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Black Hunter recurve or longbow?

Messages posted to thread:
Todd the archer 23-Nov-22
Kelly 23-Nov-22
Bassmaster 23-Nov-22
TradToTheBone 23-Nov-22
2 bears 23-Nov-22
JMark NC 23-Nov-22
Gray Goose Shaft 23-Nov-22
Phil Magistro 23-Nov-22
Todd the archer 23-Nov-22
B.T. 23-Nov-22
Gray Goose Shaft 24-Nov-22
White Falcon 24-Nov-22
Todd the archer 24-Nov-22
Todd the archer 24-Nov-22
tradslinger 24-Nov-22
Phil Magistro 24-Nov-22
Stix 24-Nov-22
Ken Schwartz 27-Nov-22
Ken Schwartz 27-Nov-22
Ken Schwartz 27-Nov-22
rabbitman 27-Nov-22
rabbitman 27-Nov-22
soldier 27-Nov-22
Bob Rowlands 27-Nov-22
Todd the archer 27-Nov-22
Linecutter 28-Nov-22
Babysaph 29-Nov-22
Broadheads&Brass 29-Nov-22
From: Todd the archer Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 23-Nov-22




Seems like this bow is pretty popular and close to being a good all around bow for hunting with not much to not like.

To those who have or shot both, which do you prefer and why?

Kind of a longbow vs. recurve thing but keeping the variables limited to limb preference.

From: Kelly
Date: 23-Nov-22




All longbows in my stable, smoother, quieter and more accurate in my hands!

From: Bassmaster
Date: 23-Nov-22




Just a personal choice. Long draw guys may like recurves because of the string angle. Noise factor may go to long bow. They sale cheap ,so you could buy a pair of each.

From: TradToTheBone
Date: 23-Nov-22




I have both versions ( Galaxy Embers) . I prefer the longbow. Based just on looks as they shoot about the same.

From: 2 bears
Date: 23-Nov-22




Get one with both sets of limbs. Then you will know for sure & still be cheaper than most bows. You can always sell the extra set to someone just like you. You will probably keep them though. They both perform about as well as more expensive bows. >>>----> Ken

From: JMark NC
Date: 23-Nov-22




Yes, as 2 bears said, get one bow with limbs and order the other limbs. Same riser. Sinoart seems preferred over Obert, can't remember why other than Sinoart sends the right stuff the first time. You may still need to check the pull weight as they both can arrive a bit off. I'm thinking of doing this myself. All less than two Bennies.

From: Gray Goose Shaft
Date: 23-Nov-22

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I prefer the draw and looks of the longbow. It is a little more exciting and nostalgic for me.

From: Phil Magistro
Date: 23-Nov-22

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I agree about getting a set of longbow and a set of recurve limbs. Because they are so inexpensive I just buy complete bows instead of limbs and avoid having to change out risers. Right now I have one of each, both the same weight. At first I preferred the longbow. Lately I’ve been shooting the recurve more consistently. I’ve owned a few other Black Hunters but this is the first time I’ve been able to get the recurve quieter than my longbow. I will be spending more time on the longbow because I know they can be whisper quiet.

From: Todd the archer Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 23-Nov-22




Has anyone check speed between longbow limbs and recurve limbs, I’ve heard rumors that the longbow was actually faster.

Couple of my friends have the longbow version and seemed quick to the eye.

From: B.T.
Date: 23-Nov-22




The speed tests are on YouTube.

From: Gray Goose Shaft
Date: 24-Nov-22




I'm generally not a fan of snake skins but Phil's bow looks pretty snazzy, leather grip and all. They remind me of putting mag wheels and pinstripes on a car.

From: White Falcon
Date: 24-Nov-22




I have both and I think the long bow shoots better.

From: Todd the archer Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 24-Nov-22




Watched a few you tube videos and seems a toss up on preference

From: Todd the archer Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 24-Nov-22




Watched a few you tube videos and seems a toss up on preference

From: tradslinger
Date: 24-Nov-22




I like the longbow better between the two. But, they are both very good. hard to go wrong with the BH bows.

From: Phil Magistro
Date: 24-Nov-22




Gray Goose- I like the limbsations because they help keep the limb from getting scratched. I’ve sort of grown accustomed to the looks and even like them in some combinations.

Then leather grip was important to me because in this cold, dry weather my skin dries out and I have a hard time keeping a consistent grip on the bow. I’ve tried saddles, tape and lots of other options but finally just used some thin leather I had laying around.

From: Stix
Date: 24-Nov-22




Longbow for me. As far as speed, I chrono'd a LB and RC of same weight and speed was identical.

From: Ken Schwartz
Date: 27-Nov-22




I know many have bought and are using the Black Hunter . Can anyone let me know the American bow that these bows are a copy of .

Thank! Ken

From: Ken Schwartz
Date: 27-Nov-22




I know many have bought and are using the Black Hunter . Can anyone let me know the American bow that these bows are a copy of .

Thank! Ken

From: Ken Schwartz
Date: 27-Nov-22




I know many have bought and are using the Black Hunter . Can anyone let me know the American bow that these bows are a copy of .

Thank! Ken

From: rabbitman Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 27-Nov-22

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Don't know if they are a copy of but my Black Hunter riser is similar in shape of my two Blacktail T/D longbows.

From: rabbitman Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 27-Nov-22




Top: Blacktail Columbian Middle: Blacktail Classic Bottom: Black Hunter

From: soldier
Date: 27-Nov-22




Maybe a need to look for a Cyber Monday deal on a Black Hunter longbow. Been thinking about getting one.

From: Bob Rowlands
Date: 27-Nov-22




Three Black Hunter recurves are family Christmas gifts this year.

From: Todd the archer Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 27-Nov-22




Ken, not saying they copied it but my Zipper with Z-4 recurve limbs 49# (62”) also has matching L-4 longbow limbs 48# (60”) comes pretty close to the black hunter concept. Both sets work great and have different feels and draw cycles and of course the recurves are much faster but both seem quiet as well.

From: Linecutter
Date: 28-Nov-22




I have had both. I still have the Recurve. "For me" at my 30" draw, the Recurve limbs felt smoother all the way back, it scales 47#@28" and 52#@30" on a digital scale. The Longbow limbs just didn't "feel" as smooth to my 30" draw. Nothing against it, I just didn't care for how it felt when I drew it. If I hadn't gotten my BH Recurve first and shot it, I may have been good with the Longbow limb version, it did shoot really well though. A buddy of mine wanted one so I sold it to him, he loves it, and has a shorter draw than I do. Since you are just buying one for the first time, it really just boils down to do you prefer the looks of the Recurve or the Longbow limbs. You can't go wrong with either choice. DANNY

From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 29-Nov-22




Phil's bows always look good

From: Broadheads&Brass Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 29-Nov-22




I have a black hunter with both set of limbs. One set being recurve and the other set of longbow limbs and one riser. Both set of limbs are bamboo core. Great shooting bows !





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