Hello! Just received my Black Hunter Longbow, what a great bow! The riser fits my hand perfectly, the bamboo limbs are smooth to my 31" draw length, and it shoots great! I cannot say enough about this bow, especially for $130! I purchased it from: Mandarinduck.com
A guy at my leaugue is shooting one, a recurve, and he loves it. Some others who have shot it were really impressed as well. I haven't shot one, buy they're very good looking bows, seem to be great performers, and you cannot beat the price. Congrats on a great bow!
So here's a question, and I'm not being sarcastic.
And understand I thing that's a pretty sharp looking bow as well.
What does "darn good shooter for the money" (and Chas, I'm not picking on you. The way your comment is worded is just very common) and such things actually mean? A person can either shoot a bow, or not. And how much it costs rarely has anything to do with that, except in our psyche.
If the bow cost $300.00 would it still fall in to the "darn good shooter" for the money category, or would it be over priced?
FDP...QUIT PICKING ON ME!!! :). No worries buddy and your right, I could have been more descriptive. My comments were directed towards how pleasant this bow is to draw, arrow speed is good and the post shot feel is pleasant as well. Very little vibration and noise. I guess that can be said about most bows if tuned properly however some bows draw cycle can be harsh, post shot can rattle your teeth and so on...
"A person can either shoot a bow, or not." I have to disagree, all bows if not broke can be shot but to be honest your quote above is as ambiguous as mine..how can a bow NOT be shot..haha.
That is a looker for sure and for that price I don't think there's that much out there to top it.
But I have a question. And I'm not trying to be sarcastic either but as long as we're delving in to other's "very common" comments, I need to know what does "And understand I thing that's a pretty sharp looking bow as well" mean? Not very common syntax.
You can get free shipping from Chin a but it does take the "slow boat" you still will have it in about 12 -14 days. The only thing you need to do is put a better 15 dollar string on it and you are good to go. They are actually a very nice bow for the money. i have shot a few of them and most companies here are selling for around 160 bucks! Shawn
Let me see if I understand this right...The Black Hunter comes with maple core limbs....stock, and Boo core is extra..at Twig..the Galaxy Ember has stock Boo core limbs,but is more expensive ,and the Black Hunter Cloud on sale at LAS for $149.00 has the Maple core? (Or exotic?)
Okay, I needed another bow like a hole in my head, but I am a sucker for a good bow at a cheap price. Besides I wanted an all black bow and a take down longbow. So I ordered one and received it today. As soon as I saw the endless loop dacron string it came with I made up a 12 strand/18 strand looped Dynaflight string for the bow.
There are some good things about the bow and some not so good. The good: it shipped quickly (it came in 10 days), it seems very well constructed, nice looking bow with a nice feeling grip, seems to handle my 30.5" draw length with no problem, and it is pretty quick. Now the bad: The bezels and screws that come with the bow are shiny steel instead of black (I will have to black them out or get new ones). I ordered 40# limbs to get a bow around 47#-48# at my draw length. The limbs weigh 44.25# on my scale and 52.5# at my draw length. A little disappointing, but at the price I paid I can live with it. I don't have any silencers on the string yet, but it sounds rather loud for a longbow, but the silencers may fix this. The bow is light and I prefer a little heavier bow so I may tap it and install quiver bushing for a bear quiver. Overall, as of right now, I am happy with the purchase.
I ordered a Black Hunter longbow this morning from Twig Archery.
For $199.95 I got a personally weighed and set up bow. It has bamboo limbs, FF string, silencers, rug rest and side plate, and nock - all installed ready to shoot. AND the current special includes a $13 bow stringer. John is one of the nicest people in archery. I was glad to give him my business.
Sounds like some of the bargains out there aren't such bargains.
I purchased mine in pieces. I bought the riser from one guy, limbs from another and ordered a string from Al Shafer at ten ring strings. I'll be paying around $100 for the hydro dipping. Hoping to pick them up tomorrow.
I received my bow from Twig this morning, just four days from my order.
WOW! Very nice!
It came with a FF string with cat whiskers and nock pt installed. The box also included a free bow stringer and Allen wrench. The bow had a nice rug rest installed as well. The bamboo limbs were weighed prior to shipment to assure 45# @ 28". All this for $199.95!
I had time to assemble and string it up. I drew it a few times and got that aaahh feeling. Then I hung it up and headed to work. :(
I'm sure this bow and I will do some amazing things together. I shot my buddies bow and had some very nice groups. Can't wait for some decent weather to try it out.
I had a chance to shoot my bow in the cold wind a couple times before work this week. The 42# @ 27" zips 1916's and 1816's equally well. I just looked at the bow and grinned after shooting some rediculous groups. NEVER shot a bow so well so quickly. Can't wait to shoot in good weather.
I put a bow quiver on it for another test run. It feels good with the extra weight. It's nasty outside but I'm hoping to get out for a shoot.
I just received my Black Hunter today. Purchased it jere through the classifieds from strugglesticks. Fantastic transaction! It went smooth without a hitch. Bow had the bamboo limbs and black hardware. It shot awesome, this coming from a guy who has had numerous, numerous custom bows. The grip is darn near perfect, the weight of it, balance, feel, is all I could hope for. People talk about value for the money. That is true and it is real, but throw that aside and look at it for what it is. It's a true performer, not sexy, but it is comphy as can be. I really Can't believe what a great deal this thing really is. Get hooked up with strugglesticks and he will treat you right. Glad I did.
The Girlfriend's bow showed up yesterday, a very impressive little bow. I set it up for 3 under for her today and shot it for about a half hour and came in and ordered me a LH longbow version 55#@28. I'll shoot it for a while and then send it off to have it dipped.
I own two Black Hunters, longbow and recurve. I was in Beijing last summer and brought my Black Hunter to shoot while there. Chinese were intrigued by it, or maybe it was the odd old white guy with the bow. They told me the Chinese characters on the limbs mean “Sky Spirit”. Photo is taken in an Archery Bar Jain Archery Club I really like this bow!
Just an FYI The Black Hunter comes with a Dyneema String. (It is not a Dacron string) It is a high performance string. $199.95 Anniversary special at Twig Archery. (They set it up with nock pt., silencers, shelf and side plate AND a good stringer!!)
Wow we, that is incredible. Especially like the dip as well that's boss.
Its a good shooter for me it hits where I look. OK you found a fit that's great if we have to be politically correct all the time what for? For the perfect sector naught not so that's fake news?
Come on men what the h? Go along with it and raise the feller up he is showing a bargain at a great value. We don't have to Challenge him on his wording do we.
I say any bow should be able to be shot with the proper form and steady at shot by the archer but then for some that's more challenging.
To have to modify shelves and rests and other things is a wives tail!
Thanks for sharing maybe it helps another who looks into this type of bow. Only thing I have to say to add to performance is put the right string on the bow to enhance performance you might get surprised.
"On my scale" is not a good indicator of the weight, unless you are calibrated and measuring it to the right place. I've seen guys with bow scales that were 5# off and weighing them by hanging the bow on the scale..that adds the mass weight of the bow.
I really like mine also. I bought mine from Twig Archery here's a link http://www.twigarchery.com/big-rock-black-hunter-longbow/ I came from shooting a ASL dished grip bow so it took me a few days to hit where I was looking. Don't care for the string that it came with but I've ordered a new string from Allen at Ten Ring Strings
My bow is marked 55#, but comes in at 58# after properly taring the bow scale. I also did a draw force curve on it and it is pretty linear until 28", after which the draw weight increases asymmetrically higher (ie: it stacks after 28"). If anyone is looking for one, I'll sell mine for $150 shipped, with a d-10 flemished string.
I've shot both but didn't weigh or put them on a force-draw chart. The longbow feels as though it's may be stacking around 28", the recurve is smooth past that...to my feel and certainly not scientific. To me, the longbow (actually a hybrid) felt very similar to Bob Lee's takedown longbow limbs on the recurve handle. Short limbs that aren't recurved will reach optimum draw much quicker than a recurve that opens as you draw. Still with me, at just over 27" draw, It's not a big deal at all.
I have the Galaxy Ember LB in 55#, I need to check it as it feels pretty strong. My other ride is a Schafer recurve and I'm used to the checkered grip, the Ember grip is pretty slick and a little slim to me so this afternoon I wrestled a Shur-Grip on it and it made about $100 difference in how it feels to me. I liked it before but much better now and I think I may have come up with a couple of previously unheard curse words while installing the grip.
David, go to a bicycle shop and ask for some of the inner tubes from replaced tires. Most will just give you a few, and you can cut them in one inch strips, as long as you can make them, and they make fine grips. just wrap around starting just under the shelf and finish with some electrical tape to hold it.
They are NBD on a straight grip but anything resembling a recurve is a chore. There are some tricks to making it easier but it is never fun, but it won't have t be done again for a long time, unless I decide to dip the bow. I did get 6 shots in before a storm hit here and it does make a huge improvement.