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Tom M

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Pondering about that “last bow” agian I wonder if anyone here has an A&H 3 piece TD they shoot? I don’t see much print about them and have seen and shot only a couple but that has been years ago. Any comments pro or negativ?
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Sun City, Az. by way of San Diego, Ca. Bear TD's Wes Wallace Royal LB, ILF risers and various limbs, Vintage Works 1962 Kodiak reproduction made to my specs

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These bows are very fast and are real performers. With that being said they can be a bugger to get arrows tuned. Any problem with your shooting form or release will show up. They are a great bow and are real shooters if you do your part. If you get on the website they usually have several risers and limbs in stock. You may find what you are looking for and have a bow in no time
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I pretty much agree with Oldtimerbow.  Very fast-it takes me several shots to get used to shooting it when switching from my other longbows.  Definitely not as sexy as my ASLs but it is fun to shoot and very accurate

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I have/had a love/hate relationship with their bows. Everyone understands the advantages of a flat trajectory, and the 2 I had were real performers. The one with the more deflexed riser was the more accurate one. The only reason I sold each one was the noise. I will not keep a bow that isn’t super quiet. I could certainly quiet them down enough that most people were not bothered by the “ping” sound from the carbon limbs, but it bothered me immensely, so I got rid of them. On another note, I’ve been thinking about making an offer to the guy I sold the more accurate bow to.
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Thank you Gentlemen for your input. I remember the bows my friend had. Each one, the one piece and three piece were bows I hit the 10 ring the first shot I took from them. That’s been some years ago now. Why I didn’t run out and buy one is a mystery to me. 
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There’s one for sale on leatherwall right now
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I am new here, today, and late to this thread.  However, I just took delivery of one of their three piece bows.  I bought it for speed as a strictly 3D bow and so far it meets all my requirements to that end.  

I am still working with it but I will say this, its fast as all get out.  I really wanted to get one of these back in the day when Mr. Adcock was still making them but decided to wait a bit.  The rest is history until just recently.

This bow is exactly what I was looking for.  Yea, I am messing around with the arrow tune but thats part of the fun as I am trying to squeeze as much speed as I can out of it while still retaining my own stability if you will.

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Welcome to TAS Bruce.  Good to see you here.

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Bruce, first welcome to the site. I want to also thank you for your “first impressions” of your new bow. I am still in limbo about what bow I truly want. This past week I changed my mind agian. Next week who knows?
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Deno:
"Welcome to TAS Bruce.  Good to see you here."

Deno

Thanks good to be here.  Hope you and yours are "keeping distance"  and whatever ya do don't go to Teaneck.

Tom M 
"first welcome to the site. I want to also thank you for your “first impressions” of your new bow. I am still in limbo about what bow I truly want. This past week I changed my mind again. Next week who knows."

I just got done shooting about 40 shots with it using some new to me 60/120 four fletch using 3" feathers with 85 gr points.  Remember I said this was, at this point, strictly 3D bow.... speed and flat trajectory.  I am well pleased with what the bow did.  I do not have any silencers on it and it does make some noise.  I am now going to fool around with the brace height a bit more as well as nock set.  Ya just never know what will happen.

I will be backing out to 30 yards tomorrow for some more checking.

Tom, I am going to send you a PM.



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Hey Bruce, welcome!!

We have a saying around here if there’s no pictures it didn’t happen!
I have also been on the lookout for one of those elusive longbows we sure would like to see pictures of it!

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Timking: 

I'll try and take some tomorrow for ya if ya need proof.  I'll have to use my cell phone so dont scream at me.... LOL 

They really are not elusive.  You can go to their site A & H and look at risers and limbs that are currently available.  Thats how I bought this one.  Took all of 3 days to get it from the time I made the phone call and the Pay Pal transfer. 

Glad to see ya have an old MA.  I do also.  Mine is a non FF string,  62" 45# @ 28 Autumn Oak with the old "frosted" finish. It is a deer killing machine.
I shoot mostly AD shafts with the old Zephyr Sasquatch or Sirocco BH's.  

My "fun" bow is a second year of production Bear (Black death) Super Mag, 45# @ 28" non FF of course.  Its a fun bow and likely my #1 go to turkey bow.





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Timking:   Here she is......

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I've had several and still have one.  My interest has just turned to ASLs lately, but will likely always keep at least one ACS in my stable. They are very quick.  Some folks find the grips a little small, and I think they are for large hands.  A strategically placed leather wrap can help.  Some folks also have trouble matching an arrow to them.  I think there's two reasons for that.  First is their high performance.  They take a pretty stiff arrow.  Second is the fact that the side plate is cut well past center.  This contributes to the need for more spine as well.  It needs to be built out quite a bit, particularly if one is shooting skinny carbon arrows out of it.  
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I had one a few years back that was the aluminum cast handle.  Mine was 66" and around 50 pounds.  The draw cycle is different with more felt poundage at the beginning of the draw and a "letting off" but not drastic like a super curve, on the back end.  Fast longbow style of limb.  With the metal handle I had a beaver skin grip that helped bunches on cold mornings.  3 piece longbows have just never really been my cup of tea.  Limbs were very well built.     
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Bruce,

Welcome to TAS.  Good place with lotsa good folks.  Not a longbow guy myself but that sure is a pretty riser.  Frank

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Thanks Frank.

Still playing with the bow.  I have pretty much gotten one arrow to shoot really well (although showing slight signs of being stiff) but I want a bit more out of it. Since posting the pics I have made a leather wrap for the grip area.  I continue to be happy with what it can do when I do my part.  It can be fussy.  Keeps me on my toes....  LOL

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