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John Schulz natural

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manybows 25-Feb-10
manybows 25-Feb-10
Galngbeard 25-Feb-10
Irish Archer 25-Feb-10
Crossed Arrows 25-Feb-10
Kanuck 25-Feb-10
Mint 25-Feb-10
Peter fm: Manassas 25-Feb-10
tileguy 25-Feb-10
manybows 25-Feb-10
Lil' Okie 25-Feb-10
Tillerboy 25-Feb-10
manybows 25-Feb-10
Biigg50 25-Feb-10
manybows 25-Feb-10
nightpilot 25-Feb-10
AspirinBuster 26-Feb-10
manybows 26-Feb-10
dean 26-Feb-10
Chester O. P. 26-Feb-10
jr. 56 26-Feb-10
manybows 26-Feb-10
manybows 26-Feb-10
Harperman 26-Feb-10
AspirinBuster 26-Feb-10
manybows 27-Feb-10
jr. 56 27-Feb-10
manybows 04-Mar-10
manybows 04-Mar-10
Bob Dunn 04-Mar-10
Kongo 25-Feb-11
ski 26-Feb-11
Buzz 26-Feb-11
oldschool 26-Feb-11
tradlongbow 26-Feb-11
markhill75 26-Feb-11
manybows 26-Feb-11
manybows 26-Feb-11
manybows 26-Feb-11
manybows 26-Feb-11
manybows 26-Feb-11
markhill75 27-Feb-11
olbuflo 27-Feb-11
wilderness70 07-Mar-11
manybows 08-Mar-11
From: manybows Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 25-Feb-10

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I recently acquired this beauty from a friend and thought I would share a photo. Its 64" amo and 54lbs at 26". Its a John Schultz natural all bamboo American Longbow with a beautiful Myrtle riser and it shoots great. Johns workmanship on this bow is flawless and I feel fortunate to get this sweet shooter.

From: manybows Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 25-Feb-10

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Close up of the riser on the Schulz american longbow all bamboo no glass.

From: Galngbeard
Date: 25-Feb-10




Beautiful bow Ron! Congrats and enjoy!

Ken

From: Irish Archer
Date: 25-Feb-10




NICE for sure!

From: Crossed Arrows
Date: 25-Feb-10




manybows - With that beauty you could change your name to justonebow.

From: Kanuck
Date: 25-Feb-10




Does it have clear glass on it or is it just bamboo?

From: Mint Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 25-Feb-10




Those bows are sure beautifull but be carefull with it. All my friends bought them when they first came out and all 5 of them cracked. I know he then tweaked the design so you might have a good one since your friend had it for so long. They all craked within the first two years.

From: Peter fm: Manassas Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 25-Feb-10




While I was learning the HH method of archery from Bob Wesley he told this story. When he first contacted HH after HH retired to Alabama, he told Howard that he had four HH bows and would like to learn to use them. Howard told him we was raking leaves on Saturday and when he turned around at 1:30 Bob should be there. Bob was but when Howard looked at Bob's bows he said he didn't like any of them. He said he would keep two and send them to John Shultz to be reworked. After John got done working his majic they would be good. I reckon if HH thought John's bows were good enough to shoot, especially since he taught John to make them you have a great bow. By the way, Bob let me shoot one of those reworked bows and they work just fine after 40+ years.

From: tileguy
Date: 25-Feb-10




I got one exactly like that except mines 62in and 56lb draw @26. They are awesome bows.

From: manybows Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 25-Feb-10




Kanuck, this bow is all bamboo, no glass and it was made in august 1996 and I am not worried about it cracking especially with my 26" draw.

From: Lil' Okie
Date: 25-Feb-10




Very nice..congrats

From: Tillerboy
Date: 25-Feb-10




I have come to appreciate Hill style bows, and that is sure a beauty!

Steve

From: manybows Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 25-Feb-10




No John is not building bows anymore he has bad allergies to some woods and had to give it up, if you want a Split bamboo like this David Miller of Miller Longbows builds a exact copy and he was taught by John Schulz himself and David adheres to Johns exact recommendations when building the split bamboo all wood bow. Johns son at American longbow is also building bows and John taught him as well but I don't see an all bamboo model, his is glass backed on one side.He makes several models that John used to make and builds an excellent bow. I also own a Miller split bamboo and its a dead ringer of Johns split bamboo.

From: Biigg50
Date: 25-Feb-10




There are very few of this series. This bow is not just a natural series bow, it has the Tonkin cane bamboo on the face and the handle was picked out by John's daughter for her husband as a wedding present. This bow does not have a serial number as it is a one of a kind built for a family member. Ron, Im glad you like it.

From: manybows Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 25-Feb-10




Thanks again Scott you are a true friend indeed.I didnt know that about the tonkin cane bamboo, that does make it extra special.It shoots just as good as it looks.

From: nightpilot
Date: 25-Feb-10




Those bows that Shulz rebuilt for Bob Wesley became the models for the Wesley Special. Bob says they ought to be called the Shulz special. Ross

From: AspirinBuster
Date: 26-Feb-10




Those arrows at first glance looked like a similar pattern to Fred Bears! I had to do a double take...

Beautiful set up. I've never met John Shultz. Is he still building bows?

Frank Addington

From: manybows Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 26-Feb-10




Frank, no John isnt he developed bad allergies from woods, his son Steve is building bows, American Longbows. Those arrows are custm tapered cedars from Jim Curlee master arrowsmith from Pine Island Minnesota, just a pattern that we dreamed up.

From: dean
Date: 26-Feb-10




I have wo of John's bows a Hunter and a Legend, I need to be careful how much I shoot them these days, the heavier weights beat me up a bit. But they are the standard for me as to what a good bow is and incredibly fast considering my 26+ draw length. At 64 pounds they will shoot through anything on this continent. I must say that the Robertson's are right there for performance and quality as well.

From: Chester O. P.
Date: 26-Feb-10




I love that "Naturals" - wounderful bow!!!

From: jr. 56
Date: 26-Feb-10




That is beautiful, thanks for sharing. I would love to see an unbraced and full draw photo if possible. Jr.

From: manybows Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 26-Feb-10

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Heres the Schulz Split bamboo unbraced, its a string follow for a smooth draw and still has excellent cast.

From: manybows Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 26-Feb-10

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Heres another photo of the tonkin cane facing the shooter.

From: Harperman
Date: 26-Feb-10




Manybows...WOW!...Thats about as good looking a longbow as I've ever seen...When I close my eyes, and think of a Longbow, that bow is what comes to mind....I cant shoot a bow of that design very well, (or any bow, for that matter!...L.O.L..)...But, if I could, that's the bow design that I'd have a few of...Thanks for posting those pics......Harperman

From: AspirinBuster
Date: 26-Feb-10




I have heard Rev. Stacy Groscup talk about John Shultz, I have never met him. How old is he now? Is he in good health?

From: manybows Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 27-Feb-10




The last I heard John was doing fine and living in Arkansas. Maybe somebody will fill us in with an update. John has contributed alot to our sport and is a master bowyer and good man.

From: jr. 56
Date: 27-Feb-10




Thanks for the unbraced pic, stunning! Those hill style bows are legendary. Lucky man, thanks for sharing. Jr.

From: manybows Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 04-Mar-10




After playing with the Schulz longbow for awhile I have settled on a 5 1/2" brace hieght that seems about perfect for this bow, I have excellent arrow flight and the bow is super quiet. There is something special about an all wood bow, the way they feel in your hand and after the shot the lack of vibration with heavy arrows.Anyway this one is a winner.

From: manybows Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 04-Mar-10




After playing with the Schulz longbow for awhile I have settled on a 5 1/2" brace hieght that seems about perfect for this bow, I have excellent arrow flight and the bow is super quiet. There is something special about an all wood bow, the way they feel in your hand and after the shot the lack of vibration with heavy arrows.Anyway this one is a winner.

From: Bob Dunn
Date: 04-Mar-10




Great lookin LONGBOW you have there. Congrats.

From: Kongo
Date: 25-Feb-11




Too many years ago to think about , I bought a HH Big Five 70" [email protected] . After having run the gamut of recurve & R/D L/Bs , the opinions of HH and J. Shultz are still in my mind . The Bamboo D shaped L/B is the BEST hunting Bow . As soon as finances allow , I will be purchasing a HH style L/B .

From: ski
Date: 26-Feb-11




Very glad you like your Grandpa. It looks like a fine one.

I have renamed mine "Grumpy Old Fart" and sadly, it is the least favorite of all the custom bows I have bought (no I won't sell it). It is exactly like the one pictured with a Myrtle riser, but it has nearly 2 inches of string follow. I know some wax poetic about it, but to me string follow is just lost performance. It is very picky about arrow spine and it is difficult to find arrows weak enough to fly well. I have hundreds of arrows to choose from too, so I have spent many hours working at it. Even with all I've said, the bow is very special to me. It was supposed to have been my 'last bow', just like the two HH longbows that came after it. Only bow I have found that fits that desciption was recently built in Nixa, MO.

Your quiver, arrows and the Grandpa look great together. Thanks for sharing the pics.

From: Buzz
Date: 26-Feb-11




Great looking bow.

Enjoy.

From: oldschool Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 26-Feb-11




That is one sweet bow!

From: tradlongbow
Date: 26-Feb-11




beautiful bow

Darren

From: markhill75
Date: 26-Feb-11




Manybows, what a beautiful bow! What type of string (material, strands) do you use? Could I see some pictures of the tips? Congratulations, a real masterpiece. Marco.

From: manybows Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 26-Feb-11

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Marco its the string that came on the bow its looks to be standard white dacron 16 strands and very well waxed. First photos are of bottom limb tips. Ron.

From: manybows Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 26-Feb-11

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bottom limb tip opposite side.

From: manybows Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 26-Feb-11

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Top limb tip of Schulz splitbamboo longbow.

From: manybows Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 26-Feb-11




Top limb opposte side. By the way on my David Miller splitbamboo longbow the limb tips are identicle, you can tell he was taught by John Schulz. David builds an excellent longbow second to none. Ron.

From: manybows Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 26-Feb-11

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Here you go Marco.

From: markhill75
Date: 27-Feb-11




Manybow first of all thanks for pics and if you wish to post some more I'm very glad; any way I see the bows from Schulz school (Nate Steen, Dave Miller) make tiny tips and deeper than Craig makes, this means faster limb recoil? And the depth especially on belly side what does it mean? Miller Split Bamboo is better whith glass (belly and back) or natural? Hill bow expert thanks for answering. Marco.

From: olbuflo
Date: 27-Feb-11




Great questions Markhill76 has asked. I guess since I have a Dave Miller split bamboo due next month. Anyone have the answers?

From: wilderness70
Date: 07-Mar-11




A friend of mine has a similar J. SCHULZ "split", bamboo and walnut riser I think ... A very nice piece but unfortunately its bamboo back has unsticked on the lower branch, and now he keeps it as decoration ! I recently compared with my Miller, both are really close. I'll post pictures soon. Marco, the split of David Miller can receive a fiber ( black pressed paper) on the back but not fiber glass because it would no longer be a split ... My Big Five is faster and has more "stroke" than the "split " (because of fiber glass), it is also more progressive in armament (more rope following) but more handshock too .... in the end I still prefer my "split "!!

From: manybows Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 08-Mar-11




Markhill75 the Miller Split bamboo and the Schulz naturals have no glass on them they are all bamboo with a Mrytle wood riser.





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