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    • Dennis
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      I’m still looking for a bow I’m comfortable shooting. My longbows jar my tendenitis, I can’t find any ligher limbs for my Grables and my Bears are not as smooth shooting as I would like. Does anybody have any scuttlebutt on the Hoyt Durado or Gamemaster II ? Our local distributor has never sold either of them and can’t help me.

    • MOUNTAINSLICKER
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      Hi Dennis, I moved to a 50 lb gmII last year when my Bear takedown became to hard on old joints. It has been satisfactory to shoot but had twisted limb problems out of box. Dealer replaced and for a factory bow it has served me well. One deer , small game and many 3d tournaments. It is semi comfortable but a little overbuilt as most factory bows are. Good for dependability but not as sweet shooting as custom bows. Test drive any bow or don’t spend your money.

    • M
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      I have a Horne TD recurve 47# very smooth to shoot. It is for sale if you are interested I will send you pictures.

    • ttcayia
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      Dennis wrote: I’m still looking for a bow I’m comfortable shooting. My longbows jar my tendenitis, I can’t find any ligher limbs for my Grables and my Bears are not as smooth shooting as I would like. Does anybody have any scuttlebutt on the Hoyt Durado or Gamemaster II ? Our local distributor has never sold either of them and can’t help me.

      If your looking for a comfortable bow to shoot take a look at BlacktailBows.com
      Tom

    • Stumpkiller
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      The easiest shooting bow I have is a 1965 Ben Pearson Hunter (marked XX50@28″ that I draw to 30″). Quiet and smooth and just a honey of a bow.

      I also have a 50# 1973 Bear Kodiak Hunter that is another smooth and easy, if somewhat slow, shooter that is a pleasure to use.

      The use of a relatively heavy wood arrow – 580 to 650 grains – can relieve some of the handshock from any bow.

    • David Petersen
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      Stump — I’ve often wondered why no “historic cult following” has developed for old Pearson bows, as has for Bear. My first real bow was a Pearson Bobcat, very short dramatic recurve styled after the Bear KM, but sold for half the price. I know I wasn’t the only one back then, early 1960s, who had a Pearson, around $40, because he couldn’t afford a Bear, around $90. How times have changed! Anyhow it would be cool to see a photo of an old Pearson Bobcat. I shot competition with mine as well as hunting, I think it was an amazing 48″ long if memory serves. Back then few folks I knew owned more than one bow. Nice photo, dave

    • Stumpkiller
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      David Petersen wrote: Stump — I’ve often wondered why no “historic cult following” has developed for old Pearson bows, as has for Bear. dave

      Shhhhhhhhh! You’ll spoil it! On that bay site you can pick up Ben Pearson Colts for $70 and Hunters for $100 to $150. I’m a fan of the old Ben Pearsons (and Brownings). It’s funny but I don’t find the new $1,200 bows shooting 1000% better. Maybe 15% better . . . so shouldn’t they cost $175.00 😀

      Out bunny hunting with my “disposable” Colt.

    • Sam S
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      Dennis wrote: I’m still looking for a bow I’m comfortable shooting. My longbows jar my tendenitis, I can’t find any ligher limbs for my Grables and my Bears are not as smooth shooting as I would like. Does anybody have any scuttlebutt on the Hoyt Durado or Gamemaster II ? Our local distributor has never sold either of them and can’t help me.

      I shoot a #40 dorado and like it alot. it’s fast and smooth.

      you might want to contact Don Dow at Stickbow.com. He Makes great bow at very reasonable prices.

    • Steve Sr.
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      Just sticking 2 cents in here. I just picked up a trader bow that ……well…… if not for “other things” and I could afford to keep it, it wouldnt go anywhere and is currently in the hands of my buddy who ALSO said “longbows jar him”.

      Its a Thunderstick Mag (Jim Reynolds bows…..MOAB is his top of the line but never shot one myself).

      49 at 27 inches and DEAD……COMPLETELY DEAD at the shot. My friend couldnt put it down (and why he still has it…..sigh) lol

      If you get a chance…..whang away with one. After more than a dozen “high dollar” longbows in the past…..I know I was AMAZED shooting it in the yard.

      LOTS Of other great bows out there, just one I will say opened my eyes a bit, from shot ONE.

      I read a LOT of people commenting on the same amazement when shooting the not too expensive and kinda available Quinn Stallion. NOT the older bow I personally like…..but have read enough that Id love to shoot one.

      and yo……..David ol Buddy.

      this is written BY a “one man” Ben Pearson “cult” lol. Looking at a few when they pop up. IM BETTING……deer will fall to them today ..just like they always did.

      When fall comes……Ill have a “few” OLD bows, heads and such to shoot. Ive an “idea” Im working on for my own type of collection (aka one I can afford….kinda).

      Ben’s bows and old heads WILL BE involved!!

      FEW realize how HUGE Ben Pearson Archery was at their peak!

      My first few BPs were a Pinto
      , Rogue, Mercury Hunter, Mercury Marauder (yeah yeah..shoulda KEPT THEM.sigh)….among others! I had the 50s two piece 302 laminated take down I swiped up when it came around. Shot great…..but, alas, someone wanted it more than I did (at the time!).

      What I’d do to UNDO that! Something happened to me in the past year…….if it dont have a leather grip?….and OLD?…….huh…….don’t “fit” right.

      Steve Sr.

      God Bless

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