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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-03-2019, 04:19 PM Thread Starter
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Im shooting a 52 lb predator takedown recurve. Love it, But lately been thinking about a Bear Montana Longbow at 50 lbs. Anyone have one?

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Most of the traditional longbows have more handshock than a recurve. Ive owned a lot of both until my shoulder started giving me big problems. Were it me Id try to find one I could shoot before you buy one.

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I have one in #55 weight. I have shot it for about 5 years now. It was my second "stick", second one was an early Cabela brand longbow #55 made by Ragim (Wolf model). It has been a great bow. It is smooth and pretty quiet, especially after adding some beaver fur silencers. It is nicely constructed and well made. It should give you years of service.
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I ended up getting a used one at a reasonable price. Awesome bow . 50 lb seems like plenty for deer out to 15 yards(my limit for traditional gear). Also picked up a 46 lb Striker hybrid longbow. So now I have to decide what I want to hunt with. I have to decide if Im a one bow guy or bow hoarder. All 3 bows shoot awesome, if you spend some time with it. All 3 are completely different, so I cant bounce from bow to bow. Decisions , Decisions

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Yes, #50 is plenty. I only went with #55 because I got a really good deal. I feel your pain. I would like to shoot a lot more bows too see if they are worth the asking price or feel good to me. Enjoy!!
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I have a #60 for several years and love it! Longbows are a little bit different than a recurve.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-16-2019, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
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I got that Montana dialed in.. Gave it to a buddy whos a workaholic . Gave him a couple months, challenged him to a 3D course. Hes enjoying it. Ive settled on a Striker longbow. Im hooked.


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