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Short video..'66 Black Hawk Scorpion

Messages posted to thread:
George D. Stout 25-May-18
Redneck Engineer 25-May-18
Keoneloa 25-May-18
Riverwolf 25-May-18
2 bears 25-May-18
BATMAN 25-May-18
Knifeguy 25-May-18
T4halo 25-May-18
RonG 25-May-18
Joe2Crow 26-May-18
MStyles 26-May-18
Old School 26-May-18
BowAholic 26-May-18
Jim 26-May-18
KyPhil 26-May-18
bowfitz 26-May-18
unhinged 26-May-18
fdp 26-May-18
George D. Stout 26-May-18
Draven 26-May-18
Bassman 31-May-18
George D. Stout 31-May-18
Bassman 31-May-18
S.M.Robertson 31-May-18
Bassman 31-May-18
From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 25-May-18




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.

From: Redneck Engineer Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 25-May-18




I always enjoy your videos, George. Good shooting, excellent arrow flight, and impressive bow.

From: Keoneloa
Date: 25-May-18




nice shooting! never seen one of those bows in action, thanks

From: Riverwolf
Date: 25-May-18




Them Ol bows keep on picking them up and putting them down...Range ;)

Let folks say what they will about bows built in the good ol days of archery (as some say ;) ...they flat perform...and have a long long record to prove it ....and still adding to it !

Thanks for taking the time my friend , always enjoy.

Have a safe Happy weekend George .....

From: 2 bears
Date: 25-May-18




Thanks George. Good shooting. >>>-----> ken

From: BATMAN Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 25-May-18




Great shooting and a very quiet bow.

From: Knifeguy
Date: 25-May-18




Thanks George, it's always nice to see you putting these old bows through their paces. Arrows too for that fact. Nice shooting! Lance

From: T4halo
Date: 25-May-18




Very nice. The price just went up on Scorpions. Haha!

T4

From: RonG
Date: 25-May-18




Great video and shooting, thanks George, that goes to show you improvements haven't been that much in all these years.

From: Joe2Crow
Date: 26-May-18




Good video and good shooting.

From: MStyles
Date: 26-May-18




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.

From: Old School Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 26-May-18




Good shooting George. The old bows are all I shoot anymore. Thanks for posting.

From: BowAholic
Date: 26-May-18




cool

From: Jim Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 26-May-18




Nice shooting George. That is a swell bow you have. I have been using an 8 strand 450+ with the loops padded to 12 and they preform well.

From: KyPhil
Date: 26-May-18




I have one of those bows, 30#. It's a good simple bow, always like them.

From: bowfitz
Date: 26-May-18




very nice,good bow/good shooter

From: unhinged
Date: 26-May-18




Nice shooting! That thing is dead quiet from here. Thats one big lawn you have to mow.

From: fdp
Date: 26-May-18




Pretty darn cool George. Those old bows and classic lines just do the job. Not fancy or trendy, just solid and stable.

Aren't #7 Microflites 55lbs.? Must be the string and the center shot letting those puppies shoot so well.

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 26-May-18




7's are closer to 45# Frank. The 9's are close 55# figuring a 28" arrow.

From: Draven
Date: 26-May-18




Very nice shooting there. Having a go with an oldie is always a pleasure.

From: Bassman Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 31-May-18




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.

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 31-May-18




Bassman, that's some good information. We are 85 miles east of East McKeesport via Rt. 30. Their Hornet series are nice bows as well, the Short Hornet at 57" is just about perfect for my draw.

From: Bassman Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 31-May-18




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.

From: S.M.Robertson
Date: 31-May-18




My favorite Cravotta Bros. bow is the Yellow Jacket.

From: Bassman Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 31-May-18




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.





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