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    • Hiram
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      Why I prefer to hunt and shoot (love) my onestring Bows?

      Well I would like to ask you the same question. I will start of by saying that; To me, the onestring Bow (recurves and longbows) are the best tools in the Archery world of choices that we all have. I have heard of “elitism” amongst those who shoot Traditional equipment over compounds but have never witnessed it:). Simply stated!! lol, my onestrings are simple to maintain and enjoy hunting and shooting under most of the adverse conditions we may encounter from Deserts to High elevation and cold extremes. I choose not to use a sight (do not think it wrong to use a sight) because I am capable of taking even small game using a natural aiming method. Hunting small game makes me more efficient on larger game and is a great plaesure for any hunter wanting more time in the field and the rewards of the pot or pan that eating small game brings to the table. One strings generate plenty of energy to pentrate all game whith some considerations regarding your equipment needs in Bow and arrow weight best suited for the game you intend to hunt. This is only one of many reasons why I choose to use onestrings. Why do you?:D

    • Mark Turton
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      Traditional is all about the hunt, having fun with bows and a few friends.

      A reminder that simple can be elegant, functional and deadly.

    • hunterbow
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      Just think its cool. What a way to enjoy life. Its 24/7 for me!:lol:

    • Wexbow
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      It’s the only way I know – I’ve never even held, let alone shot a compound!

    • ray montoya
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      I shoot both compound and recurves, and depending on my mood or how im shooting and where im hunting dictates what bow I shoot. I love my recurves, but at times, the country I hunt calls for long shots, or shots through holes in tight cover, so the compound is carried.

      I’m not a traditionalist, just perfer it at times cause its a better hunting weapon in certain hunting conditions. And with that being said, I tune the arrows for my longbows and recurves with the same tolerances I do for my compounds that I compete with. I also believe that shooting a compound helps with my form when I shoot a recurve or longbow. Shooting a compound with a back tension release teaches one to use back muscles. It teaches about bow torque, proper grip, and stance. I never could understand why guys say that when you switch from a compound to trad bows that you loose draw length, or how a guy 4″ taller then me have a draw length 2″ shorter then mine when he shoots trad bows…

    • Mark Turton
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      one of the best woodsmen and bowhunters I know makes all his own gear,knapps flint etc. and hunts with a compound:shock:

      He told me that the opportunities to hunt are so few that he has to make the most of them.

      I cant fault his argument but it’s not for me.

    • Hiram
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      Some great responses!!:)

      I really feel at home with a OS in my hands! In the late 80’s I shot only compounds with sights and a release. I found myself putting a lot of time keeping it tuned and all the bolts tight. I just got tired of the sore arm from carrying it in the mountains along with keeping track of a release. I remember when I first changed over to OS’s in 1995 that I wondered how anyone could draw and shoot it with as much accuracy as a compound? After a few days and weeks with the first OS Bow I owned, I felt more and more comfortable with the way it could be shot. I found that I did not have to hold it vertically as I did my compound to make my sights work in the horizontal and impact the arrow in the center of my target. I also learned how to shoot it in many odd positions not possible with a Bow sight. I also found that no let-off also helped me not to collapse and felt more natural having the same resistance throughout the draw. I worked very hard at learning my new Bow that year and was blessed to kill an Elk and a whitetail Buck that year.

      I like the fact that I can remove the string and make my own in the field if the need arises. I can take my Bow apart and store it into a small convenient case for travel. I like to hunt small game with the my Elk bow and still enjoy having plenty of stored energy in my set-up without exploding my arrows when I shoot at a Squirrel or Ground hog.

      I have found that a OS offers all the needs I have to be successful for all my close up hunting from small to large game. The reality is that Bow Hunting is a close up endeavor, and the OS fits right in!:)

    • pewanogo
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      Reasons for shooting whatever is strictly personal but the main reason for me is FUN FUN FUN…….. You must shoot regularly to become proficient..great fun. Most Trad people eventually end up making alot of their own equipment..everything from the practice range to bows and arrows,strings quivers …the works. All great fun. Then the relationships you develope with like minded hunters and shooters always leads to great fun. The more involvement the more you get out of it. All “work” becomes labor of love.

    • bruc
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      I like the challenge of getting accurate with the bow ! I’m at a point in life where I have fewer obligations,hence more spare time to practice shooting:wink: Nothing feels better than hitting the mark when shooting instinctive.

      I also love the looks and feel of my recurves and custom wood arrows.

      Like that “Onestring” description !

      Bruce

    • SteveMcD
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      Traditional is cool. The compound even by definition is a “machine”. Longbow is the only thing I know.

    • Hiram
      Post count: 484

      SteveMcD wrote: Traditional is cool. The compound even by definition is a “machine”. Longbow is the only thing I know.

      Yessir!! Eccentrics make it a machine lever for let-off. A OS is just a spring.:)

    • Dennis
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      Ain’t no magic in a compound!

    • bamboo
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      HERE’S WHY!!!

      AND HERE!!

      AND HERE!!

      HERE TOO!!

      WELL YOU GET IT!!

      —————————–mike

    • Wexbow
      Post count: 403

      Picture paints a thousand words Mike – sweet 8)

    • paleoman
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      Post count: 918

      Less in more in every way though it may not be simpler or easier.

    • Hiram
      Post count: 484

      Nice Mike!:D

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