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Old 01-29-2018, 02:16 PM   #1
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Question Beaver tail leather.

Has anyone made a finger tab using beaver tail leather ? I tanned a tail hide several years ago and forgot all about it. Remembered i had it this weekend and was thinking of trying to make some finger tabs for my bow. Its pretty sturdy leather.
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Old 01-29-2018, 08:18 PM   #2
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Iíve heard of leather grips made out of beaver tail, but not seen any tabs. Make one and give us a report on how it shoots.

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Old 01-29-2018, 09:45 PM   #3
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Iíve heard of leather grips made out of beaver tail, but not seen any tabs. Make one and give us a report on how it shoots.

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I think I will, my leather working tools hasn't made the trip from Texas yet but one more trip and I'll have it here. I'll get one made and see how it goes and get back to you.
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Old 01-29-2018, 09:49 PM   #4
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That sounds awesome!
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Old 01-30-2018, 10:33 AM   #5
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They make wallets out of them, a tab should be good . Looking forward to the outcome also.
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Old 01-30-2018, 01:09 PM   #6
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Post pictures when you get it done.

I have beaver tail grips, side plates and rests on my recurve and long bows.


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I've never messed with beaver tail leather but it looks too grainy for a smooth release. I'd like to see the results.
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Old 01-30-2018, 10:36 PM   #8
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I've never messed with beaver tail leather but it looks too grainy for a smooth release. I'd like to see the results.


That is kinda my thought too! It is not smooth like some other leathers, and as such, may not be quite as good. Only trying it to see will tell though.

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Old 02-03-2018, 10:59 AM   #9
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It makes a nice looking strike plate and shelf. It’s really durable. Big Jim has in stock and if you like leather grips it looks sharp.
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