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need some ideas for a Red Tail build.

Messages posted to thread:
bustedarrow2 08-Jan-22
monkeyball 08-Jan-22
EVGB127 08-Jan-22
Mahantango 09-Jan-22
Mahantango 09-Jan-22
Bellaodin 09-Jan-22
Wayne Hess 09-Jan-22
Archre167 09-Jan-22
Archre167 09-Jan-22
monkeyball 09-Jan-22
Archre167 09-Jan-22
monkeyball 10-Jan-22
From: bustedarrow2
Date: 08-Jan-22




Alright gentleman . Apparently I've been good enough that the wife is letting me get a bow built. Not just any bow but a bow built for me . I talked with two wonderful gentlemen on this matter. One being Craig(monkeyball) who took the time to answer some questions and gave his opinion which I find highly respectable , the other being Jim Martin of Mahantango bows. I got a hold of Jim in his shop on my first try of calling him. As many have mentioned he was a joy to speak with and is waiting on me to pick what woods and glass combos I'd like in my new Red Tail. This is where I could use some help. I could use some pictures of you guys asl' s or better yet Jim's bows so I can decide on something. I like the idea of the woods to have been able to have been sourced around the PA area but would like some type of figured wood in the handle. This would be a great help. Thanks guys in advance and looking forward to seeing some options.

From: monkeyball
Date: 08-Jan-22




Hi Matthew, It was good talking to you buddy. The only photo of one of Jims bows that I have is this one....and kind of what you are looking for wood wise. Curly Ash and figured Walnut in the riser. This was one of his hybrids so more than likely there is a bit more riser to show. It was so pretty I choose to not have a leather wrap on it. And like we talked, maple cores under black glass. Good luck and Good Shooting->->->->Craig

From: EVGB127
Date: 08-Jan-22

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You’re going to like your red tail. There can be a lot of figuring in the right piece of walnut. I have a red tail with an osage riser. It’s a looker for sure.

From: Mahantango
Date: 09-Jan-22

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Here are two of mine fromJim. A cocobolo and Osage Kestrel and a Wenge and Zebrawood Raven.

From: Mahantango
Date: 09-Jan-22

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From: Bellaodin
Date: 09-Jan-22

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There's a Osage riser and black walnut lam limbs

From: Wayne Hess
Date: 09-Jan-22

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Bocote riser, Red Tail

From: Archre167
Date: 09-Jan-22

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This one is a Myrtle riser with red Cedar. I have one in the works right now that hopefully is done this month!

From: Archre167
Date: 09-Jan-22

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This my Osprey with Walnut and curly Maple.

From: monkeyball
Date: 09-Jan-22




That's a beauty Mark.

Good Shooting->->->->Craig

From: Archre167
Date: 09-Jan-22




Thanks Craig, I think they all are !

From: monkeyball
Date: 10-Jan-22




I have to get together with Jim on a Redtail...........

Good Shooting->->->->Craig





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