I had made a nice Osage 62" 48 1/2# bow @26". I had backed it with Timber Rattlesnake plus used Beaver tail for the grip. Really liked this bow even though I knew that it was on the heavy side for me.
I thought that I was doing ok but then my groups and shots began to get a little wild at times. I caught myself not coming to full draw and rushing my shots.
So I set it aside and went back to shooting my 42# and 41# bows. It took a little while but my shooting is getting back to looking better again. So, I took the sander and began slowly sanding the belly of the limbs until I ended up with 42#.
Right now, it likes my Trad Classic GT 600's the best with 145 grain points. It is now enjoyable to shoot and keep shooting. I guess that is the cool thing about making your bow yourself, you can make changes with in reason. I hope to go to the Arkansas Trad Shoot the 1st weekend in September and will take this bow.
When I first began making selfbows, I was just thrilled to make one that both held together and was shootable. Each one after that one was made with hopefully improvements on all of it. I love making Bendy Bows but this one is my best stiff handle bow yet and the one that I am most proud of and hope to take a buck with this year.
Hopefully you will see a pic of it, a nice buck and me, I will be the one with the big possum eating grin. The coolest thing about making your own selfbow is that you can make it to actually fit you. I wish that I would have known how to make one back when I was in my 20's. Might have saved me a lot of money LOL.