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Offline Bryce

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Hornbow game
« on: May 15, 2018, 01:52:55 pm »
My hornbow game is about to get real:)

Left set 28Ē-29Ē

Right 26Ē-27Ē

Should be fun:)


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Re: Hornbow game
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2018, 03:18:32 pm »
Aside from tracking down my own ram or finding some at a garage sale, where can a guy get a set of horns?

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Re: Hornbow game
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2018, 03:54:18 pm »
Talk to chuck. I got mine wholesale and they donít have anymore like this:/
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Re: Hornbow game
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2018, 04:43:34 pm »
I am really looking forward to seeing these horns get turned into bows

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Re: Hornbow game
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2018, 05:21:51 pm »
In the process of selling the house and moving so it might be a week or two before I cut into them but in the mean time I have these water buffalo billets Iím working on to pass the time.


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Re: Hornbow game
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2018, 04:10:01 am »
Nice, can't wait to see what you come up with

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Re: Hornbow game
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2018, 05:41:07 am »
A fun project for you Bryce.It's good you like to play games.Horn does too,but I'm always amazed by the capabilities of horn.With the attention to detail you put into bows you'll like this project.Be sure to show the results.
Are those big horn horns or mouflon?
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Re: Hornbow game
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2018, 07:14:41 am »
Do you use this surface?
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Re: Hornbow game
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2018, 01:43:08 pm »
A fun project for you Bryce.It's good you like to play games.Horn does too,but I'm always amazed by the capabilities of horn.With the attention to detail you put into bows you'll like this project.Be sure to show the results.
Are those big horn horns or mouflon?

Thanks man. Should be fun. Not looking to build a replica. Just a bow the way I instinctively feel I should.

Do you use this surface?
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Yes. That will be the belly
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Re: Hornbow game
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2018, 01:47:01 pm »
Thanks
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Re: Hornbow game
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2018, 04:58:22 pm »
A fun project for you Bryce.It's good you like to play games.Horn does too,but I'm always amazed by the capabilities of horn.With the attention to detail you put into bows you'll like this project.Be sure to show the results.
Are those big horn horns or mouflon?

Well we have both here in Oregon. Chased a few mouflon along the crooked river canyon last time I was there. Not as skiddish as you would think. Got within 20 yards in plain site before they decided that was close enough.

As far as I know they are California trophy bighorns from south of me.
I FaceTimed the distributor to make sure the marks on the set where superficial. And they are. Super solid set. Should be a fun dance.
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Re: Hornbow game
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2018, 07:05:38 pm »
Hate to be the one to tell you this Bryce but those are domestic Sheep horns. Nice ones at that. I never had the courage to attempt a bow with that much twist in the horn. I have no doubt you'll turn those into a bow. Good luck! I'll be watching.

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Re: Hornbow game
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2018, 08:32:33 pm »
All I know is what I was told. Doesnít bum me out, To me horn is horn. I specifically asked what species Bc the curve didnít look right to me, nor the width but the young gentleman seemed positive. Either way. The animal was on a ranch or farm environment.
The sheep I used the belly lam my oceanspray bow was about like this couple inches shorter. And that was horn I got from one of my own sheeps, who didnít make it through the winters poor old fella.
Didnít take too much extra hot water for them to submit.

Iíve seen your vids chuck, very well done. I understand why you use the horns you do. Definitely less of a pain. I wasnít lucky enough to find a set like that. Plus these where $45/pair. :D
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« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2018, 09:05:15 pm »
Corsican sheep horns or a close cousin,.texas dall, black hawaiian , painted desert,etc  I have no doubt. I have stuffed a bunch of all varsityís. Mouflon have deeper curls like a bighorn. Corsican have the tight ,longer twisty horns. I be watching this one.
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Re: Hornbow game
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2018, 09:47:03 pm »
Corsican sheep horns or a close cousin,.texas dall, black hawaiian , painted desert,etc  I have no doubt. I have stuffed a bunch of all varsityís. Mouflon have deeper curls like a bighorn. Corsican have the tight ,longer twisty horns. I be watching this one.


Hey good to know! Thanks.

My bandsaw is currently in storage and Iím not about to take a bow saw to these. The side layers are thick. The bow section is easily thicker than 1/2Ē easy. One set Iíll use for just a horn/sinew bow. The other Iím undecided whether to use it for my tatar or another straight horn bow. Weíll see
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