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Tradslinger

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I have been told a time or two, okay a lot more than that, that I had way too many bows. I don't reckon that at any given time that I had over a dozen but I did a lot of bow swapping and trading over the years. Even now I only have 8 in the house and yet the wife moans a little here and there about them. But only two of them qualify as hunting bows, the rest are uh, for others to shoot if they show up. I only have one quality okay two quality bows but the truth is that I need at least one more decent bow. I really need a good 45# or less longbow for hunting but the funding is at a premium these days.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 My wife keeps saying things like I need my teeth fixed worse than I need a bow. I can see her point but....  I know this guy that had 65 hunting dogs at one time, that was over kill in my book. But bows don't eat you out of house and home, they just need arrows. I keep hoping that a relative will leave me a sweet bow but none of my relatives shoot bows. I keep watching these videos where guys build these beautiful longbows and man do I want to build one but... I already have enough challenges in my everyday life as it is to try that. Recurves are cool and I like them, like them a lot but longbows are what I really love to shoot. They are what I prefer to hunt with. To me a really nice longbow is like a really nice expensive bamboo fly rod, a dream in the hand. It's not so wrong to have a lot of dreams is it? Now I know that some of you put me to shame not only for the numbers of bows but the quality of them. Sometimes it is what it is. 
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The best bow shots I know have just one. Also, you cant take them with you. We all need less of everything.[confused]
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Ah, when one has "The Bow" that is all that it takes until they get that itch which usually results in regrets
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isn't it the quest in the first place, to find the perfect bow for us?
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The proper statement is that there are too many bows that I can't afford.
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I currently have 13 bows (one not listed in my signature).  I have had 20 bows (I believe that was my maximum).  There probably is a point where one has too many bows.  I know from firsthand experience that it must be much more than just only 20 bows.
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The answer to your subject is no
Hell no

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Your sure to explore and for me I want one good asl. The rest will be self bows of my own carving
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I don’t believe the “one bow do it all”. Sorry, I have a rig for 3D, a rig for indoor and so on. Even the best barebow archers have a rig for indoor and one for field. If they don’t have many risers they will have many limbs. So no, the bows are not too many.
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Agree with Tim!  "The answer to your subject is no
Hell no
 "  The real problem is too many bows, but not enough tome to have them all!
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Have to agree with Tim on this one. Although as I age and my draw weight goes down a bit, I should sell a few of the heavier ones. Every time one of my kids comes over they remind me “not to leave them with this”. Lol
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Ditto on Tim’s sentiments as well. I’ll add my observation that just as it takes birds to make a bird dog—it takes arrows (not bows) to make the archer.
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There is no such thing as to many bows. So the answer is you cannot have to many bows. 
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I have a bunch... I think I am about at my ceiling now, but certainly get the "One more" bug from time to time!  I would say that the number of bows an archer has on the rack is a personal matter and "too many" is determined by their needs and wants and what ever joy is derived from them.

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Listen to your wife...fix your teeth. Good mouth health is very important to overall health.
Good health is needed for good archery.
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