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Any 1 Down 4 a "Chump Bow" Class? LOL!

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Jinkster 04-Aug-19
Jinkster 04-Aug-19
Jinkster 04-Aug-19
Jinkster 04-Aug-19
Oldbowyer 04-Aug-19
Gray Goose Shaft 04-Aug-19
Riverwolf 04-Aug-19
monkeyball 04-Aug-19
LuckyStrike 04-Aug-19
Shaftcaster 04-Aug-19
Hedge 04-Aug-19
Bassman 04-Aug-19
gluetrap 04-Aug-19
Big Mo 04-Aug-19
Jinkster 05-Aug-19
2 bears 05-Aug-19
George D. Stout 05-Aug-19
D.Lewis aka tonto59 05-Aug-19
Jim Keller 05-Aug-19
Jim Keller 05-Aug-19
zonic 05-Aug-19
Jinkster 05-Aug-19
zonic 05-Aug-19
M60gunner 05-Aug-19
hawkeye in PA 05-Aug-19
Jinkster 05-Aug-19
uphuntn 08-Aug-19
ronnickel 13-Aug-19
ronnickel 13-Aug-19
camodave 13-Aug-19
Hedge 13-Aug-19
pghrich 13-Aug-19
Bassman 13-Aug-19
Yooper-traveler 13-Aug-19
Bassman 14-Aug-19
Bassman 14-Aug-19
Bassman 14-Aug-19
Suedog 14-Aug-19
Frisky 15-Aug-19
Jinkster 15-Aug-19
From: Jinkster
Date: 04-Aug-19




Bought it off the TBOF bargain table for $30 and just strung it up with FF and it shoots my 800 VAP's like darts....Hilarious...I'm forming a new class...

"Chump Bow Class"

rules are simple...it has to be solid glass with a factory molded handle and cost less than $40.00! LOL!

From: Jinkster
Date: 04-Aug-19

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And the "Chump Bow Class" thing is just a play on the "Chump Car" racing class we have down this way because the company that made this little 30# wonder back in the 1950's was/is highly thought of as Shakespear/Root/Parabow where this model is a B-3 "Sharpshooter"...

From: Jinkster
Date: 04-Aug-19

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And if Bears are "Glass Powered"?...this ones "Supercharged"! LOL!

From: Jinkster
Date: 04-Aug-19

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and tell ya what?...it's definitely one of the nicer looking solid glass bows I've seen...

From: Oldbowyer
Date: 04-Aug-19




Now this is too damn funny. My Dad built bows but my first one at 2 years old was a solid fiberglass recurve. Have to dig it out its around here some where. But 58 years later I can still him saying "quit dragging the tip!" LMAO

From: Gray Goose Shaft
Date: 04-Aug-19




I suspect that it is the skill of the shooter that brings the 'Chump' bow alive. I'm glad that your archery world keeps evolving.

From: Riverwolf
Date: 04-Aug-19




;^)

From: monkeyball
Date: 04-Aug-19




Your'e late getting to the party Bill.........but welcome aboard! Sometimes simple is where it is at.

Good Shooting->->->->Craig

From: LuckyStrike
Date: 04-Aug-19

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From: Shaftcaster
Date: 04-Aug-19




I read this with intrigue as I await arrival of my Shakespeare B-1 45# which will be the only other solid glass shooter I have owned since the Outers/Fleetwood I started with many decades ago !! I can also relate to another meaning for the "chump class " Shaftcaster>-->

From: Hedge
Date: 04-Aug-19




Chuna dream bow.

Hedge

From: Bassman Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 04-Aug-19




Now that we have put these bows through their paces,and know what they are capable of the prices keep going up on ebay.Try more brace height for taming hand shock.

From: gluetrap
Date: 04-Aug-19




had a all glass that I put a regular string on to replace the one that was on it. the original looked like it was made out of panty hose material. the new one was Dacron and jarred my hand. put the pantyhose one back on, was fine. anyone know what that stuff was ?

From: Big Mo
Date: 04-Aug-19




Ugghhhh.... you are going to make me do this huh???? LOL! I had a green one with a white grip when I was a kid and my dad made me a string for it out of some spool of stuff that looked like leather stitching material. But hey I was a kid and it worked for a while. I gotta pick one up now, I wanna be a "Chumper"!!! LOL! Fun post. Big Mo

From: Jinkster
Date: 05-Aug-19




monkeyball... I am late to the party aren't I!!! LOL

Big Mo...right?...my first bow was the Bear Green/White streaked solid glass with black molded grip...many a crow fell victim to that bow! LOL

From: 2 bears
Date: 05-Aug-19




If it has a string Jinkster can and will shoot it. He tests them all from Super Curves to solid glass or wood.I love to see the tests. >>>>-----> Ken

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 05-Aug-19




I'm a chump from way back. ;)

From: D.Lewis aka tonto59
Date: 05-Aug-19

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Good Thread Jinkster! Nothing wrong about shooting solid glass.

From: Jim Keller
Date: 05-Aug-19




I inherited this one. Says the outdoor sports manufacturing company. I thought about twisting up a string for it but don't think I could pull it back. It's stout!!!

From: Jim Keller
Date: 05-Aug-19

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Forgot the picture. Guess I belong in the chump class :)

From: zonic
Date: 05-Aug-19

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I made up an 18-strand BCY-X string w/ 3D end loops serving for my 35# Parabow Sharpshooter chump bow. Bow cost me $5 at a barn sale.

From: Jinkster
Date: 05-Aug-19




Nice George!...you made me LOL at the "pry a sewer lid off" comment cause what could be more indestructible than solid glass (as far as bows goes) :)

Thanks Tonto59 and keeping it fun is something I need to do more of! ;)

From: zonic
Date: 05-Aug-19

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Really packs a punch!

From: M60gunner
Date: 05-Aug-19




Now I have to regret giving my kids fiberglass bow away. It was a Plas Steel? Made in Indiana. They even made adult size all fiberglass glass bows in weights up to 60#. I gave it to a lady that teaches kids archery.

From: hawkeye in PA
Date: 05-Aug-19




Bought a 66" 40# green/white solid fiberglass bow last year for $20. And it shoots amazing well and it's universal fit.

From: Jinkster
Date: 05-Aug-19

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Well it appears I'm not alone in my admiration for the oh so venerable Chump Bow in that I might imagine they take quite a few of us back to the days cut our teeth on just such bows which in turn blessed us with our first ever visions of?...

"The 1st Real Arrows We Ever Loosed"

And here we are many decades later smiling at what we see in these seemingly indestructible and timeless solid glass bows but now armed with the knowledge that they can be just as effective as any other in the hands of a skilled archer.

All Hail The Mighty Chump Bow! LOL! :)

From: uphuntn Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 08-Aug-19




I have a few "Chump Bows" around at all times. My two main shooters are Ben Pearson 3360's. Also have some Ben Pearson 302, 304 and 306 T/D's that pack in a vehicle real easy.

From: ronnickel
Date: 13-Aug-19

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I just picked up this one recently, but I had my fun and now it's for sale.

From: ronnickel
Date: 13-Aug-19

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From: camodave
Date: 13-Aug-19




I passed on a bunch of Bear ones a few years ago or I would be in. My first bow was a Pearson Jet

From: Hedge
Date: 13-Aug-19




Jinxster

Im looking at your target butt.

Did you add in and build up to keep arrows out of never never land?

I see plenty of Splash, Over. Splash, Out. Up there.

Hedge

From: pghrich
Date: 13-Aug-19

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Here's my newly acquired stemmler . Rich pyle

From: Bassman Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 13-Aug-19




I have 3.A green Bear,Stemmler,and my favorite the Paul Bunyon. The 45 lb. Paul Bunyon shoots 155 fps at my 27 draw with a 450 gr. arrow. I put a padded loop flemish twist 10 strand D97 FF string on it.Fun bow to shoot.I miss the 50,s and 60,s.Gone for ever as time goes by.

From: Yooper-traveler
Date: 13-Aug-19




Ron I had that bow!!

Terrorized chipmunks and ground squirrels with it.

From: Bassman Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 14-Aug-19

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Here is the Paul Bunyon.

From: Bassman Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 14-Aug-19

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From: Bassman Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 14-Aug-19




Shot 3 arrows at 17 yds. Two are fletched, and one bare shaft.Fun to shoot ,and would kill a deer no problem.

From: Suedog
Date: 14-Aug-19

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I got this bow last month. Had some dark timber 700’s that I put some 125 fp’s on for it. I can’t believe how flat it shoots. It has a B50 string. I keep bumping up the bh and it’s taking some of the twang out.

This is my first chump bow. Won’t be my last. A lot a Fun.

From: Frisky
Date: 15-Aug-19




I wouldn't pay 40 cents for any of the junk shown in this thread.

Joe

From: Jinkster
Date: 15-Aug-19




That's cool Suedog and isn't it amazing how much can be done with so little?...and isn't it cool that these Chump Bows could be left strung in a pickup be it August in Florida or Feb. in Maine or taken bow-fishing in a salt-marsh and still out survive most or all of us?...wow....LOL!

Frisky...good...that's more for us...besides?...

No one wants your weekly allowance! LOL!





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