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Main Discussion Area => Bows => Topic started by: Aaron H on September 11, 2018, 10:31:58 am

Title: Hickory flight bow, 47# @ 28"
Post by: Aaron H on September 11, 2018, 10:31:58 am
Shagbark hickory, 68" NtN, 47# @28", elongated pyramid profile -1 3/4" wide out of the fades tapering down to 1/4" nocks. Flipped tips and Z handle  - for closer to center shot.  I left some of the cambium layer for a natural camo effect.  Cow horn overlays and strike plate, brain tan leather grip. Finished with 10 coats of Tru Oil.  8 strand Fast flight string.  I also heat treated the belly and this bow took very little set during tillering, maybe 1/2"

I shot this bow at the Mojam broadhead flight shoot this last July and although this was my first attempt at flight shooting, I was very pleased with the results.   210 yds was my best with a 470 grain arrow (10 gpp). 
Title: Re: Hickory flight bow, 47# @ 28"
Post by: Aaron H on September 11, 2018, 10:32:50 am
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Title: Re: Hickory flight bow, 47# @ 28"
Post by: Aaron H on September 11, 2018, 10:34:22 am
Sorry about the braced photo, it got chopped off accidentally after I deleted the original
Title: Re: Hickory flight bow, 47# @ 28"
Post by: DC on September 11, 2018, 10:36:49 am
Good one!
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Post by: Danzn Bar on September 11, 2018, 11:21:59 am
Saw this bow in person at MoJam, the pictures doesn't do it justice.  Beautiful bow and great performance.
Way to go Aaron
DBar
Title: Re: Hickory flight bow, 47# @ 28"
Post by: Badger on September 11, 2018, 11:39:01 am
 I also saw it a mojam, beautiful well made bow.
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Post by: simson on September 11, 2018, 12:34:19 pm
Super nice and clean work Aaron, also loike the leather handle - looks beautiful.
The results you got are top notch. Would like to test out the Hick qualities some day, we have only some trees in parks - not in nature.
Title: Re: Hickory flight bow, 47# @ 28"
Post by: Aaron H on September 11, 2018, 01:34:09 pm
Thanks guys, I really appreciate it.

Simon, I'd be happy to send you a bunch of hickory.  Just send me one finished in return  ;) 
Title: Re: Hickory flight bow, 47# @ 28"
Post by: BowEd on September 11, 2018, 05:42:32 pm
Top notch made bow there.Nicely configured handle too.Old hickory likes that heat in many different ways!!!!I saw it at Mo Jam too.
Title: Re: Hickory flight bow, 47# @ 28"
Post by: bjrogg on September 11, 2018, 06:20:51 pm
Nice bow Aaron. Beautiful bend. Wish I could have been there to see it in person.
Bjrogg
Title: Re: Hickory flight bow, 47# @ 28"
Post by: osage outlaw on September 11, 2018, 06:23:11 pm
I got to see it also.  It's a very nice bow.  I'm proud to have an  A a ron bow in my collection.
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Post by: upstatenybowyer on September 11, 2018, 06:43:05 pm
That's a beautiful bend indeed.  (-S I love that Z-shaped handle too.  :)
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Post by: Bob Barnes on September 11, 2018, 09:05:58 pm
I'm glad you posted this one Aaron.  I would have lost money if someone wanted to bet me that a hickory selfbow would perform like that in Missouri in July.  You did an outstanding job on it.  I have been saving a nice old hickory stave that might like that design.  :)   :OK
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Post by: Hawkdancer on September 11, 2018, 09:13:05 pm
Nice bow and darned good shooting!  Get all us newbies all fired up!
Hawkdancer
Title: Re: Hickory flight bow, 47# @ 28"
Post by: loefflerchuck on September 11, 2018, 09:28:10 pm
Beautiful bow! I think it would shoot flight arrows much better. I took one like that to Wendover for the broadhear shoot. 60" long with sharp recurves. 5.5" of reflex and those tiny tips. Another bow with more overbuilt tips and only 3" of reflex outshot it in the broadhead class even though the dryfire speed was much faster in the first bow. Both weight about the same and had the same draw.
Title: Re: Hickory flight bow, 47# @ 28"
Post by: stixnstones on September 12, 2018, 08:39:59 am
Beautiful bow Aaron.. love that handle, it looks like a rocket launcher.
Title: Re: Hickory flight bow, 47# @ 28"
Post by: Bayou Ben on September 12, 2018, 08:48:09 am
I agree.  Awesome bow you got there.  Good work on that Z handle! 
Title: Re: Hickory flight bow, 47# @ 28"
Post by: simson on September 12, 2018, 12:38:38 pm
Thanks guys, I really appreciate it.

Simon, I'd be happy to send you a bunch of hickory.  Just send me one finished in return  ;)

Aaron, I'd be happy to get in trade with you and some other guys here too.
But things turn crazy complicated the last times, lots of trouble with the bureau of customs affairs, import duty is high than it was never before. and last but not least shipping is quite costly. I'm really sorry to say that.
So we have to wait for better times, hopefully they will come ...
Title: Re: Hickory flight bow, 47# @ 28"
Post by: gifford on September 12, 2018, 02:20:34 pm
Aaron, that's a beautiful bow, yep, I was at MoJAM too. Exemplary craftsmanship.

Title: Re: Hickory flight bow, 47# @ 28"
Post by: avcase on September 12, 2018, 04:09:28 pm
Wow!  Very nice bow there. Hickory is hard to beat in the very dry air at our Bonneville Salt Flats event.  I bet it would be a very strong contender.

Alan
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Post by: selfbow joe on September 12, 2018, 06:16:17 pm
Nice looking bow
Title: Re: Hickory flight bow, 47# @ 28"
Post by: wizardgoat on September 13, 2018, 03:18:49 pm
Slick stick Aaron!