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Title: Osage. 62" long 64# @ 30"
Post by: loefflerchuck on December 08, 2017, 11:35:34 pm
This one is for a hunter doing a primitive bear hunt. 62" ntn. 64# draw @ 30".  Nice piece of osage I got from Clint(Osage Outlaw) a while back. Stiff handle with buffalo horn arrow rest and tips. American bison leather handle wrap. I got it tillered to 30" and just over 60# draw. I wanted to get the most out of it so heat treated the belly to a little reflex and added one full layer of sinew and another just in the center for a crown. The sinew is covered with the biggest timber rattler skin I have seen. The scales are of mythological size. I used the center of the skin and probably have enough on both sides left for 2 more bows.  Short contact recurve. Sealed with a few coats of tung oil and shellac over that on the back.
 I shot the bow 10 times through a chrono with a 687 grain regular ash target arrow. Threw out the fastest and slowest speed. Average arrow speed for the other 8 shots 174.7 feet per second. 
Title: Re: Osage. 62" long 64# @ 30"
Post by: loefflerchuck on December 08, 2017, 11:36:45 pm
full draw
Title: Re: Osage. 62" long 64# @ 30"
Post by: leonwood on December 09, 2017, 04:02:50 am
Wow that is amazing! Realllllyyy like it! Would love to shoot that one, will probably destroy the target I use for testing >:D
Title: Re: Osage. 62" long 64# @ 30"
Post by: Stick Bender on December 09, 2017, 04:31:43 am
Beauty & speed what more can you ask for I like every thing about it , I see some dead bears for it in the future !
Title: Re: Osage. 62" long 64# @ 30"
Post by: Badger on December 09, 2017, 04:47:18 am
  That's a good one, you got a lot out of it.
Title: Re: Osage. 62" long 64# @ 30"
Post by: BowEd on December 09, 2017, 06:25:31 am
Sweet work on that bow Chuck.If your friend does his job I'm sure the bow will do it's job.
Title: Re: Osage. 62" long 64# @ 30"
Post by: bjrogg on December 09, 2017, 06:34:45 am
Watch out Yogi, that's a bear bow for sure. Let us know how he does hunting. Always enjoy a good hunting story.  Nice bow Chuck.
Bjrogg
Title: Re: Osage. 62" long 64# @ 30"
Post by: Pat B on December 09, 2017, 07:20:40 am
Chuck, that's a real beauty. I love the braced profile and you are getting the most with the full draw. Excellent bow!   :OK
Title: Re: Osage. 62" long 64# @ 30"
Post by: Eric Krewson on December 09, 2017, 07:35:39 am
When I see snakeskins on a bow the first thing I look for is how well the pattern has been centered on the back of the bow. You nailed it perfectly.
Title: Re: Osage. 62" long 64# @ 30"
Post by: PEARL DRUMS/PEARLY/PD/DRUMS on December 09, 2017, 08:18:45 am
Great tiller Chuck. That's a bear killer there.
Title: Re: Osage. 62" long 64# @ 30"
Post by: JonW on December 09, 2017, 08:37:43 am
Killer bow Chuck! Glad to see someone making osage work like it should.
Title: Re: Osage. 62" long 64# @ 30"
Post by: George Tsoukalas on December 09, 2017, 09:16:09 am
That is stunning! Excellent. Jawge
Title: Re: Osage. 62" long 64# @ 30"
Post by: TimBo on December 09, 2017, 09:40:40 am
That's awesome!  You definitely made the most of primo wood (and skins).  How wide are the limbs? 
Title: Re: Osage. 62" long 64# @ 30"
Post by: johnfolchetti on December 09, 2017, 09:47:13 am
Terrific in all respects.
Title: Re: Osage. 62" long 64# @ 30"
Post by: jeffp51 on December 09, 2017, 11:19:30 am
looks great.  What does the unstrung side profile look like?  at that short, did you deflex the limbs at all?  Any set?
Title: Re: Osage. 62" long 64# @ 30"
Post by: bradsmith2010 on December 09, 2017, 11:31:57 am
congrats,, thanks for posting chrono results,, I find them informative,, and please show unbraced profile on that beautiful bow,, :) 
Title: Re: Osage. 62" long 64# @ 30"
Post by: Hawkdancer on December 09, 2017, 11:42:59 am
Chuck,
Excellent job!  That must have been one big snake!  Real hunting bow!
Hawkdancer
Title: Re: Osage. 62" long 64# @ 30"
Post by: joachimM on December 09, 2017, 03:11:41 pm
Amazing performance, and great tiller. Love it!
Title: Re: Osage. 62" long 64# @ 30"
Post by: upstatenybowyer on December 09, 2017, 03:21:52 pm
Outstanding work Chuck! :OK
Title: Re: Osage. 62" long 64# @ 30"
Post by: RandyN on December 09, 2017, 05:50:43 pm
Great job on the bow. Thanks for posting the chrono stats.
Title: Re: Osage. 62" long 64# @ 30"
Post by: Aaron H on December 09, 2017, 07:17:59 pm
Great bow all around Chuck, good to see you working some osage
Title: Re: Osage. 62" long 64# @ 30"
Post by: selfbow joe on December 09, 2017, 07:33:56 pm
Beautiful bow! Nice work
Title: Re: Osage. 62" long 64# @ 30"
Post by: Yard Dog on December 09, 2017, 07:49:13 pm
Great work !!! Beautiful bow !!!
Title: Re: Osage. 62" long 64# @ 30"
Post by: loefflerchuck on December 09, 2017, 07:54:51 pm
Thanks everybody. It's a busy birthday weekend. Let me come back to this in a day or so to answer individual posts.
Have a great weekend everybody!
Title: Re: Osage. 62" long 64# @ 30"
Post by: loefflerchuck on December 09, 2017, 07:59:43 pm
But first this. I thought I posted it already
Title: Re: Osage. 62" long 64# @ 30"
Post by: osage outlaw on December 09, 2017, 09:26:22 pm
Beautiful work Chuck.
Title: Re: Osage. 62" long 64# @ 30"
Post by: rps3 on December 10, 2017, 08:35:47 am
Thats a good one. How wide did you make the limbs?
Title: Re: Osage. 62" long 64# @ 30"
Post by: Stixnstones on December 10, 2017, 06:42:24 pm
Wow! Beautiful!
Title: Re: Osage. 62" long 64# @ 30"
Post by: Pappy on December 10, 2017, 07:02:22 pm
Very nice work, that should get the job done. Beautiful. :)
 Pappy
Title: Re: Osage. 62" long 64# @ 30"
Post by: Trapper Rob on December 10, 2017, 08:11:15 pm
Great looking bow. That bear will never know what hit him.
Title: Re: Osage. 62" long 64# @ 30"
Post by: loefflerchuck on December 11, 2017, 11:03:22 am
It's 1 5/8 at the widest.
I did not deflex the bow. I think the bend is distributed pretty well throughout the limbs. I am very happy with the small amount of set it took after 100+ shots. When the bow is on it's belly unstrung the handle is the only thing that touches the table.