Finally was able to pick up an osage Royale but Chuck Jones of vandalia illinois. I have had this bow on my radar for awhile because of my fondness for osage and plus I have quite a bit of family in vandalia and spent a lot of time down there growing up. I heard Chuck put up his bow business for sale so o figured I’d touch base with him to see if he would build one last osage Royale before he hung it up for good. Well, as luck would have it, he had a bow in stock that was perfect specs for me. 66” and 50@28. When this bow arrived yesterday I was blown away by its beauty. It’s very well built and sights up very straight and the limbs track perfectly and the bow is silky smooth. I was able to sling some arrows out of it today and it zips them in there quietly and fast. This is a really nice bow! I did replace the leather on the bow just because I think the gray looks really nice with the amber osage. Just a personal preference. All in all, I’m tickled with the bow. I’ve got my collection down to absolute keepers as of late. Hope everyone has a merry Christmas! Enjoy the pics
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That’s a beauty. Looks to have a little M.R. Hamilton influence in his bows. Love the lace!
Pics of my 68" Hurricane. The flash in these pics makes the bow finish look weird-- it's actually a nicely finished bow. On both my Hurricanes, Chuck wrapped the grip with this wider leather lacing-- I really like the feel of it.
Pics of my 66" Osage Royale. I redid the grip with narrow goatskin lacing.
Got a new Osage Royale 66" 45#@30" from Chuck in spring of 2020. Glad I got it when I did. It's a great shooter. I also have 2 Hurricanes from Chuck that I really like (66" 48#@30", and 68" 47#@30"). The Hurricane is very similar to the Osage Royale-- osage riser, but Ash limbs and black glass. Built on the same form as the Royale. All 3 are great bows.
That's a beauty Justin. Gray grip was a great choice
I had one once. It was really nice. I was struggling w tp at the time and sold it and wish I hadn't
Finally got to spend some quality time with the Osage Royale and boy does this bow shoot. i know a lot of guys don’t care for osage in a glassed back hill style bow because it tends to be on the heavy side (mass weight) when it comes to bow Lams (rumored to be shockey) but the physical weight of this bow is as light as any bamboo or maple cored hill style I have owned. This bow has zero thump and is oh so smooth to pull. This bow looks to be pretty dang quick. I’ll run it through the chronograph to find out what it can do. It seems to be on par with some of my performers but I’ll know for sure once I do some testing. i may have got the very last osage royale which is a shame because this bow is really a delight. Chuck has business for sale so this looks to be it.
Have fun with your new stick!!!!!