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I really have the itch for a longbow and found a 45# Ausable with quiver and a few arrows. Just wondering how good one is for hunting. Heard that they can be a little bit loud. I shoot mainly instinctive and the 45# is now at my upper end on the poundage. My first good longbow was a Quillian Bamboo Longhunter which I totally regret trading off. I like the idea of bamboo limbs and I think that this bow has them as well. any thoughts? Thanks, Jerry
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It had some good reviews online and a description on 3Rivers site.   Nice looking bow.



Fred Bear spent many hours canoeing and fly-fishing on the AuSable River, home of the Grayling, Michigan Bear Archery plant. Now Bear Archery has captured the majesty and spirit of that dynamic river with the AuSable Longbow. What sets the AuSable Longbow apart is it's reflex/deflex design, larger sight window, full radiused grip and crowned, cut-on-center arrow shelf. The 64" length and bamboo core limbs make this one high performance shooting machine.

Riser: Radiused, cut-on center shelf. Constructed of 2-pieces of exotic Bubinga with accent stripe. Leather grip and arrow rest included. Inlaid Bear medallion.
Limbs: Bamboo lamination core surrounded by clear Maple laminations, then finished with black fiberglass. Reinforced bow tips can handle high performance string materials.
String: D97 Flemish twist bow string. Manufacturer recommended brace height: 7" - 7½". Replacement string length of 61" recommended.



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Howard Hill Wesley Special 70#
Howard Hill Big 5  65#
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Jerry Hill Wildcat ll 50#


 

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Its a good bow. You might really like it.
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I think Jeff and Lucy Kavanagh have some you tube videos shooting the Ausable you might want to check out.
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Jeff and Lucy are both awesome shots and I have watched several of their videos. I love the sleek design of the bow as well as the grip style. In the old days I didn't worry about speed at all with my longbows but I did like bamboo in them. weight has become a factor these days as well and I need a light bow. bad shoulders and torn muscles dictate a lot of things now. plus I am now stronger in my left hand and arm than the right. Getting old ain't for the faint of heart. And yet I knew this 94 year old WWII vet that got around better than some 40 year olds. If they haven't sold the bow by the time I get back there, I plan to get it. 
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I have been bowhunting my whole life and have hunted traditional and with compounds. A few years ago I decided to buy a longbow again and shot about 6 different bows at local pro shops. I shot a Wes Wallace, Bear Montana, Bear Ausable, Bear Patriot ,Martin Savanah and 2-3 others that I don't remember. The Bear Ausable shot best followed by the Martin Savanah and then the Bear Montana. The others I did not like especially the Patriot. The Ausable shot smoothly with almost no hand shock and the most to my point of aim. The Bear Montana also shot better to my point of aim than the Martin Savanah but it had more hand shock (not horrible though) and was not quite as smooth. The Bear Ausable and Martin Savanah both are gorgeous bows and the Ausable has a riser that is slightly more center cut and with a bigger sight window which I personally like. I bought the Ausable in 50 lbs and recently bought a Martin Savanah at 40 lbs. I am currently looking for a used Montana or Ausable that is 30lbs to help recover from Rotator cuff surgery. My advice is to shoot as many as you can locally first. I travelled to 4 different shops and everyone likes something different. The Ausable is a very good bow that I would recommend to anyone. Good luck.
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thanks longbow 17, that was good to hear. I had heard that the Ausable had good pointability like that. For me it's size plus sleekness is very appealing. I recently shot a bow that the poundage was okay but it was a bulky bow for the poundage. being 64" lends itself better for my shooting from a lower level stand (4-6 ft high). I have 15 ' high stands but I am trying to keep my shots a lot closer now due to numerous health issues. I find a decent sized tree and then cut several thick cedars to brush me inside a pocket of cover with one main shooting lane that I just clear with my arrow. When done correctly, I can see out and see thru the cedar good enough to get ready for my shot with out them seeing me move slowly. I use this mainly watching a scrape/rub line with at least 2 stands for the wind.  
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