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    • Swamp Rat
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      I have been a member of another forum for a few years, and just recently joined this forum in search of a few like minded people who don’t think the only bow on the market involve ILF or similar and who hunt things that can be eaten and not just foam or paper.

      In that time on the other forum and my short time on this one I have not read a thread on so called “horse bows”.

      I was wondering if there are any folks on here that have them or have had them, and what you feel about them. I am refering to the Western European to Asian bows with syahs. I am not much of recurve shooter, but these have always sparked something with me for some reason.

    • Bruce Smithhammer
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      Welcome, Swamp Rat. I can’t say I have any experience shooting traditional horse bows, but the history of them, and the cultures they came from, are fascinating to me. Hopefully someone who is more knowledgeable will chime in, as I’d like to learn more about this as well.

    • Arne Moe
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      I just picked up a Kassai Lajos horse bow at the traditional and primitive expo in Waterloo,IA. It is a beautiful bow, but I just got home and shot a couple 2016 out of it here in the house. It appears to REALLY fling an arrow. It is rated at 55# but is incredibly smooth to draw. Will take it to the range on Wednesday and shoot it at 20 yards and see what it does. Will try to chronograph it tomorrow. I’ve been a longbow shooter most of my life and only grabbed this out of curiosity. Will try to report my impressions in a couple days.

    • Bruce Smithhammer
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      I’ll be curious to hear about your experiences with it, Moe. I’ve toyed with the idea of getting one myself. Are you using a thumb ring with it?

    • Arne Moe
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      OK, Here are the preliminaries. The horse bow is 56″ strung and measured from string nock to string nock. 6.5″ brace height. It draws right at 55# at 28″ measured with an Easton hand held digital scale. Putting 2016 aluminum shafts (500 grain total weight) through the Chrono, I’m getting a very consistent 160 fps. This is with a finger release, shooting off the hand and no nocking point yet. I do not have a thumb ring, but it will be interesting to see how that works out when I can find one that fits (never shot one of those before so will be a learning experience too). I also do not know the material used in the string but it is an endless style string with huge loops to fit over the siahs(sp?).

      That’s what I know for now.

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