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Offline rps3

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Tamed reflex branch bow
« on: March 02, 2022, 04:06:10 pm »
Here is the bow I mentioned in another thread. The one limb of the stave had a good bit of reflex already, and when I added matching reflex to the other limb, it seemed like too much, especially since the stave had some troublesome knots in the top limb.  I ended up attempting to take out some reflex. That still didnt seem like enough, so I added some deflex. 64" long, lower 50's at 28" draw.






Offline Kidder

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Re: Tamed reflex branch bow
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2022, 11:57:31 pm »
This is a sweet bow - I like the built up grip and those gnarly knots. Great job!

Offline Hamish

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Re: Tamed reflex branch bow
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2022, 03:23:02 am »
Nicely done. Those type of staves can be tricky.

Offline BowEd

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Re: Tamed reflex branch bow
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2022, 04:02:26 am »
That's a classic osage bow.Nice bow.
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Offline Will B

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Re: Tamed reflex branch bow
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2022, 07:59:02 am »
Great looking bow and very nice tiller.  Well done!

Offline Marc St Louis

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Re: Tamed reflex branch bow
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2022, 09:05:18 am »
That turned out nice.  Well done
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Re: Tamed reflex branch bow
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2022, 09:29:10 am »
Great bow and good decision making.
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Offline WhistlingBadger

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Re: Tamed reflex branch bow
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2022, 10:39:26 am »
Nicely done.  I find branch bows very interesting.
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Offline rps3

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Re: Tamed reflex branch bow
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2022, 06:08:52 pm »
Thank you very much for the comments. I was a little timid about the bend with that knot toward the tip of the top limb, but it's worked out pretty good so far after a bunch of shooting.

Offline Stixnstones

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Re: Tamed reflex branch bow
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2022, 08:22:18 pm »
Such a great lookin bow, very nice work

Offline PaSteve

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Re: Tamed reflex branch bow
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2022, 10:46:41 pm »
That turned out great. Excellent job!
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