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Old 07-30-2022, 08:09 PM   #1
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Default Anyone hunt with a bow you built yourself?

Curious who here hunts or has hunted with bows they made themselves? I'm starting on a project to build my first bow(a takedown longbow) and arrows. Not sure how this one will turn out and if it will be "huntable" but I'm following the Bingham Projects plans and have quite a bit of experience making things so it should be decent I hope. it's one of my goals to be able to harvest an animal with a bow/arrow/broadhead setup that I make myself.

There's an old timer from Glen Rose named Rick who is a custom knife maker and a customer of mine and about a year ago when I told him that I was into archery and bowhunting the next time I saw him he gave me a bow that he made 50 years ago. He said it was the first one he ever made when he was about 20 years old. I've got it displayed in my office now but ever since then I've had a desire to build one myself and I should finally have everything I need to get started this week.
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Old 07-30-2022, 08:16 PM   #2
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I have, used the Bingham Projects plans and materials for the bow and an old circular saw blade to make single bevel broadheads. I'll PM you my contact info., shoot me a text if you have any questions.
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Old 07-30-2022, 08:19 PM   #3
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I followed one of Sam Harpers oak board bow tutorials and build one about 10 years ago. I shot the heck out of it but made the mistake of letting someone with a 4 in longer draw shot it.
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Old 07-30-2022, 08:42 PM   #4
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Swampghost on here slays them with his regular. Look at the kill thread for last season and you'll see.

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Old 07-30-2022, 08:44 PM   #5
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I own one bow that I built, but never hunted with it. Itís too heavy draw weight now for me to hunt with.

Good luck on your endeavor!!!

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Old 07-31-2022, 06:14 PM   #6
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Every time I step in the woods!
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Old 07-31-2022, 06:33 PM   #7
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Every time I step in the woods!
LOL id hope so!
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Old 07-31-2022, 07:52 PM   #8
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Every time I step in the woods!

You have one up on the rest of us though!!!

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Old 07-31-2022, 08:00 PM   #9
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I hunted with a bow I built under the tutelage of Lonnie Dye but I never killed anything with it. I shot some 3D with it until it finally broke.
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Old 07-31-2022, 10:37 PM   #10
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Every time I step in the woods!
If not I'm buying the wrong guys bows!!!

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Old 08-01-2022, 07:08 AM   #11
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I have built a few Selfbows and have put them to work of some critters
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Old 08-08-2022, 09:14 AM   #12
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Yes, built a couple of hickory fire hardened longbows. This is my favorite. 50# @29 537gr arrow @162fps
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Old 08-10-2022, 05:56 PM   #13
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Anyone know where can I get some staves for a selfbow?

Im located in north houston


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Old 08-10-2022, 07:35 PM   #14
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https://www.3riversarchery.com/buy/b...backing-lumber

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Old 08-10-2022, 07:48 PM   #15
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yes, I hunt with several longbows that I have built. I have bloodied all of them except one that was a little to much draw weight for me!
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