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    • ToddRvs
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      Which web sites or places of business do you recommend for Tradional Archery Supplies. Looking for a place with good prices and fast shipping and most important someone that actually understands our sport. So many suppliers have no idea what a recurve or long bow is…

    • William WarrenWilliam Warren
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      Post count: 1384

      3 Rivers Archery has good customer service. Bass Pro has a few traditional items. There are others you can find with a google search.

    • ToddRvs
      Post count: 64

      Duncan wrote: 3 Rivers Archery has good customer service. Bass Pro has a few traditional items. There are others you can find with a google search.

      i have tried a few from google search most don’t even know the difference between a recurve and longbow. I have used 3 rivers before they are good but ship very slowly.

    • Frank H V
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      ToddRvs wrote: [quote=Duncan]3 Rivers Archery has good customer service. Bass Pro has a few traditional items. There are others you can find with a google search.

      i have tried a few from google search most don’t even know the difference between a recurve and longbow. I have used 3 rivers before they are good but ship very slowly.

      I’m surprised to hear that, the times I’ve ordered from 3 Rivers they have shipped fast. I’ve been pleased with their service.
      Frank

    • Cottonwood
      Post count: 311

      3Rivers – Good service, great customer service with knowledge when asking questions. Simply the best traditional archery supplier available today for our needs.

    • LimbLover
      Post count: 299

      I’ve had nothing but good experiences with 3 Rivers.

      Braveheart Archery is also REALLY good. Not as much inventory but they ship very quickly and you can paypal.

      There are plenty of people who carry arrow-makings if you need that. Fletcher being one of them from thefeatheredshaft.com

      I will admit that I buy a lot on ebay – especially feathers. There are some really good archery shops with ebay stores.

    • Steve Branson
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      3 Rivers hands down!! I have gotten basically all of my traditional equipment from 3 Rivers and their service and advice is first class.

    • 3blades
      Post count: 58

      -3rivers
      -Kustom King
      Both have excellent shipping times and great inventory. Trad tech has lots more for the target guys but my impression is that you are a primitive guy so you will be disgusted buy most of their stuff.:lol:

    • aaronostoj
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      I’ll have to parrot 3 rivers as well. Great service and shipping.

      Aaron

    • LimbLover
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      Tradtech’s site is confusing to me which is why I haven’t ordered from them.

      I’d always rather buy things from shops.

    • Dpowers311
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      I don’t like or use 3-rivers, Had bad experiences with them. They may be great for others and I am glad for them but not with me.

      I am trying Bowhunters International for some stuff and Big Jim’s for arrows.

      Dave

    • Jason Wesbrock
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      I generally buy from Kustom King.

    • Brock63
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      3 Rivers has ALWAYS Been a top notched company in many many years of sales…even when Todd and his partner owned it before Dale Karch bought into it.

      Others I have always had good results…Kustom King ARchery but only when they used to actually be known for their custom wooden arrows and taper shafting. Now they no longer make custom wooden arrows…what a shame.

      Raptor Archery (Ted Fry) is another I have always had good results….as well as Screaming Eagle when Paul Brunner owned it. I heard it is coming back but only for tree stands and such….so far.

      Kim Sha Archery in Maryland….good arrows, gloves, strings…and a fine bow as well.

      Linda Brackenbury for strings….I also got some good ones from Lee “Dogman” when he was dabbling in business.

      For general gear there may be one or two negative comments out of 10s of thousands…but I still stick by 3 Rivers and Raptor Archery as two of finest…3Rivers for general gear….Ted Fry at Raptor for primitive gear.

    • Buzzard
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      I go to Kustom King now when i need anything. used to go to 3 rivers when Ferree and Smith had it in FT Wayne. Great guys and great service. Been to Ashley now a couple of times. Won’t be going back there. All they want is my money!

    • Danny Klee
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      I usually buy from Kustom King, 3Rivers, Lost Nation Archery, and Emerald Archery which is another Michigan owned traditional archery shop. He is very competitive in his pricing. You can google all of them.

      Dan

    • Bigbearclaw
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      The Nocking Point for years,always a happy customer

    • Holten101
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      I would love to say the woods…but that would be sidetracking the truth;-).

      I live in Europe so order from 3 Rivers and Bogensport-Bodnik.

      Cheers

    • Fletcher
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      Tim Harms at Braveheart Archery is great and has good prices and about the best shipping charges around. Lost Nation and Kustom King and 3RA are good as well.

      KK does quite a bit of business in Europe, and most any of us will ship to there. Credit cards and PayPal really make it easy to deal with the currency differences.

    • Patrick
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      In addition to those already mentioned, I get some of mine from the guy just above me in this thread. 😀

    • maineac
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      I have had great experiences with 3 rivers. My orders have arrived quickly. I even stopped in a month ago while on a family trip as they are open to the public on Saturdays. One of the techs spent a half hour with me helping me decide on the right arrow spine for what I wanted to do with front loading.

    • rayborbon
      Post count: 298

      Anywhere I find them. 3 Rivers Archery, Kustom King, Raptor Archery, Craigslist, Pawn shop, gun show, yard sale, friends, archery functions…

    • fence post
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      theknockingpoint. I buy locally when I can.

    • jjnapp
      Post count: 24

      I got started ordering all of my gear through 3 rivers and have had no complaints. I still order quite a bit from them, however I stumbled upon “The Footed Shaft” when I moved to Minnesota. This is a small but fantastic shop. It is owned and run by a veteran of the traditional archery community…Mr. Lamont Granger. He genuinely cares about you as a person and an archer. He has went out of his way to educate me on many shooting and equipment issues. I’ve had nothing but great experiences. Even if you don’t live in MN they ship orders promptly…check out their advertisment in TBM.

    • ButchMo
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      I agree on The knocking Point & Braveheart Archery. Both are knowledgeable & good folks. Mike at The Knocking Point only charges actual shipping costs.

    • celinsin
      Post count: 40

      My experience with 3Rivers Archery has been nothing but positive … fast shipping, extensive inventory, and superb customer service. 3Rivers is my first stop for traditional supplies. Recently, however, I’ve been buying a few items from Stickbow Supplies, an ebay storefront with great prices, excellent customer service, and fast shipping; only downside being limited inventory.

      My first posting … Hello everyone.

    • dlbarr
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      Just bought some arrow building supplies from Rose City Archery. Orders over $35 – no ship charges. I like that.

    • celinsin
      Post count: 40

      I’ve bought wood shafts from Rose City, too, and their shipping was fast and free. I live in WV and the order arrived in one day. Alaska Bowhunting Supply, where I buy cap wraps for the carbons I now shoot also ships fast; although I think many of their prices are out of line.

    • steve anderson
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      the footed shaft in rochester mn. You cannot get better service from anybody than you can from Lamont.
      http://www.users.qwest.net/~footedshaft/

    • db22
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      Never had a problem with Three Rivers, but I lean toward Kustom King for most purchases. Braveheart is tops, but as others have noted, they have a limited inventory.
      I wish we had a good traditional shop in western Wisconsin, but the closest one is the Footed Shaft in Rochester MN, an hour’s drive from here. The two shops in the La Crosse area are all about wheelbows. At least the people at Arrows in the Square in Holmen don’t laugh when you bring a recurve in to the shooting lanes.

    • blade
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      3 rivers is the best.They always have what i order and ship it fast,i have my stuff in 3 or 4 days.I own a custom arrow business and i am a dealer with them so these things are verry important to my business.

    • bowtechshooter
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      3 rivers. Great service and FAST SHIPPING. I have orderd from them a lot and always had fast shipping.

    • tom-wisconsin
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      Welcome Chris, How about showing a photo of that Wild Horse Creek recurve.

    • rnorris
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      Almost all of my purchases are from Kustom King. A#1

    • Bigbearclaw
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      I call Mike at The Nocking Point first,class guy with the best service

    • gidaddy911
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      If you are in Colorado, Tom and the boys at Rocky Mountain Specialty Gear (RMS Gear) are great. Great selection of bows and equipment to include maintenance and they are friendly and professional. They are very passionate about traditional archery and bow hunting.

    • rbbhunt
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      The Nocking Point – Mike and Brenda are great folks
      3 Rivers
      Kustom King.
      I’ve had good experiences with all 3.

    • Voodoo
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      Well, I use to drive up to 3rivers quite often as it’s only an hour or so away, took my family and friends ….. we always had a great time,and I always bought more than I intended to, but then a couple years back they decided to close the warehouse to the public on all but saturdays, well saturdays are family days here, and our trips to 3rivers ended, I tried to order over the phone, but the prices in the newest catalog were sometimes different than what was quoted on the phone even if I had just gotten the catalog that day.. well after a few times of that happening, I just decided to shop somewhere else…..and that was a very hard decision..I really miss going up there, my kids do too, and I really miss my conversations with Dale…..but now I have learned to make a lot of stuff myself, my own bows, quivers,gloves,arrows, armgards..etc….so in a way I owe 3 rivers a debt of thanks, if they hadn’t went to saturdays, I’d still be going up there spending money and wouldn’t have learned to make my own, and if I can’t make it, I’ll go to Kustom King or venders at the shoots, now don’t get me wrong I’m not knocking 3rivers, they had a difficult decision to make and they did it, and I had to make a couple because of it, simple as that.

    • bruc
      Member
      Post count: 476

      I have only used Three Rivers except for my bows.
      No reason to change. They always have the product, good technical service and fast shipping. Who could ask for more:D

      Bruce

    • vermonter1
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      ToddRvs wrote: [quote=Duncan]3 Rivers Archery has good customer service. Bass Pro has a few traditional items. There are others you can find with a google search.

      i have tried a few from google search most don’t even know the difference between a recurve and longbow. I have used 3 rivers before they are good but ship very slowly.

      Three Rivers Archery has always shipped very quickly to me and never had anything out of stock that I ordered. I can recommend them.

    • Ripforce
      Post count: 225

      I buy from many places, 3 rivers, Braveheart, Kustom King, sagitarrius archery, Lost Nation and I usually save money for supplies from the vendors at Kazoo show, compton and Great Lakes longbow shoot! I also stop at Wilderness Dreams in Sand Lake Mi, great little trad shop, whenever I am on my way to Grand Rapids to visit my son!

    • Ireland
      Post count: 108

      gidaddy911 wrote: If you are in Colorado, Tom and the boys at Rocky Mountain Specialty Gear (RMS Gear) are great. Great selection of bows and equipment to include maintenance and they are friendly and professional. They are very passionate about traditional archery and bow hunting.

      I would also like to highly recommend Rocky Mountain Speciality Gear (RMSG). Check out their web site. Huge selection of bows to chose from. Tom and son’s Tommy and Danny are the best.

      Check them out…

      Ireland

    • wahoo
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      I have had some probs with 3 rivers and they admitted it but did nothing about which I found bothersom . I still use them but more and more I use smaller shops from Mt and receive great service.

    • Bruce Smithhammer
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      Another vote for 3 Rivers – quick shipping, great selection. Never had a problem with them. I also really like being able to read all the reviews and questions about various products on their site – a feature that most of the other trad online retailers don’t seem to offer. Knowledgeable advice on the phone too.

      I recently ordered a 1/2 doz. custom cut/fletched/etc. arrows from Kustom King and received them faster than expected. Good workmanship and price, too. I’d order from them again

    • RalphRalph
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      I like 3 Rivers, Kustom King and Braveheart Archery. It be my experience that Braveheart ships the fastest.

    • youngbuck
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      Braveheart Archery and 3 Rivers.

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