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Looked at the calendar this morning and the first 2-day Traditional Only shoot is taking place this coming weekend.  Been having so much fun with the Bob Lee Abyss that I am now forced to make a tough call.  Shoot the Abyss (cool, but doesn't really have a "traditional" look and feel), go with last year's 3D competition bow, the Mohawk Chief Hybrid Longbow, or grab my 62", 52# Rose Oak recurve. Shot them both this morning. I told myself last year that I would have a 50# NM Classic longbow (my Classic hunting bow is a bit heavy at 56#) or similar bow by now, but never got a chance to pick one up. A totally different approach is go capital T "Traditional" with an English Longbow or an Osage Selfbow.  Some shoots just have Traditional class where I shoot against guys using their Olympic recurves and some actually have a true Longbow class.  Shot the Chief in both types last year.    

So I'm curious. For those of you who play the game, do you have a "3D bow" or do you just shoot your hunting bow?

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I use my HH Owl, my go to hunting bow unless I go with my wife and then I use my JD Berry Heritage. That is usually the 2nd time around a course(s). I want as many "real world" hunting shoots I can get.
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I will be shooting mainly my 68 52@28 Nothern Mist classic straight grip. wood shafts. It is a great bow and really pleasing to shoot. will switch to a NMC 68 58@28 also. tend to go back and forth with these 2 bows.
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I shoot one of my hunting bows.  All 3 are 48#@28".  Frank
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I think you know my thoughts on it but...

1) shoot what you enjoy shooting the most
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2) shoot what you can be most competitive with

Sometimes that is the same bow...
I always shoot 3D with my identical hunting rig, cause I want that trajectory to be ingrained. That’s why I rarely swing more than #4 in draw weight unless it’s up for a specific reason.
I only shoot 3D as hunting practice, so goes without saying it’s the same rig.
Now when I get to do like Clyde does and travel,camp, and shoot, I will have arrived!!!

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62" #60 Black Widow MA
62" #60 Bob Lee Ultimate
60” #58 Palmer Classic recurve
Widowmaker 350 Carbon shafts, 250gr. VPA 3 blade, 225 gr. Iron Will 4 blade, 225 gr  Valkerie Bloodeagle 3 blade





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I am with Tim on this one 3D rig/hunting rig same thing. This year I will try to stick with bows close to the 60lb mark, arrows in the 600-650 grain range to ingrain that flight. I have heaver and lighter but going with 60's this season.
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This year I will give a go to my Super Diablo. I shoot all the bows I have the same - OK, Mamba is still the One - but the '60 Kodiak due to the feather rest is not passing the "trad" class rules.
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I mostly shoot my hunting bow. sometimes I will pull out the Bear TD and shoot it. it's my backup/traveling bow.
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I originally bought the Fox Triple Crown I have listed in the Classifieds to be my 3D bow, but can't imagine hunting with it so I sold it instead.

Am now thinking about selling my beloved 62" NM Whisper to fund a 50-52# Classic. My blind needs are being met by my short (58-60") recurves. Plan B might be just to use my 51# Jet Wolverine as my 3D Longbow. Took it to WV on the TAS deer hunt so it qualifies as one of my hunting bows too.

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Took the NM Classic out tonight for three dozen arrows. Was a bit surprised how comfortable I was with the 56# weight through the whole round. It is truly a sweet shooter and will serve me well when there is an actual IBO Longbow class (1 or 2-piece LB, wood arrows).  Did I mention that at 66" it is also a great hunting bow.

Still thinking about whether to shoot a recurve or the hybrid longbow during the majority of shoots where there is only a Traditional class. Since I went with the longbow last year, one of the longer (60-62") recurves is probably going to get the nod.

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Took the NM Classic out tonight for three dozen arrows. Was a bit surprised how comfortable I was with the 56# weight through the whole round. It is truly a sweet shooter and will serve me well when there is an actual IBO Longbow class (1 or 2-piece LB, wood arrows).  Did I mention that at 66" it is also a great hunting bow.


Went back out this morning to squeeze in another dozen arrows with the Classic.  When on those rare occasions I do my part, the bow is like magic.  Amazing things just appear before your eyes.

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Shoot whatever’s trips your trigger!

I only own hunting bows, so that is what I shoot 3D with too! Also, the way the shoots are set up here (you can shoot multiple classes), I usually shoot a longbow, a recurve, and a primitive bow at most every shoot I go to!

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Sarrels Blueridge longbow 50#@29.5"
Sarrels Bobcatt TD recurve 50#@29.5"
Arvin Weaver selfbow 45#@29"

I hail from about 4hrs southwest of Tim King! [biggrin]

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I always shoot my hunting bow. Generally, it is the only bow I have with plenty of arrows, which I need during the 3D season. For several weeks, I have been shooting my 40# bow as I rehab a bad shoulder. However, in the last week, I have been shooting my 53# bows again, and hopefully will be able to do so at the 3D range.
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Hill Wesley Special (2, both 65#)
Hill Cheetah (2, one 55# and one 40#)
Hill Big 5 (50#)
NM Shelton (2, both 53#)
Deathwish Longbow (59#)
Archery Traditions Bamboo Longhunter (3, one 56#, one 60# and one 78#)

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First "for record" local club 3D shoot is tomorrow morning, Easter Sunday, at 0700.  Yeah, I know.  Still doing church and family dinner and I promised not to be late. As long as I get out ahead of the compound groups, I can get the round of 30 done in about an hour and a half. 

Shot a bunch of longbows and recurves over the past month to try to figure out what I would go with this 3D season. Loved them all, but at the 11th hour I decided to shoot my Bearpaw Redman recurve for the first round.  There will be 15 rounds in all, across 4 different club ranges, so I have plenty of time to try different bows if it all go to pieces tomorrow. Last year I shot the Bearpaw Hybrid longbow (62", 51 @ 27") and was just good enough to win the Trad class so I hope to not embarrass myself too much.  (In the interest of full disclosure, I only won because Santo was too busy working to shoot in the tournament)

The Redman is 62", 50# @ 28".  It has been sitting on the rack almost since I bought it early last year.  Finally got a chance to tune it up a bit on Thurs night and added the yarn string silencers which made a big difference. Before that, I think deer were jumping the string in the next county over.

Don't have time to make up a new set of matching carbon arrows so I grabbed what I had that I thought might work. Shot them all at 18 yards this morning and surprisingly they all end up in the same place. Go figure. Specs:

3 x Heavy Hunter 600s (11.18 gpi), 28", 145 gr pts, 496-502 gr
3 x Heavy Hunter 600s (11.18 gpi), 27", 175 gr pts, 496-498 gr
5 x GT Traditional 500s (8.6 gpi), 27 3/4", 145 gr pts, 418-420 gr

Let the games begin.


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A few years ago I switched to shooting 3 fingers under, because a good friend of mine shot that way, and kicked my butt every shoot. I had a Palmer Classic made for me, and had Mike make me a set of hunting limbs, as well as a set of target limbs. I used the target limbs for a few shoots, and yes they were a pleasure to shoot. Unfortunately, I went back to shooting split finger, and more than likely won’t revert back. So, now that bow is collecting dust, and now lmy hunting bow, and my 3D bow are one in the same. Btw, that’s how it was for 35 years prior to shooting 3 under.
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At one time I shot my 'hunting bow' for everything, which was the way 'it was supposed to be'.  But, I'll be 71 this month and now it's time to 'lighten up' and enjoy the 'flight of the arrow' again.  I just picked up a set of 43# limbs for my Bear takedown which hopefully will help get me back to a 'solid anchor point' and get my form back  to what it once was.  Now all I need to do is pick up a lighter weight longbow.
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