Favorite Black Widow.....Why???? - GILBERT

Recently I read where "Any Man" did not miss any words in explaining what Black Widow bow was his all time favorite, and why. So lets hear it from other folks, and you Andy Man. My all time favorite is the PSA-Xs. "PSA-Xs" in particular because I love good looking wood. The heft of my PSA-X is right about perfect for me. The shorter riser give my PSA-X that certain look, like some women have that well proportioned look. 60" is the perfect length for me. It is very accurate, very smooth on the draw, and silky smooth at the shot. YEP!!, I have shot just about all Black Widows made, and i choose my PSA-Xs above all.........Which one is yours???

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Pete B.
June 22nd, 2013 10:06:39am
The PSA-V, of course. (Uh, that's the only one I have...)

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DennyK
June 22nd, 2013 10:06:49am

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I have 2 PSAX Kingwoods in a 60" length 49 & 50 pounds. Even though I have a 27-27.5 inch draw and am coming in the lower recommended limb length I love the smoothness of the bows. They are very quiet and hit where I'm looking. Somewhere in the futuer I would like to order and extra set of limbs-PSAV's 60" 44@28 with black glass to use the collection of 1918 autumn orange shafts I have. Gilbert I agree with wholeheartedly!

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Sean B
June 22nd, 2013 11:06:58am

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I've owned an SA II, a PSR III, a PTF X, and own a PCH II, and a KB X, and I've shot a bunch of other models. I have to say that the KB is my favorite. Its the perfect mass weight for me, it has a smooth draw through out, and it just hits where I'm looking. Its 58" 52# @ 28" with a bubinga riser and olive ash limbs.

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Andy Man
June 22nd, 2013 12:06:09pm

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Have had or shot about all from the early 80's on except the KB, Do like the PLX quite a bit and the PSRx, but by far like the PTFx much better than the others (just shoots and handles best gor me; balances so nicely and not too heavy also best looking bow in their line to me (though the PL aint a bad looker either) just the PTF is the hands down winner to me

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Andy Man
June 22nd, 2013 12:06:11pm

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just love the PTF's have 2 cocobolo with tulip wood limbs and one cocobolo yew limbs, set for life , and then some

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Andy Man
June 22nd, 2013 12:06:20pm

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Use one just for hunting (little rougher use)

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Andy Man
June 22nd, 2013 12:06:24pm

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Use one just for hunting (little rougher use)

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Willie
June 22nd, 2013 05:06:28pm
i only have one from black widow and it is a pma 64",62#@28",bamboo limbs through out and blackwood riser.it is heavy and stable but this is what i wanted.i have quite a few other custom bows and all are good but this widow is built like a tank.if they made a 66" pma i would get that,love long bows (weird huh).

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Timberking
June 22nd, 2013 08:06:17pm

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Well, I actually have two Widows. One is a LAG 64" 54@27 takedown with the connection hinge design and it flat out, out shoots any other bow I've shot. I just got this bow a few months ago new to me. I borrowed a bunch of longbows from a friend and tried them all, I shot Shrews, Thundersticks, a Bighorn, and a Howard Hill Wesley special and out of all of them the Widow shoots the flattest and the fastest and believe it or not has extended my effective shooting range. I shoot back to 35/40 yards now just for kicks and when I launch an arrow out of the LAG it's like a frozen rope..... My other Widow is an original Wilson brothers built in 1962 #5873 66" 40@28. I have shot it a few times and it is a sweet shooter still.

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Willie
June 23rd, 2013 06:06:28pm
timberking one bow i was looking at in the future is a longbow from BW.i also have a wesley five like you shot.what arrow do you shoot being u shoot 54# because i shoot between 57-62# and i was wondering if you shoot a heavy arrow (in the 600 grain range) as i like heavy arrows (not into speed).also compared to other longbows is your bow silent or just fair. would you change anything if you ordered another longbow.

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Andy Man
June 23rd, 2013 08:06:26pm

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Willie I have the PLX 50#@26" 62" slight more hand feel over the recurve but nothing to the Hill styles I have; speed wise not noticably different than the same poundage recurve (slightly less) just as flat shooting and likes a heavy arrow (increased arrow weight dosn't seem to affect the preformance as much as it does in the recurve) very nice longbow, also cut to center

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OBXarcher
June 23rd, 2013 10:06:41pm

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I currently own a PSAX with two sets of limbs and a PL. I haved owned several PSA's, two PL's a PTF, and a PA. All where nice bows. The PTF was probably the best overall. I regret selling it. They don't come up for sale very often either. When I see one 45-50# I will jump on it.

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Timberking
June 24th, 2013 05:06:20am

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Willie, I'm shooting 70/75 spine POC cut to 29" and 145 grain points out of my LAG. I'm also shooting 70/75 out of my Wesley special which is 61@27. They fly great out of both bows. The only thing I would like to change on my LAG would be a few (like 3-4) pounds heavier draw weight. I would get a takedown again even though I don't use the T/D system much, it's there when you need it. I wish mine had the sleeve instead of the connection hinge.

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Timberking
June 24th, 2013 05:06:56am

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Oh, and my LAG had a lot of "twang" to it with the rubber cat whisker silencers. I have since switched to home made yarn ball silencers and that has cut the string noise down A TON! It was amazing how much of a difference the yarn ball silencers made when I shot it with them installed.

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Scoter Trash
June 24th, 2013 05:06:04pm

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I currently have 10 Widow recurves and 1 PLX. The PLX is the bow I shoot the best. It just fits my style.

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RORI
June 26th, 2013 12:06:14pm
I HAVE A FAVORITE DIFFERENT WIDOW EVERY TIME I GO OUT!!! MAYBE THE ONE I HUNT WITH THE MOST IS MY PLV TAKE DOWN.

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Charlie3
June 26th, 2013 06:06:42pm

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PSAV 60' 63# @ 29. I feel well equipped whether in a tree, crawling in the thick stuff or playing on the range. I took my time shopping...the only other bows that had similar performance had a much lower brace height and did not handle near as nice. Great combination of performance and shootablility.

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Pinecone
July 6th, 2013 08:07:47am

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I have a PSAX that was built with the small grip when it was still offered. It is perfect for my hand size and it makes the bow super accurate for me. The original poundage is a little much for me at the moment, but I am going to have the limb weight reduced. I also have another set of lower poundage limbs on the way :-)!

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Bowhunter4life
July 27th, 2013 09:07:48am
I've shot most of the models that have been made... of all of them I like the 58" SA/PSA the best... Although my PCH with the low grip and I are getting along pretty well too...

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David McLendon
July 27th, 2013 04:07:52pm

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Black & White Ebony PCHX LH 55#@29" 58" AMO Asbell grip checkered by Dave Windauer of Silvertip Bows shooting a Barbee Ultra-Cam string. I believ this is the first B& W Ebony that BW built, I have seen others since and they are all pretty but this is some particularly outstanding wood. This bow is really heavy for its size and I like the additional mass. With Ricks string it is quiet-er and I am getting as much from 55# as I do from some other bows in the 60-62# range. The bow is a killer but the checkered grip and properly st up Barbee string make it perfect for me

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Paul M
August 1st, 2013 09:08:46am

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I like my Iron Wood PSR its 56" Long and 43#@27"

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Paul M
August 4th, 2013 12:08:13am

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I think my PLIII is my favorite now!!!

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Arcobsessed
August 7th, 2013 08:08:13pm

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I made to switch to traditional about 3 years ago. Being that there are few traditional archers in my corner of the world I struggled with which bow to buy. I started with a used bow in the $300 range and then was influenced by what I read in another forum and spent big bucks on a bow that never did it for me. Anyhow, I decided to immerse myself into the culture by going to the Eastern Traditional Archery Rendezvous in Pennsylvania. Best thing I ever did. Shot a ton of different bows but was really impressed by a couple of PSAs. They are stable in the hand and shoot where you're looking. I shot the PMA but thought the mass weight was too much. I shot the PTF and found it to be just a little light on mass. Naturally, I've now got the sickness and "have to have a PSA". I've had a couple of replies but the PSAs are either too light or too heavy. However, there are 2 PCHS which have got what I want- RH, excellent condition and 45-46 LBS. BUT - I have never shot a PCH and worry the mass might be too light. What is the difference in physical weight between the PSA and the PCH? There's also the shorter sight window? My sickness is such that I want the bow now. You'd think a 60 year old would have more fortitude.

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Arcobsessed
August 7th, 2013 08:08:00pm

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Sorry about the above post. First time on this forum and thought I was starting a new thread. Will try again.

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Dave L.
August 13th, 2013 11:08:56am
for me, a PSA in the 60" length 60@28 seems to be about perfect. I have had several models and just keep coming back to a 60" PSA with asbel grip.

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GILBERT
August 18th, 2013 03:08:11pm

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As some of you know I have lately been on a quest for lighter poundage bows due to some health problems. Yesterday a fellow Widow shooter brought a Blackwidow he was wanting to sell.....a PTF-X. My eye just could not seem to get along with it. I did shoot it, and man was I surprised! That skinny?? little bow shot great!!! That proved to me that any Black Widow can easily be your favorite. BUT!!! I will continue looking for light poundage PSA-Xs. Found a 44lb PSA-V so far.

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Robert L.
September 2nd, 2013 01:09:13pm
I have one PMA riser with two sets of liumbs. Does that answer the question? Why? the bow shoots with accurecy with either set of limbs, that's why.

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Cougar
September 19th, 2013 07:09:57pm
I still have my first Widow that I ordered new in 1990 its a MA111, but I think of all my widows the favorite is my PMA 50" and 47# which is cocobolo and Osage.. I went to Nixa and toured the plant with Roger and picked out the slabs for the limbs.. Here she is ! !

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Cougar
September 19th, 2013 08:09:28pm
Last post the PMA is a 60 in. not 50 ...

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DennyK
September 20th, 2013 05:09:18pm

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Hey Cougar-are your limbs all Osage or are they veneered over Bamboo? Thanks and Happy Huntin' this season. Denny

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Bearhunter
September 20th, 2013 11:09:23pm

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Its my KBX 58", 51# at 28". Marble wood riser with Leopard wood limbs, Its so new I have not got it yet John at widow said it should be ready next week. Can't wait.

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Greybark
September 26th, 2013 11:09:33pm
Hey GILBERT , My favourite by far is the PTF model . One reason for my choise is the classic lines of the riser and another reason is the 3/4 lb lighter weight fits in well with this 74 year old bowhunter with bad shoulders . Cheers from the Country that has everthing except the Stanley Cup ....

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Cougar
October 5th, 2013 01:10:54pm
Sorry Denny had not been on the wall in a few weeks... The picture of my PMAX is all Osage limbs .. I got the bow made in 2007 and that picture was taken not long after that.. They have Mellowed out to a darker rich color now.. Just like Osage should.. very nice looking ! !

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Rupert W.
October 5th, 2013 05:10:26pm
I love my all widows! The dearest of them all is my 80 #PLX! Fantastically to the shoot. LG Rupert

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Rupert W.
October 5th, 2013 05:10:47pm
and………………………………..

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DennyK
October 7th, 2013 12:10:36pm

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Cougar, Thanks! I just got back to the computer today. Love the Osage. Denny

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Hookeye
October 22nd, 2013 10:10:08am

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My current beater

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Clint B.
October 22nd, 2013 11:10:43am

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PLs are my favorite. To quote Denny Sturgis Jr., "longbows are just cool!"

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GILBERT
October 23rd, 2013 10:10:53am

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Greybark, in my quest for lighter poundage Widow bows, yesterday I shot a PTF Model. Dang that PTF shot good, I mean really good. That made me conclude that an individuals favorite Black Widow is going to be the Black Widow that is pleasing to his eye, and the one he feels fits him the best.....because as I have found out, all Black Widow bows shoot great. BTW, the PSA-Xs pleases my eye the best, and fits me perfect. LOL!! Sorry you still do not have the Stanley Cup. Keep the faith buddy. LOL!!

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Greybark
October 23rd, 2013 11:10:26am
Hey GILBERT , you are right on reference pleasing to your eye and fit . In regards to you having the Stanley Cup , don`t worry I can see it from my back porch. LOL Cheers
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