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Offline DC

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BooYew
« on: May 13, 2019, 12:08:17 pm »
This is my latest try. BooYew RD 63" NTN following the curves. I tried to put more reflex in this time but it didn't hold. I should have done more heat treat I think. I heated in about half the reflex and glued in the rest. There was 3 3/4" reflex when I unwrapped it and it ended up with 2". Fumed crabapple tips. I've got 3-400 shots through it. It shoots nice. It's a few FPS slower than my best.
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Re: BooYew
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2019, 12:09:05 pm »
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« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2019, 12:10:10 pm »
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Offline backtowood B2W

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Re: BooYew
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2019, 12:54:23 pm »
PFFF! What a nice bow!! Very good splice job - think I will have to refine my first splice fingers before I get the glue in my hands.
How long is draw length ?
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Re: BooYew
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2019, 01:04:41 pm »
I pull about 26-27" but when I chrono them I pull them to 28". I use a shooting machine to test the speed so that my crummy release is eliminated. :D
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Offline SLIMBOB

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Re: BooYew
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2019, 02:08:18 pm »
Sweet!  That's faster than the looks would indicate, and I mean that in a good way.  I'm partial to those that might be underestimated.  Bows and people.
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Offline PatM

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Re: BooYew
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2019, 04:07:53 pm »
That looks nice.  Did your boo split a bit  in the outer?

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Re: BooYew
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2019, 04:12:56 pm »
Yes. A while back Sleek mentioned that he had problems with that. Just to show he's not alone. That backing strip has kicked around for quite a while so I really can't remember when it split.
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Offline bradsmith2010

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Re: BooYew
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2019, 06:19:15 pm »
very nice ,, beautiful,, I think it shoots great,, congrats,, :)
to me thats great speed,, and with the reflex being moderate,, it should be very stable,,in every way,, great work,,

Offline upstatenybowyer

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Re: BooYew
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2019, 06:38:49 pm »
Awesome bow Don. The tiller looks sweet. I've found that an extra lam in the middle goes a really long way towards getting a bow to hold its unstrung profile. It's a bit more work but worth it IMO. Then again, with numbers like those, how important is an inch or two more reflex?  :)

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Offline Woodely

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Re: BooYew
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2019, 07:56:23 pm »
Nice unit and splice job,  the patina looks appealing.
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Offline NorthHeart

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Re: BooYew
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2019, 08:47:09 pm »
Looking good DC!  I like the pic of your beautiful bow in front of the flowering bushes!

Offline Sagebrush

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Re: BooYew
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2019, 09:50:15 pm »
Nice work as always DC.  Smoking fast.

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Re: BooYew
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2019, 12:58:22 am »
Gotta love the boo yew combo.
That's a fine looking splice, wish mine were that pretty :)
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Offline ohma2

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Re: BooYew
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2019, 07:40:52 am »
I wouldnt cover that splice joint it adds a great look to the bow