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
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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
Top Customer Reviews
-extremely easy to sand and finish
-great bow for novice and beginner longbow shooters
-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.
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.
I still have and shoot the bow to this day. My only complaint is the string. I don't know how it is now, but when I ordered the bow the string that came with it resembles kite string more than an actual bow string. While its fine for a beginner, I would recommend going to your local archery shop and getting a real string fitted for it, and you.
The bow shoots true, once you get the hang of it, and has a draw weight as posted, at about 45-50 pounds for most people. I personally am pretty lanky, and have long arms, akin my draw weight a bit higher, as my draw is closer to 30 inches rather than the tested 28. Even then, only minimal problems learning to shoot.
Overall I LOVE this bow! I am actually getting a new, higher quality string for it today, and I just wanted everyone to know this ow is worth the bucks. (Although it is a bit cheaper from the makers website, which I don't think amazon will let me list here).
Cheers! And good hunting and shooting!
You are going to need to sand and finish the bow, but I found that it gives it a bit of a personal touch. I followed some of the instructions I found in the reviews and my bow now looks gorgeous. It shoots perfectly and I'm looking forward to eventually taking it out for some hunting next season.
I'd certainly recommend this bow to anyone who is looking to get into archery or just wants to add a nice, inexpensive bow to their collection. I have nothing but great things to say about this product! Keep it up!
They are unsanded and unfinished. I took about and hour with a small sander and several coats of Danish oil to end up with a beautiful bow. I also added a suede wrapped hand grip. I then used a coating of Titebond II glue to seal the linen backing. It looks great now and has loosened up a bit.
I don't think you can do better for the money and time.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a decent enough little bow to go play around with, and I had a good time finishing it up and wrapping the handle.Read more