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    • USMC 82-86
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      Does anyone have any experience with these bows? Nice looking bows.

    • LimbLover
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      Hi there!

      I have a lot of experience with Bama Bows. I bought my first from Nathanael in December and like you, I had heard NOTHING about them. I took a chance and ordered a Bama Hunter, which is his lower-end bow. I haven’t put it down since. I even had him build me another but put a few more custom options. My Dad ordered a Curly Maple Hunter shortly after.

      Don’t let the price fool you. You are getting soooo much for your money. Nothing less than the big names. A custom made bow with your choice of wood and options, a life-time guarentee, and a bowyer who isn’t afraid to experiment. He is up and coming and builds a tremendous bow. They are D-style, extremely light, fast, and durable. The Hunter is cheaper than the Elite and Royal because it is 4 laminations and uses black glass. The Elite is similar but with clear glass and you have custom staining options. The Royal has 6 laminations and I really want to try one. The Hunter is such a great bow at $279, I can’t imagine how nice the Royals are.

      The best part about Bamas is that Nathanael is a great guy and willing to try anything for you. He wants you to be totally satisfied or he will replace your bow.

      Nathanael changed the design on my second bow (the bocote model below) cutting it more to center and changing the tiller. He sent it to me and told me what he had done and asked me to give it a shot. If I didn’t like it he would send me a new bow. This one was even faster than the first.

      Both bows are pictured below. Nate just started building takedowns and will be offering them soon. I know of one person who has one and loves it.


      Here is my cocobola/walnut/padauk model. I got my first deer with this bow – passthrough at 25 yards. I bought this stock.


      I ordered this one custom but I love the first just as much.

      Don’t be afraid to give Nathanael a call. Tell him Nick sent you. 🙂

    • USMC 82-86
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      Thanks for the input.I just did what you did and placed a order for the Elite with stained bamboo the model can be viewed on Bama Bows web site. The serial # 19873 is the exact bow I going to receive. This bow is sold but you can still view the bow. Thanks again for your input this makes me feel better about taking the plunge. I will also agree that Nathanael is very helpful and goes all out to make the experience a very positive.

    • LimbLover
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      Welcome to the family! Let me know what you think when she comes in!

    • Cottonwood
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      Now I’m impressed, and was looking north of me and now find a real work of art by Bama Bows south of me.

      I will be checking this out further.

      BTW – Those are very beautiful bows there, got me drooooling all over the place here.

    • LimbLover
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      Cottonwood…they really are. Nate’s bows are very unique and it is great to find someone still making a traditional D-style longbow that doesn’t have the pistol grip like so many of the new hybrids.

      He’s making takedowns now too! Check them out. I’m all set for a third.

    • Cottonwood
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      LimbLover wrote: Cottonwood…they really are. Nate’s bows are very unique and it is great to find someone still making a traditional D-style longbow that doesn’t have the pistol grip like so many of the new hybrids.

      He’s making takedowns now too! Check them out. I’m all set for a third.

      I just got an email back from Nate today, and I am stoked already and from day of order to done, it is not that long of a wait. My own longbow leaves a lot to be desired compared to Nate’s bows and the penetration that I saw in the video’s that are online to view.

      Right now I just have to think about what poundage and woods I want used for my colors on the bow. I like the first one above with its color and handle wrap, BTW what poundage is that one as I’m thinking maybe a 50 or 55# bow that I want, as my Bear Kodiak is a 45# bow, but is a 45# bow enough bow? I am a total novis when picking one of these out, so some help is in order.

      I have a recurve that shoots real well, so this is why I want a new custom longbow.

    • LimbLover
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      Mine are both 55#.

      If your Kodiak is a 45# you may want to consider getting the same poundage so you can use your arrows in both bows.

      45# should be plenty. Take a look at his photos to find out what kind of look you are going for. I really like his bloodwood and zebrawood bows.

    • USMC 82-86
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      How are you guys tonight? I just got off the phone with Nate concerning the Elite Classic I ordered. I was asking his opinion on arrows to use the bow I ordered is 55#@28″ as well and I can’t wait. She has been on order for a week tomorrow. Nate is great to work with and I am sure I will follow Limblover and order more soon. Hope you can decide soon I know it is tough they all look great.

    • LimbLover
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      USMC, what is your draw?

      I draw at 30″ and shoot a 31″ arrow. The Carbon Express Heritage 250 with a 100g-125g tip shoots great out of both 55# Bamas.

      However, my bocote bow is a bit heavier than my other bow. It probably pulls closer to 62# and I’m now shooting a Heritage 350 out of that bow so I can put more weight on the end.

      If you shoot an alumninum, the Easton 2117 shoots great. The 2018 shoots well also.

    • USMC 82-86
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      LimbLover

      I pull 28″-28.5″ if I get on it. I like to keep a bend in my left arm. I cant the bow and this fits my style. How long do you think I need to go in arrow length and spine. Thanks

    • LimbLover
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      Well…if you are planning on hunting I would add one inch to your draw length to accommodate a broadhead. That way the blade isn’t up on your knuckle at full draw.

      So I would go with a 29.5″ or 30″ arrow to determine what spine you need.

      Check out the arrow charts at your favorite companies – though they are always a little on the stiffer side.

      I think you need a 340-400 spine depending on tip weight. The stiffer the spine, the higher the tip weight you can put on it.

      I think a Carbon Express Heritage 250 with a 125g tip would be a good start.

      -Nick

    • USMC 82-86
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      Thanks Nick. I am also looking at wood as a choice and a heavier head as well.
      -Kerry

    • LimbLover
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      No problem Kerry!

      I am lost with Woodies. Useless as hell in that regard lol.

      I think you could put a 145g head on a 30″ 250 and be okay.

      FYI, my Dad shoots a Gold Tip 3555 out of his 50# Bama at your draw with a 125g tip and those shoot fantastic. A Beman MFX 400 would probably shoot well for you too.

    • SWIM
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      Hey everyone, I’m new to this forum. Just got my first BamaBow and I highly recommend it. I purchased the 55lb Elite Classic. This is my first long bow- any recommendations on arrows? I have a 26in draw length.
      Back to the subject– Nate is a great guy, easy to deal with, and always responded promptly to my emails!
      Thanks!

    • USMC 82-86
      Post count: 54

      Swim,

      Is your bow 55#@28″ or 55#@26″ because if it is 55#@28″ you are actually pulling the bow at around 49#. You are going to need to check some arrow charts and may need at least a 27″ arrow. Good luck and enjoy your new bow. Looks like the Bama line of bows is growing fast on this site, I just got my Bama this past week.

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