First thing to expect, it doesn't have sights & it will take alot of time & practice to become a good shot.Well I'm just kind of wondering what to expect,what I should look for in a bow and any little bits of advice u could give.I shoot a compound now but I always liked the simplicity of a trditional bow.Or maybe they're more complicated than I think.Do u only shoot trad?Do u hunt with it?Thanks.
All good advise given above!I'm not sure if any archery stores would have any in stock, but most can order you one. Any bows I've tried or thought about buying were at traditional shoots or just 3D shoots, theres always someone selling one.
Other than that, internet is the only place you will find a good selection.
Do you prefer the longbow over recurve.I heard 'ol Wil switched over from the compound to trad about 15 years ago. The Belleisle club is pretty much all trad shooters other than me and maybe one otherI still have an old longbow but sold my 50# Bear Kodiak Magnum a few years ago. I think if I got another Bear it would be the longer Super Kodiak, never did care for the shorter KM. There are a lot of beautiful trad bows out there. There is a trad shoot here in Belleisle every summer for a full weekend that draws a lot of shooters. I went out last year and borrowed a bow and shot the 3D round. They are a great bunch of guys and always willing to help a new shooter. I recommend anyone interested in maybe trying trad shooting to stop in. Lot of guys there are willing to let you shoot their bows so you can get an idea of what you like.
Thanks for the kind words Stilllearnin'....I try.Eastern made some points but the one I want to add is if you want a bow made to you go talk to easternarcher. I will add some photos of a bow he made me. He knows his stuff and makes a bow that is more a piece of art but also works like a dream.
I will up load photos and then add.
Easternarcher can describe the woods he used but on the bambo face he took the time to add a dark stain on the knuckles of the bambo then a green stanin and two brown colors back to natural all the way down the bow to give it a camo Look. The Pictures do not do it justice.
Amazing work. Get in touch with him. you will not regret it.