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Starting the search for  a new 50's style recurve and see that Jim Belcher has one that he has started offering through his new company.  Has anyone had a chance to shoot one or seen a review. I have always been a big fan of the Great Northern Ghost, but would like to try something new.  The Lonestar looks a little thinner in the grip than the Ghost.  Here's the picture from Jim's website

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Here’s a LS with green glass. 
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Exactly the model I am looking to have Jim build.  Probably in the low 40's range so Brynnen can shoot it also.
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I like the name!
I had looked at them,  but it seems as though they were o my 58” long....

I bet it’s a shooter though


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I’m wrong(again) it’s the c’rado that I am interested in... but it is only available in 58”

the lone star does come in 60”

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Bob, Go ahead and buy Brynnen her own bow.
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I've shot the L.S many times, It's a pretty smooth shooting 50s style !! I personally like it !! Also the c’rado shoots pretty nice as well !!  Bivo the quality is top notch.... 

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Bob, Go ahead and buy Brynnen her own bow.


No way.  She just got the Bearpaw Dakota about 6 weeks ago.  How many bows does a girl need? 

I am actually looking for a new or used 64" 40# Hill Style for her with a slight locator grip. She's tough to buy for because she's very particular about grips since she got the titanium rod put in her bow arm. 

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I took a ride up to Jim and Georgia’s shop last week to try out a Lonestar. I shot several of the them. They are super quick, and fun to shoot, and It is probably the quietest recurve that I’ve ever shot. I ordered one with an Osage riser. 
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Thanks Dale.  It always helps to get some first hand feedback when buying a bow I've never actually shot before.

I'm pretty sure I'm going with green glass. So now I need some expert opinion on riser wood, but you guys are going to have to do. Georgia sent me some pictures of woods she thought would work well with the green glass. They are nice, but nothing jumped out at me as "the one".  If you have a green glass bow, can you post a picture and identify the wood. 

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That C'rado is easy on the eyes... 
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Clovis, that green glass will look sharp. Choosing a riser wood is going to be tough. So many choices!
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Wenge looks good with green glass. Green and black overlays. Good luck with your choices.
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I took a ride up to Jim and Georgia’s shop last week to try out a Lonestar. I shot several of the them. They are super quick, and fun to shoot, and It is probably the quietest recurve that I’ve ever shot. I ordered one with an Osage riser. 

Dale - I have found that 2 recurves of the same length and weight can pull entirely differently from one another largely due to the design of the curves. Probably not the right technical terms, but would you describe the Lonestar as an "easy" pull or a "stiff" pull? 

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Clovis6, I know exactly what you mean about two bows of same length & weight feeling different while drawing. The three Lonestars I shot were very smooth throughout my draw cycle. These bows were 46# , 47#, and 50#. The Lonestar that I ordered will be in that weight range, Actually 47#. 
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Clovis , i picked up a lonestar down at the HH classic a few weeks ago . I got the same bow as Darren shows in his post , green glass and riser.
As far as drawing goes i will  have to say that the pull is on the stiff side but ,the speed of this bow is exceptional . The stiff pull could have something to do with the 54 lb  bow i chose which is at the top of my weight range these days . I would usually go with a 62" bow at this weight .
After getting used to it i pay no attention to the pull at all and have fallen in love with this bow . Fastest 50's style ive shot to date.
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I'm a sucker for bocote so it might be my choice but it's going to be your bow!  I like the wenge idea too.  Another thing that comes to mind is ebony or ebonized maple.

Is the bow a static recurve or maybe a tweener half way between static and working?  I love the simplicity and lines of that bow. 

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Jim and Georgia certainly build fine looking bows. I really like the looks of the one on the barn wall.
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Have been shooting my new Lonestar for the past week. We're starting to get used to each other. At least at 15 yards. Bow is 60" and #44@28". Pulls 41# and a touch at my 26 3/4" draw.  At about 19 oz, it is a very light mass weight bow which makes it an entirely different shooting experience than the Micarta handle bows which have been occupying most of my shooting time over the summer. Despite the light weight, It is very smooth and quiet bow. Shooting 27", #40-45 wood arrows with 125gr and 145gr points. Does a nice job at 18 yards with wood arrows and 145gr broadheads of various types. Also throws a 600 carbon Heavy Hunter (11.18 gpi) with a 145gr VPA 3-blade with enough authority to get the job done on a Whitetail at any distance I'm going to shoot. Will put it on the chronograph eventually, but not something I spend much time thinking about anymore. Grip is comfortable and positions your hand consistently without having to think about it too much. Since I spend most of my time with reverse handle ASLs, I might have gone with a slightly straighter grip had I actually thought about it when I placed my order. Still, no complaints, and I really appreciate the quick turnaround time on the build. Georgia and Jim are doing a great job with the new business.     

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Clovis, nice bow. I really like that green riser. I have had my Lonestar for 3 weeks, and it has quickly become my favorite. Now, if I could only remember how to post some pics. 
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Nice little bow! Enjoy it!
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