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Randalf the grey

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Several months ago I got two new bows, an Oak Ridge Ash hybrid longbow and a Galaxy Ember hybrid longbow.
Since then I've had a chance to shoot them at the range, several times, with different arrows, and I'd like to change my opinions somewhat.
With the right arrow, the Oak Ridge Ash longbow is a good shooter.  It is a darn good bow, for the price.  I'm really pretty happy with it.  It's what I usually take to the range.
The Galaxy Ember shoots pretty good too, but it is very noisy.  I'm not sure I could recommend this for hunting.  No offense to anyone that bought one of these for hunting, but for $200, I'd buy the Oak Ridge instead.  The Oak Ridge shoots as well or better is lighter and quieter.   
David Mitchell

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Hmmm, I hunt with my Galaxy Embers (have 2 I like them so much and three sets of limbs).  I haven't had any noise issues. I think the Galaxy riser fits my hand better than any custom I ever bought. Sometimes we just hit things right and this bow just clicks for me and my more expensive bows mostly sit on the rack. 

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The noisy galaxy might need some sort of padded on the riser's limb bed

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Doesn't the Oak Ridge ash longbow come with a B-50 Dacron string? Put a B-50 or B-55 string on the Galaxy Ember & see how quiet it is then.
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