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Longbow

Postby Jon » Sat Oct 16, 2010 5:36 pm

Im looking at buying an 30lb English longbow that works well and efficiently but isnt too expensive. I'll make my own arrows for it (and im hoping that wont cost too much either). If you have any ideas on where to purchase these things that'd be great. Thanks

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Re: Longbow

Postby Peter Remling » Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:10 pm

Try woodbows.com good reviews for the price point.
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Re: Longbow

Postby Eledhwen » Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:30 pm

I have one of their bows; a bamboo backed hickory reflex-deflex. It shoots like a dream. It is 55# @ 31"...you can get your actual draw length from them easily. They deliver fast too.

Not slick productions they are well made and inexpensive, especially for the quality.

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Re: Longbow

Postby E.MacKermak » Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:35 pm

Second for woodbows. I have a 50 lb bow with a 32 inch draw length. Very hard to find normally but no problems through them. It shoots great.
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Re: Longbow

Postby Jon » Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:13 pm

cool, thanks guys those look great! Do you know of any sites that i can get arrow making materials on?

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Re: Longbow

Postby Eledhwen » Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:09 pm

http://www.arrowwoods.com/

I get my ash arrow shafts there in hundred counts.

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Re: Longbow

Postby E.MacKermak » Sun Oct 17, 2010 1:10 pm

Nice site. I will definitely be placing some orders in the near future. Need some new arrows and those are definitely the best prices I have seen.
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Re: Longbow

Postby mcapanelli » Sun Oct 17, 2010 3:20 pm

The bows I've owned come rudderbows.com Jim make a really nice consistent bow for what I consider to be a great price for the product you get. I'm currently shooting an Bamboo backed Epe flatbow 55@29.
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Re: Longbow

Postby Eledhwen » Sun Oct 17, 2010 3:58 pm

Rudderbows is excellent. I've gotten most of my bow and arrow building materials from them. Even some classic medieval points.

I haven't got one of their bows as of yet..but it is only a matter of time. ;)

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Re: Longbow

Postby Kortoso » Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:05 pm

What about 3rivers archery for bows?
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Re: Longbow

Postby Daerir » Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:28 pm

Kortoso wrote:What about 3rivers archery for bows?


I personally think that 3 rivers wants WAY too much for a bow. I have a Rudderbows Hickory Longbow and its gorgeous. It shoots nice and has nice snap to it :mrgreen: I recommend them as I cant say much for anywhere else
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Re: Longbow

Postby Kortoso » Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:40 pm

3rivers sells Rudderbows among other brands. In fact, the one I was looking at was made by Rudderbows.
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