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Old 05-21-2011, 06:31 PM
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I saw this advertised in the back of The Backwoodsman Magazine. Anyone ever try one? Thoughts? Thanks!
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$160 would stop me from ordering one - just seems a bit pricey
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I have a similar takedown recurve I bought from a local shop, Traditional Archery in Athens, once upon a time. The one that I have has two bolts about an inch and a half long that screw into the riser of the bow. The entire thing breaks down to about sixteen inches long and three in diameter, and has a 45# draw at 28". I paid 89$ for it, new. Most typically, I store the bow in a back quiver, with a half-dozen arrows, four with judo points and two with broad heads wrapped in little leather sheaths I made for them, and three strings. That way, if I want to go stump shooting, it's no issue at all. Just throw on the back quiver and waist pack, with the knife sheath on the belt, and I'm good. Assemble it on site, and it makes it that much easier to transport. If it's during hunting season and I happen to see a deer, well, most of my really good bucks I've taken have been taken on 'stump shooting' expeditions.

I think it's a bit overpriced, but I can testify that the design is valid. I'd shop around a bit first, but it could be in the six years since I bought mine that the price has come up. Happy shooting!
Old 05-22-2011, 11:49 AM
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I agree that 160 is on the pricy end for something that isn't bear, hoyt, samick...etc. Also, 52" is kind of short. You'd lose a bit on accuracy but gain more fps. The thing is already rated #42@28" draw. I'd rather have the accuracy but properly spined arrows will minimize that. You'd be able to take anything up to a small black bear with that thing. Also, if it' going to be that short, some more reflex on the tips would help against stacking. In short, it wouldn't be comfortable or smooth shooting for my 28" draw length. I prefer my longbows to be about 66'' to 68''.

Last thing, I don't like takedowns where don't bolt your limbs down. I've heard of slots getting loose after a while. To me, nothing beats the look of a one piece osage orange self-bow, ugly knots and all.
Old 05-22-2011, 02:42 PM
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Personally, I'd add $100 to that and get me a Jaguar or PSE Coyote. I have a Coyote with 55-lb limbs and it's the $hit. Riser is aluminum and drilled and tapped to accept any archery-accessories out there. I have what I need for hunting big game, small game and fishing all in one bag. That one looks just a little too flimsy, and for a survival bow you'll want it to be as tough as you can afford, for the obvious reasons.

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My Bear 76er still works just fine.
Carry it in an old Bren barrel bag.
Old 05-22-2011, 09:20 PM
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I like that it is a no tool put together to get it into action quickly but yes I worry how well that would hold up. Would not want it to let go at full draw! EEK!
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I'll stick with a Howard Hill takedown. Commands a premium but they are tried and true.
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I would add $35 and just get this.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=231066636
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I had bunch of Henry AR7s and they were nightmares...even the Henry president couldn't get them fixed...crappy engineering. I have takedown rifles. I am looking for a takedown bow.
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But then he would have to go buy copper jacketed .22 ammo.
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You mean .22 ammo that is $2 for a box of 50? Breaking the bank! lol
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I had bunch of Henry AR7s and they were nightmares...even the Henry president couldn't get them fixed...crappy engineering. I have takedown rifles. I am looking for a takedown bow.
Yeah, because obviously I would rather have a bow than a gun. You can say all you want. 100 yards and still being able to kill is wwaayy better than 30 yards. Especially when you can't just stop by Burger King on the way home!
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I saw this advertised in the back of The Backwoodsman Magazine. Anyone ever try one? Thoughts? Thanks!
I see a lot of critiques on this bow from people who know nothing about it. Is there anyone out there who knows this bow or has had a bad experience with this bow?
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I am with Steve on the PSA coyote i've got deer,fish,and hours of target shooting. Great recurve takedown bow
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Sounds like no one on this board has tried one. Any takers? LOL!
Old 06-26-2011, 03:03 PM
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Oh my AR7s I had did not function well at all with anything, even every brand of copper plated rounds, including CCI that everyone told me to use...
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I see a lot of critiques on this bow from people who know nothing about it. Is there anyone out there who knows this bow or has had a bad experience with this bow?
We're offering-up advice on good bows for SURVIVAL. Bows we'd stake our lives on. You want to find out if it's worth the money, then buy one. I wouldn't waste my money on something like that because of the looks of it and the materials they used to build it. That bow might be great for the first 100 arrows. It might be fine after you drop it once or twice. My bow has had literally thousands of arrows shot from it with no issues at all. It's been dropped and bumped and left in the sun and back of a warm van. And it's held up just fine. I'd stake my life on this bow. Isn't that the answer you'd rather hear?
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No. I really like the format of the Henault Take-down Survival Bow. I'm looking for people who know about this bow, not people who don't.
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No. I really like the format of the Henault Take-down Survival Bow. I'm looking for people who know about this bow, not people who don't.
Well the advice is free. Take it or leave it.
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