Traditional Archery Discussions on the Leatherwall


My latest arrival from the left coast.

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George D. Stout 10-Mar-18
col buca 10-Mar-18
George D. Stout 10-Mar-18
George D. Stout 10-Mar-18
ron w 10-Mar-18
George D. Stout 10-Mar-18
George D. Stout 10-Mar-18
restless 10-Mar-18
reddogge 10-Mar-18
George D. Stout 10-Mar-18
Pdiddly 10-Mar-18
CStyles 10-Mar-18
George D. Stout 10-Mar-18
mgerard 10-Mar-18
pickngrin 10-Mar-18
Draven 10-Mar-18
Dan W 10-Mar-18
Therifleman 10-Mar-18
2 bears 10-Mar-18
George D. Stout 10-Mar-18
Knifeguy 10-Mar-18
Knifeguy 10-Mar-18
KyPhil 10-Mar-18
George D. Stout 10-Mar-18
Shotkizer 10-Mar-18
Clydebow 10-Mar-18
George D. Stout 10-Mar-18
Riverwolf 10-Mar-18
Shotkizer 10-Mar-18
George Tsoukalas 10-Mar-18
joep003 10-Mar-18
Rick Barbee 10-Mar-18
Mpdh 10-Mar-18
GF 11-Mar-18
GUTPILE PA 11-Mar-18
George D. Stout 11-Mar-18
George D. Stout 11-Mar-18
George D. Stout 11-Mar-18
George D. Stout 11-Mar-18
S.M.Robertson 11-Mar-18
S.M.Robertson 11-Mar-18
tonto59 11-Mar-18
fdp 11-Mar-18
George D. Stout 11-Mar-18
Custom kodiak 11-Mar-18
S.M.Robertson 12-Mar-18
HARRY CARRY 12-Mar-18
Red Beastmaster 13-Mar-18
Shotkizer 13-Mar-18
Aeronut 13-Mar-18
George D. Stout 13-Mar-18
3Ditional 14-Mar-18
Longtrad 14-Mar-18
OBH 14-Mar-18
Scoop 14-Mar-18
George D. Stout 14-Mar-18
From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 10-Mar-18

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Well I was expecting it today since FedEX said it would be delivered 3/10. Anyway, after seeing the box, I was concerned at first since it was a bit out of sync.

From: col buca
Date: 10-Mar-18




So , how did it turn out ? I sure hope it made it through . And what Mr. Stout is inside ? I would have expected a kinder and gentler handling from the Left Coast .

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 10-Mar-18

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But alas the gang at the sellers place wrapped lots of bubble protection around it and other than a few rubs, it was just fine. It's a Lewis Takedown by Carroll's Archery Products, circa very early 70's. Bottom limb had a little twist which took about two minutes to fix. 68", 37# @ 28".

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 10-Mar-18

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From: ron w
Date: 10-Mar-18




I'll bet that is going to be fun to shoot........maybe a stumping walk is in order. What say you.........

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 10-Mar-18

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From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 10-Mar-18




Ron, yessir. I'm going to let the limb pull back and get it's memory back for a day, but tomorrow I'll likely get some shots through it.

From: restless
Date: 10-Mar-18




I have one of those, I've never Shot mine how do you Like it?

From: reddogge
Date: 10-Mar-18




Very interesting design. Let us know how it performs on those long ones.

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 10-Mar-18




My buddy Scott has one and shoots it regularly at a local club. He may have got that from me. ) Anyway, I know it will shoot a lot better than I can shoot it.

From: Pdiddly
Date: 10-Mar-18




Refreshing to see someone encounter a twisted limb and simply fix it without starting a big fuss! I half expect it on any bow I buy.

Very nice bow George...almost bought one six months ago...I think Lance might have ended up with it.

From: CStyles
Date: 10-Mar-18




Is the correct brace height? Seems huge.

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 10-Mar-18




Brace on these is anywhere from 9 1/2 to 10 1/4. The forward riser dictates a higher brace. Look at the limb tips, that tells you as much as the gap to the pivot.

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




Great looker George. Congrats!

From: pickngrin
Date: 10-Mar-18




Neat old bow!

From: Draven
Date: 10-Mar-18




Very nice looking bow there! Enjoy it!

From: Dan W
Date: 10-Mar-18




WOW! Congrats Mr. Stout! Brace looks very proportional to the 68" length of the bow, string config. on the recurve end looks perfect.

From: Therifleman
Date: 10-Mar-18




Nice! Just the right poundage too. What arrows will you shoot in it?

From: 2 bears
Date: 10-Mar-18




Yes the string is still laying well out on the recurves. That box looks huge didn't they take it down for shipping? It would have been a lot cheaper. Nice bow George. >>>---> Ken

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 10-Mar-18




Rifleman, likely 1816 aluminum...100 to 120 grain tips whichever works best. I have a few others to try though.

From: Knifeguy
Date: 10-Mar-18




From: Knifeguy
Date: 10-Mar-18




I was just speechless in my first post! Nice bow George, and yes Peter I have it. I repainted the riser and just haven't put it back together to shoot it, But now that I'm finished making arrows that will have to change. George, I'm going to bring mine back to ETAR where the 3 of us will undoubtably have heads turning with the trio of Carroll's! Lance.

From: KyPhil
Date: 10-Mar-18




Nice bow, I like that bow rack too. I need to get or make one myself.

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 10-Mar-18




That rack was made by an Amish furniture maker over twenty years ago...probably closer to thirty by now. It's solid oak.

Lance, likely we'll have the only three there.

From: Shotkizer
Date: 10-Mar-18




It's a nice looking bow. What kind of string will you put on it?

From: Clydebow
Date: 10-Mar-18




Looks good, and a good weight!

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 10-Mar-18




Right now the Dacron string is on that came with it. All depends on how it reacts. The bow is pretty versatile as it's cut well past center. I want a point on of about 50 to 55 yards and I think it's about there with the B-50 and 1816. I'll know better when I can shoot more. First field round isn't till May 21 so I have time to get into it.

From: Riverwolf
Date: 10-Mar-18




That's a very unique design . Interesting . Congratulations , and good to see they didn't bust her up in transit ......We will exspect a "Full" roving report first thing in the "Late" morning !........;^))

From: Shotkizer
Date: 10-Mar-18




Would be nice to see how it will shoot with a D97.

From: George Tsoukalas
Date: 10-Mar-18




Very nice, George. Jawge

From: joep003
Date: 10-Mar-18




George, I'm glad you won that bow. I bid on it too, but I can't think of anyone else I'd rather see get it. Beautiful, classic bow!! Please post more pics of your journey with that bow!!

From: Rick Barbee
Date: 10-Mar-18




One of (if not) my favorite bows of all time.

Nice haul there BroGeo.

Rick

From: Mpdh
Date: 10-Mar-18




Haven’t I seen pics of you with another one of these?

MP

From: GF
Date: 11-Mar-18




“But ALAS” they packed it well??

You were hoping for its demise?? (Wouldn’t expect so!)

Curious what length arrow you have in mind for the 1816s... I’m shooting 1816s at 28” & #45-#50 from the LBs, but maybe there’s a big difference in centershot with all those other curves in there as well....

From: GUTPILE PA
Date: 11-Mar-18




I luv them bows very nice!!

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Mar-18




Mpdh, yes...I have the Gentleman Jim hunter as well.

GF, the ALAS was more of a sigh of relieve. ) This bow is well past center. I'll post a photo later after church. The 1816 will work...I tried a couple with 100 gr. tips, but I haven't done much 'messin yet.

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Mar-18




I did some limb swapping to see what came out. I have a 58" Gentleman Jim that had 45# limbs on it. That short riser is just 15.5" long and only 8 1/4" from first hole in limbs. This riser is 22", and 15 to first hole in limb near butt end.

The short limbs on this riser make a 40# bow at 62". The long limbs on the short riser make a 62" bow as well, at 42#. So you see I can do some coniving with them. Will post pics on next reply.

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Mar-18

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Actually the long on the short make a 63" bow...60 from notch to notch across belly.

Here's the long riser with the short limbs. 40#, 62". I like the long riser and it's longer sight window for better vision, especially for the long shots in field archery. Of course I put my home made arrow rest on it. It's shooting my #8 Microflite perfectly..28 1/2" arrows w/125 grain tips. I have 2016 at 28 1/2" that fly also with 160 grain tips..so I have choices. I'll shoot it awhile before deciding which combination I want to use.

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Mar-18

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You can see it's well past center. My rest brings it out just enough to be outside of center.

From: S.M.Robertson
Date: 11-Mar-18

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Here's mine. 68" 38@28. Im shooting 1816 Platimum shafts with 100 gr. nibbs, cut to 27". They fly perfect. I draw 26 1/2. I shoot at my local archery club twice a week. If i do my part, full draw, smooth release and follow through, it shoots bullseyes.

From: S.M.Robertson
Date: 11-Mar-18




Forgot...b-50 endless. 12 strands.

From: tonto59
Date: 11-Mar-18




That box looked pretty bad. Glad it made it to your house in good shape. Good luck with the new bow George. Let us know how it shoots.

From: fdp
Date: 11-Mar-18




Those are great bows.

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Mar-18




Those Carroll takedowns are awesome and shoot that way. ))

From: Custom kodiak
Date: 11-Mar-18

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I love the handles on those old Carroll's

From: S.M.Robertson
Date: 12-Mar-18

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58" 51@28 sweet shooting and forgiving. Good handling in brushy areas, good cast. Shoots where i point it. The handle pivot fits like a glove. Bottom bow in this pic.

From: HARRY CARRY
Date: 12-Mar-18




Grand looking bow! I'll mention to "Banjo"/Scott to take his Gentleman Jim to ETAR, to maybe get in that picture with George, Scotty and Lance. THAT would be a great Leatherwall photo...

From: Red Beastmaster
Date: 13-Mar-18




Where are you shooting, Scott? Maple City?

From: Shotkizer
Date: 13-Mar-18




Love the limb profile! Especially at the butt ends.

From: Aeronut
Date: 13-Mar-18




Nice looking bow.

If FedEx had delivered it here it would be a miracle if it showed up in one piece. They have destroyed so much merchandise of mine and the company I worked for that I refuse to use them anymore (over $8000 when I quit keeping track). I tell the seller if they can't ship with another service other than FedEx to cancel my order. I've only had one cancelled order and they tried their best to make me give in.

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 13-Mar-18




Aeronut, yessir. I've only had three really messed up packages in the past ten or so years and they all were sent FedEx. One had a longbow that had half the bow sticking out of the package...a round carpet tube.

From: 3Ditional
Date: 14-Mar-18




That's a very nice bow George. Glad you received undamaged.

From: Longtrad
Date: 14-Mar-18




Cool bow, thanks for sharing.

From: OBH
Date: 14-Mar-18




One of the nicest bows I have seen, congrats on a great find.

From: Scoop Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 14-Mar-18




George, what is the longbow in the second photo? I have an Aspen by Byron that looks exactly like that with a bit more dish in the handle, and similar finish. Thank you.

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 14-Mar-18




Scoop, that is my late father-in-law's longbow made by Roy Gearhart, who lived in our area back in the 80's. It's a long story how it came about. I got it when Buck died at 96 years old and it's bound for my granddaughter.





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