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Ranger B

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Autumn Blaze - Osage Recurve Selfbow
« on: November 10, 2008, 01:43:24 pm »
This is a 64" NTN Osage recurve with Purple Heart tip overlays and Timber Rattler skins.  I was fortunate to get the rattler while on temporary duty at Fort Rucker, AL.  I split the skin down the middle so it's the same snake on both limbs.  This is my first attempt at a recurve and frankly I don't know if I'll ever out do it.  This bow shoots like a dream.  It's 60# @ 27"  After finishing the tiller Grant, Greg, Mark and I shot it off the hand and loved it.  Grant put the first three arrows in the 10 ring and called it a fine shooting bow.   The next morning I took it to the woods with no finish on it, no handle nor tip overlays and took a nice young buck that ran into a tree after being shot and broke both antlers off.  The purple heart and purple leather handle grip seem to bring out a nice purple tint in the skins as well.  I made the bow during the radiant colors of Tennessee Autumn thus the name Autumn Blaze. 
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Re: Autumn Blaze - Osage Recurve Selfbow
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2008, 01:49:27 pm »
An outstanding osage weapon! I'm prett doubtful that you ~ or anyone else for that matter ~ will ever outdo the Autumn Blaze!

Way to set the example  ;)


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Re: Autumn Blaze - Osage Recurve Selfbow
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2008, 02:00:58 pm »
damn you are really makeing some beautiful bows as of late.nice work. i really ,really like this one. you are right about the purple leather and wood bringing out the color of the skins. :o

i think a may already see novembers bom here.this is going to be tuff one to beat snd the month is stil young.

keep up the awesome work Ranger B.

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Offline GregB

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Re: Autumn Blaze - Osage Recurve Selfbow
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2008, 02:18:56 pm »
Wow Jimmy, when you get started on something...lookout! You really did a fine job on this bow, I really like it! It shoots right where you aim and a very flat trajectory! I think all of us that shot it were hitting well right off the bat.

The skins and tips turned out nice as well! This bow should serve you well on your tour of duty.
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Offline DanaM

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Re: Autumn Blaze - Osage Recurve Selfbow
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2008, 02:25:19 pm »
Great looking bow Jimmy :)
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Offline xin

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Re: Autumn Blaze - Osage Recurve Selfbow
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2008, 02:28:14 pm »
This may well be the best looking I've ever seen on PA.  Beautiful, beautiful  work.  Congratulations

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Re: Autumn Blaze - Osage Recurve Selfbow
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2008, 02:30:54 pm »
Nice bow Ranger. Looks like the bottom limb bends a little more than the top limb at full draw, but other than that its a sweet heart. Nice job.  ;D
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Offline Ryan_Gill_HuntPrimitive

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« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2008, 02:40:24 pm »
real real nice looking bow you got there, very classy looking.  already got it hard to work...before you even had it finished.  great job - Ryan
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Offline Gordon

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Re: Autumn Blaze - Osage Recurve Selfbow
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2008, 03:05:53 pm »
It would be hard to improve on that. Are the limbs symetrical or asymetrical?
Gordon

Offline Woodland Roamer

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Re: Autumn Blaze - Osage Recurve Selfbow
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2008, 03:40:32 pm »
That's a real beauty Ranger, that timber rattler looks great on it. You know it's a good one since you already killed a deer with it before it was even finished!

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Offline cheapshot

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Re: Autumn Blaze - Osage Recurve Selfbow
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2008, 04:37:09 pm »
Outstanding workmanship, obviously shoots as good as it looks. I like the name also.

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« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2008, 04:42:09 pm »
Great looking bow. Ronnie
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Offline George Tsoukalas

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Re: Autumn Blaze - Osage Recurve Selfbow
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2008, 05:15:04 pm »
You got a great deer with a great bow! Congratulations. Jawge
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Re: Autumn Blaze - Osage Recurve Selfbow
« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2008, 05:35:57 pm »
 Wow! Jimmy, You cleaned that one up real nice. And she's a natural born killer.
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Re: Autumn Blaze - Osage Recurve Selfbow
« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2008, 06:10:48 pm »
very beautiful, just like all of the other bows you make. :)