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Old 07-30-2020, 08:44 PM
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So, I pulled the trigger on a Mesa II 60" longbow. It took some time, it's a bit expensive for me but I did it. Then I get an email saying that it's no longer available!! I also like the Old Mountain Mesa but it's a bit long at 64". I want a bow for hunting and there's lots of bush where I live. So!! What do I do? I have looked all over the internet for something similar and can't find anything. Any ideas?
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Old 07-30-2020, 09:06 PM
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Nice avatar there Beare. Ullr is one of my favorite gods and a very old one. He is the Norse god of longbows and skis and he was born in yewland where the bow wood grows.

But, a 60" bow is not a longbow. and a 64" one barely is. A proper long bow is about as long as a man; how tall are you? Any where you can go your longbow can go with you. When it is time to shoot just make sure your limb tips are clear, as you should should with any bow.

Ullr is watching over you. - lbg

PS: look out for recurves; those hooks can catch on the brush and you can't get through.
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Old 07-31-2020, 05:53 AM
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Call Keagan at Omega Longbows and see if he is taking orders again. He had problems getting supplies earlier in the year and got behind on what he thought he could build. His bows are as good as you can get for the money. I don't know how he can build them and sell them for the price he does. You get a bow built in America, by an enthusiast for maybe $100 more than what the imports are sold from catalogs for.
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Old 07-31-2020, 06:12 AM
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Thanks, I just recently discovered Ullr in the Norse religion. I agree 60" isn't a longbow but I suspect they call it that due to the design or shape.
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Old 07-31-2020, 06:16 AM
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@c_m_shooter, I did email Keagan and he said there may be a takedown bow I'd be interested in but the prototype isn't coming until September. Maybe, I'll check back in with him about a non-TD. Thanks
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Old 07-31-2020, 06:33 AM
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I would get the galaxy ember from lancasters for $200 and it’s a real nice shooting bow for a 60”
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Old 07-31-2020, 06:38 AM
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Byron Ferguson sells a great shooting R/D for $450. It can be drawn to a longer draw length. I hunt with 66"ASLs, my son shot over 30 deer with a 68" longbow from tree stands. 64 versus 60 that's only two inches more on each end. If your your draw is 28" or under a 62" Robertson will work probably better than you expect and do it with surprising performance and great balance and handling, plus he always has a good number on hand ready to ship. https://robertsonstykbow.com
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Old 07-31-2020, 11:36 AM
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Get the 64 incher. The difference with brush is not going to make a difference, it's only 2 inches. The difference in string angle and smoothness in draw will also improve your accuracy.

I've shot deer with 70.

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Old 07-31-2020, 01:44 PM
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Thanks, everyone, for the input. Now @pavan has me looking at Byron Ferguson bows. The Mamba and I see there is a Hunter bow for $350 ready to ship. That Mamba is just the sort of thing I'm looking for but once you convert the $450 to Canadian $ plus shipping, I'm gonna be over $600. You've convinced me that the slight difference in length isn't going to matter in the bush. @razorbak I've looked at that Galaxy Ember, it's the same as the Black Hunter and many others have "duplicated" the design. Price is great but I just don't know, it doesn't do anything for me. I know that's not an argument against it but I want to like what I'm shooting with. I've seen many reviews of that bow and people like it.
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Old 07-31-2020, 09:48 PM
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I believe there are some good bowyers in Canada, one who makes Hill style longbows, but I do not recall any names. There must be. Find 'em. - lbg
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Old 08-02-2020, 04:06 AM
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Well, I'm debating saving for the Byron Ferguson Mamba but I also found a used Fedora Viking longbow 62" for $350. That viking is a nice looking bow, anyone have experience with it?
@longbowguy I did look up some Canadian bowyers and so far they are out of my price range.
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Old 08-02-2020, 05:30 AM
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https://cari-bow.com

You can check here for what you want, Canadian bowyer.
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Old 08-04-2020, 09:26 PM
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Default Re: Reflex/deflex bow

Found another Mesa II and jumped all over it!! I'm still liking that Mamba, maybe in the future. Thanks guys.
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The only reflex/deflex I have any experience with is the one I have and that is the Stryker 2000 50# it's a beauty.
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