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    • stick um
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      Anybody have one and how do you like it?

    • Troy Breeding
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      Looks like the responce are coming alittle slow. Wish I could help, but his bows are one of the very few I have never shot.

      Troy

    • David Coulter
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      I have one of Leon’s bows and I love it. I’m going to sound like an ad for him and don’t mean to, but I’ve nothing but good things to say. Full disclosure here, as I photographed some of his bows for him for his brochure and website. I’ve been photographing fine art and fine crafts for decades and have had a chance to see some really fine work and Leon’s bows are really well done. I met Leon at the Whittingham, NJ shoot a few years ago. I was walking through the vendor area with my son and when we came to Leon’s bows I stopped and started to show him how nice the wood work was done on one of the bows. Leon picked up the bow and a fist full of arrows and offered it to me to take out on the range. Between the natural beauty of the bow and how I was able to shoot it I was sold. Leon is a man of few words, but they always seem to be well selected. Whenever I’ve reached a difficulty in shooting, Leon has a straight answer. He built me a bow that truly reflected what I spoke to him about when I ordered it and he has also made me a better shooter.

      Leon is very active in his club at West Caln Sportsmen, near Coatesville, PA. He laid out the 3D shoot last month and it offered some nice challenge.

      So enough of this rambling, I’m sure you get the point. If you are in range, give him a call and visit him in his shop. I’m sure it’ll be worth the trip. Thanks for reading, dwcphoto

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    • David Coulter
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      I tried to put up a few photos, but it looks like only one went up. Sorry to take up more space. dwc

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    • David Coulter
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      Here’s another, thanks, dwc

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    • David Coulter
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      One more. thanks, dwc

      PS. With Troy’s guidance, I’ve been working on better FOC. I’m shooting a 46# bow, Stewart Slammer Special, with Beman 400 arrows, 50 gr brass inserts, 125 grain adapters and 135 grain points (judos and grizzlies). I just got some 225 grain Tuffheads to try, too. Point is, this bow has no problem shooting a heavier arrow. My arrows are up to about 600 grain total now and they fly really nice from this bow. Thanks, dwc

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    • Raymond Coffman
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      DWC –

      Nice bow ! what wood?

      sounds like you are ready for fall with new bow and arrows—-Scout.

    • David Coulter
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      Thanks! You know, I can’t tell you, as I can’t read what’s on the receipt. I know the limbs are AAA curly maple with a bamboo core. As for the riser, I’m not sure, although I suppose I should know that. When I talked to Leon about the bow, I picked the curly maple and he recommended the bamboo. I wanted something pretty, but understated and simple and I got a beauty. My arrows are shooting quite well, so I’m happy to stick with what I have if needed, but I’m getting ready to glue on some 225 Tuffheads and see how they shoot. I have a few arrows that I managed to split the tips on, so I’ll saw them off to tune the heavier heads. Fall’s coming! dwc

    • Raymond Coffman
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      I thought that was Maple I could see on the back – very nice-

      I like this style of longbow. shoot smooth & quiet.

      Tuffheads are my first choice also–

      Scout.

    • David Coulter
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      This bow is really quiet. I shoot quite a bit, not necessarily volume, but usually at least once a day. Whenever I walk the dog, the bow goes along. It’s a real pleasure. Leon has helped me a lot also with shooting. Simple things, like adjusting my grip on the bow, have made a difference. My bad days are getting closer to my good days. dwc

    • Raymond Coffman
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      DWC

      Well Said —

      I also strive to have “my bad days closer to my good days”–

      especially as I prepare for the coming season!

      Scout

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