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Author Topic: 70" Bow I Made 8 years Ago  (Read 1733 times)

Offline Winter Hawk

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Re: 70" Bow I Made 8 years Ago
« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2022, 04:09:50 PM »
Rats!  No photo any more!   ;banghead;

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Re: 70" Bow I Made 8 years Ago
« Reply #16 on: September 20, 2022, 04:59:30 PM »
Rats!  No photo any more!   ;banghead;

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Kees, I'm sorry... Sometime back I was cleaning out pictures and I apparently cleaned that picture out by mistake... I may have it still on my old laptop, I'll have to take a look.

I still have the bow - but I haven't shot any arrows (it seems like) for a couple of years as my right shoulder ain't what it use to be...
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Re: 70" Bow I Made 8 years Ago
« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2022, 04:54:02 PM »
I still have the bow - but I haven't shot any arrows (it seems like) for a couple of years as my right shoulder ain't what it used to be...

I commiserate with you!  Your right shoulder, my left.  I still try to get out with the 45 lb. recurve and fling arrows every couple of days.  That seems to help over time as the crinkling I felt has stopped.  However, getting anything off a shelf over shoulder high requires using my right hand; the left hurts if I get it too high!

I try using the 50 lb Bear longbow sometimes but that doesn't work very well.  It's a pity as I was a lot more accurate with it than with the recurve.  That one is an Indian "Savage" I bought for $40 in August 1966 when i was getting ready to go to Fairbanks for college.  I have shot it off and on ever since but a paper plate at 20 yards is fairly safe! :laffing  I'm doing better now than I have before though so that's a plus.

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Re: 70" Bow I Made 8 years Ago
« Reply #18 on: September 21, 2022, 08:23:34 PM »
Kees, grandson Lucas still shoots those bows you sent some years back, and he really enjoys them. I get enjoyment just watching him.  :hairy
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Re: 70" Bow I Made 8 years Ago
« Reply #19 on: September 21, 2022, 09:27:50 PM »
" I have shot it off and on ever since but a paper plate at 20 yards is fairly safe!"

Sounds like sage advise to this old boy , Kees


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Re: 70" Bow I Made 8 years Ago
« Reply #20 on: September 23, 2022, 07:54:18 PM »
Kees, grandson Lucas still shoots those bows you sent some years back, and he really enjoys them. I get enjoyment just watching him.

Did they reproduce themselves on the way to your house?  I only remember one, but that may just be because I am approaching my recdeclining years....   :laffing  Glad he is using it/them!

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Re: 70" Bow I Made 8 years Ago
« Reply #21 on: September 24, 2022, 05:47:45 PM »
Kees, there was a red recurve and a green recurve... Maybe someone else sent me a bow and I just figured it came from you??? Gosh, it's been a while back you know.  :shake
 
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