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    • Mark Turton
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      I’ve reached the stage where I need a takedown longbow, I’m very happy with my one piece Dwyer but taking on a plane is just to much hassle and worry.

      There are some nice takedown bows about but I don’t know anyone that uses one what can you folks recommend.

      Look forward to your suggestions, Mark.

    • lee
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      I came to the same conclusion as you just a few weeks ago, I ended up getting a “Rat’ler,” 3 piece longbow from Diamondback Archery (diamondbackarchery.com). I actually found mine on E-bay for $350, about half of list price, I think maybe James Greenway (the bowyer) just likes to throw a good deal out there sometimes. The bow is beautiful, and the way the grip is contoured your hand goes to the same spot every time, it is an extremely easy to shoot bow. I highly recommend “The Rat’ler.” Below is a pic of mine, it’s 66″ tip to tip, 48# @ 28″ with red elm limbs.

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    • Mark Turton
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      Ice, thanks for the feedback, nice bow and you certainly had a good deal I’m looking at thier site now.

      Mark.

    • David Petersen
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      Mark — Check out the threads “Opinions on take-down longbows” parts 1 and2, over on the “Bows and Trad Equipment” forum.

    • Mark Turton
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      Thanks Dave, lot of good suggestions.

    • George D. Stout
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      If you like your Dwyer, you can have the bowyer….or another bowyer….make a sleeved, or hinged takedown out of it. If I were going to a three piece longbow (hybrid), I think I would opt for a 62″ or 64″ versus the longer models since you already have increased total mass with the bigger riser. They basically shoot more like recurves than longbow so that’s also a decision to make. If you are just looking for another bow that is takedown, you certainly have a lot to look at. The Diamonback bows look nice, and you can still find them on Ebay. By the way, the Ebay route is a great way to test the market and get your bows in the hands of shooters, and you can usually get a really good deal going that route.

    • Mark Turton
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      Hi George, I did enquire with Dwyer about a takedown but unfortunately they don’t offer one. I have briefly considered a recurve but in the hand they just don’t feel the same, I made the mistake of looking at to many bows online and now need to go back and be more considered in my approach but the Diamondback certainly has some good reviews.

    • Mark Turton
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      An orphan Stotler Game Getter Elite has found a new home here with meSmile this bow has barely been used. It’s strung by the back door but it’s not stopped raining all afternoon so I’m yet to launch an arrow.

      Just need a new waterproof coat but that will be next week now! entered wrong card details very embarrassing.

      Bow ordered last Friday arrived today courtesy of Traditional Archery Sales Lakeland Florida, thanks Len.

      Mark.

    • Ripforce
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      Here is a pic of my NEW Bama Expedition Royal Take-down longbow! nate uses a carbon sleeve, once together you cannot even tell it is a Takedown!

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    • Ripforce
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      Pic of the bow when it is put together!

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