collapse
GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR GPS MAP Advertise on Hunting-Washington

Author Topic: what's a good, inexpensive longbow?  (Read 8616 times)

Offline wabearhunter

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Tracker
  • **
  • Join Date: Mar 2010
  • Posts: 69
  • Location: Yakima
what's a good, inexpensive longbow?
« on: August 23, 2010, 08:24:29 AM »
looking for a good, cheap longbow. not cheap quality just cheap price. had my eye on the saphire hawk but don't want to spend that kind of money on my first longbow. just wanted to try out a longbow so i know which one i like better (recurve or longbow). already tried compound don't like them.
Ben Pearson Colt recurve, 45#

Offline Webfoot

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2007
  • Posts: 181
  • Location: Forks Wa.
Re: what's a good, inexpensive longbow?
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2010, 07:13:54 PM »
Cheap longbow may not be the way to learn about them. The cheaper longbows may be difficult to shoot and some will have handshock that will cripple your elbow.
Try and find someone in your area that could let you shoot one before you buy.
There are also different style longbows, R/D, D shape, and three piece hybrids.
You can pick up a used one for little more than half price if you look hard enough.
Go to Tradgang.com and check out the classifieds.

John

Offline wabearhunter

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Tracker
  • **
  • Join Date: Mar 2010
  • Posts: 69
  • Location: Yakima
Re: what's a good, inexpensive longbow?
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2010, 09:33:20 PM »
thanks man!
Ben Pearson Colt recurve, 45#

Offline high country

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: May 2007
  • Posts: 4974
Re: what's a good, inexpensive longbow?
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2010, 09:38:39 PM »
I bought a wolf and I really can't help but like it.

Offline Bowbender

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Tracker
  • **
  • Join Date: Jan 2009
  • Posts: 54
  • Location: Bellingham
  • Stewardship for the next Generation
Re: what's a good, inexpensive longbow?
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2010, 11:07:33 PM »
Martin makes a nice longbow that shoots well and is inexpensive. No more than normal longbow hand shock.

Offline Special T

  • Truth the new Hate Speech.
  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (+7)
  • Explorer
  • *****
  • Join Date: Aug 2009
  • Posts: 12717
  • Location: Skagit Valley
  • Wake me when you need me.
    • Silver Arrow Bowmen
Re: what's a good, inexpensive longbow?
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2010, 07:01:56 AM »
I just got my little girl a new long bow from Bear Mt Archery in Vancouver Wa... Brock is a good guy and makes the bow and twists the strings.... I've shot the 3d @ Chinook archery club with him a couple of times... he builds some nice bows.  :twocents:
"...apparently you have been disenfranchised with the founding core principles that this great nation was founded upon"

Offline Ray

  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Old Salt
  • *****
  • Join Date: Feb 2007
  • Posts: 6817
  • Location: Kirkland,WA
    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1475043431
    • Hunting-Washington
Re: what's a good, inexpensive longbow?
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2010, 07:19:01 AM »
You can get those ones made in China called the Samick Sage takedown. People say that even though they are mass produced that the quality is good. Less than 150 dollars and it's a hunting weight bow.

http://www.3riversarchery.com/product.asp?i=2490X

If you decided to upgrade this one looks like you can turn it into a bowfishing setup.


Offline high country

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: May 2007
  • Posts: 4974
Re: what's a good, inexpensive longbow?
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2010, 07:42:28 AM »
I have a martin  ml10 that I would sell you for a c-note and a bit if you can swing a 70# longbow. I only shot it for a week and then tore a ligament in my shoulder.....I am now in the girls draw weight club.

 

* Recent Topics

Richard Sherman at my shooting range by seth30
[Today at 05:40:05 PM]


JOBS: Looking for work/Looking to hire by jackelope
[Today at 05:35:20 PM]


Caught my first steelhead! by Bow tech hunter
[Today at 05:35:06 PM]


First Mt Goat by DOUBLELUNG
[Today at 05:35:02 PM]


Address/Phone for Coachcw Repair Shop - Automotive, Inc. by Fl0und3rz
[Today at 05:32:26 PM]


15 killed in knife attack in Japan by seth30
[Today at 05:32:05 PM]


PRAYERS NEEDED ! by Phantom16
[Today at 05:29:38 PM]


Knight bighorn guys by teanawayslayer
[Today at 05:28:54 PM]


Inheriting firearms from out of state by jackelope
[Today at 05:26:55 PM]


Mechanic wanted by jackelope
[Today at 05:23:15 PM]


Trump vs Clinton Poll by Fl0und3rz
[Today at 05:10:23 PM]


Collared Cougars by jackelope
[Today at 05:10:09 PM]


Today's camera check by Huntersofwashington
[Today at 04:54:12 PM]


Anyone hunt with a crossbow? by WAPatriot
[Today at 04:45:19 PM]


WTS: 1999 GMC Suburban (Huge price drop) by Yondering
[Today at 04:33:38 PM]


Glock 20c 10mm with 2 barrels by Yondering
[Today at 04:29:22 PM]


Anyone else see the trail cam theives caught? by trophyhunt
[Today at 04:29:02 PM]


WTS Savage 16 weather warrior 300 wsm by Reidus
[Today at 04:20:29 PM]


WTS 2010 PSE Dream Season uf by Reidus
[Today at 04:19:49 PM]


2016 Hit List Bucks by predatorG
[Today at 04:19:47 PM]