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Offline Stickhead

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Diamondback Osage Take-Down
« on: May 04, 2017, 11:33:40 am »
Hi, all,

I've been trying to improve on my old standby take-down travel bow, and I finally made an acceptable replacement.  This started out to be a 64" tip-to-tip bow, but I didn't like the tips, the length, or the weight.  So, I gathered up my courage and piked off 1-1/2" from each end.  This boosted the weight considerably, and made for a slightly more compact and stealthy length.

I had a 3' Osage stave gathering dust, and made this from sister billets from that stave.  It had remarkable growth rings averaging about 1/4" each, and was fairly straight.  I joined them with a metal sleeve.  It started out with some natural recurve, which I tamed slightly with heat.  After tillering and shooting it in, it ended up with about 1-1/2" backset at rest.

It ended up 60" nock-to-nock, and draws 59 lbs @ 26".  I put on ebony tips, diamondback skins, and a swede grip dressed up a bit with rattles.  Finished it with a few coats of Tru-Oil.  This one shoots real nice for me, and I plan to take it backcountry elk hunting this fall.

Offline Stickhead

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Re: Diamondback Osage Take-Down
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2017, 11:35:38 am »
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Offline Stickhead

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Re: Diamondback Osage Take-Down
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2017, 11:38:33 am »
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Offline upstatenybowyer

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Re: Diamondback Osage Take-Down
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2017, 11:41:23 am »
Nice looking bow for sure! (SH)
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Offline rps3

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Re: Diamondback Osage Take-Down
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2017, 11:41:33 am »
Looking good. Hope to see it laying on an elk later.

Offline Danzn Bar

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Re: Diamondback Osage Take-Down
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2017, 11:47:43 am »
Very nice
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Offline BowEd

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Re: Diamondback Osage Take-Down
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2017, 12:03:38 pm »
Very nice bow,It ought to serve you well.
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Offline Aaron H

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Re: Diamondback Osage Take-Down
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2017, 12:12:39 pm »
Great work.  :OK

Offline bubby

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Re: Diamondback Osage Take-Down
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2017, 07:04:24 pm »
Nice job!!
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Offline Emmet

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Re: Diamondback Osage Take-Down
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2017, 07:25:53 pm »
Nicely done!

Offline osage outlaw

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Re: Diamondback Osage Take-Down
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2017, 07:42:08 pm »
Great bow!
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Offline gfugal

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Re: Diamondback Osage Take-Down
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2017, 08:35:32 pm »
Great Tiller!
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Offline selfbow joe

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Re: Diamondback Osage Take-Down
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2017, 11:34:32 pm »
Very nice looking bow!

Offline bjrogg

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Re: Diamondback Osage Take-Down
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2017, 06:14:25 am »
Nice bow, nice bend, nice travel partner. Good work stickhead, way to go getting what you really wanted from that bow.
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Offline Will B

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Re: Diamondback Osage Take-Down
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2017, 07:20:33 am »
Great looking bow!  Good luck with it this fall.