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Rough and Ready English Style Longbow - 45-50 lb. at 28 in.


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  • A high quality english style longbow made from hickory wood backed with linen
  • Unfinished and rough hewn to save you money
  • Pulls 45-50 pounds at maximum draw length of 28 inches
  • Includes a bow stringer and instructions
  • 1 year warranty; Made in USA


Product Description

This bow is made from Hickory wood backed with linen. The handle is wrapped with tape for a smooth grip. It comes ready to shoot and is tillered to a draw weight of 45 to 50 pounds and a maximum draw length of 28 inches. The bow is unfinished and needs to be sealed. This can be accomplished by simply rubbing petroleum jelly on the bow (including the linen backed side) twice per year. One might also opt to finish the bow permanently by sanding and sealing. This is an economical alternative to our already finished bows, offering the same abilities while allowing you to finish it in a fashion of your choosing.

A bow stringer and instructions are included.

This bow comes with a 1 year warranty. If this bow breaks or does not function properly as a result of manufacturing defects we will replace it free of charge.

Made in the USA


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 72 x 2 x 2 inches ; 1.5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • ASIN: B001MK80EA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #329,354 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Easy to finish, great learning project, shoots well, holding up very well so far.
Thomas M. Crump
I liked it because I got to sand it and stain it myself, adding a touch of my own taste into the bow.
JD H.
It is an incredible product that is the best value of all of the long bows that I seen on the net!
F. C. Stephens

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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful By F. C. Stephens on December 30, 2008
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Hello,

After purchasing my first hickory bow from [...] I decided to get a "heavier" hunting version of the bow.

These bows are advertised to be "rough and ready", but believe me the quality is still fabulous compared to the finished bow that I already have.

I am going to follow the advise of the builder and seal my bow with Vaseline Petroleum Jelly to keep it in good shape.

I am very impressed with the quality of this product that comes complete with instructions, bow stringer and bow string.

It is an incredible product that is the best value of all of the long bows that I seen on the net!

Best,

Chris
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful By evildevildoc on April 2, 2010
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I first had my doubts as to buying this bow, but I decided to give it a shot. I first didn't hear anything from the seller after paying for the bow, so i waited until the ship date posted on Amazon. The bow was shipped that very day via expedited shipping. I received the bow 2 days later. The bow was ready to be strung and and shot. But being rough and ready, I wanted to make it look nice. It took a little bit of sanding with 80 grit sandpaper and then with 150 then with 400 and it came out nice. I then stained it and the bow looks like a $500+ bow. The bow comes with linen backing, but I still added a fiberglass backing with some special epoxy I like to use. I left the linen the same color and it gives the bow a beautiful contrast. I then sealed and water proofed the belly of the bow with clear gloss finish. Lightly sanded the bow with 400 grit sandpaper and polished the back and belly of the bow. One thing about the bow is that the string is not too good but it only takes a little bit more work (like 15 mins) to make a new string. I used Dacron B-50 for the string and used red and black double strand flemish twist on it. I also added some otter furs to the string and leather tip protectors. The bow comes with black electrical tape for the handle but the bow is still marked where the center and handle goes. So to finish it up, I added a leather grip stitched with leather strips and the bow now looks beatiful. My friends always ask me where I got the bow and are amazed when i tell them from where and what it's made of. I have not chronographed it yet, but it looks like it almost shoots as fast as my friend's Black Widow recurve.

The only thing I can say that I didn't like about this bow is that it took about 1 1/2" set after the limbs being exercised.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Rosie on February 22, 2011
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This is an amazing bow -- I bought it for my honey, and he was so impressed. I can hardly draw this (whimpy girl) but he loves it! It is a great replica of old longbows the Celts used, and just what I was looking for.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 4, 2012
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I've been interested in buying a bow for sometime and have not shot a bow since I was a kid. The price and the good reviews motivated me to buy this bow. After it arrived, I sanded it with coarse, medium and fine sand paper which took less than 20 minutes. I decided to use a oil based stain and clear coat for my bow. If you decide to stain, I recommend use a darker stain. The linen on my bow showed dark streaks when I used a natural wood stain. This doesn't bother me but I know some people maybe bothered by cosmetic flaws. Then I used a water based polyurethane clear coat, lightly sanding between coats. The end result was a very nice looking bow. The guys at the local archery shop were amazed I paid $100 for the bow. I also bought an arm guard, shooting glove, quiver and ceder arrows.

The Good.
-amazing value
-extremely easy to sand and finish
-great bow for novice and beginner longbow shooters
-fast delivery.

The Bad
-black electrical tape for a handle. I would have preferred marks for me to install a leather grip which I made before staining
-the bow string is a bit low on quality so I will be making a new one real soon.
-a light wood stain will show cosmetic flaws in the linen.
-a 50 lb draw might be hard for some people.

Lastly don't waste your money with the cheap cedar arrows. The longbow is meant to shoot arrows with a 100-125 grain tip. I learned this after talking to the guys at the local archery shop and shooting some carbon arrows. Due to the cost of quality wooden arrows, I am going to make my own to include medieval style heads.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By HunterGatherer122 on October 9, 2010
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Easily about 45-53 or so pounds. Used a flu-flu arrow with it, and it still, even wwith displaced velocity and kinetic force, shredded any prey. Use a scorpio broadhead tip. Very Accurate too.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey Olson on June 10, 2012
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This is the bow that has helped me make my return to archery. I am stationed in Germany, and my German friends didn't know what to make of me when I arrived at there range in the forrest with this long bow and a leather quiver slung across my chest and back.

This is a quality and powerfull long bow. It comes in rough forms, but I had no problems sanding it down to a store quality finish. I then wiped it down with a wet rag, let it dry, and then game it one more sanding with a very fine sand paper. I picked Tru-oil as the finish, on the recommendation of my wood working expert friends. I really don't think there is a better way to go. You do not want this bow to get wet when you are using it, and tru-oil will keep the elemnets out, plus provide flexibility for your bow. I used 5 coats of tru-oil, using 00 steel wool between coats. The bow is very beautiful, and I am completely satisfied with the results. The string has held up incredibly well. I made sure that I used bow string wax before I ever shot the bow, and I apply more wax once a month.

I highly recommend this bow! You cannot beat the price, and the quality is very good. I don't think you can get any more traditional than this without making the bow yourself.
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