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Sergio_III
12-12-2007, 11:02 PM
I know you have seen bow stands on the net where you burry a rod in the ground and the bends allow them to hold the bow.

I had seen another type of Bow Stand (http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/content/Item/41/67/35/i416735vr01.jpg) out on the market and was hard to come by. Well my friend Tony and I decided to venture on our own and make some for ourselves.

I must say, it turned out better than expected.
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We used chopped carbon arrows to make the legs.
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We cut some field points in half to make the screw in parts for the carbon arrow legs and welded them to the plate.
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Neatest thing is they can be removed and put in the quiver for storage or when transporting the bow.
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I shot with it on and had some vibration, but that will be fixed with some stabilizer dampeners as well as some end cover for the arrows legs.

Got to say it works great in the blind or for picture taking.
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This is just the prototype and plan on making it cleaner and better.

Bowhunterman
12-12-2007, 11:16 PM
I will have to say that your idea of welding the field points on in order to make it removable is a great idea. I made almost the exact same thing for my bow, but I used 1/4" round stock. Looks like I will be copying your idea, if you dont mind? Nice setup.

Sergio_III
12-12-2007, 11:23 PM
I always had trouble with the legs when I would put my bow in the back of my truck or seat, so I decided to make them removeable for when I am not using them.

Just a suggestion, when you are going to weld the field points onto the plate, make sure you drill some holes on the plate for the field point to slip into and weld them on th opposite side. That way the welds won't be in the way. That is something we should have done but didn't think of it till after the prototype was done.

skooter
12-13-2007, 07:24 AM
That's some good stuff right there. We are going to have to come up with a BS of Bowhunting Engineering for some of you guys! :) I'm going to have to do something like that for use in the blind. Great idea Sergio - and a nice way to recycle some of your old arrows.

mjb

huntinfool
12-13-2007, 07:40 AM
I made some of these a few years ago. I didn't like shooting with them on my bow and it was too hard to remove before a shot. I have had another idea where the bracket would be a two piece and you could lift the bow up and the legs would stay in the ground....gotta go to my shop now.

BrandonA
12-13-2007, 07:58 AM
I like that. Thanks for sharing.

Firecuss
12-24-2007, 10:48 PM
I am building two tomarrow

Bill in San Jose
02-15-2008, 12:04 PM
The one thing I don't like about those designs is the bottom cam (aluminum) is in contact with the ground, dirt (serving) and pebbles- and in my life whatever can go wrong, usually has. Gor that reason I like my sight close to the riser, a short Doinker stablizer, and with the quiver I set it down with the string parallel to the ground. Yes, my sight is just above the ground, but I'm worried less about it getting chewed up.

I've seen lots of the top 3d shooters using that holder I posted the link to, they outshoot me so they're doing something right.

OFBHWG
02-19-2008, 09:05 AM
Nice Idea!

tx_poptart
05-14-2009, 12:36 PM
oldie but a goodie......

stan
05-14-2009, 12:39 PM
Looks good.

slayer
05-14-2009, 03:22 PM
Very cool, i cheaped out and bought the kickstand type that snaps on the bottome limb of the bow, works great though!

Osceola
05-14-2009, 05:35 PM
Great idea I will have to try that.

Jesse
05-14-2009, 06:29 PM
great job sergio,
you might consider adding inserts to both end of the carbon arrows then you can add some bludgen/rubber arrow tips to help with stability in sand and soft ground. JMO

JMG
05-14-2009, 07:37 PM
Looks good.

Sergio_III
05-15-2009, 11:28 AM
great job sergio,
you might consider adding inserts to both end of the carbon arrows then you can add some bludgen/rubber arrow tips to help with stability in sand and soft ground. JMO

A friend of mine gave me some fitting caps which fit just over the arrow perfectly. They are made out of rubber so they make no noise and keep the arrows from digging in the dirt.
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WyoHunter
05-15-2009, 12:07 PM
Great Idea! I bought one that screwed into the ground but didn't work for me. Your idea should work fine when I'm hunting antelope this Aug in WY.

Fish Slime
05-15-2009, 12:53 PM
Now I like that!

Sergio_III
05-15-2009, 10:51 PM
Great Idea! I bought one that screwed into the ground but didn't work for me. Your idea should work fine when I'm hunting antelope this Aug in WY.

Hope it works for you and good luck on the speed goats.

Reaper
05-20-2009, 01:14 PM
thats good stuff

Brett A
05-20-2009, 04:48 PM
Great idea. Thanks for sharing.

ram6256
05-20-2009, 06:27 PM
To protect the cam what about a short leg on a wrap around the limb. Used in conjunction with bowjax should keep the cam off the ground.
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Sergio_III
05-20-2009, 08:17 PM
To protect the cam what about a short leg on a wrap around the limb. Used in conjunction with bowjax should keep the cam off the ground.
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If you look closely at the last pic, the cam on the Bear Buckmasters 4000 has it's own leg that keeps the string from touching the ground, but that is a good idea. I may try to clever me one of those.

angrybroadhead
05-20-2009, 09:55 PM
I use a bow buddy that slips on the lower limb via a spring. The bad thing is that after setting it down so many times, I rubbed through the serving under the bottom cam. Be careful with it!

porkchop
05-20-2009, 10:26 PM
I use a shepards hook from walmart or home depot, the ones you hang flower baskets from. Works great. I like your idea though....

shortstroke 91
05-22-2009, 07:59 AM
I did the same thing except I used a bolt on the left side and a nut on the right, that way you can screw the 2 legs together and it only takes up one spot in the quiver.

Jesse
05-22-2009, 09:10 AM
sergio can you post a closeup pic of the bear bow leg on the lower cam?

Sergio_III
05-22-2009, 11:10 PM
sergio can you post a closeup pic of the bear bow leg on the lower cam?

Here it is.
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Sorry for the bad pic but only had my phone at the time.

Mike D
05-25-2009, 05:37 PM
The one thing I don't like about those designs is the bottom cam (aluminum) is in contact with the ground, dirt (serving) and pebbles- and in my life whatever can go wrong, usually has. Gor that reason I like my sight close to the riser, a short Doinker stablizer, and with the quiver I set it down with the string parallel to the ground. Yes, my sight is just above the ground, but I'm worried less about it getting chewed up.

I've seen lots of the top 3d shooters using that holder I posted the link to, they outshoot me so they're doing something right.

I have used a stand similar to this for years. I just take a little 4x4 piece of square carpet to set the cam on when I'm in the blind. Usually keep a couple of pieces in each blind with a couple spares in the pack just in case.

AgHntr10
06-08-2009, 11:18 PM
good idea

snimmo
07-14-2009, 08:26 PM
great idea