longbow - Willie

i was just wondering if anyone here has a 66" longbow they shoot and what their likes or dislikes are.reason for asking is i need a little convincing to get a 66" longbow from BW.i have a pma,2 robertson styke bows and a howard hill longbow but i dont have a reflex deflex longbow. please answwer a couple questions if you know. 1.what about quietness compared to d shape longbows 2.are they picky about hand placement quietness and shooting where you look are the important things to me. thanks willie

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Timberhawg
October 21st, 2013 09:10:14pm

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Willie, are your other longbows 66"? If so I take you have an above ave. draw length and like the longer lenth for comfort, minus the finger pinch. I do not own or have ever shot a 66incher. My draw is 29.5" and I shoot a 64" plx... have since 2006. Never had an ounce of trouble with noise, once I got my brace height and arrow weight right. Hand placement is not an issue becuse of the style grip Widow uses(locator style/Toby or custom). The best point and shoot bow I've owned, just feels natural. D-shaped bows are a little/lot(depending on make) more rigid than the PL's. You will not find a better shooting longbow, smooth, quite and fast. I'm sure there are equals out there but I've not found one yet. hope this helps

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Willie
October 22nd, 2013 07:10:05am
i just have a 29" draw but i just like and have always shot longer bows ( 41 years of shooting) and i always use moderate weight bows ( 57-62# bows). i always let my pointing finger just barely touch bottom of arrow shaft (not enough to raise it off shelf,just to let me know it is there).i am having heart catherization tomorrow so when i get over that i think i will get a longbow from BW (with low grip if they make that). thanks for your comments on the longbow.quietness and pointability is top on my list (with moderate speed),to fast and it acts like a race car (to touchy).you cant out jump something you cant hear.

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A Tag
October 22nd, 2013 03:10:07pm

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I shot D style longbows for 22 years and love them to this day. I own Hill bows and have owned two robertson bows along with many other brands. As old age is quitly sneaking up on me I felt I needed to make a change. With a Black Widow longow I was able to drop draw wieght and keep my arrow speed the same because of the speed of these bows. I was able to drop my bow lenght to 62" and still have a forgiving bow with no finger pinch. I shot 66" Hill bows and 64" robertson bows. The Pl longbows are very easy to shoot they hit where you point them, in fact Iam a better archer today then I ever was before. There is alot less hand shock with the widows and is just as quit. All in all you shoot a D style bow because you love them, not because they shoot the best. If I was ten years younger I would still shoot a D bow, or a selfbow. Just my opion.

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Willie
October 24th, 2013 12:10:01am
A tag thanks for your reply and it seems we have followed the same path in archery.if u dont mine me asking what weight bows did you shoot (hill and robertsons) and what BW longbow did you get that was equal or better than what you use to shoot.also what is your draw length (since you have a 62" longbow) and you use to shoot 66 and 64" bows (same as me).I am going to get a longbow and i was going with the 66" but i might change that spec.do you have the toby grip?also i had my heart catherization and i had 3 small blockages 40-50% so they will keep a check on them (needs to be 70% before they take action.
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