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Old 05-19-2018, 02:11 PM   #1
Bill in San Jose
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Default My ‘new’ Sarrels recurve

New in quotes because I traded on TBH for it. It’s got a crazy history which I hold for now- something better told over a campfire or with a single malt in hand.

A 58” Puma takedown, 43# and sure is fun to shoot. My original plan was to bring as backup to my wheelie for Montana elk, now I’m seeing if I can get proficient to take an ethical shot up to 30 yards. My son describes hunting dark timber as flushing thousand pound pheasant. A recurve is the bow of choice. I gave him my ‘extra’ 54# Red Wing Hunter for the purpose. I’ve never hunted elk with my son, I’m imagining it with both of us shooting string bows!

Beautiful bow of cocabola and zebrawood. My 50 year old Bear quiver went from my Red Wing Hunter to the Puma nicely.














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Old 05-19-2018, 02:17 PM   #2
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Great looking bow! I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.
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Old 05-19-2018, 07:54 PM   #3
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Great looking bow.
I know it shoots great...Sarrels.

What’s the minimum draw weight for elk in Montana ? In Wyo it’s 50 but those dope smoking elk in Colorado only need 35#


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Old 05-19-2018, 08:07 PM   #4
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Nice set up Bill
She is a beauty and SMOOTH!!
Good luck Brother !!!!


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Old 05-19-2018, 08:29 PM   #5
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Nice looking bow MrBill
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Old 05-19-2018, 09:29 PM   #6
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Cocobolo and Zebrawood make a nice combo
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Old 05-19-2018, 09:58 PM   #7
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Nice Bill! Good luck on the elk!

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Old 05-20-2018, 06:56 AM   #8
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Hijack alert:

Montana has no draw weight requirement for elk.

Good luck and post photos of dead elk this fall!
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Old 05-20-2018, 07:06 AM   #9
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Nice.
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Old 05-20-2018, 08:12 AM   #10
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Great looking bow! Good luck hunting!
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Old 05-20-2018, 10:26 AM   #11
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I just read the game regs and true there’s no minimum weight.

I did find funny the ad on page 3 with the pooping antelope!




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Old 05-28-2018, 01:19 PM   #12
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Very nice bow
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Old 05-30-2018, 08:35 AM   #13
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Shot it again on Sunday. I’m getting groups at 20. Soon time to humble myself at 25 and 30 yards. The 50 year-old Bear quiver worked perfectly, zero rattle. Glad I bought it when I was a kid.


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Old 05-30-2018, 08:43 AM   #14
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Handsome bow Bill. Good luck on the elk hunt.

I just got my Sarrell Blueridge back from Bob...I missed it thoroughly. He makes some sweet shooters.
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Old 05-31-2018, 02:47 PM   #15
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Trad guys at the range shot it. They liked the draw and had never seen a longbow style riser and grip on a recurve.

I’m liking it. Only thing it needs is a “Texas inside” or “God bless Texas” in gold on the limb. Maybe that’s what I should write with a gold pen”.


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Old 05-31-2018, 04:26 PM   #16
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Nice bow. I'm considering lighter limbs for my Bob Lee. 55# is a little too heavy for me now.
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Old 06-03-2018, 10:34 PM   #17
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Nice bow! Looks like it would be perfect for stalking elk in timber. Best of luck on the hunt!
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Old 06-10-2018, 10:05 PM   #18
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I”m happy with 43. I gave my 54 to my son.

I’ve been shooting the bow, and like it more as we get “to know each other better”.

I try to gap shoot with 3-under and a high anchor point next to my nose- puts the arrow under my non-dominant right eye.

I had reasonable groups at 15 and 20 then moved back to 30. The first shot at 30 was perfect, then as I focused on the tip’s spot on target I’d wander left-right. When I focused on the shaft, a vertical line. It’s about practice now.

Less than 5 weeks to the CA Zone A archery deer season.


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Old 06-10-2018, 11:45 PM   #19
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Good luck Bill!!!!

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Old 06-11-2018, 07:06 AM   #20
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One of my favorite combos, cocobolo and zebrawood! Nice!
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Old 06-13-2018, 09:01 AM   #21
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Nice Bill! Good luck on the elk!
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