Archery: anyone got any longbows they want to sell?


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TheVirginian
April 6, 2009, 09:49 PM
I am looking to get a couple of old school longbows. I want one about 58-62" for myself and one about 42" for my little girl to get her going. No compound bows, I'm only looking for a deal on some longbows or recurve bows and accessories such as arrows.

Alternatively, does anyone know of a good place to get good quality new stuff at very good prices? I had thought about buying some used gear locally initially but I don't see any advertised. Then I thought about ordering it on-line but after I added it all up, I thought that I'd at least ask here for some used gear before shelling out that kinda dough.
-Bill

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Baba Louie
April 7, 2009, 05:50 AM
http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/

Check out their classifieds, lurk, linger, maybe join, seek specific answers. They sure know a lot about sticks and strings over there.

Searcher1970
April 7, 2009, 09:11 AM
Check out tradgang too. Great bunch of guys and girls over there.

axeman_g
April 7, 2009, 11:12 AM
If you need lefty stuff send me a pm, if not sorry I dont have anything.

mole
April 7, 2009, 01:39 PM
What do you mean by "old school"? Here's a bow that cost me a $6 red oak board from Lowes and about 5-6 hours to make. It's about 50# @ 29". It would have been right at home in the 1930s. "Old School" enough for you?

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z239/borwish/second%20bow/DSCF0948.jpg

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z239/borwish/second%20bow/DSCF0950.jpg

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z239/borwish/second%20bow/DSCF0863.jpg

There no better feeling than shooting gear that you made yourself.

NobleSniper
April 7, 2009, 01:53 PM
I shoot a longbow myself ;) Try goijng to tradgang.com . They have a for sale forum there with lots of good deals. If you ever want a custom made longbow I cannot recommend Mohawk Longbows enough..........outstanding craftsmanship :D

TheVirginian
April 7, 2009, 02:22 PM
Thanks guys!

That is definitely old school, Mole!
-Bill

nmlongbow
April 7, 2009, 05:58 PM
Try Maddog Archery for a nice custom bow at a non custom price.

Mike Mecredy is the bowyer and he makes nice bows for kids and adults.

I don't think he charges nearly enough for his bows.

Maddogarchery.com

dagger dog
April 7, 2009, 06:13 PM
3 Rivers Archery, carrys just about every thing for the traditional archer, pricing is competitive, they have a great staff and are hunters and long time longbow and recurve nuts. You won't find one compound bow in their catalog, and they have a lot of entry level bows for young 'uns.

TheVirginian
April 7, 2009, 08:33 PM
Thanks for all of the suggestions. I took a look at the tradgang site. Those guys are way too serious for me. All of the used stuff was high end and I'm just looking to punch holes in a bale 'o hay not take down mountain goats.

I placed an order for some nice looking, budget stuff at Lancaster Archery. They have a good selection and fair prices. I got myself a 60" Samick CA60 Forkhorn traditional longbow, and my daughter a 42" Elk Ridge Pilgrim youth longbow. They both look to be of really nice quality, better than we may ever get to be at using them. I also got a couple of dozen arrows and a couple of forearm protectors. I'll stop by Dick's and pick up a couple of foam target bales and we'll be good for a few spring outings.
-Bill :)

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