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Yes another Black Hunter review

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CritterGitter62 20-Jun-22
George D. Stout 20-Jun-22
Stix 20-Jun-22
David Mitchell 20-Jun-22
Draven 20-Jun-22
Draven 20-Jun-22
Draven 20-Jun-22
CritterGitter62 20-Jun-22
Draven 20-Jun-22
Supernaut 20-Jun-22
Gray Goose Shaft 20-Jun-22
Stix 20-Jun-22
Don T. Lewis 20-Jun-22
babysaph 20-Jun-22
tkyelp 21-Jun-22
groundhunter50 21-Jun-22
fdp 21-Jun-22
Fritz 21-Jun-22
Stix 21-Jun-22
N Y Yankee 21-Jun-22
Bassmaster 21-Jun-22
Caughtandhobble 21-Jun-22
fdp 21-Jun-22
David Mitchell 21-Jun-22
CritterGitter62 21-Jun-22
fdp 21-Jun-22
Supernaut 21-Jun-22
Linecutter 21-Jun-22
YeOlBoHunter 21-Jun-22
groundhunter50 22-Jun-22
TradToTheBone 22-Jun-22
Styx 22-Jun-22
D31 28-Jun-22
76Aggie 29-Jun-22
From: CritterGitter62
Date: 20-Jun-22




So I'll preface this thread to say I am 100% behind my country and do not want to make this anywhere political. So I got a gift card for Amazon and decided to bite the bullet and take a chance on a Obert Black Hunter. I knew the risks were that I could end up with a lemon or bow missing the weight on the limbs but I also knew that I could easily return it so money down and days later she happily arrived. I've been shooting traditional bows for over 45 years. I've owned just about every top dollar bow and some cheapies along the way. Here is what I was looking for, a cheap bow that could put the arrows where I was looking, come in at 55lbs at 28 and be the bow that I decide to hunt with. Open the package and right away I'm smiling, this bow doesn't look half bad. The grip is great, riser about as good as it gets for the look and flat matte limbs. So far so good. The limb tips are a bit beefy, as long as they don't pop off I'll ;live with it. Is it a custom bow, nope. Is it a speedster, nope. Will it win any sexy bow contest, never. Now to put some arrows through it. I put on my own string and set my nock height and brace. 2 minutes tops and the bow shoots wonderfully. Some bow just have the great ability to point well, and the BH does indeed point well. The limb weight came in under 55, but for what I paid, more expensive bows have missed the mark as well so I'm not going to complain. If the bow holds up until September, I can easily see it in my hands as I wait for a Whitetail to drift by. It's a great value for what I spent on it. Will it ever step ahead of my customs bows, not a chance but it has a chance to at least hunt. Afterall the deer don't know the difference between a Black Widow or a Black Hunter and that is good enough for me. I wish they had bows like this when I started, they new traditional hunters today have a great bow they can work with and develop before they put the hard money down on a more expensive bow. Have a great day all, and keep shooting.

From: George D. Stout
Date: 20-Jun-22




You don't need any apologies to anyone, those are great bows, and every bit as good as bows costing three or four times the price. The Obert, I believe, was the original Black Hunter, and a great shooter.

From: Stix
Date: 20-Jun-22




Peter, I went a step further than you and sold my customs. Now 2 BH's are my bow arsenal. I've killed deer, bear, and elk with them. Dead is dead, no matter what you're shooting.

On a side note, the mk 2 versions of the longbow limbs have beefier tips than the mk 1. I've got one of each, I like the gradual taper on the mk 1 limbtips, but if beefier tips make the limbs hold up, then that's good too. I'm not trying to win a bow beauty content,just need a bow that shoots well and kills animals

From: David Mitchell
Date: 20-Jun-22




LOL, you're finding out what a lot of us have known for a while. I got the same bow under the name Galaxy Ember from Lancaster Archery in a light draw weight to work on some form issues. I was really impressed with the grip, may be the best fitting for me that I have had in well over 70+ bows in the last 25-30 years--lots of customs that I paid a lot more for. The bow has bamboo limb cores and just the right amount of weight in the laminated riser to give it good mass weight. I have since added two more sets of limbs. The hogs I have killed with it didn't care much for it. The nice thing about the bows is that a guy can outfit his family with a fine bow and no break the bank to do it.

From: Draven
Date: 20-Jun-22




I bought a BlackHunter to see what's with it and because I will give it to a Summer Camp during some archery sessions there. I wanted the MK1 with bamboo limbs and I've bought the #40 and #50 limbs from same supplier. The bow came in in a very good package, tools, string and pad. The riser is really nice, mini type. I put it next to my VPA 13" and it's almost same size. The limbs are fitting perfect the riser, no edges hanging out of the riser geometry. The limb finish is decent but I had to clean the tips - the black paint was covering the lateral sides and there were some marks there that I cleaned also. The string was decent but I made one for it. They say 7.5" BH but this one likes a 7 7/8" BH. It is a very shootable bow, better than a Samick Sage I had. Total package was around CAD 230 - riser and 2 sets of limbs. It fills the bill for a "best bang for the buck" bow and will make someone happy.

PS Will be this compared with a Custom? No. But will do the job done the same a Custom will do.

From: Draven
Date: 20-Jun-22




I bought a BlackHunter to see what's with it and because I will give it to a Summer Camp during some archery sessions there. I wanted the MK1 with bamboo limbs and I've bought the #40 and #50 limbs from same supplier. The bow came in a very good package, tools, string and pad. The riser is really nice, mini type. I put it next to my VPA 13" and it's almost same size. The limbs are fitting perfect the riser, no edges hanging out of the riser geometry. The limb finish is decent but I had to clean the tips - the black paint was covering the lateral sides and there were some marks there that I cleaned also. The string was decent but I made one for it. They say 7.5" BH but this one likes a 7 7/8" BH. It is a very shootable bow, better than a Samick Sage I had. Total package was around CAD 230 - riser and 2 sets of limbs. It fills the bill for a "best bang for the buck" bow and will make someone happy. PS Will be this compared with a Custom? No. But will get the job done the same a Custom will do.

From: Draven
Date: 20-Jun-22




PPS When I weighted the limbs I've got #41.3 instead #40 and #51.7 instead #50. They are in the industry norm.

From: CritterGitter62
Date: 20-Jun-22




What string material are you all using with the BH.

From: Draven
Date: 20-Jun-22




D97 for me - it's what I have at hand.

From: Supernaut
Date: 20-Jun-22




FF string on my Galaxy Ember (same bow as the Black Hunter). No complaints.

From: Gray Goose Shaft
Date: 20-Jun-22

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I just ordered my third Black Hunter two days ago, under $100.

I thought I'd get a RH longbow to put alongside the RH recurve for the introduction to archery classes so folks could answer the question "What is the difference between a longbow and a recurve.

From: Stix
Date: 20-Jun-22




I have a FF+ string on one longbow, and a BCY-X string on the other, both made by Stilldub. As far as brace height, the bow with mk 1 limbs tuned at 7 7/8", the mk2 limbs tuned at 7 5/8". Both nocksets are at 9/16" high.

From: Don T. Lewis
Date: 20-Jun-22




The bamboo core limbs are probably a little quicker;)

From: babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 20-Jun-22




Ok. I am going to have to try one.

From: tkyelp Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 21-Jun-22




I am always looking to get folks into traditional archery and archery in general. Finding a good performing bow at this price point is very important to new shooters. I have purchased a number of them from Lancaster and Amazon and have not been disappointed thus far. Of course I always switch out the string and add some puff balls. I just gifted one to a young man last week and he was delighted. They indeed do perform well.

From: groundhunter50
Date: 21-Jun-22




I am trying to get one, but in LH,,,,, although I go thru Twig Archery, then I know that the spine has been tested,,,,,, plus they are nice people,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

From: fdp
Date: 21-Jun-22




"I know that the spine has been tested" groundhunter do you mean draw weight?

I got our Black Hunter/Galaxy Ember from the folks at Twig.

From: Fritz
Date: 21-Jun-22




While at the Compton shoot I noticed a lot of Black Hunter bows , mostly the longbow version , Big Jim had a good selection with the pretty green handle. Also seen another dealer that had them. .

From: Stix
Date: 21-Jun-22




Most things we buy on a regular basis are made overseas. In the case of a black hunter bow, buying from an american retailer such a big jim, twig, lancaster, etc. allows a local business to benefit from the sale. Much like Walmart benefits when ypu buy clothing, electronics, etc. which undoubtedly are made overseas.

From: N Y Yankee
Date: 21-Jun-22




At least they look a little better than those ugly as Samick Sage piece of junk.

From: Bassmaster
Date: 21-Jun-22




Prefer the Samick Sage. More versatile. With the Black Bear compound riser it makes a great all around bow both for hunting ,and target. Just personal choice.

From: Caughtandhobble
Date: 21-Jun-22




I have to ask, has anyone done a draw force chart on them? It would be interesting see how they handle a longer draw length shooter. I realize that with different names there maybe different manufacturers, just curious :)

From: fdp
Date: 21-Jun-22




Stix did a draw/force curve and posted the results some time ago.

From: David Mitchell
Date: 21-Jun-22




I shoot the Galaxy Ember longbow version (same bow as the Black Hunter). The bow is 60" long and at my 30" draw is smooth as butter. Great bows.

From: CritterGitter62
Date: 21-Jun-22




BH shooters do you prefer a higher brace than 7" Thank you to those who engage on the archery aspect of the bow not where it's made.

From: fdp
Date: 21-Jun-22




I keep ours right at 7".

From: Supernaut
Date: 21-Jun-22




7.25" brace height for me on my Galaxy Ember. YMMV.

From: Linecutter
Date: 21-Jun-22




Caughtandhobble,

My Black Hunter is 47#@28" (was supposed to be 50#@28"). At 30 inches, on a digital scale, it was 52#@30". So it was only gainging 2.5#/inch over the 28" mark. Mine is the Recurve Limbs. I had one that was the Longbow model but didn't have it scaled. A buddy wanted it worse than I did. DANNY

From: YeOlBoHunter
Date: 21-Jun-22




I think another thing I like about these bows is the fact that I now have a bow (two actually) that I can confidently point "new to trad" shooters toward one who want to loose their wheels and not dig too deep in the ol' wallet.

Let's face it. One can EASILY sink a ton of money in a nice trad set up just to try it out. That alone is a discouragement to a lot of people and it's going to be more and more of one the way things are looking as prices of EVERYTHING sky-rocket.

I'd not be adverse to buying one and gifting it to a youngster who shows an interest, even in my "living on SS" situation. I can't say that about many bows.

On the other foot I tell guys that are thinking about trying trad and I point them towards a BH that if they try one of these and they decide trad is not their bag after all........let me know what they want for their bow. LOL

I like mine. I'd love to see a 56"and a 64" LB version but....sheesh. I'll suffer, I might buy another just to leave in the box, later on this year, that and about 2 dozen Eskimos. Prices don't go down.

God Bless Steve

From: groundhunter50
Date: 22-Jun-22




Yes, thanks for the correction FDP

From: TradToTheBone
Date: 22-Jun-22




2 Galaxy Embers for me. Thinking of a third one from Amazon ( @ $100.00) in a lighter weight for the future. I’m using the stock strings on both. If there is a difference in speed between the longbow and recurve versions I can’t see it.Good bow for anyone.

From: Styx Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 22-Jun-22




I have the 58" recurve,love the grip and overall very impressed for the price point considering longbow limbs.Using stock string wanting to try skinny string next,my customs get a break for now! (styx)

From: D31
Date: 28-Jun-22




I ordered my Black Hunter two days ago for $99 dollars on Amazon and it arrived today. A 25# recurve for my wife. Very impressed with the quality and how well it shoots. If anyone wants to start someone out with a nice inexpensive bow I would not hesitate to get them one of these. Good Day.

From: 76Aggie
Date: 29-Jun-22




I have both the Black Hunter and a Sage. Both shoot really well. The Black Hunter is not a pretty bow and the Sage is even less attractive. However, I would not hesitate to hunt with either of them. I have to admit my primary bow is a Bob Lee. In reality, I guess I hunt mainly with it for the same reason I married my wife. They just look better!





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