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Postby LONGBOW » Fri Jul 16, 2004 9:15 pm

anyone here have a bow? I have a 50 pound longbow on order(for a few months :roll: when it says two weeks :evil: )
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Postby Formendacil » Fri Jul 16, 2004 9:17 pm

Had one when we lived in the country. Dunno how strong, or what kind. My dad might know. (He has a longbow, I think).
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Postby SavaTheAggie » Fri Jul 16, 2004 10:56 pm

I have a 35 lbs recurve bow, the company that made it did an excellent job with the wood/fo-wood color combinations. I oughta take a picture of it, if not to share here, just to have. I'm pretty good with it, though I need a few more accessories methinks.

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Postby wlister » Sat Jul 17, 2004 1:55 am

All I have is a modern compound bow and if I remember correctly it can be adjusted up to 150 or 250 pounds. All I remember is that it can punch a hole in concrete walls when you miss the target. :shock: It ruins the arrow though. I wish I had a longbow, they are more fun to shoot. As you get more practiced with a compound bow it is pretty hard to miss.

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Postby doctorsparkles » Sat Jul 17, 2004 12:04 pm

I'll probably be taking archery classes sometime in the next year, but that will be with a modern bow.
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Postby Sir Terrance » Sat Jul 17, 2004 4:48 pm

Same, I was thinking of taking some archery classes too. I would like to make a wooden long bow though.
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Postby Luís » Wed Jul 21, 2004 10:22 pm

I too have a longbow, and it shoots quite weel.
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Postby Barbapple » Thu Jul 22, 2004 12:03 am

I own a stickey-dart bow.
I know it isn't anything special, and can be bought at the buck-or-two for cheep, but I love it. On a good shot, It can go about 30 yards.
AND the stickey-darts stick without you licking them!

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Postby The Josh » Thu Jul 22, 2004 3:28 am

Barbapple wrote:I own a stickey-dart bow.
I know it isn't anything special, and can be bought at the buck-or-two for cheep, but I love it. On a good shot, It can go about 30 yards.
AND the stickey-darts stick without you licking them!


I too owned a plastic toy bow. It is like a compound bow, but made of plastic. I have also lost all of the arrows (they didn't stick to the wall even if you licked them so I could care less about them). Back when I had the darts, the bow had slightly less rage than the distance that I could throw them. I guess it wasn't the best bow, but it was still cool.


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Postby Sir Smittens » Thu Jul 22, 2004 3:43 am

I have a bow...basic, basic thing. 30 lbs pulled (I feel like such a wussy). Pretty good with it, though I enjoy telling people that don't know me that I'm better with it than I am.

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Postby wlister » Thu Jul 22, 2004 5:41 am

Sir Smittens wrote:I have a bow...basic, basic thing. 30 lbs pulled (I feel like such a wussy).


Don't feel like a wussy, I am a pretty big guy, and I'm old. I have been shooting a bow for years, this makes a huge difference with the weight you can pull. Some guys can lift 400 pounds, I don't feell like a wussy because I can only lift 300. Its all relative, give yourself a few years and a few $$ and you can buy a fancier, heavier weight bow. Personally I am planning on buy a low tech longbow next, I know a guy who still makes some traditional bows.

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Postby The Josh » Thu Jul 22, 2004 4:19 pm

How much does a basic longbow cost?

I know the price range is probably huge, but I'm curious what the average cost of a longbow and some arrows would be (the arrows preferably without suction cups on the ends).


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Postby doctorsparkles » Thu Jul 22, 2004 8:43 pm

The Josh wrote:How much does a basic longbow cost?

I know the price range is probably huge, but I'm curious what the average cost of a longbow and some arrows would be (the arrows preferably without suction cups on the ends).


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I've seen some pretty decent looking bows for 100 bucks. I've seen some really good ones for much more as well.
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Postby The Josh » Fri Jul 23, 2004 8:50 pm

doctorsparkles wrote:I've seen some pretty decent looking bows for 100 bucks. I've seen some really good ones for much more as well.


That's not bad, but I'll probably never get one. If I had the money (which I don't :( ), I'd rather spend it on Lego or on pizza (mmmmm, pizza :P ).


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Postby Luís » Sat Jul 24, 2004 8:53 am

The Josh wrote:
doctorsparkles wrote:I've seen some pretty decent looking bows for 100 bucks. I've seen some really good ones for much more as well.


That's not bad, but I'll probably never get one. If I had the money (which I don't :( ), I'd rather spend it on Lego or on pizza (mmmmm, pizza :P ).


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Well, I have a longbow but it is home made, and he shoots very well stil.
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