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Fingers Bow?
« on: October 31, 2017, 12:55:51 PM »
What would You recommend for a modern fingers bow?
I have no interest in shooting a release as I have shot with a three finger tab since I was ten.
Recommendations please.
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Re: Fingers Bow?
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2017, 01:06:20 PM »
The modern compounds are way too short and impress me as way too steep string angle be able to to shoot them w/fingers. 

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Re: Fingers Bow?
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2017, 01:11:03 PM »
Somebody has to still make a tall fingers bow available? I still have My old Martin if needed but I recall Hoyt making one fingers bow still? Well I guess that was 7+ years ago.
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Re: Fingers Bow?
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2017, 01:16:00 PM »
Somebody has to still make a tall fingers bow available? I still have My old Martin if needed but I recall Hoyt making one fingers bow still? Well I guess that was 7+ years ago.

Last one I had that was finger shootable was a Golden Eagle recurve compound.  That was 35 years ago. 

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Re: Fingers Bow?
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2017, 01:25:35 PM »
I shoot a Hoyt Ultratec, 3 fingers under, with an ATA or 39".  Was looking at the new Hoyt Defiant 35 I think it was, which gains 3-3/4" at full draw so you're holding at 38 3/4" ATA at full draw.  Think this might be my next finger bow.
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Re: Fingers Bow?
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2017, 02:49:18 PM »
I shot with fingers for almost 30 years. I thought a release was something extra to fail in the field and that with my form, a release wouldn't make any difference. My last fingers bo was a Reflex, probably about 40" c2c. Luckily, my local pro hit me in the head with a mallet and changed my thinking. I'll never look back. I was wrong and I shoot far better with the release.  :dunno:
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Re: Fingers Bow?
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2017, 02:56:29 PM »
It just feels Dirty.
It's like the traditional blackpowder flintlock guy picking up a T/C inline shooting sabots with fiberoptic open sights. I just want to shoot fingers like I always have. I fully understand that a release is an improvement.
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Re: Fingers Bow?
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2017, 10:24:33 AM »
Bear Archery makes a couple fingers bows. My brother had 2  and I dont recall him using a release

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Re: Fingers Bow?
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2017, 11:38:32 AM »
To the modern compound hunters:

I learned to shoot on a recurve and longbow, so when I finally got an old Hoyt compound I shot it with fingers, no sights, and an old spring rest.  I could shoot it almost horizontal, laying down, etc.  Can you still do all that with the new bows and a release or does it have to be plumb?
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Re: Fingers Bow?
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2017, 11:49:47 AM »
I bought a used Mathews Drenalin LD and have been happy with that so far.
Sure a release would be more accurate but I like shooting fingers.

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Re: Fingers Bow?
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2017, 11:59:55 AM »
To the modern compound hunters:

I learned to shoot on a recurve and longbow, so when I finally got an old Hoyt compound I shot it with fingers, no sights, and an old spring rest.  I could shoot it almost horizontal, laying down, etc.  Can you still do all that with the new bows and a release or does it have to be plumb?

I could lay my Spoiler over clockwise quite a ways, it had a Berger Button & rest that looked somewhat like a small allen wrench.  I couldn't do that w/my Trophy Taker rest that I have today.  Being able to tip that Spoiler came in handy a few times when overhead clearance was an issue.   

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Re: Fingers Bow?
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2017, 01:48:24 PM »
I'd take a hard look at the Oneida Eagle bows for fingers.  Axle to axle is friendly and the limb/cam design is much conducive snap shooting like with a recurve. 

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Re: Fingers Bow?
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2017, 08:39:17 AM »
I'd take a hard look at the Oneida Eagle bows for fingers.  Axle to axle is friendly and the limb/cam design is much conducive snap shooting like with a recurve.
I got one of them and it looks like you could easily use fingers to shoot it.

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Re: Fingers Bow?
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2017, 10:28:35 AM »
http://www.fsdiscountarchery.com/browseproducts/2008-HOYT-REFLEX-Caribou.HTML

  :hello: Going to pick this one up tonight. Any input guys?
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Re: Fingers Bow?
« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2017, 11:00:16 AM »
To the modern compound hunters:

I learned to shoot on a recurve and longbow, so when I finally got an old Hoyt compound I shot it with fingers, no sights, and an old spring rest.  I could shoot it almost horizontal, laying down, etc.  Can you still do all that with the new bows and a release or does it have to be plumb?


 :yike: :yike: :yike: The dying art of recurves and long bows with fingers and instinctive shooting. 

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Re: Fingers Bow?
« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2017, 12:45:42 PM »
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I think you will be happy with the Reflex, very accurate bow. Tons of guys shooting barebow class at the Nationals shoot that bow or very similar

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Re: Fingers Bow?
« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2017, 01:35:13 PM »
Slowhand

I think you will be happy with the Reflex, very accurate bow. Tons of guys shooting barebow class at the Nationals shoot that bow or very similar
My only concerns are parts availability (Cams, strings, cables)
and the fact that it appears to have a very mild cam in the photo. like Just a wheel?
I suspect this will have very little let off when at full draw and might make for a slow moving arrow. I really want to know If Hoyt supports their bows at this age?
I am going to get it, so I guess We will see.
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Re: Fingers Bow?
« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2017, 03:02:29 PM »
http://www.fsdiscountarchery.com/browseproducts/2008-HOYT-REFLEX-Caribou.HTML

  :hello: Going to pick this one up tonight. Any input guys?
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great bows for finger shooters

i have had 3 over the years

was difficult to find replacement strings

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Re: Fingers Bow?
« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2017, 03:38:35 PM »
Well if strings are going to be a challenge I better get started early. Planning to go shoot it as is tomorrow but after that I want to replace the strings and have it tuned.
Who do You guys recommend. I'm in Maple valley if that help.
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Re: Fingers Bow?
« Reply #19 on: December 14, 2017, 03:12:11 PM »
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Re: Fingers Bow?
« Reply #20 on: December 14, 2017, 03:47:46 PM »
I think Bright Strings is down that way,perhaps auburn? I know RIVERSIDE Mount Vernon makes custom strings in house.

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Re: Fingers Bow?
« Reply #21 on: December 26, 2017, 09:48:25 AM »
Few updates,
I love then new Hoyt reflex caribou. Very forgiving bow.
I have taken it to the bow range 4 times now and We are getting to know each other quite well. First thing I noted was the noise. Big long string with no silencers. Thwap...
I added a couple old yarnies I had sitting in My bow box. Bit better But going to need to add a few of the rubber cat whiskers.
I have changed the rest. It came with a Trophy ridge drop away rest. In My opinion the drop away rest sucks for shooting fingers. I picked up a whisker biscuit from Cabelas. Now this is My first experience with a whisker biscuit, they are sweet indeed. I bought the size large for aluminum arrows. I'm not ready to go carbon and plan to shoot aluminum until they don't make them. 2315 Easton what ever they make will work for Me. The picture at Flint tip of the guy with the carbon arrow in his hand is horrible. "this is what happens when You shoot a damaged carbon arrow" it says, No thanks.
Changed out the sight it came with for an old Hoyt high dollar sight I had sitting around. So much better.  Found that My 10 yard pin works for 20 yards perfectly. It's only a 4 pin sight but I don't plan any shots past 50 yards.  :hello:
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Re: Fingers Bow?
« Reply #22 on: December 26, 2017, 11:16:27 AM »
Well if strings are going to be a challenge I better get started early. Planning to go shoot it as is tomorrow but after that I want to replace the strings and have it tuned.
Who do You guys recommend. I'm in Maple valley if that help.
Rock creek archery in enumclaw  :tup:

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Re: Fingers Bow?
« Reply #23 on: December 26, 2017, 12:12:50 PM »
Well if strings are going to be a challenge I better get started early. Planning to go shoot it as is tomorrow but after that I want to replace the strings and have it tuned.
Who do You guys recommend. I'm in Maple valley if that help.
Rock creek archery in enumclaw  :tup:
:tup: Went to see them. Good people. I had them do some work on My Youngest son's bow.
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Re: Fingers Bow?
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