I wanted to post this to show how well some of these old semi-recurves can perform. Bow is 45# @ 28", 60" long. Arrows are #7 fiberglass, 28" long..app 500 grains, my draw is 27". I'm pulling 42# according to my bow scale....450+ string. Shots were about two steps short of the twenty yard spot.
Those old Scorpians are really nice shooters. For me, the semi-recurves are my bow of choice. A friend I shoot with has the same year and weight as yours. I talked him into using an elevated stick on rest I gave him. I haven’t seen him shoot it yet, maybe later today. Neat video, good shooting George.
George nice shootin, nice video,and i own the same bow that i bought with a damaged tip.So i fixed it.The bow ended up 58 inches long finished.I put phenolic tip overlays on it, and added a ff 10 strand d 97 string.My friend,s cousin built him a bow that looked just about like the scorpion.On memorial day he was shooting his bow at there camp, and after 50 shots it broke.He was sad and wanted to show me the bow.What a pretty bow it was.While he was at my house a got him to shoot my scorpion.At his draw it was 50 lbs. I set the bow up with a bear elevated rest, and carbon 400 ics arrows with 150 gr head.He really liked the performance of that bow and so do i.We old bucks will not give up ,and the vintage bows of our day will not either.Just thought i would share that story with you.Thanks for the video i enjoyed it.you probably know this, but for those who do not,Cravotta bros made blackhawk bows from Mckeesport Pa. about 30 miles south of were i live.
George, my son has 4 of the off set handle blackhawk hornets, and just loves them.I think most of his are 62 inches but fit him well at over 28 inch draw.Between the 2 of us we must own over 40 recurves ,and 60 or better self ,sinew backed,reflex deflex,and long bows.We are bow geeks.I have built both recurves ,and self bows for years now ,and still own a lot of them.I am 70 yrs now so i will bet you and i could talk about archery for hours and hours.I still am able to handle up to 46 lbs of draw, and lately i have been retillering my selfbows so that i can still shoot them.You and i have a lot in common and i feel like a have made a new friend.I try to shoot every day to stay sharp as i can see you probably do to.I could keep babbling on , but i will stop now.
SM Nice bow also. My three favorite bows are the damon howatt hunter, red wing hunter ,and a 1964 bear kodiak, with the kodiak at the top.There are many nice bows out there ,and i guess it is all a matter of personal choice.Some shoot low wrist some shoot high wrist, some like short some like long bows.The nice thing about it is that there is something out there for everyone.These new ilf bows have alot to offer also if you are in to them.I have a 40 lb. fivics foam carbon limb ilf bow that i really enjoy shooting.I also like some of the ben pearson bows ,and some of the brownings.Even the samick sage is nice bow for the money.I own 1 and like it.I only wished that we could try alot of different bows before we buy one.That would give you an idea of what you really like.My son once bought a new stryker short longbow,and did not care for it .He paid big bucks for that bow, and ended up selling it at a big lose.On the net he could have bought 2 blackhawks for sure with the money that he lost on that bow.