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Offline Sagebrush

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Barn find swampwood. (Bamboo backed osage)
« on: November 26, 2020, 06:55:29 pm »
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Neighbor Bob and I were taking stock of of wood stocks for handles and such.  He pulled out several chuncks of "swamp wood".  I asked for clarification and he said it was just bowdark or something.  Bwah ha ha!!!  It was the gold rarely found in the PNW.  We cut some bits and gave a first run at it.

The result was a 64 inch ntn reflex/deflex.  68 pounds at 27 inches.  Bamboo got a Sunburst stain pattern.  Desert iron wood, osage and buffalo tips.  Shoots smoothly.  It has become my daily driver and elk stick.

Thanks for looking and happy bird day!

Offline bassman

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Re: Barn find swampwood. (Bamboo backed osage)
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2020, 08:53:12 pm »
Nice bow. Well done. Barn find, Good for you.

Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: Barn find swampwood. (Bamboo backed osage)
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2020, 12:32:52 am »
Nice find!  Good looking bow!  Hope the "meat shots" were the first in your group (SH) :-D.  Otherwise, good shooting.  I got to find my group tightener though :fp (lol)
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Offline Swampman

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Re: Barn find swampwood. (Bamboo backed osage)
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2020, 06:04:57 am »
Great find and great looking bow.  I bet that is a fun one to shoot.

Offline Morgan

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Re: Barn find swampwood. (Bamboo backed osage)
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2020, 09:07:45 am »
You did good with that find!