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Well. One of my goals has always been to archery hunt with a traditional bow and harvest a deer with it. After getting that black coyote with the flintlock muzzeloader last fall, I figured there was no time like the present to make it happen.

A old adversary from the crossbow wars here in Pa. and I have developed a good relationship and he offered me a little used Allegheny Mountain Longbow if I so chose. I took him up on that offer and it arrived on Monday.

After talking to some folks I placed a order with Kustom King Archery to get the basics to get me shooting. I know I will be fine tuning my equipment as time passes and I shoot more but I ordered up he stringer that was recommended by him, a Kustom King finger glove and 1/2 dozen Gold Tip Traditional look carbon 5575 arrows at 31 inches. These weigh 9.3 grains per inch.

The order came today I swore the arrows were wood when I opened the box. They are sweet looking. I had them shield fletched with a red cock and black hens.

Got her all strung up this afternoon and let some arrows fly.
Pretty cool stuff. Very quiet and smooth. I was expecting more shock in the hand but it was negligible.

I need to increase my brace height a bit. The feather is just touching the shelf and I measured it at 6 1/4 inches. Looks like a need to add some twists and get it close to 7 inches or more. I got string slapped a few times even with my grip on the thenar eminence as it should be.

I took it back to ten yards and shot some decent groups before I had to start dinner for the family. More to follow as I get her tuned up.

I enjoy archery hunting with all archery equipment and I look forward to some time this fall with the longbow. That is if I get good enough to hunt with it.
 

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Those are fine shooting bows. Fast quiet and light as a feather.

Now that you've peeked into the room, go ahead and walk in.
Dont be afraid to walk over to wooden shafts dept.and the urge to customize your own as a weekend project to fiddle around.

You should feel no hesitance to admire other bows, longbows, recurves, selfbows and realize that..... "I can do that!!"

Then when you hunt, kill and eat, with something you made, well.... the view from there is quite astounding!
Welcome to Traditional Archery in the US
 

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Welcome and I hope you stay. After firing guns and hunting with them for 40 years I tried a longbow about four years ago and was hooked, deeply. Now to the point that my favorite bows are of the primative type (Osage and Hickory) without any arrow shelf and shooting Port Orford Cedar shafts I fletch and hand dip myself. Here is a link to what is in my eyes is the very best placeto shop for and buy traditional gear. http://www.rosecityarchery.com/ I have never seen limbs that have that particular curves as in your bow. Is it a reflex/deflex of some nature? It's a fine looking bow!
 

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jimsdad said:
I have never seen limbs that have that particular curves as in your bow. Is it a reflex/deflex of some nature? It's a fine looking bow!
Yes. Sort of a Hybrid longbow design. It is a sweet looking bow. Very minimal handshock.
 

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Been shooting about every day now. This was today's 12 yard group. After a week of rookie shooting I am pretty happy with this.
 

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Erik T said:
Those Allegheny Mountain Bows are great shooters. I have a 58" Mtn Bow that Bill Kerner made for me about 10 years ago.
I like it very much. Been shooting quite regularly lately.
 
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