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Offline loefflerchuck

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Osage. 62" long 64# @ 30"
« 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. 

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Re: Osage. 62" long 64# @ 30"
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2017, 11:36:45 pm »
full draw
« Last Edit: December 11, 2017, 10:51:58 am by loefflerchuck »

Offline leonwood

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Re: Osage. 62" long 64# @ 30"
« Reply #2 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

Offline Stick Bender

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Re: Osage. 62" long 64# @ 30"
« Reply #3 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 !
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Offline Badger

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Re: Osage. 62" long 64# @ 30"
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2017, 04:47:18 am »
  That's a good one, you got a lot out of it.

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Re: Osage. 62" long 64# @ 30"
« Reply #5 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.
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Re: Osage. 62" long 64# @ 30"
« Reply #6 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.
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Offline Pat B

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Re: Osage. 62" long 64# @ 30"
« Reply #7 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
Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes!    Pat Brennan  Brevard, NC

Offline Eric Krewson

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Re: Osage. 62" long 64# @ 30"
« Reply #8 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.

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Re: Osage. 62" long 64# @ 30"
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2017, 08:18:45 am »
Great tiller Chuck. That's a bear killer there.
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Offline JonW

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Re: Osage. 62" long 64# @ 30"
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2017, 08:37:43 am »
Killer bow Chuck! Glad to see someone making osage work like it should.

Offline George Tsoukalas

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Re: Osage. 62" long 64# @ 30"
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2017, 09:16:09 am »
That is stunning! Excellent. Jawge
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Offline TimBo

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Re: Osage. 62" long 64# @ 30"
« Reply #12 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? 

Offline johnfolchetti

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Re: Osage. 62" long 64# @ 30"
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2017, 09:47:13 am »
Terrific in all respects.

Offline jeffp51

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Re: Osage. 62" long 64# @ 30"
« Reply #14 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?