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    Default Anyone else shoot any Traditional?

    My wife picked me up a trad bow for Christmas...........Been toying with the idea of it for a while primarily for hunting after I have already put a couple in the freezer with the compound. Few pics attached..........



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    yeah, there's a few of us here who dabble in it. I've got a couple of Bear Kodiak Takedowns that I play around with. I need to get a lefthander though, since I switched to shooting lefthanded compunds a couple of years back because of eye dominanace.

    nice looking rig you got there. does your glove have leather or neoprene finger stalls? I tried the neoprene and didnt like it too much.

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    Leather...............I'm actually considering putting some soft fingers on the string cause I like shooting with a glove or tab. I've got some tabs and gloves at the house from when I used to shoot fingers back in the day.

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    sweet bow, i got 1 but aint had a string on it since i was 16.lol im 39 now....
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    Quote Originally Posted by monkybrainz View Post
    sweet bow, i got 1 but aint had a string on it since i was 16.lol im 39 now....


    Strings are cheap for a recurve.................String it up and fling some. It really is alot of fun.

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    Yeah I got a Bear Grizzly from the early sixties my father in law gave me and it is a shooter I also just got a PSE Coyote to play with for shooting fish or deer after freezer has a couple in it. I also have a browning and a self long bow. I really enjoy shooting them but I am a compound man for the most part. My Daughter and Wife enjoy shooting Traditional as well. We really like the instinctive stuff. That is a nice looking Bow. Enjoy and have a good time with it.

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    I am looking into buying a recurve kit a building one myself this year. I saw some videos on you tube of hunters using recurve bow looks harder to shoot that a compound.

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    Bought a recurve this summer. I am now a very humble archer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hutchies View Post
    Strings are cheap for a recurve.................String it up and fling some. It really is alot of fun.
    was thinking bout it...take it to cabellas to size it?
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    I shoot a Bear Super Kodiak and a Bearcat.
    I kill foam

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    I have a couple too. Shooting a trad bow without sights surely WILL humble you. I now have basic sights on a few that I hunt with. Heck of alot of fun to shoot and a nice break from compounds only.
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    Default live for traditional

    i have a super kodiak that i learned on and from what im told it is one of the rarest, it is made out of ebony and ivory african wood. after hearing what it was worth i took off the string and added it to my trophy rack. i shot a bear magnum noisy as all hell but a great shooting fast recurve. will be my next. nice set up stick with it traditional is the funnest shooting there is in my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by monkybrainz View Post
    was thinking bout it...take it to cabellas to size it?
    If it has an AMO length written on it just get a string that length. make sure it say AMO length on the string not actual length.

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    I Got A Hoyt Katera Xl To Break To Habit Of Shooting A Recurve. My Recurves Are A Hoyt Axis #48 And A Hoyt Nexus #50.

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    I love the traditional...
    Me and my buddies did pheasant couple weeks ago with the recurves...
    We do alot of rabbit as well.
    Tried dove, got one out of probally 700...lol.
    Taken a black bear
    Elk
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    and more...
    Love taking animals with the recurve, or just flinging some cedars down range

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    I've owned a few recurves(Bear, Damon Howatt) within the last couple of years, but traded them for stupid crap. The next traditional I will own will be a longbow.
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    I used recurves when in boy scouts. I really want to try it again but I cannot hit the side of a barn with an expensive compound setup so...

    I'm still in the thinking mode on that though...

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    I shoot one sometimes... I love it, its a lot of fun and sooooo very different from my compound.
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    yeah i shoot a little bit. i don't feel confident enough to hunt with it though. maybe by september i'll be ready. sure make the rest of my groups look pretty good.

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    I shoot traditional and hunt using this method. I like to hit the local archery range obstacle course to shoot from each of the different stations to put my shooting skills to the test.

    One nice thing about shooting instinctive is the fact that you can shoot from just about any position including on your back, kneeling and stooped over on a hill. You can't do this with a compound bow.

    If you want to take up a challenging way to apply your instinctive shooting skills, try rabbit hunting with juno points or a blunt tips.
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