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OMP MOUNTAIN MAN SIERRA LONGBOW 68''
|Price:||$207.27 - $288.21|
- Hard maple and walnut design. Custom finish. Clear fiberglass limbs with reinforced tips.
- Dacron® string included. Fast Flight® string compatible. Size: 68".
- Recommended brace height: 6 1/2″ to 7 1/2″
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An elegant, beautifully crafted design puts the Sierra longbow from OMP® in a class of its own. It's constructed from hard maple and walnut woods, has a custom finish, and features clear fiberglass limbs with reinforced tips.
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I've had this bow almost a week and I love it. Mine was double packaged, first in a long, sturdy cardboard tube by the manufacturer, OMP, and that was placed in a long rectangular box. The bow itself was sealed in a long plastic bag. Upon unpacking the bow I noticed that the string was still in the cardboard tube. I simply up-ended the tube and gave it a thunk on the floor and the string came right out. If you order one of these and think the string is missing, check the packaging tube!
The wood is beautiful, with a satin finish. The clear fiberglass laminations really let the beauty of the woods show through. The handle IS purpleheart as advertised, and it is beautiful, but purpleheart doesn't stay "purple" for long. I also have an OMP Ozark Hunter 68" longbow in 45lb draw; it also is advertised as having purpleheart, but that model no longer comes that way; no such "disappointments" with the Sierra.
My only complaint is that the string supplied was too long to achieve the recommended brace height, by a good two inches or more. The original string slapped the heck out of the base of my thumb. Fortunately I had a 68" AMO 16 strand string in my kit, and achieved the correct brace height. This made all the difference, no more hand-slapping.
I moved up from a 45lb bow to a 60lb bow just for the heck of it. I've got recurves in various draw weights down to 24lb, and honestly didn't see as much difference in ease of pulling the 24lb, the 32lb or the 45lb recurves. The 45lb longbow seemed more pleasant to shoot that the 45lb recurve, mainly in that it felt smoother. I immediately noticed that there is a bit more work involved in drawing a 60lb bow! The 60lb Sierra is still a joy to shoot, smooth with little if any "hand-shock when properly braced.
One thing that I have noticed is that it gets progressively easier for me to get a clean release as I move up in draw weight. I get decent arrow grouping with any of the 45lb bows and with the 60lb bow. I understand that this is not uncommon.
For someone very new to archery I would recommend starting with a lighter draw weight, get some coaching on form and then move up to heavier bows if you are so inclined. If your upper body strength isn't that great to start with, you won't enjoy a 60lb bow as much as a lighter bow. October Mountain Products makes this bow and the Ozark Hunter in lighter draw weights, and I think that both models are delightful for the price. (Especially as I paid for mine with Amazon points!)
I would gladly buy this bow again, and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys traditional archery, especially to casual shooters like myself..