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Clovis6

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Just saw a post over on Leatherwall that Jerry Welch, expert bowyer and owner of Welchman Longbows in Alaska, has recently passed away and the company has shut down. Several of us have had the distinct privilege to own and shoot bows made by Jerry and they were exceptional creations. The world of Traditional Archery has lost a great one.
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Shortly after my post about Jerry's passing I was able to acquire a Welchman Yew ELB from another traditional archer over in Sweden who had 2. The bow is just under 68" ntn and #45@26". The handle is slightly oval which seems to limit torque a bit more than my round handled ones. Shot well in the garage last night and am looking forward to taking it out to the 3D range when we have freedom of movement again.  

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Beautiful
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Bob...
   Sorry to hear of his passing. Have 55# yew Welchman, beautiful, great shooting.

   Have been curious for a number of years now about his hook-up with Chief A J in setting the record of a 200# pull. Back in the mid '90s they claimed several Guiness records, including the first to pull 200#s, yet as I understahd it, Mark Stretton is given credit. You or anyone else know tha actual story.
 
   Speaking of heavy pulls, there is a video on youtube of Joe Gibbs claiming to pull 210#s; he only weighs 170#s.

    Have a pleasant Easter to all.....
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