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    • USMC 82-86
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      I am looking at the J.D.Berry, Wes Wallace and Thunder Stick maybe the Robertson Stykbow and Morrison longbows. Speed, accuracy,quite and no hand shock are my main concerns. I am looking at 62″-64″ and about 52#-56# @ 28″. I am getting back into longbows after about 7yr layoff. I know the poundage may seem heavy after a layoff of this length. I am 6’2″ and weigh 270 lbs. I am fairly strong and have had the chance to shoot several bows in this weight range lately and was able to do so with comfort. Thanks any help would be appreciated.

    • David Petersen
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      Jarhead 🙂 —

      We all sing the praises of our favorite custom bows, and only rarely do we hear anyone complain of performance or service these days (not counting factory bows, but true small-shop customs). Since there are so many good bows out there, the only way you can accurately decide is to shoot as many as possible and see what feels best for you. I know that’s easier said than done, since so few of us have trad archery shops nearby that stock several different brands. But if you can attend your local or state trad group shoots, that’s the place to meet lots of new bows, many of which you’ll never have heard of. And given your side I don’t think mid-50s draw weight is at all too heavy. Have fund, dave (Semper Fi)

    • Robin ConradsRobin Conrads
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      Great suggestion. The Calendar has all of the shoots that are advertised in the magazine and some others as well. You may not be able to find all of these boywers at one show, but you might meet folks on the range who shoots these bows. Most guys are happy to let someone try their bow, just don’t dry fire it 😆

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