Northern Fireball Tim Meigs Duo-flex Robertson Purist

From: LSSA
Date: 20-Jan-09




chastain/wapiti cascade had one for 20yrs still shoots good got when i was 12 ballistick very fast for poundage

From: dorris
Date: 20-Jan-09




1. Voodoo Kustom Longbow 2. widow 3. ancient spirits

From: Mounter
Date: 20-Jan-09




Palmer Classic(double carbon),Palmer Legend, and oh let me see,Palmer carbon 1. At the end of march a Palmer Tradional Slam. You could buy my wife before you could buy one of my bows.

From: St. Croix
Date: 23-Jan-09




Bighorn, Predator, Blacktail...in that order!

From: Jwattsup
Date: 09-Mar-10




Martin 65# Dreamcatcher - Plyflex Golden Hawk 55# reflex/deflex Earl Hoyt jr. Sky Hawk T/D 65#

From: Runner
Date: 09-Mar-10




My first functional shooter and the last two I made.

From: catfish
Date: 09-Mar-10




Tall Tines 3pc recurve

Schafer 3 pc recurve

Zipper 3pc recurve

From: Fargman
Date: 09-Mar-10




1. Fox Archery - The Breed 2. Robertson Stykbow - Peregrine Falcon 3. Black Widow - PSR ( I've Got A New Breed Coming Next Month )

From: Shadowstalker
Date: 09-Mar-10




1. Centaur 2. Cowiche 3. selfbow

From: Orion Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 09-Mar-10




My ACSs, my Howard Hills and my Great Northern Critter Gitters, in no particular order.

From: cedar shooter
Date: 09-Mar-10




fedora,big east,palmer

From: CaptJack
Date: 09-Mar-10




Wing C-II - Wilson Bros Black Widow metal riser target bow - my 64" Partners (Palmer/Lee)

From: Westbrook Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 09-Mar-10




This one, that one and the other one.

Eric

From: AspirinBuster
Date: 10-Mar-10




I have had a number of "good uns" over the years.

Having shot Hoyt for so long, I have had several of those that I have loved. I have all the bows I have hit baby aspirin with except one--- it is with Butch Thompson at King ranch.

If limited to three, recurve wise, here are my choices: My Hoyt Formula RX bow 2010 model, My 2003 Hoyt recurve, and "Old Blue", a SKY 2003 proto type with Hoyt limbs. "Old Blue" lasted on stage six seasons with the original string. The Hoyt limbs were fantastic... they are still as good as ever. I pounded that bow for six years--- and I string my bow with my foot, not a stringer. That takes a strong limb to last that long. I am not easy on anything I put on stage. My travel, the shows, and conditions aren't for a weak bow or weak limb.

I have shot an Earl Hoyt designed or inspired bow most of my career. I think my Formula RX is one of the best shooting bows I have ever had in my hands.

Shoot Straight, Frank

From: Raymo
Date: 10-Mar-10




Not in order cause I like em all: Howatt Super Diablo, Shakesspear Kaibab and Cascade and one extra '57 Bear Kodiak

From: EarthDog
Date: 10-Mar-10




Martin Mamba.

Jerry Hill Wildcat deluxe.

Hoyt/Tradtech Dorado.

There's been plenty of others but those 3 have accounted for most of the animals I've taken.

In the case of Martins Mamba,I have 2 now,have owned 3 all up,,and have been shooting them between other bows for close to 30 years.

From: Old Crow
Date: 10-Mar-10




Pronghorn, VooDoo, Wing

From: BCD
Date: 10-Mar-10




Quite a few Zippers-I've alwasys wanted to try one. The zipper and foley recurves are the two bows I've never owned but plan to in the future.

From: muley
Date: 10-Mar-10




1. tomahawk longbow 2. black widow PSAV 3. blacktail elite

From: Arrow4Christ
Date: 10-Mar-10




Turkey Creek Double Carbon, 21" Dalaa, DAS Master

From: Huntnjim Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 10-Mar-10




This has been a good post to gauge opionions of our bows. (1) Ken Beck Black Widow Longbow (2) Jim/Buddy 21rst Century early model New Moon Longbow (3) Ken Beck 1990 Black Widow Recurve

From: dean
Date: 10-Mar-10




Schulz Legend, Robertson PP Purist, Schulz Hunter, and the number of bows that I tillered to copy the Schulz were about as good, maybe just a little prettier.

From: Pointer
Date: 10-Mar-10




Pronghorn...Tomahawk...Super K

From: Nodak
Date: 10-Mar-10




I haven't had the chance to shoot many different types but I really like the Kota Killum for a 50 style bow and I like my Palmer and Bighorn for recurves. Kota makes a super longbow too.

From: elkdude07
Date: 10-Mar-10




Long Bows- Treadway, Pronghorn, Toelke Recurve- Wes Wallace, Assenheimer, Hummingbird

From: David McLendon Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 10-Mar-10




1. Schafer Silvettip T/D 2. Black Widow PAX with yew tapers. no bamboo 3. Shrew Classic Hunter

From: Chief
Date: 10-Mar-10




In no particular order

Great Plain Osagian longbow

Black Widow MA

Ben Pearson Mercury Hunter recurve

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Chief

From: brewski
Date: 10-Mar-10




Pronghorn gottshaulk elberg

From: woodswalker Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 10-Mar-10




Centaur 60' 55'@29", Pronghorn 62" 62'@29", Bear Grizzly RECURVE 58" 41'@28'

all able to shoot pretty wide range of arrow spines, great arrow flight, really consistent and tough enough to hunt.

From: Gene Carroll
Date: 11-Mar-10




3 piece RC: Morrison ILF 'A" Riser "D" c/f limbs Morrison Cheyenne "A" riser "C" limbs

1 pc R/C: Marriah Williwaw Howatt Super Diablo

3 piece LB: Morrison Shawnee/Dakota "A" riser "D" limbs Habu Death Adder

2 piece L/B: Griffin w/bow bolt Thunderhorn "Heartstopper" 2 pc

1 piece LB: Griffin Thunderhorn

Overall favorites: Morrison ILF Morrison Shawnee/Dakota Griffin LB T/D w/bow bolt

From: Jim Terrio
Date: 11-Mar-10




I'm presently at Rick Welsh's Shooting school and I will say without a doubt that the best bow I have ever shot is his Dakota Recurve, so much so that I will be ordering one today.

At my draw 31.25" I discovered his bow is simply the best fit I have had and my shooting has vastly improved.......amazing bow. MHO, of course, and your milage may vary as they say. BTW GREAT!!!!!! teacher!!!!!!! Jim.

From: Pintail
Date: 11-Mar-10




1) Morrison 2) Black Widow 3) RER

From: stickbow21
Date: 11-Mar-10




#1. Marriah Chinook longbow #2. Ben Pearson Rouge #3. 70's Bear Kodiak Mag.

From: ncsturkey
Date: 11-Mar-10




DAS Master w/ W&W CC Carbon DAS Elite w/ W&W Inno Power DAS Elite w/ Sky

From: b.bowyer
Date: 11-Mar-10




Hoyt Gamemaster 1. Samick SHT. Merlin swiss SMB.

From: b.bowyer
Date: 11-Mar-10




Hoyt Gamemaster 1. Samick SHT. Merlin swiss SMB.

From: IRJACK
Date: 11-Mar-10




jack howard gamemasterjet bear td dan quillian patroit

From: Toad
Date: 11-Mar-10




John McCullough selfbow, Northern Mist Classic, Howard Hill Centenial

From: farcher Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Mar-10




Hummingbird recurve all bamboo limbs

Hummingbird 3pc.Kingfisher longbow

From: Bluehawk Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 12-Mar-10




#1 Leon stewart Slammer #2 Fedora #3 Wes Wallace Royal

From: hood
Date: 12-Mar-10




Bowtec Thunderbolt and Mistral, Millenium Cochise.

From: Lech
Date: 12-Mar-10




staghorn xp 64 xp62 xp60

From: bhunter
Date: 12-Mar-10




blacktail

kota

blackwidow

From: Killir Duck
Date: 12-Mar-10




toelke whip 41#@28" www.montanabows.com

Duck

From: ottertails
Date: 12-Mar-10




Tally Ho!!!

From: Brian
Date: 13-Mar-10




Seven Lakes "Long Night" Seven Lakes "Short Night" Pronghorn

From: Harvester
Date: 13-Mar-10




Saxon:Osprey and Morrison

From: wannabe
Date: 13-Mar-10




sorry, i'm confused. i've never shot one i didn't like...

From: Jimmy Hunt
Date: 13-Mar-10




Bear Grizzly Recurve Martin X-150 Recurve Mike Fedora Longbow

Jim from rainy CT!

From: ArrowAtomik
Date: 13-Mar-10




Cari-bow - any model. Massie Longhorn Prickly Ash - Tree's Custom Bows

Northern Mist Baraga deserves mention too.

From: ArrowAtomik
Date: 13-Mar-10




Cari-bow - any model. Massie Longhorn Prickly Ash - Tree's Custom Bows

Northern Mist Baraga deserves mention too.

From: Bowferd
Date: 14-Mar-10




What an unbelievabgle response to this the=read. Dan Quillian "Archery Traditions" Longhunter John Strunk "Snakeskinned backed Osage" Selfbow Jim Gainey "Black Creek Banshee" ? I can't remember the name but it was one of the first off the line when John still owned Sipsey River Traditional Archery. But I've got to go 4. Apex Predator makes one heck of a bow, just didn't like the grip. I currently have in my possesion the Quillian, the Strunk, and wished I could find my old Banshee and get Marty to build me a new Ossawbow with no money down and 60 months financing

From: JohnI.
Date: 14-Mar-10




In no particular order John Schulz American longbow , David Miller, Frank SanMarco.

From: Jim Casto Jr Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 14-Mar-10




DAS

TAC Firefly

Titan

From: Jim Casto Jr Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 14-Mar-10




Oops. Sorry, I didn't realize this was an older thread and I had already posted on it. What about the results? Have they been posted?

From: red pony
Date: 14-Mar-10




Northwind longbow, Fedora longbow and Bighorn recurve

From: Andy Man
Date: 14-Mar-10




There are a lot of good ones out there; Black Widow one piece recurves and long bows; John Schulz American longbow Dick Robertson Styk Bow (recurve) was a real suprise, just wish I had gotten one sooner

From: GLF
Date: 14-Mar-10




Trees custom, shaffer(by Paul), BW, and morrison(ooops thats 4)To be honest tho there are no best bows. Whats best for one person may be crap to another. These are just whats best for me.

From: wbp93
Date: 14-Mar-10




Bighorn....Savage River Take Down...Red Wing Hunter...

From: Thumper2
Date: 15-Mar-10
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Bear Tigercat 62"

Ben Pearson Cougar 62"

Big Jim's Bufalo(soon).

My 9 year old grandson...Bear Kodiak Magnum, 45#. Nail driver.

From: son of a gun
Date: 16-Mar-10
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BOB LEE, PALMER,GREAT NORTHERN.

From: Sniper
Date: 16-Mar-10




Numero Uno by a mile...3pc 64" pronghorn longbow followed by (in no particular order), Bob Lee 60" Signature recurve, 64" Rose Oak Companion longbow. All three at 54-58#'s @30" I have others that shoot very nice, mostly older 50's, 60's & 70's curves, but my top three consistantly shoot where yer look'n and they draw ultra smooth.

From: tradbodoc
Date: 18-Mar-10




SHEEPEATER OBSIDIAN BY BRENT RUDOLPH AND HIS OBSIDIAN---UNBELIEVABLE

From: Ernesto
Date: 18-Mar-10




blacktai elite vl, toelke whip, black widow

From: snag Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 18-Mar-10




----Blacktail Elite VL, Fox Royal Crown, Centaur----

From: archer4ever Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 18-Mar-10

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Three are too few to list! I have refinished about 600 bows and get to shoot most of the RH ones. These are my current favorites:

Selfbow: Stim Wilcox (Woodhawk) ; Don Kulick (DK Selfbows)

Laminated 1 pc Longbow: Adcock; Liberty; Leon Stewart; Dale Stahl; Mike Treadway

1 pc Recurve: Blacktail; '58 Bear Grizzly; '63 Bear Grizzly

Takedown Recurve: Bear A or B riser Magnesium; Palmer

Photo shows a bunch of refinished Staghorns which I think were some of the prettiest bows ever made and shooters too.

From: sake3
Date: 19-Mar-10




Wow,Archer,they sure are pretty.My favorites-Quinn,Harrelson and Wing/Lee with Chekmate and Bear and Howatt not fat behind.

From: RSqrd Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 19-Mar-10




Recurves (Alphabetical Order): Black Widow Palmer Wes Wallace

Longbows: Sky Rogue (reflex-deflex) Sky Trophy (slight reflex)

From: bowwild
Date: 23-Mar-10




Brandon Stahl 1-piece Super Wildcat Ron Pittsley Predator -- Anniversary Edition Bear B Mag Takedown

I have four other models of bows that many listed above and I like them but I don't rank them ahead of these three.

The only one of these I'm missing is the Bear B Mag. My brother sold it out from under me in 1974!

From: blue monday Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 23-Mar-10




Dale Dye, Dale Dye, Dale Dye !

From: Sleeping Aspen
Date: 30-Mar-10




Morrison,game master 2,fred bear montana

From: quietmiss
Date: 01-Apr-10




I haven't shot many, but have shot a Bighorn since 1996 - it has always shot where I look so haven't had a want or need for a change. I do have a Saxon bow that is fun to shoot, it is the most quiet bow I think you will find.

From: 68lb.recurve Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 01-Apr-10




#1 - Big East, close #2 - Morrison. To bad Jr. was a flake he made awesome bows. Now we may lose Morrison, big bummer. Hands down these two were head and shoulders above the rest. Oh so sweet! A distant #3 is a Black Widow.

From: swampwalker
Date: 04-Apr-10




DAS, anything by Border archery, Sweptwing.

From: bodmanjack
Date: 04-Apr-10




Fox t/d recurve bear custom kodiak t/d schafer silvertip..

From: Bill C
Date: 04-Apr-10




I need to change what I said earlier.....add Border to the list...just as good if not better than my DAS. As a result I am getting Border limbs for the DAS.

From: BROCK
Date: 26-Apr-10




Longbow: Tomahawk from 3Rivers, Noble Longbow, Kimsha

Selfbow: John Strunk, Joe Mattingly

Recurves: Silvertip, Montana Falcon, Habu, Bill Stewart

Keep em sharp,

Ron Herman

From: chsnelk03
Date: 26-Apr-10




Assenheimer, Black Widow

From: Gene Carroll
Date: 22-Nov-10




Jack Kempf..Kwyk Styk 60" Morrison Mini 14 ILF with Carbon/actionwood cored "C" L/B limbs Schafer Silvertip 60" T/D R/C

From: Night Wing
Date: 22-Nov-10




I've shot and owned a lot of bows during my 46 years of bowhunting: Herters, Wing, Groves, Bear, Martin, Pearson, Black Widow, Bob Lee, Belcher and Blacktail.

My favorite are the Blacktail recurves. After shooting the Blacktail, I don't have a 2nd or 3rd favorite. I now only own two recurves, both Blacktails.

As for longbows, I don't shoot them well so I gave up on them.

From: easyup
Date: 22-Nov-10




Adcock ACS CX, Morrison ILF metal riser with Sammick carbon limbs, Black Widow PLX

From: Barringer
Date: 22-Nov-10




Robertson, Wes Wallace, Mahaska My 2cents

From: swampwalker
Date: 22-Nov-10




DAS, Bob Lee, anything with Border limbs

From: charley
Date: 22-Nov-10




haven't shot so many as most of you guys. best bow i've ever shot might have been a bob lee signiture elite i tried out last summer.

From: gargitter
Date: 23-Nov-10




recurves-bears'paw, blacktail longbows-howard hill, lonesome wind, saluki grandeur I have ordered.

From: Badassbassangler
Date: 23-Nov-10




Sovereign Ballistik, Bear Grizzly, Bear Kodiak Special.

From: greensngravy
Date: 23-Nov-10




Frontier Archery TD, '60 Kodiak Special, Bear Montana, Brack Shadow, Cascade Golden Hawk Mag, Wing Comp II Hunter

From: The Lost Mohican
Date: 23-Nov-10




Fedora, Leon Stewart. Ed Holcomb

From: centerpunch
Date: 23-Nov-10




Acadian Woods tree stick Kohannah (any of them) Hill Wesley Special

David in GA

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 23-Nov-10




It's too bad some of these young folks don't have the opportunity to shoot some of the older bows. Particularly the old Hoyt Pro Medalist, target and hunter models. Maybe the best one piece bows on the planet.

From: MOZEY
Date: 23-Nov-10




Dang. Lota post. Got and old Bear Blackbear 62' at 50# Hits like a 60# pulls like a 40# of my 12 bows. she is still my favorite to shoot.

From: olbuflo
Date: 23-Nov-10




Not in any order: Welchman yew selfbow (3), Robertson yew-lam Purist and Great Northern osage bushbow.

From: Clare@work
Date: 23-Nov-10




1. Bear T/D B riser. 2.Robertson Prairie Falcon. 3. Thunderhorn Coupstick

From: Kuma
Date: 29-Nov-10




I have sampled quite of few bows. I no which ones I don't like! The ones I shot the best Kota Nomad it's a 3 piece td. Then probably Black widow.

From: Kent Alan
Date: 04-Dec-10




1.) Moosejaw Elite longbow (Gary Sentman)

2.) Saxon American Traditional or Saxon Selkirk recurve (they're damn near the same to me, although the Selkirk is prettier and a little more ornate...)

3.) Damon Howatt Hunter/Martin Hunter (yes, I KNOW older Howatts are different than newer Martins, especially in the grip and Fast Flight compatibility, but again, they're close to the same to ME...)

From: Snag Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 04-Dec-10




Recurve: Blacktail VL Elite 62" 54#@28 (beautiful to shoot and to look at!)

R/D Longbow: McCullough Griffin 64" 58#@28" (Smoooth shooter and great craftsmanship!)

From: HD RIDER
Date: 04-Dec-10




Widow. Warf. All bear

From: olbuflo
Date: 04-Dec-10




Longbows all: Welchman yew selfbows (65 & 57 lbs), Robertson Purist (62 lbs) and Great Northern Bushbow (64 lbs). My Welchman selfbows shoot hard and, in my opinion, are the most artistic, best-looking bows out there.

From: Lil' Okie
Date: 04-Dec-10




Firefly

Dakota Pro Hunter

Pinicle II with carbon limbs

From: HARRY CARRY
Date: 04-Dec-10




Damon Howatt Vigilante, 33# (1971)

Sky Medalist, 31# (1990s +/-)

Don Gearhart T/D, 37# (~2002)

All 3 are leftys.

From: Primitive Plainsman
Date: 04-Dec-10




Black Widow, Fox Breed, Old Vintage Browning

From: bowwild
Date: 04-Dec-10




Schafer Silvertip Strickland "The Stick" Pittsley Predator Anniversary

I'll likely change my line-up on Monday when my Rose Oak Super Wildcat arrives.

From: Copperhead
Date: 04-Dec-10




Original Jim Brackenbury "The Legend": I have both 62" and 66" limbs hands down the nicest shooting (for me anyway) traditional bow I own. I also like my Don Assenheimer bow very much and I can't seem to part with my Herters Perfection Mags. I like my Bear Kodiak Magnums but I am not as attached to them.

From: tradnut
Date: 06-Dec-10




Blacktail Elite 64" 1959 Kodiak 64" Wing Thunderbird 62"

From: moosehunter Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 19-Jan-11




palmer traditional slam black widow PSA Dakota by rick welch (no order)

From: flatshooter
Date: 19-Jan-11




Black Widow PSAX Black Widow PLX Blacktail VL Reserve list: Hornes Traditionalist Cari-bow Silver fox

From: Whittler
Date: 19-Jan-11




Black Widow, A&H, not done trying them all out lol.

From: boxxer06 Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 19-Jan-11




treadway bows/navajo bows/morrisons

From: BOW-HO
Date: 19-Jan-11




Widow, Predator and Hummingbird Kingfisher....and many others, but these stand out.

From: Breeze
Date: 19-Jan-11




Blacktail VL-with bamboo core Blacktail Elite-w red elm core Warf-by Bob Gordon

From: sake3
Date: 19-Jan-11




Harrelson,Quinn,Assenheimer9Chekmate and Lee close behind.Of the old bows Howatt Hi Speed,Wing Slimline,Browning Explorer=Colt.Only 3???IMPOSSIBLE !Never shot Hoyts/need to rectify that.

From: Craig Loberger
Date: 19-Jan-11




Jack B Harrison-Siberian Wolf, Palmer, Black Widow

From: pbr
Date: 19-Jan-11




I will bet that anyone that has not mentioned Centaur double carbon, has not shot one!

Centaur Carbon Elite Centaur Double Carbon Tredway Black Forest

From: AWPForester
Date: 19-Jan-11




#1 Mirriah Chinock

#2 Kodiak Mag. Don't know the year and honestly wouldn't feel this way if you guys hadn't told me proper brace. Had no use for it and couldn't understand the "rage" behind these things until lately.

#3 Woulkdn't be fair to say any others because I haven't shot another one at this point that I like because of my own lack of knowledge. All others have shocked the bonkers out of my hands. What I wouldn't do to go back and take the opportunity to own some of those bows now that I am not so stupid. There were quite a few on this list, mostly Martins and Bears, that I wouldn't give a plug nickel before I learned that BH was a major factor in the bows shootability. Watched many pass at the yard sells because of ignorance. Oh well, live and learn.

From: Widow sax
Date: 19-Jan-11




Blackwidow SAX Blackwidow CHX these two tie for first place Shafer Silvertip in third place

From: Stikhunta
Date: 19-Jan-11




I have so many and they all shoot great. They are all my favorites or I wouldn't own them. Longbow, Selfbow, Recurve. Hows that?





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