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Old 05-10-2022, 03:22 PM   #1
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Default Montana Self Bow Jamboree June 23-26

Hey- I know it’s a drive, but our local archery club is hosting the Montana Self Bow Jamboree, June 23-26 in Sheridan Montana. The price with dry camping at the range (which is on a very generous family cattle ranch) is really low. I was told to add $130 for an oak stave to make into a bow.,

We’re in SW Montana about 2 hours from Yellowstone, 90 minutes to Bozeman and if you fly fish, less than an hour to the Jefferson, Big Hole, and Madison Rivers.

If anybody’s interested post questions or PM me with a phone # and I’ll call you. Garrett’s number, who is organizing the event is also on the flyer.




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Old 05-11-2022, 05:34 AM   #2
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Looks like, sounds like a good time! Just a tad far to drive!!
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Old 05-11-2022, 08:53 AM   #3
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What he said^^^^^^^!

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Old 05-11-2022, 01:02 PM   #4
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Lost me at no alcohol.
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Old 05-11-2022, 08:24 PM   #5
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That sounds like a lot of fun. I wish I could go to more of those kinds of events.
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Old 05-13-2022, 07:10 AM   #6
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I think I should be able to make it next year, if it is about the same time of year.
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Old 05-13-2022, 07:52 AM   #7
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I’ll post how it goes this years and next year if we host again.

The price of staves are $130, which is in the price range I see online. Does yew grow in Texas? Or osage orange?


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Old 05-13-2022, 08:13 AM   #8
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Osage yes, yew no.

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Old 05-13-2022, 09:35 PM   #9
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What does a stave of Osage cost?


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Old 05-14-2022, 07:46 PM   #10
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What does a stave of Osage cost?


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I don’t know the answer to that one.

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Old 06-26-2022, 09:17 AM   #11
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Staves were osage orange and $120-$140. I’m going back today for the 4th day to finish my new self bow. What a great group of people and experience.

Here’s a couple pictures, more to follow.

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Shooting a 10’ self bow one of bowyers brought. Why 10’? Because he could!



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Old 06-26-2022, 12:57 PM   #12
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It shoots really nice. Finished around 42# @ 28”” which is what I wanted.








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Old 06-26-2022, 01:09 PM   #13
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Very nice.
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Old 06-26-2022, 01:44 PM   #14
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Good looking how Bill!!!

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Old 06-26-2022, 04:47 PM   #15
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Well done!

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Good looking bow, and beautiful scenery!
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Old 06-27-2022, 03:15 PM   #17
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Default Montana Self Bow Jamboree June 23-26

Thanks for compliments.

A couple more details.

One of the bowyers there helping newbies like me asked if I wanted bubinga tip overlays. A quick trip to the local ACE hardware for the strongest epoxy (Gorilla- 3,500 pound) and they were ready to finish the last day.



I made 2 flemish twist strings from B50. One with 2 loops. The other another bowyer said he’d seen another type.

I made the upper loop like a regular flemish twist, but instead of stopping weaving the end into to string about 2 inches, continued with the twisting like the loop for the entire length.

Then tied it with a knot, and used a timber hitch to tie the string on the lower limb tip nock. Served it like a regular twisted string.

It’s sure different and seems to have stretched to final length.

I needed 14 strands, 7 + 7. The white roll only had enough for 6 strands, so I added 1 green strand to the white bundle. It looks interesting adding a single color into the white.






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Old 07-17-2022, 09:16 AM   #18
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The self bow shoots really nicely. No stacking when I draw it and very little hand shock.


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Looks great. I need to get off the fence and split these Osage logs.

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