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Offline loefflerchuck

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Bighorn Bow. 46" long, 64# @ 27"
« on: July 27, 2017, 10:31:06 am »
Finished this bighorn sheep bow recently. 46" long, 62# draw @ 27". I used a trophy set of Rocky My bighorns over 30" around the curl for this one. 140 grams of processed sinew on the back with Montana rattler to protect it. 3 ply elk sinew string. I've lost track of how many of these I have made but this is about #30 I think. About 1 year from start to finish. Top limb is a little longer. My favorite so far. Because of the materials they are made out of the bow weighs a lot (19.3oz) and that affects arrow speed, but the reflex, overdraw and heavy draw weight make up for that. I also used a little less sinew towards the tips that I made as narrow as I dared. I was happy this bow was shooting 8 gpp arrows an average of 185 fps. 9.5 gpp just a few fps slower. I think it would be hard to make a bighorn bow this long weigh much more than 60#. I tried to remove as little horn as possible to get it to this weight. I used heat to remove a bit of the reflex to make the bow more stable.
 The quiver for this bow was made by Norbert Kohlruss of travels-far trading. He is the best replicator of bead and quill work I have seen.
Thanks for looking
Chuck

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Re: Bighorn Bow. 46" long, 64# @ 27"
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2017, 10:32:21 am »
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Re: Bighorn Bow. 46" long, 64# @ 27"
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2017, 10:33:39 am »
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Offline wizardgoat

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Re: Bighorn Bow. 46" long, 64# @ 27"
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2017, 11:48:31 am »
That's a beauty! No one builds bighorn bows quite like you, great job buddy!

Offline Aaron H

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Re: Bighorn Bow. 46" long, 64# @ 27"
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2017, 05:20:43 pm »
Excellent bow Chuck, 140 grams of sinew is a bunch!
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Re: Bighorn Bow. 46" long, 64# @ 27"
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2017, 04:15:42 am »
Another example of the capabilities of natural materials by you Chuck.A real beauty as are the accoutraments with it.Nice to see the plans all work out great to show something like this.Thanks for sharing and congratulations!!!!
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Re: Bighorn Bow. 46" long, 64# @ 27"
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2017, 07:34:59 am »
Very cool bow, Chuck. Don't see many big horn sheep bows ...except the ones you build. Well done.  :OK
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Offline davidjw

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Re: Bighorn Bow. 46" long, 64# @ 27"
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2017, 12:08:27 pm »
That's really something, fantastic work, I like that you've gotten such a long draw on it too. 

Offline Stick Bender

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Re: Bighorn Bow. 46" long, 64# @ 27"
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2017, 01:36:48 pm »
Another amazing bow from you Chuck those bows are really a thing of beauty !
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Offline osage outlaw

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Re: Bighorn Bow. 46" long, 64# @ 27"
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2017, 06:25:43 pm »
Beautiful work Chuck.  I'm always amazed at how much draw length you get from these short bows. 
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Re: Bighorn Bow. 46" long, 64# @ 27"
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2017, 03:39:58 am »
Very nice bow Chuck, those trophy horns wouldn't look that good hanging on a wall. Beautiful in all details and bends.
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Re: Bighorn Bow. 46" long, 64# @ 27"
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2017, 06:52:40 am »
Another stellar job Chuck
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Re: Bighorn Bow. 46" long, 64# @ 27"
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2017, 04:17:20 pm »
That may be the coolest and most shoot-able horn bow I've seen. Great job Chuck.
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Re: Bighorn Bow. 46" long, 64# @ 27"
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2017, 04:21:19 pm »
All I can say is ...Wow............
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Re: Bighorn Bow. 46" long, 64# @ 27"
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2017, 05:19:07 pm »
Nice work.