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Offline JonW

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Re: Bighorn Sheep Bow #2
« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2017, 03:29:14 pm »
WOWZA! Ryan that is a spectacular piece of work dude.

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Re: Bighorn Sheep Bow #2
« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2017, 04:49:35 pm »
Now you're just showing off Goat ;D ;D ;D
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Offline Redhand

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Re: Bighorn Sheep Bow #2
« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2017, 05:52:49 pm »
Very nice. Great job on that horn bow.
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Offline dmikeyj

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Re: Bighorn Sheep Bow #2
« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2017, 08:14:51 am »
Image links are dead.  Would love to see for voting...

Offline fats

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Re: Bighorn Sheep Bow #2
« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2017, 09:49:57 am »
Never seen a bow made out of horns before; that is really cool.  Lot of time and labor, but it sure paid off. Beautiful bow!!

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Re: Bighorn Sheep Bow #2
« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2017, 11:11:21 am »
masterpiece Ryan!
That thing is special, oh I like the 90 string angle. This is a spot on in every aspects.
All my respect brother!
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Offline bubby

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Re: Bighorn Sheep Bow #2
« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2017, 10:45:28 pm »
Wow Ryan thats is some impressive work, fd is outstanding!!
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Offline missilemaster

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Re: Bighorn Sheep Bow #2
« Reply #22 on: January 12, 2017, 01:15:23 pm »
Oh my Ryan, Thats amazing!! Great job!
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Offline Buffalogobbler

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Re: Bighorn Sheep Bow #2
« Reply #23 on: January 13, 2017, 09:55:23 am »
Very cool bow!
Looks like a mini missile launcher!

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Offline loon

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Re: Bighorn Sheep Bow #2
« Reply #24 on: January 13, 2017, 05:16:15 pm »
so cool and tiny. is it harder to make than a sinew backed wood bow? I heard it can be hard to tame the twisting in the core-less horn bows. And 8 months... Would you mind sharing performance stats? I am definitely glad that bows can take that much bend, else I'd be stuck with either long bows or short draws..

Offline wizardgoat

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Re: Bighorn Sheep Bow #2
« Reply #25 on: January 16, 2017, 09:26:37 pm »
Thanks everyone for the kind words.
Loon, yes bighorn bows are harder to make than sinew backed wood bows. Because of twist issues, horn curl memory, and
also because it does not react the same way as wood during tillering. You must also rely on heat and a very accurate
thickness taper. This bow shoots very well, but is pretty low weight for what it is, I haven't chronied it yet, but I don't expect to be blown away.
Maybe one day after many hornbows I'll care about performance, for now I'm just happy to get them shooting  :)