It's not a blast, but...

Discussion in 'Cast & Blast' started by Alex MacDonald, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    I picked up a new longbow at our club shoot over the weekend. It's a fitting arrow-flinger for a Scot; a Border Bows Griffon GL 66-inch longbow made in Scotland. At my draw length, I'm pulling about 57-59lbs, plenty to arrow an elk, moose or bear, and expect to get the job done. It's very smooth, and with an UltraCam 6-strand string, very quick. Unfortunately, after having not shot all year, I can't hit my own foot yet. Can't figure out how to post photos here, so maybe either Jason or Ed will come over one of these days for a visit and they can walk me through the process (HINT!!). This makes a total of 6 bows for me, and three for her Ladyship. We're a well-armed medieval household!
  2. ribka Active Member

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    Alex you already probably know this but Border makes some of the nicest recurves and long bows in the world. I still have my Super Black Douglas recurve I purchased in 1996.

    I toured the Border archery plant in 1997 when I was in Scotland. impressive operation. post some pics
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  3. Islander Steve

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    Heck, point me in the direction of some turkeys in your area and I'll come visit and post all your photos for you.:D
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  4. Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Congrats, ye bonnie Scot! Wish I could still shoot mine . . . damn weenie shoulder anyway.
  5. Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    Jim, you ought to get that fixed. Walked all over Rocky Ford yesterday in my tennies, even ran into Gary Thompson. The foot's working fine now!!
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  6. Gary Thompson dirty dog

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    Ya, and I saw Alex catch a fish too.
    Good to see you out and about also.
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  7. Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Looked into it Alex . . . rendon damage (old, old damage; I had no clue 30+ years ago). Lousy odds. I can use it (off-arm) & full range of motion, but there's just things I can't/don't do anymore.
  8. Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    Living proof! Thanks, Gary! Now Ed can't give me shit anymore:D
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  9. Islander Steve

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    Unfortunately I don't think there is anything that would stop Ed from doing that.
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