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Archery: anyone got any longbows they want to sell?

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by TheVirginian, Apr 6, 2009.

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  1. TheVirginian

    TheVirginian Member

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    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
     
  2. Baba Louie

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    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.
     
  3. Searcher1970

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    Check out tradgang too. Great bunch of guys and girls over there.
     
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    If you need lefty stuff send me a pm, if not sorry I dont have anything.
     
  5. mole

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    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?

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

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    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
     
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  7. TheVirginian

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    Thanks guys!

    That is definitely old school, Mole!
    -Bill
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
  10. TheVirginian

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    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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