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05-21-2020 06:41 PM
Straza
Just found this locally for a song and a dance. I added a few things and she is a very quiet tack driver. Definitely going to fill my freezer this fall.
05-19-2020 01:35 AM
CrypticCRICKET
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Originally Posted by 3Jfamily View Post
So since I sold off the compound..just too much poundage for my shoulder right now. I picked up a fiberglass Ben Pearson Jet Bow 333 for cheap money. Looks to be 63-64 year vintage according to the logo. Feels like it is about a 20# bow. Be a nice backyard shooter and rehab bow for my shoulder/elbow. Now just got to find some wood arrows.

You're in luck. Any arrow will work just fine in that bow.
05-18-2020 10:00 PM
3Jfamily So since I sold off the compound..just too much poundage for my shoulder right now. I picked up a fiberglass Ben Pearson Jet Bow 333 for cheap money. Looks to be 63-64 year vintage according to the logo. Feels like it is about a 20# bow. Be a nice backyard shooter and rehab bow for my shoulder/elbow. Now just got to find some wood arrows.
05-15-2020 07:37 PM
3Jfamily
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Originally Posted by 3Jfamily View Post
Picked up this compound
A PSE Compound. Looks like a mid 90's model.

Hopefully the let-off will help with my shoulder.
Poundage was too much. Sold it.
05-06-2020 02:36 AM
CrypticCRICKET

I have a bow that might be of interest here as a survival bow. Last fall I bought a new entry level crossbow for hog and rabbit hunting from an Ebay seller. Crossbows can be really expensive machines these days but evil China is still making more basic versions for around $100. The bow isn't the only cost involved in getting set up to crossbow hunt so keeping the cost down was important for me. Especially with limited opportunities to hunt public land in my area. The one I bought has a skeletonized stock and a draw weight of 180 lbs. They sell the 150 lb version at Walmart in black. It's a recurve so there's no let off as you draw it. I decided to go recurve because the simplicity of it's design should last longer than a compound style at this price range. With good technique I can draw it back without a string cocker rope. It's shoots a 400 grain bolt / broadhead at about 230 ft per second. I've only had it hunting twice so far and never shot anything other than foam targets so far but I like it a lot the way it's set up and it's very accurate with good penetration.


I don't see well up close so I removed the adjustable iron sights that it came with, threw away the plastic scope that it came with and mounted a pellet gun red dot on it that was collecting dust in a box. The cheapo red dot always had issues holding zero so I disassembled it and added small coil springs to the adjustment screws to tension the adjustments and take out the slop. That worked really well and the red dot holds zero and can be knocked around a little without loosing zero. Red dots take out parallax errors so it's a good choice for hunting where you might be taking quick shots. This crossbow shoots +/- 1" out to 16 yds and then the drop is about 3.5" at 20 yds and another 3.5" of drop at 25 yds.

I added a single point sling and I like that. I bought inexpensive 20" carbon fiber bolts and two sets of different clone broad-heads from Ebay and a spare bowstring. The broad-heads spin tested fine and shoot straight. I used tiny O-rings between the broad-head and the bolt shaft to tune the index of the broad-head to the plastic vanes. I built my own stringing cable because I was a fool and didn't buy one when I purchased the bow. You will not get this crossbow strung without a stringing cable. The limbs are too stiff. I think the 180 lb version of this crossbow is overkill for small game and the 150 lb version of it would probably be better for small game. So far the crossbow, it's trigger, and safety is holding up fine and I think it will shoot well for a long time. I'm glad that I took a chance with this purchase.
05-05-2020 11:35 PM
3Jfamily Picked up this compound
A PSE Compound. Looks like a mid 90's model.

Hopefully the let-off will help with my shoulder.
04-27-2020 04:18 PM
mtnhiker Nice bows guys!
04-15-2020 09:57 PM
3Jfamily
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Originally Posted by Toxoph View Post
Observer, the BP sig takedown is a great bow, I have 2 also. You can see one in the picture I posted in the first post of this thread. My other is a near mint one with original case.

3J, great looking bow, thanks for sharing! 50 lbs is kinda high poundage considering your shoulder injury, I highly suggest going lighter poundage. Look into the USA Archery NTS system, it is designed to prevent shoulder injuries and can be applied to all styles of shooting.
I know it is a high poundage but it was a cheap local find.
I'm always on the lookout for a nice target recurve bow 20ish lbs.
04-15-2020 09:31 PM
Toxoph Observer, the BP sig takedown is a great bow, I have 2 also. You can see one in the picture I posted in the first post of this thread. My other is a near mint one with original case.

3J, great looking bow, thanks for sharing! 50 lbs is kinda high poundage considering your shoulder injury, I highly suggest going lighter poundage. Look into the USA Archery NTS system, it is designed to prevent shoulder injuries and can be applied to all styles of shooting.
04-15-2020 09:11 PM
3Jfamily My step back into bows. A 70's vintage Ben Pearson recurve.
Hoping my arm strength comes back, shoulder nerve injury.
04-15-2020 08:18 PM
Observer I have 2 Ben Pearson Signature take-down bows. Both are 58" and 45#s. I bought a bowfishing rig for one but intended to buy 5 dozen arrows, which I never got around to. I have a dozen or so arrows, but I was looking to stock a lifetime supply.
04-15-2020 11:10 AM
Toxoph I did my take-down arrows. I made them myself from some 2213 arrows I had lying around. I cut them in the center, added 2 threaded ferrules then secured an all-thread in one end the other screws onto. I used some old bottles as fetching protecters, you simply twist the fetching in and out of the bottle, works great!

I still need to find a small soft case, maybe something similar to goblins.
02-25-2019 08:39 PM
Belnik I have one of the primal gear unlimited folding bows (50#), (also I have a used Oneida) went shooting last friday (first time with both, and first time shooting at all in 5-6 yrs, and since 1993 for any real shooting)

I was shocked at how "good" I was with the PGU vs the Oneida. The Oneida was just not set up right yet, it will be nice in time I'm sure. The PGU bow was simply on target far better, and I like the instinctive shooting over sight pins.

Only bad thing to say about the PGU was the felt rest started to peel off and tore a feather off an arrow. Otherwise I am impressed with that folding bow...I'm sure a take down recurve would be "better" shooting wise (comfort, etc) But as crude and soulless as the PGU looks, it shoots well.
02-25-2019 12:20 PM
hatchet jack To update have ordered a Flemish Twist string, a quiver and the silicone finger protectors off ebay. That should get me up and running. I just need to figure out a good arrow stop. I will check at Academy Sports and see what they have.
02-17-2019 07:19 PM
hatchet jack Hi Tenngrizz. Aren't the Mongolian bows extra short? If they are wouldn't the stacking be even worse? Thats why I mentioned the Long bow. I suspect the draw will be smoother and and more linear because of the length. I don't care how long the bow is. If its a take down then it really doesn't matter.

I am glad I found this thread. I had been thinking about my old bow over the last few days. I have a dozen new aluminum arrows I bought from Academy. I am not sure if they are the correct spine stiffness but they do shoot OK. And I found strings on Ebay but am uncertain of there quality. I also saw some of the gloveless finger things while I was on there. How do those go on the string? I liked that idea a lot.
02-17-2019 06:54 PM
TENNGRIZZ
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Originally Posted by hatchet jack View Post
i have one bow. A pearson (i think) that is 58" and 45 pounds draw at 28". I draw around 30" so i guess the poundage is around 50+. I have owned this bow for over 45 years. Only thing i ever killed with it was a cardinal red bird. I need a string for it. Is the flemish twist a better string? And at 58" i am guessing i need a 54" string? I really need to get this bow running again. I shot it all the time as a kid.

I also had a browning take down i stupidly sold. I killed a deer with that bow. I wish i still had it. I would like to have a bow that draws around 40 pounds at 30". Any suggestions? I prefer recurves or maybe even a long bow. Compounds and crossbows don't do much for me.
look at the mongol horse bows. Jmho and s/fi!
02-17-2019 05:58 PM
hatchet jack I have one bow. A Pearson (I think) that is 58" and 45 pounds draw at 28". I draw around 30" so I guess the poundage is around 50+. I have owned this bow for over 45 years. Only thing I ever killed with it was a Cardinal red bird. I need a string for it. Is the Flemish twist a better string? And at 58" I am guessing I need a 54" string? I really need to get this bow running again. I shot it all the time as a kid.

I also had a Browning take down I stupidly sold. I killed a deer with that bow. I wish I still had it. I would like to have a bow that draws around 40 pounds at 30". Any suggestions? I prefer recurves or maybe even a long bow. Compounds and crossbows don't do much for me.
01-01-2019 08:15 AM
justin22885 im curious.. those takedown recurves, is there any kind of actual standardization to the limbs and the joints?.. could somebody buy a metal, maybe even steel riser that was capable of using these limbs you can buy separately, and stock a few spares for repairs?
12-31-2018 09:58 AM
randkl
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Originally Posted by Goblin X View Post
you nailed it. I didnt realize it was a "zombie" till is seen I had already posted about the PG, not once but thrice.........age is catchin up, im repeating myself, repeating myself.......
ROFLMAO!!!

I never even noticed that. Glad it got brought back around, though. Not enough bow threads and discussion these days.

But me, I prefer old, classic fiberglass recurves. Lots around, lots still in mint condition, and pretty much no upkeep. I'm not a collector like Tox above but I have a dozen or more on the wall in my den. Still rebuilding my arrow stash after the disintegrating vane prob.
12-30-2018 03:47 PM
spartanpgh Just grabbed a 45lb Martin Willow takedown recurve on Ebay for $75. They had several other draw weights available.

I also have an old 45lb High Country compound that I got at a yardsale for $60

And several PVC longbows
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