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Old 05-12-2021, 12:05 PM   #1
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My Bob Lee recurve has a 19" riser. I shoot split finger and anchor my index finger at the corner of my mouth. Started that way and it works well for me.

Considering the purchase of a Bodnik Quick Stick hybrid longbow. the handle is is cut "on center" and has not a comparatively short looking "sight window" (shelf to upper limb) for instinctive aiming.

If I use split finger and anchor as per my normal, it seems like "aiming" might be difficult. How is the Quick Stick going to work for me with my current shooting style?
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Old 05-12-2021, 12:19 PM   #2
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You might give 3 under a try... longbows and split finger have been around a long time, but it sounds like you gravitate to a hard aiming system anyways. May as well get the arrow closer to your eye.
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Old 05-12-2021, 03:56 PM   #3
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I shoot longbows split finger. I prefer bows with longer sight windows though. I can still shoot bows with a shorter sight window, but it doesnít look ďrightĒ to me when Iím aiming.

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Old 05-12-2021, 04:34 PM   #4
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You might give 3 under a try... longbows and split finger have been around a long time, but it sounds like you gravitate to a hard aiming system anyways. May as well get the arrow closer to your eye.
I've tried 3 under. Hated it.
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Old 05-12-2021, 04:45 PM   #5
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I've tried 3 under. Hated it.
I hated it at first,but I told myself I’d give it an honest try for a week. After a couple days my groups got a lot tighter and I shoot better now than I have in a long time!
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Old 05-12-2021, 09:51 PM   #6
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I too hated split finger for the first couple weeks. I could never go back to split finger now!
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Old 05-13-2021, 06:55 AM   #7
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I've always shot split finger for everything, even back in the '80s when I shot a compound. I've tried 3 finger under, but just couldn't make it work for me.
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Old 06-08-2021, 08:39 PM   #8
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I shoot longbows split finger. I prefer bows with longer sight windows though. I can still shoot bows with a shorter sight window, but it doesnít look ďrightĒ to me when Iím aiming.

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Bisch, What's a good longbow with longer sight window?
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Old 06-08-2021, 11:05 PM   #9
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Sarrels Blueridge, Primal Tech takedown (my current bow) are the 2 I can think of off hand. But there are a lot of them out there.

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Old 06-09-2021, 08:33 AM   #10
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Bisch’s Primal Tech is a beautiful bow. I watched him shoot it at the Chester shoot, and I believe Daniel had to wipe some drool off my lip. (Over the BOW, lest anyone get ideas, lol!)

The Wagstaff I have has a longer site window compared to the Bodnik. It might be another one to check out.
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Old 06-09-2021, 09:48 AM   #11
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Bischís Primal Tech is a beautiful bow. I watched him shoot it at the Chester shoot, and I believe Daniel had to wipe some drool off my lip. (Over the BOW, lest anyone get ideas, lol!)

The Wagstaff I have has a longer site window compared to the Bodnik. It might be another one to check out.
We've seen Bisch. No explanation needed.

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Old 06-09-2021, 10:52 AM   #12
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Iíd drool over a bow LONG before I would ever drool over Bisch!!!!! Wait a minute! As old Iím getting, I may be drooling all over Bisch before too long!



And I wish folks would come up and introduce themselves to me if they see me at a shoot. I like to be able to connect a face with a screen name!

Seriously, Randy did a great job on my bow. She sure is purty!!!!

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Old 06-09-2021, 12:07 PM   #13
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I’d drool over a bow LONG before I would ever drool over Bisch!!!!! Wait a minute! As old I’m getting, I may be drooling all over Bisch before too long!



And I wish folks would come up and introduce themselves to me if they see me at a shoot. I like to be able to connect a face with a screen name!

Seriously, Randy did a great job on my bow. She sure is purty!!!!

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I was the red faced girl slogging around in tennis shoes, shooting with her husband on the second day. We let you and Dianne and Rusty shoot past us, because I was dragging, lol. I didn’t want to interrupt you guys. There weren’t any rocks for you to kick in my direction, but you might have whacked me with a stick, lol! Just kidding! I’ll make sure we say hi the next time we see you. We’ll be at the Bob Lee Memorial shoot in a few weeks. ~Julie Jones
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Old 06-09-2021, 03:01 PM   #14
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Your bow is a work of art Bisch. Rsndy got skills.

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Old 06-09-2021, 05:18 PM   #15
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Maybe I should just get long bow limbs for my 19" handled and 57# Bob Lee. Can't shoot that thing more than a doz shots anyway and it makes my shoulder hurt. Like that big sight window. Makes it easier to see with my hectafocals.
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Old 06-09-2021, 06:41 PM   #16
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Maybe I should just get long bow limbs for my 19" handled and 57# Bob Lee. Can't shoot that thing more than a doz shots anyway and it makes my shoulder hurt. Like that big sight window. Makes it easier to see with my hectafocals.

I donít see how you could go wrong if you went that route!!! You are already familiar with that riser and know you like how it feels.

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Old 06-09-2021, 06:55 PM   #17
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Okay, I googled it but, I still don't know what hecta focals are.

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Old 06-09-2021, 09:13 PM   #18
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Okay, I googled it but, I still don't know what hecta focals are.

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Eye glasses for really old men

Goes like this:
40 years old: Bifocals
45 years old: Trifocals
50 years old: Quadfocals
55 years old: Pentafocals
Bisch's age: Hectafocals.

Any older and you just give up and sell your bows.

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Old 06-09-2021, 09:15 PM   #19
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Ha! Iím still at bifocal stage because Iím so youthful and spry!!!!!

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Old 06-09-2021, 09:17 PM   #20
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Yep. You got ladies drooling over you('re bows)
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Old 06-09-2021, 09:59 PM   #21
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Guess I don't need to worry bout those. I'm gonna die before I get old or uglier.

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Best thing that I ever did for my archery accuracy was to get new lenses installed in my eyes. It is like having a new set of eyeballs. Only need reading glasses for close work now. Best $1000 I ever spent.
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Old 06-10-2021, 06:55 AM   #23
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Guess I don't need to worry bout those. I'm gonna die before I get old or uglier.

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Youíre almost as ugly as that pig I shot last week!!

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Old 06-10-2021, 07:07 AM   #24
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Youíre almost as ugly as that pig I shot last week!!

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Almost as fat too.

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Yep. You got ladies drooling over you('re bows)
I almost choked on my coffee!
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