Traditional Archery Discussions on the Leatherwall


Black hunter longbow

Messages posted to thread:
Robbo 08-Jan-22
Chairman 08-Jan-22
fdp 08-Jan-22
Gray Goose Shaft 08-Jan-22
Red Beastmaster 08-Jan-22
Corax_latrans 08-Jan-22
Corax_latrans 08-Jan-22
TradToTheBone 08-Jan-22
David Mitchell 08-Jan-22
Stix 08-Jan-22
Don T. Lewis 08-Jan-22
Foggy Mountain 08-Jan-22
Chairman 08-Jan-22
Red Beastmaster 08-Jan-22
fdp 08-Jan-22
Corax_latrans 08-Jan-22
Yellah Nocks 09-Jan-22
4t5 09-Jan-22
Jon Stewart 09-Jan-22
shade mt 09-Jan-22
Supernaut 09-Jan-22
tkyelp 09-Jan-22
5ks 09-Jan-22
Smokey 09-Jan-22
fdp 09-Jan-22
Ybuck 09-Jan-22
White Falcon 09-Jan-22
Ybuck 09-Jan-22
Jon Stewart 09-Jan-22
Papadeerhtr 09-Jan-22
White Falcon 09-Jan-22
fdp 09-Jan-22
monkeyball 09-Jan-22
Ybuck 09-Jan-22
Ybuck 09-Jan-22
Ybuck 09-Jan-22
Red Beastmaster 09-Jan-22
Phopkins 09-Jan-22
grizz 10-Jan-22
CoyoteJoe 10-Jan-22
Foggy Mountain 10-Jan-22
HighValleyRanch 10-Jan-22
Saphead 10-Jan-22
HighValleyRanch 10-Jan-22
reb 10-Jan-22
HighValleyRanch 10-Jan-22
HighValleyRanch 10-Jan-22
Saxbow 13-Jan-22
Two Feathers 13-Jan-22
mountaineer 13-Jan-22
Car54 13-Jan-22
HighValleyRanch 13-Jan-22
Stix 14-Jan-22
R.grider 12-May-22
2 bears 12-May-22
babysaph 12-May-22
longshot1959 13-May-22
NormF 13-May-22
David Mitchell 13-May-22
Jason316 13-May-22
jk 13-May-22
David Mitchell 13-May-22
Stix 13-May-22
Stix 13-May-22
jk 13-May-22
fdp 13-May-22
Gobblengrunt 13-May-22
Bassmaster 14-May-22
Rough Run 14-May-22
Supernaut 14-May-22
David Mitchell 14-May-22
The Whittler 14-May-22
The Whittler 14-May-22
txdm 14-May-22
fdp 14-May-22
txdm 14-May-22
Stix 14-May-22
scs 14-May-22
txdm 15-May-22
Babysaph 15-May-22
Bassmaster 15-May-22
BigJim 15-May-22
soldier 16-May-22
4406v 16-May-22
EZ Archer 16-May-22
From: Robbo
Date: 08-Jan-22




It is really a great bow or just average and better for beginner’s?

From: Chairman
Date: 08-Jan-22




Are you asking about the three piece bow? If so those are excellent bows that you may never outgrow.

From: fdp
Date: 08-Jan-22




What would make a bow "better for beginners"

I've shot scads of bows in the last 50 years and it's about as good as any of them.

From: Gray Goose Shaft
Date: 08-Jan-22

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I only own half a scad of bows, but two are Black Hunters. My lefty bamboo longbow is a pleasure to shoot. The recurve is nice even though it is right handed. I couldn't resist it for $99.

From: Red Beastmaster
Date: 08-Jan-22




If you buy a Black Hunter from a reputable dealer like Twig Archery or Lancaster you will get a great bow.

Buy one of the cheapies and you get a good bow but may have to deal with ill fitting limbs, draw weight errors, blems, and a questionable warranty. I've seen a few and I wouldn't want one.

I bought mine from Twig. John checks the weight and sets it up with bamboo limbs, a FF string w/nock pt and silencers installed, shelf and side plate installed, AND A FREE STRINGER. Ready to shoot for $199.99. Plus a year warranty from one of the nicest guys in the business.

I shoot mine better than anything I ever touched, and I've shot a lot of bows.

From: Corax_latrans
Date: 08-Jan-22




And if you’re not thrilled with the longbow performance, you can always swap out limbs for a recurve… Kind of a nice thing.

My initial impression of a Galaxy recurve is highly favorable. You can buy something fancier later if you want to, but honestly, I don’t think you’ll ever genuinely NEED to.

From: Corax_latrans
Date: 08-Jan-22




And if you’re not thrilled with the longbow performance, you can always swap out limbs for a recurve… Kind of a nice thing.

My initial impression of a Galaxy recurve is highly favorable. You can buy something fancier later if you want to, but honestly, I don’t think you’ll ever genuinely NEED to.

From: TradToTheBone
Date: 08-Jan-22




Define great.

From: David Mitchell
Date: 08-Jan-22




I've owned a bunch of pricey customs--still have a couple. I bought a Galaxy Ember longbow from Lancaster Archery with light weight limbs to work on Jim Casto's TP program. Was I ever surprised. I now own two risers and three sets of limbs. I fell in love with them. Don't let the price fool you. My Embers are my go-to bows now.

From: Stix
Date: 08-Jan-22




I sold all my customs, and now only own 2. A black hunter r/c and a Black Hunter LB. I see no reason to shell out any more money when you get get a bow that shoots so well for ~$100. I've been shooting for 45+ years, and making kills with my BH's just like the high dollar customs.

From: Don T. Lewis
Date: 08-Jan-22

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It’s not bad looking either.

From: Foggy Mountain
Date: 08-Jan-22




I’ll say this everytime it comes up because it’s important. The black hunters are Chinese. No reason we need to spend money there as we have choices this time. Also very often and for sure if bow is bought off Amazon or similar being Amazon is a fulfillment company the Pittman Robertson fees aren’t paid. We need to support companies and items they pay into that. Very important on both fronts. I’m amazed no one comments about these issues. America first when possible boys. Should be America first period.

From: Chairman
Date: 08-Jan-22




As soon as an American company builds a bow like that I can afford I’m on it. And I don’t feel the least bit guilty owning one. Or commenting with a Chinese built computer like you are.

From: Red Beastmaster
Date: 08-Jan-22




My dollars went to a fine All American family in Ohio. I didn't lose one minute of sleep over it.

My last three bow purchases were Asian. Each one put food on the table of good folks here in the USA.

Get over it.

From: fdp
Date: 08-Jan-22




You can pay the Pittman Robertson Act tax yourself, or make a donation to your state wildlife fund.

If YOU as the consumer purchase the bow and have it imported into the United States YOU are the importer and therefore responsible for the tax.

We bought ours from Twig as well so I have no guilt associated with the purchase.

From: Corax_latrans
Date: 08-Jan-22




GUYS! PLEASE!!

The OP asked whether these bows are a good, solid option or a cheesy starter kit. Park the freaking politics somewhere else, would you, please?

From what I have seen (sample size of ONE), they deserve pretty darn high marks for a function and are not nearly so great in terms of fit, finish, and fine materials. For under $200, that is somewhat less than shocking.

FAIR WARNING: it really is the limbs that make the difference, but I am under the impression that the least expensive versions of these bows have risers which are actually made out of what is really just particleboard… “Engineered Wood“ is what they call it. The ONE specimen which I have handled and shot has some relatively noticeable irregularities in the layup of the riser which would not be there if the riser were actually film-dipped MDF… And the fact that they are there at all is ample evidence that they are for real, because if you were going to film dip particleboard to make it look like actionwood, you certainly wouldn’t include obvious flaws in the layup, now, would you?

I just went down to the basement and took a good look at the one which I so recently acquired. The riser and limbs were obviously not sanded as a single unit, so no, the fit is not exact. But it’s not that far off, either, and it has no apparent impact on functionality, so at the price I think I can live with it.

And from the standpoint of the US economy, I have no doubt that these bows are going to be a far greater asset to the US manufacturers than not, because they are cheap enough for almost anyone to afford, and they are good enough to light the fire under anyone who has that spark already glowing. I’m pretty certain that once the average neophyte discovers that he can hit the middle of a target reliably, he is going to want some thing cap nicer… How many “Trad “Archers do you know who have not coveted a one-of-a-kind “custom“ bow at one time or another?

Once you’re hooked, you’re hooked!

Meantime, all they are doing is driving down the price of “vintage“ shooters to where they are a sensible alternative to a brand-new import with a warranty. And that, too, is going to bring more new shooters into the sport, which is all to the good.

So… Going all the way back to the OP… One Man’s Opinion, and Sample Size of One, one of these is enough bow to last a lifetime if you have it in you to be content with it. Honestly, I don’t think that many of us really do. As I said in my earlier post, if you start here, you’ll probably CHOOSE to upgrade at some point… but if all you care about is functionality, you’ll never NEED to.

From: Yellah Nocks
Date: 09-Jan-22




My bows are sage clones. I hate to admit it but, yes. They are definitely a gateway drug. (LOL) But, yes, these Black Hunter models can really be the cat's meow on the cheap! For guys like me living on a truly small, fixed income, it really really helps. Wish they were made here tho.....

From: 4t5
Date: 09-Jan-22




Foggy Mountain x 2

From: Jon Stewart
Date: 09-Jan-22




Robbo: It is a very nice bow for both, the beginner or seasoned archer. I own the longbow version and it shoots real nice. For the money you can't go wrong.

From: shade mt
Date: 09-Jan-22




Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

As far as the whole "Beginner" thing the bow you shoot does not determine your skill level.

I buy these cheap bows from time to time, especially if they start getting good reviews, it more of " let's check it out"..purchase.

I have been building bows for 15 years, if I want a " nice" bow I'll build my own.

I have a few of these Chinese bows, that have delaminated, the first set of limbs on a black Hunter longbow being one of them, I've since replaced them with ember limbs...so far so good.

It is a nice shooting bow, if the finish was better and better wood, it would be an excellent bow.

If I closed my eyes and shot it along side my favorite bow, doubtful I could say one was better than the other, however.......I don't shoot with my eyes closed and the black Hunter is certainly not on par with my best bow.

I shoot nearly every day...I'd be very very surprised if one of my bows came apart, but after having a few Chinese bows come apart....it doesn't surprise me.

There is an old saying. Ya get what you pay for...and for the most part that is true.

As far as the politics, let's just say I'm a staunch conservative and leave it at that....the world is so intertwined in trade that it is hard to buy totally American. It is entirely possible that a Chinese made bow uses American wood...etc

And what of custom bows?...I have made bows right here in the good ole USA...that I used exotic foreign wood to build.

As far as China?...don't get me started.

To sum it all up. Is the black Hunter worth the money? Absolutely, and yes it's a very nice shooting bow.

Is it on par with my favorite bow ? No

From: Supernaut
Date: 09-Jan-22




To answer the OP, I own the recurve (Galaxy Ember bought from Lancaster Archery) model. It is a great bow in my opinion and one that someone could shoot their whole life if they wanted. I don't have any fit or finish issues on my bow either. Best of luck in your bow purchases Robbo.

From: tkyelp Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 09-Jan-22




For a few years the big discussion was about the Samick Sage. Now its the Black Hunter (or Ember or...) So this question comes up quite often and the answer is "Yeah it will work". They are a good little bow. There are however, so many knock offs now that one wonders which company is best at this point. Prices vary. Some of the bolt holes differ in the limbs so make sure you stay w/ the same company if you are buying parts and pieces. Best to order from a reputable archery center than to deal directly with the overseas company. The pros there will catch a lot of the common things that can be corrected. You will want to change strings first thing. I have 2 risers and 3 sets of longbow limbs that I use for teaching. The bow performs well enough. It has good fit/finish and the grip is comfortable. The recorded limb weights are not always accurate and that can be problematic. I have purchased a number of these bows for new shooters and each have been more than adequate for their intended purpose. Depending on your size, draw length and shooting style they will work. When you ask about greatness you will find a million opinions. Understand that everyone is at a different stage in their journey. Good luck and enjoy the sport!!

From: 5ks
Date: 09-Jan-22




lower limb broke on my longbow , I found a set of used recurve limbs that work just fine , bow is fun to shoot

From: Smokey
Date: 09-Jan-22




No thanks,would never even think about touching one much less toting it in the deer woods….to many quality made USA bows both vintage and new to even consider buying one made in China no matter the cost,it is costing us allot more in the long run but if you don’t take that into consideration then it’s on you and your children and their children!You can love your enemy but that sure doesn’t say you have to support them!

From: fdp
Date: 09-Jan-22




Sure hope our "enemy" doesn't decide not to buy the 1.24 billion dollars worth of goods this year they did last year.

Lots of good folks here would lose their jobs.

From: Ybuck
Date: 09-Jan-22




alot of reviews on them... nice looking weapon

From: White Falcon
Date: 09-Jan-22




You all are beating a DEAR HORSE!!

PLease remove this post. Thanks.

From: Ybuck
Date: 09-Jan-22




not sure about a dear horse,,,,,,, but remove post? why?

From: Jon Stewart
Date: 09-Jan-22




For you hard core buy only made in Americans. Stand your ground. Be strong. Be patriotic.

Now toss everything not made in America in the garbage that's in your house, driveway and garage. Oops!!

Can't do it can you? After you would walk to work naked.

This comes around every time a foreign bow shows up on here. Almost forgot make sure you toss the bows made in America that uses exotic woods that come from other countries.

We all love America that is on here.

From: Papadeerhtr
Date: 09-Jan-22




Is Twig archery still in business? I've called them 6 times left messages and never heard back. Wanted to buy the belly limbed bow can't remember name right off. Ended up buying a used Kohanna Curve, which is excellent bow.

From: White Falcon
Date: 09-Jan-22




Dead! Got off topic.

From: fdp
Date: 09-Jan-22




Twig was still in business just a few weeks ago because I ordered from them.

Check the website, if they are going to be out they normally have an announcement on there.

From: monkeyball
Date: 09-Jan-22




Twig reopens tomorrow the 10th. They were closed over the holidays. They are great folks to deal with.

Good Shooting->->->->Craig

From: Ybuck
Date: 09-Jan-22




Twig has some excellent info on the Black Hunter. thanks

From: Ybuck
Date: 09-Jan-22




Twig has some excellent info on the Black Hunter. thanks

From: Ybuck
Date: 09-Jan-22




agree with you about the black limbs......at that price i would'nt be against painting them myself? just a thought.....

From: Red Beastmaster
Date: 09-Jan-22




My buddy just bought an Emerald from Twig. Really nice bow!

From: Phopkins Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 09-Jan-22

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I've had an Ember for about 3 weeks with the longbow limbs, 39# at a hair over 28 inches. Shoots just fine.

From: grizz
Date: 10-Jan-22




Thread started for info on a Chinese bow, still about info on a Chinese bow. Yep, still on topic. No one has to look.

Don’t have one but they sure look good.

From: CoyoteJoe
Date: 10-Jan-22




I think y’all have talked me into one……40# LB might be in order

I’ve read that the LB is noticeably quieter, while not losing performance compared to the recurve, very little if any. I have not shot either I just read this somewhere

From: Foggy Mountain
Date: 10-Jan-22




You don’t pay the pittman Robertson act. The fees are collected at the manufacturing level. Saying it’s paid by you is wrong. Guys who feel they’re above that really disappoint me and I have nothing in common with them. Disgraceful. It’s imperative guys know and America first. Lots of excuses being given. All typical and pretty weak. We have a choice here. Remember that when you support China.

From: HighValleyRanch
Date: 10-Jan-22




Jeez, the OP wanted some real life experience with the bow to decide!

40 pound Black Hunter. That's what I was shooting all day yesterday. One of the best days I've ever shot in 60 plus years of shooting. I was in the magic moment with that bow. Smooth and fast. Simple and elegant. Nicely crafted and designed.

All you need in a bow, escept for fancier woods.

I got mine from ObertOutdoors on AMZ. Look for the ones with the merged limbs, not the flat cut limbs like the recurves. That's how the original one was. I paid 105.00 shipped for mine. Find a dealer here in US. The shipping will usually be in less than a week. AMZ has dealers from China, so look for the shipping time to indicate.

If getting more limbs later, just order a compelte bow. The limbs run 80 to 90.00 and you are almost up to the cost of a new bow, so it is easier to keep it set up than switching out limbs back and forth for target and hunting.

From: Saphead Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 10-Jan-22




Decent bow but Foggy x2 here. A better bow is one you make tho. Same cost.

From: HighValleyRanch
Date: 10-Jan-22




Does this "buy American" topic pop up when people discuss: Samick products, WIn & Win limbs, Border archery, Spigarelli, and more?

If you are on this forum, then you are breading your own rules, because there is not one computer or phone made entirely of US produced parts.

Yes, the longbow is as fast of many of my recurves of the same weight. You will not notice the difference.

From: reb
Date: 10-Jan-22




I have a Galaxy Ember longbow with 30 an 35 pound limbs. It is a good shooting bow.

From: HighValleyRanch
Date: 10-Jan-22




reb, what arrows do you use with the 39 pounder?

From: HighValleyRanch
Date: 10-Jan-22




I meant 30 pound one

From: Saxbow
Date: 13-Jan-22




Awesome limbs to use on frankenbows

From: Two Feathers
Date: 13-Jan-22




It's better than average. I think it's a very good bow. I'm not a beginner. I like my Black Hunter longbow a lot.

From: mountaineer
Date: 13-Jan-22




I bought one to try and I enjoy it. My only complaint is that it is the loudest now I own. I'm no newbie to tuning and have spent hours fine tuning it. It's quietest tune, is still louder than any bow I have or have owned. Could be a unique thing - who knows?

From: Car54 Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 13-Jan-22




Wish they made them longer.

From: HighValleyRanch
Date: 13-Jan-22




Mine was loud until I found a string that made it super quiet It was a flemish off another bow, so I don't remember what it was, but if it's one I made, than it was just dacron but thinner. Just have cat whiskers on it and it is as quiet as any of my longbows. Try a higher brace height. Mine is 8 inches or so.

From: Stix
Date: 14-Jan-22




True the 11% PR surtax is paid by mfgs, but it is calculated into their selling price. In other words, it's passed on to the consumer. If you're concerned about PR surtax, then make a donation of 11% to your state game department, which is where these funds end up going anyway.

From: R.grider
Date: 12-May-22




I bought the three piece longbow. Love the grip, love the profile( strung and unstrung) love the look of the laminated riser, and shape of it, love the draw, love the lack of handshock, love the speed, love the accuracy, love the price $104 shipped to my house in 3 days. If it had another name on it you would think it a fine bow. I did build my own flemish string, that definately makes it shoot like a different bow.

The only thing i hate about it is the thought of a barefoot 10 year old working in a sweat shop for $2 a week building them.

From: 2 bears
Date: 12-May-22




There are bunches of cheap copies of the Chinese copy on the market. You can buy the Black Hunter directly from Mandarin Duck & get a very nice bow for a little over $100 & free shipping. The ones I have seen and shot were very nice & the folks were outstanding to deal with. Archery folks are the same all over. It is the governments that are the problem. The chinese folks can't help it any more that we can help what is going on here. It is still your choice. >>>----> Ken

From: babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 12-May-22




They work for Lebron James

From: longshot1959
Date: 13-May-22




I bought two when they first showed up years ago. A recurve and a longbow. Both shot excellent with almost no difference between them. I do have to agree with all those that say go thru Twig or Lancaster or some other reputable America based dealer. I have purchased many bows direct from China and almost all come off weight, off tiller or poor finish. It would help to have someone who knows what they are doing put them together and check them out before shipping. Plus if there is a problem, your dealer is near by.

From: NormF
Date: 13-May-22




I bought a used Mandarin Duck ILF recurve and put some cheap Cartel long limbs on it. Shoots as well as any recurve that I have shot. I do prefer my longbows though.

From: David Mitchell
Date: 13-May-22




Still loving mine and wouldn't part with them. Mine are Galaxy Embers from Lancaster. They have great customer service. This thread did not start asking for political opinions. We all have them and are probably weary of it all, but there are other places to discuss them. These are great bows that a guy can afford to outfit a family with while not compromising on performance.

From: Jason316
Date: 13-May-22




I just picked one up off Amazon. Definitely NOT my first bow but it is growing on me. Fast. I really, really like this thing. It's the longbow version and it's a really good shooter. Fairly light. Handles well. Very predictable which is more than I can say for the shooter. lol. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another. Actually, I'm looking for a left hand version right now for my son. He has a Sage but at 8 years old, that's got a bit of heft to it compared to the Black Hunter and the Black Hunter just shoots and feels so much better. I would highly recommend one to any type or caliber archer. They're just great bows. And I'm not afraid to get it dirty or beat it up which is always a plus. I have some vintage Bear and Wing's I'm afraid to get a scratch on so needless to say they don't get shot much but this guy gets used almost daily.

From: jk
Date: 13-May-22




No matter your politics it's good to be aware of the issues. More important than China goods we should recognize that certain US politicians are still Confederates.

From: David Mitchell
Date: 13-May-22




And this relates to traditional bowhunting how?

From: Stix
Date: 13-May-22




Go for a walk putside your home, wearing only clothing made in the US. You'll be arested for walking around nude.

From: Stix
Date: 13-May-22




Go for a walk outside your home, wearing only clothing made in the US. You'll be arrested for walking around nude.

From: jk
Date: 13-May-22




Fwiw my clothes are made by US and allies. Not by Confederates .

From: fdp
Date: 13-May-22




So although it has nothing to do with the topic of this thread, who are the "allies" and "Confederates" of whom you speak.

From: Gobblengrunt
Date: 13-May-22

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I have 4 black hunter longbows. I reshaped the grips and limb tips, finished the riser and limbs, then restained all. These bows shoot outstanding!

From: Bassmaster
Date: 14-May-22




They sale cheap, but not with out their problems. Cutting strings at the nocks, delam limbs, and even handle breakage, some poor fit, but most guys that own ,and shoot them love them. Your getting your 99 dollars worth no doubt.

From: Rough Run
Date: 14-May-22




"Confederates" ? The meaning of that use went right over my head.

From: Supernaut
Date: 14-May-22




If some of you fellas shot your bows as well as or as often as you shot your mouths off you'd likely be winning gold in the Olympics or Lancaster or Vegas.

Keyboard experts and tough guys are funny.

From: David Mitchell
Date: 14-May-22




Never had any of those issues with mine--maybe because I got them from a reliable US dealer. I have had more problems with US made bows.

From: The Whittler
Date: 14-May-22




Some point out all the problems the BH have. Show me any custom, or other bow manufacturers that don't and some a lot. Look at Bear.

I bought a BH from Hitman Archery last year here in the states no problem so fare. I'm sure Eric will help me if I do.

Buy 2nd hand/old bow if it breaks what do you do then, your out a bow and money.

As for affordable what other company sells their bows at that price and be that good.

From: The Whittler
Date: 14-May-22




Some point out all the problems the BH have. Show me any custom, or other bow manufacturers that don't and some a lot. Look at Bear.

I bought a BH from Hitman Archery last year here in the states no problem so fare. I'm sure Eric will help me if I do.

Buy 2nd hand/old bow if it breaks what do you do then, your out a bow and money.

As for affordable what other company sells their bows at that price and be that good.

From: txdm
Date: 14-May-22




If anyone can weigh their BH or Ember longbow, I'd like to know. Thanks.

From: fdp
Date: 14-May-22




Do you mean the physical weight of the bow?

From: txdm
Date: 14-May-22




@fdp, yes, the mass (not draw weight)

From: Stix
Date: 14-May-22




Txdm, fyi, the physical weight id a product of which mfg you get. The difference in riser materials used by the different mfgs changes their weight.

My main shooter is a Junxing model with an actual actionwood (or equivalent riser). It feels heavier then my spare which is a Milaem, which is still laminated wood, but much lighter.

I had and gave away one that had and engineering wood riser that was much lighter.

I also gave away another with a composite riser that was also lighter.

From: scs
Date: 14-May-22




3.24 pounds w/quiver and 3 arrows

Steve

From: txdm
Date: 15-May-22




Very interesting, thanks Stix and scs

From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 15-May-22




Good post Supernaut. I shot with a college kid that had one. Was all he could afford. Man could he shoot it. He shot it very good because he shoots a lot. What’s matter with buying one of these bows?

From: Bassmaster
Date: 15-May-22




Guys above have mentioned their gripes about them. Just another personal choice. Your money, your call. It's like buying a car, truck, rifle, shot gun, or any thing else for that matter. Some guys like Border bows,and others like 50's Bear bows. Some guys will buy Chinese,and others won't. I have 2 used Samick Sage bows, and a Norinco 22 that I gave to my grandson's that were already circulating in the US. they work as they should.

From: BigJim Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 15-May-22
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Stix, those aren't manufacturers but distributors. Not many of the manufacturers sell direct to the public. They will try most any type of material and they are limited to what is inexpensive for them. The glass alone for a bow built here cost more than their entire bow in quantity wholesale. Most of their dealers have an implied warranty. Mostly though it is up to the retailer here to honor it. I once had issues with these bows thinking that it would affect the sales of my custom bows.. I no longer think that will be the case. Even though these are decent shooting bows, many will opt to chose something else.. like me. I have no interest in shooting one just because I don't. I like the finer things in life and am willing to work for them. I own guns and tools beyond my means and go on hunts above my pay grade and will continue to do so until I can't. Life is short!

However, I don't be grudge anyone for not doing as I do.

I have a hard time getting or keeping light weight bows on hand.. affordable or not. The Black Hunter will fill that niche.

In March I received 113 of them and have sold half already. Yesterday I finalized an order for 162 more. What I'm offering is a bit different than the basic black though. I figure amazon is flooding the market with their form of generic so I opted for a dark green on the upcoming batch.. the last batch was a footed red and black riser.

I have spoke in depth with Black Hunter themselves. I would expect a new model in the future.. I found out that they own one of my Thunderchilds and knew who I am. Keep your eyes peeled I bet they will have a TC for sale soon.

BigJim

From: soldier
Date: 16-May-22




Jim, when do you expect to get the new order with the green in the riser ?

From: 4406v
Date: 16-May-22




I picked one up new in the box at an auction for $41 I was especially surprised at the grip. WOW it's very comfortable and has a radius shelf that sits just above my hand. I can't wait to make a string for it and try it out.

From: EZ Archer
Date: 16-May-22




Good bow





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