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Clovis6

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After all of the discussions about English Longbows the past few days, I felt the need to grab one off the rack and head into the forest with a handful of wood arrows.  The weather cooperated this afternoon, so with my wife and dog in tow, we went out to the local club 3D range for half a round. A good time was had by all and I was very surprised with the success I was having.  Almost forgot how much fun it is to shoot off the hand.

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 ELB"S are fun to shoot, that's for sure. From these pictures, it is apparent that you shoot yours very well.
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Looks like you had a wonderful day. Good shooting!
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Put everything else away and shoot that ELB
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Clovis, you shoot it well.
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Lookin' good [thumb]


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Appreciate the compliments guys, but we all know not every shot was a perfect 10. Of the 18 targets from the orange stakes, there was probably an even split across 10/8/5. Given the lack of a shelf or arrow rest and the amount of paradox involved with an ELB, I was pleasantly surprised how little problem I had keeping the arrows on line. Shots that "missed" were either high or low. Had as much trouble at 15 yards (high) as I did at the targets that were out at 30 yards (low). Might have to break down and add a sinew nock point to the string. Right now I just try to nock the arrow about a thumb's width down from the top of the serving. 

And now the good news.  In a moment of weakness on his part, I was able to convince Jacques to sell me back my old Don Adams Yew ELB that I shot for the first 30 years of my life as a traditional archer. Will have to work back up to the weight (70#), but am only going to shoot it stumping and maybe squirrel hunting so I should be okay. 

     

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nice!    Gotta start pumping that iron now.
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I did too !

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Nice rob . Now I got to go shoot my St Charles elb. !!
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Nice rob . Now I got to go shoot my St Charles elb. !!

It's the one bow of yours I keep waiting for you to sell...

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Is that bow all heart wood with rawhide backing, or is there a thin sap wood backing
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Hey rob never happen .i had jay right in ancient Irish ogham lettering my wife's name carol on the bottom limb . It's a very special bow to me .
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Good question Jack. Always thought it was the latter, but will look more closely and take a better picture when it shows back up.  In any case, I think the rawhide has significantly contributed to it surviving 34 years of fairly regular shooting. 
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Hey rob never happen .i had jay right in ancient Irish ogham lettering my wife's name carol on the bottom limb . It's a very special bow to me .

Okay Dan, so here's plan B.  You buy two of the bows that I have for sale and then I can order a new ELB directly from Jay. In the meantime, how about posting a picture of your bow and the specs.

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That's  gorgeous, Rob!

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Rob I'll send you some pics
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Good shooting and a beautiful bow!
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[thumb] You have some sweet ELB's Clovis!

Been wanting to try one for a while, but haven't made it happen yet. 

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Here it is!

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Aye, to be sure, and ya just might get a visit from Sir Robin of Locksley!
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Id rather be visited by Maid Marion.
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What do you mean she is still alive and is 102 years old!!!!! Look it up, Olivia Denavelin!!!!!
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Yeah, but not in my mind. Haha
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