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GaryL,

How's the bow working out?  I know the post is a little dated but I'd be curious to know your thoughts.

I ordered one last week from Craig.  Looking forward to its arrival.

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First of all RG, congrats on the new bow!  Yes, I really like my HH Bighorn.  It shoots as expected of all my HH bows.  Is it my favorite?  No, I have several bows, most of them with tip overlays and I think that I prefer my bows with no overlays. 

I recently purchased a used Redman off the classifieds.  It was an older one, according to Craig built in the early 90's by Craig himself.  Its got much smaller tips than how he builds them now so I was surprised that he built it and it also only has 3 lams, the newer ones have 4. This is my favorite bow to shoot, not sure if it has anything to do with the smaller tips and lack of overlays but I really love this one! Feels snappier.

Now, is the Rockymountain my best looking bow?  Yep, it sure is pretty to look at and also shoots really well.  The only thing is the grip, when it wears out eventually I am not sure if I can get replacement material from Crag on that?  Might have to just go with Light Gray cow hide.

You will be very happy when you get yours!

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HH Redman 66" 58# @27"
HH Cheetah 70" 60# @28"
HH Tembo 68" 72# @28"
HH Limited Edition Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep 66" 60# @26"
Long River 66" 65" @28
Bear Montana 64" 55# @28"
John Strunk Ocean Spray Spirit Stick 35# @27
John Strunk Traditional Spirit 65# @26"
John Strunk Mollegabet, Yew/Bamboo Backed 45# @27
Yew Self Bow, 53# @28" (Made with John Strunk)
Pacific Ghost Osage Longbow 76# @29"
Browning Wasp 45#
73' Bear Kodiak Hunter 60" 50# @28"
Damon Howatt Cabelas Edition, 55# @28, AMO 60"


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Awesome!  This will be my first (made for me) HH bow.  I have a few, and several other longbows of most types.  I do like Hill style bows a lot.  I'd say my current longbows of choice are one of JD Berry's Argos and a Jack Harrison HHS (both with some r/d design), but I have a Cheetah I'm quite fond of, and when I saw this Rocky Mountain Bighorn a year or so ago, I figured I'd wind up ordering one.  When I reached out to Craig recently, I expected him to say they were all gone.  I don't know what number mine will be either.  I didn't think to ask and I really don't have a preference, so it'll be a surprise.

Mine will be 67" (by request), around 42# @ 26.5" (I requested 42 to 45# at my draw length).  My hands are somewhat small, so either a smaller grip or a slight locator grip is in order.  As much as I like the look of the standard grip, I usually have to modify them some to get them to work for me.  I've found JD Berry's locator grip to be one that really fits my hand well, so I asked Craig to give me just a touch of a locator.

Looking forward to launching some newly fletched cedars with it.
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Gary, what is the grp material on the Bighorn?
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Bighorn Sheep was the material used to make this grip.  Very thin and kind of a really cool feel to it.  Not sure how well it will hold up but I like it!
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HH Redman 66" 58# @27"
HH Cheetah 70" 60# @28"
HH Tembo 68" 72# @28"
HH Limited Edition Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep 66" 60# @26"
Long River 66" 65" @28
Bear Montana 64" 55# @28"
John Strunk Ocean Spray Spirit Stick 35# @27
John Strunk Traditional Spirit 65# @26"
John Strunk Mollegabet, Yew/Bamboo Backed 45# @27
Yew Self Bow, 53# @28" (Made with John Strunk)
Pacific Ghost Osage Longbow 76# @29"
Browning Wasp 45#
73' Bear Kodiak Hunter 60" 50# @28"
Damon Howatt Cabelas Edition, 55# @28, AMO 60"


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Not a lot of that around.  Classy!
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Well, it came in last week while I was traveling.  Just got back and had this waiting in my office.  I wish the photos were better.  They don't do justice to Craig's work.  The bow is a beauty.  Craig scaled down the grip area perfectly, which allowed me to opt for a slight dish rather than a locator.  Hope to loose some arrows with it tomorrow.
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 I like the whole bow but those limb tips are done perfectly! 
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First shots, 21 yard, kneeling.
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That’s a looker for sure.  Congrats!
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That’s a looker for sure.  Congrats!


Thanks, Justin.  I'm pretty stoked, as the kids say.  Do they still say that, or am I so old and out of touch that even that phrase has passed, lol (which I think still means, laughing out loud)?

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