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Show me your short longbows.

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Norseman 12-Sep-17
Mountain Man 12-Sep-17
Norseman 12-Sep-17
Norseman 12-Sep-17
BOWDAWG 12-Sep-17
BOWDAWG 12-Sep-17
Barber 12-Sep-17
Wispershot 12-Sep-17
kginrick 12-Sep-17
Wojo14 12-Sep-17
Cameron Root 12-Sep-17
kginrick 12-Sep-17
Mountain Man 12-Sep-17
kginrick 12-Sep-17
Rotten: 12-Sep-17
Mountain Man 12-Sep-17
Fall Gray 12-Sep-17
Fall Gray 12-Sep-17
kginrick 12-Sep-17
Ron LaClair 12-Sep-17
Cameron Root 12-Sep-17
Wispershot 12-Sep-17
Ron LaClair 12-Sep-17
Ron LaClair 12-Sep-17
Norseman 12-Sep-17
Norseman 12-Sep-17
Muttly 13-Sep-17
Norseman 13-Sep-17
chamookman 13-Sep-17
Timberking 13-Sep-17
Daven 13-Sep-17
cacciatore 13-Sep-17
Daven 13-Sep-17
Daven 13-Sep-17
Carpdaddy 13-Sep-17
Blackstick 13-Sep-17
BOHO 13-Sep-17
Ron LaClair 13-Sep-17
Ron LaClair 13-Sep-17
Ron LaClair 13-Sep-17
Maynard 13-Sep-17
Tboughty 13-Sep-17
Tboughty 13-Sep-17
Norseman 13-Sep-17
Ron LaClair 13-Sep-17
Norseman 13-Sep-17
gking61 13-Sep-17
Timberking 13-Sep-17
Longtrad 13-Sep-17
LBshooter 13-Sep-17
deadeye 14-Sep-17
SJR Bows 14-Sep-17
Jeff Durnell 14-Sep-17
mgerard 14-Sep-17
flatshooter 14-Sep-17
flatshooter 14-Sep-17
flatshooter 14-Sep-17
flatshooter 14-Sep-17
mgerard 14-Sep-17
Jeff Durnell 14-Sep-17
JamesV 14-Sep-17
grizz 14-Sep-17
Berny 14-Sep-17
Rotten: 14-Sep-17
Ron LaClair 14-Sep-17
Norseman 14-Sep-17
grizz 14-Sep-17
Ron LaClair 15-Sep-17
From: Norseman
Date: 12-Sep-17




G'day folks, Who's got a short (60" or under) longbow? Got pics?

Heres my 58" Big Jim Thunder Child I bought off a forum member here not long ago, and my name has just come up on Gregg Coffeys list for a 58" Java Man Elkhart I put an order in for last Nov.

Cheers, Scott.

[img]https://i.imgur.com/wPf6PPr.jpg[/img]

From: Mountain Man
Date: 12-Sep-17




Not really a short longbow guy,,,,that said,id like to try out a Shrew

From: Norseman
Date: 12-Sep-17




Well that didnt work too well, tried to put a pic up, no dice. Try again....

https://i.imgur.com/wPf6PPr.jpg

From: Norseman
Date: 12-Sep-17




Nope. I give up....

From: BOWDAWG
Date: 12-Sep-17

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Got a couple

From: BOWDAWG
Date: 12-Sep-17

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From: Barber
Date: 12-Sep-17




I would like to try out the Omega Native, it's 56 inch.

From: Wispershot
Date: 12-Sep-17

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The super shrew 60"great bow

From: kginrick
Date: 12-Sep-17

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56" elkheart zebrawood venners and riser with phelonic I-beam .

From: Wojo14
Date: 12-Sep-17

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60" Ugly Styk 50# @ 27"

~Wojo

From: Cameron Root
Date: 12-Sep-17




56" JK traditions 65#@26 phenolic riser, green glass

From: kginrick
Date: 12-Sep-17




My apologies for the sideways pic

From: Mountain Man
Date: 12-Sep-17

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From: kginrick
Date: 12-Sep-17




Thank you Mountian Man

From: Rotten:
Date: 12-Sep-17

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Here is my 60 in Kanati

From: Mountain Man
Date: 12-Sep-17




It happens round here alot,,,im here to help That whitetails got a nice spread

From: Fall Gray
Date: 12-Sep-17




Two Tracks Ogemaw 58" 48# @ 28" Walnut and King Wood

From: Fall Gray
Date: 12-Sep-17

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From: kginrick
Date: 12-Sep-17




P22" inches when killed in 1988 ,it has shrunk about an inch over the years . No monster but a very good deer for the part of south Louisiana it came out of and long before deer were "managed" as they say.

From: Ron LaClair Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Sep-17

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Shrew Classic Hunter II 56"

From: Cameron Root
Date: 12-Sep-17




Ron's bow would be the bench mark. Rooty

From: Wispershot
Date: 12-Sep-17




Sorry Ron I wanted to get a close up of the grip and really didn't do the bow justice for what it is.

From: Ron LaClair Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Sep-17

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From: Ron LaClair Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Sep-17

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From: Norseman
Date: 12-Sep-17

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Some great looking bows there. I resisted this style of bow for a long time, I don't know why. They combine my favourite features from both longbows and Recurves. I can't get enough of them now, always on the look out for a new one!

Cheers, Scott.

From: Norseman
Date: 12-Sep-17

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From: Muttly
Date: 13-Sep-17

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Not my Elkhart, but I got to test drive this bad boy earlier this summer. Been dealing with separation anxiety ever since I sent it back.. Anyhoo, here's a not awesome picture of a short long bow, and a long recurve. Think I got on Gregg,s list for a 58" Elkhart before the test unit was heading back, or very shortly thereafter. Itching to get my hands on it, kinda tempted to get another spot on his list for a second one, just to be on the safe side..

From: Norseman
Date: 13-Sep-17




That Elkhart has some great lines. Mine should be getting started any day now...

cheers, Scott.

From: chamookman
Date: 13-Sep-17




54" Ogemaw - Spalted Maple limbs w/Osage riser. 47lbs @ 28". Draws very smooth and shoots hard. Bob

From: Timberking
Date: 13-Sep-17




Ever shot a "short" Longbow. I'd love to test drive a Shrew though. I think they are pretty nice looking! Not sure even, what other shorties are out there...

From: Daven
Date: 13-Sep-17

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My primary hunting bow is a 62" Fox longbow. I find this bow to be very versatile. Glad I kept it.

Dave

From: cacciatore Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 13-Sep-17




I am a recurve shooter but this short longbow are as good and as accurate like the best curves. At 29" the 56" Elkheart and Thunderchild are smooth and silky.

From: Daven
Date: 13-Sep-17

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From: Daven
Date: 13-Sep-17




Well it look like I did not make the 60" cut, but it certainly handles short.

From: Carpdaddy
Date: 13-Sep-17

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58"

From: Blackstick Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 13-Sep-17

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Shortest one I have. Rose Oak Companion 62"

From: BOHO
Date: 13-Sep-17

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This is my 56" 37#er. Have a 58" 45#er just like it.

From: Ron LaClair Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 13-Sep-17

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Introducing the worlds smallest longbow many years ago

From: Ron LaClair Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 13-Sep-17

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From: Ron LaClair Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 13-Sep-17




That's an old ad, about 20 years ago

From: Maynard
Date: 13-Sep-17

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Dwyer Endeavor 58"

From: Tboughty
Date: 13-Sep-17




I have a 54" Javaman Elkheart, 58" Javaman Tanjavur Longbow, a 56" Reynolds Thunderstick Mag, and a 58" Great Northern Lil' Creep that I have all picked up this year and they're all amazing bows. The Javaman bows and the Lil' Creep are dream bows of mine so having one of each has made me extremely happy.

I love short hybrid bows because they look and feel great to me; plus I'm not a tall guy with long arms. The Lil' Creep braces to a D shape but it has a slight reflex when unstrung. I LOVE how that bow shoots and it has a green back and brown belly and looks really great with that combo.

I'd love to get my hands on a Caribow, Centaur, and/or a Big Jim too (among others) but I've spent way too much money in the past few months buying bows so I need to take it easy and save for a bit.

Would post pics but I'm at work lol! I'll try to take some pics later and post them.

From: Tboughty
Date: 13-Sep-17




I also REALLY want one of the newer Super Shrews too. Not sure how I managed to forget that one. Being from Michigan, I'm a sucker for Michigan made bows and I'm lucky to be surrounded by some of the best craftsmen in the business.

From: Norseman
Date: 13-Sep-17




Ron LaClair, Has the design for the Shrew recently changed? The limbs look a little differently R/D'd than I remember ?

Cheers, Scott.

From: Ron LaClair Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 13-Sep-17




https://youtu.be/4zPNYuJDVNs

From: Norseman
Date: 13-Sep-17




Thanks Ron, cool video!

Cheers,Scott.

From: gking61
Date: 13-Sep-17

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Here is a JK Traditions 58" longbow that Jason just refinished for me. He also reduced the weight a few pounds and reshaped the handle so it is more like a Kanati.

From: Timberking
Date: 13-Sep-17




Yup, very cool video indeed! Now I want one, or two.... lol

From: Longtrad
Date: 13-Sep-17




Toelke Pika is a top notch short longbow

From: LBshooter
Date: 13-Sep-17

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My hill legend styk, 60", 50 @27 great little bow. Accurate and fast, love it.

From: deadeye
Date: 14-Sep-17




The wife shoots a A&H in 58".

From: SJR Bows Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 14-Sep-17

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This is my 58" St Joe River Torrent we also so it in a 56"

From: Jeff Durnell Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 14-Sep-17

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No glass needed. 60 and 58" ntn. Both 58# @ 28".

From: mgerard Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 14-Sep-17




That St. Joe Torrent sure looks sweet. Short selfbows? Products of the Masters, eh? I appreciate all selfbows that are well made, but it takes special talent to shorten the length and make a great shooting shorter selfbow.

From: flatshooter
Date: 14-Sep-17

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My beloved Thunderchild. 56" 51# @ 28" Custom ordered amboyna burl veneers, cocobolo/macassar riser with moose antler tips and overlays.

From: flatshooter
Date: 14-Sep-17

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From: flatshooter
Date: 14-Sep-17

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Oh yeah, she is a takedown with beavertail grip

From: flatshooter
Date: 14-Sep-17

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one last pic

From: mgerard Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 14-Sep-17




What are the favored limb cores on these shorter bows? Great looking bow flatshooter!

From: Jeff Durnell Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 14-Sep-17




Osage & Yew ;^)

From: JamesV
Date: 14-Sep-17

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52" Iroquios copy, static tip, built in my shop for ME. This bow is fast and quite at 46# and will be my bow for the deer season.

From: grizz
Date: 14-Sep-17

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Bodnik Super Slick Stick, 53 @29, 58". Shoots fast and quiet, really like this bow.

From: Berny
Date: 14-Sep-17

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60" McCullough "Griffin Special"

From: Rotten:
Date: 14-Sep-17




I posted a pic of one of my Kanati's. I have 3 total, two 60 in and a 58in, as well as a 58 in Journeyman TD. All shoot great! I tend to favor the 60 in bows, and I'm not exactly sure why. All have clickers and all are set to my 28.5 in draw length.

From: Ron LaClair Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 14-Sep-17

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The new Shrew Classic Hunter II, 56"

From: Norseman
Date: 14-Sep-17




Nice Thunderchild Flatshooter. I love mine. Toying with the idea of getting on Big Jims list for another one......

Cheers, Scott.

From: grizz
Date: 14-Sep-17




Wow Ron, that's a lot of limb attached to that little riser. Bet that makes for a barn burner. Nice bow.

From: Ron LaClair Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 15-Sep-17




If you watch the video you'll hear Jim say the draw is unlimited.

https://youtu.be/4zPNYuJDVNs





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