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I'm going to give the recurve with sights a shot at 3-d

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Thought I would shoot the 3-d's this year with my provantage with quinn limbs I made, except I have a sight on it. I won't shoot instinctively this coming 3-d year, and instead will shoot the bow in a similar method as my olympic recurve.

The 56-58lbs on my fingers at 31.5" draw sends those energy shafts flying pretty fast. Not as fast as a modern compound, so I'll be giving up a bunch of speed. But, hopefully skill will allow me to beat some of the compound shooters, and fall behind the serious compound finger shooters. Anyone else want the challenge this coming year?

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Nice looking bow!
Gotta love those Quinns limbs.
My Stallion's limbs are smooth as silk to draw and shoots a dream.

With the advent of some pretty awesome adjustable risers (even old compound risers) and some damn fine limbs available, you should hopefully see a few folk game to join you.
Have fun against the compound guys!!
 

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Thats one cool custom Provantage.

There is a lot of recurve shooters at 3D shoots in the UK in fact more recurves than compounds. Recurves, wooden arrows and no sights (Hunting Tackle) is about the biggest class in the UK.

Have fun and 58# on you fingers is no small amount of weight.
 

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Hey Chip,

I was thinking about giving 3D another try but with a longbow I have on order. A couple old friends from Tucson only shoot longbows and laugh and point when I show up with my modern recurves.

Looks like I'm going in the wrong direction to join you...but I'll probably get fed up with 3D again (too many hours, too few shots) and go back to field. (smiley face goes here)

Dave
 

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Hey Dave, no reason you couldn't do the occasional 3D. Especially if it is at the ,local to you, Usery range. Variety can be fun.

John, I looked at the ABA rules and I think we'd have to shoot to 45 yards. Could be hard on arrows if they keep using those little targets...
 

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Count me in...next year...maybe...

I'm really ready to take out my recurve again. A few years ago I bought a FITA style recurve. Love it, but never figured it out. I made the choice to hang it up until I'm done with my house since if I don't have more time to practice I only get frustrated.

So maybe next year. See you at the 90m line (or maybe the year after...)
 

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I'd love to get a recurve someday. What modifications must be done to a Provantage to mount recurve limbs?
 

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No modification needed to the provantage riser to make it work, only the quinn limbs. I had a write up on it on tradtalk. Simple conversion. Some don't think the limbs should be adjustable, but I do. I haven't had any problem with it. I'll try and find the link.

Dave, well, your elbow is going to get a workout with the handshock, eh? My choice to use the hunting recurve with sights is so that I can easily go between the Olympic rig and the hunting rig. Hope to shoot a course with you and Jonah.
 

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If only I lived near you, and in the US for that matter, I'd love to give it a go with you guys!:cry:

My bear black panther riser (21") with Hoyt carbon plus 44# short limbs with a 30" dl spits out GT 5575's 125grn beautifully.
I had to get some limb pocket plates made up for the Oly limbs, but other than that...

With the right geometry on some of these old compound risers, it's amazing how well these hybrids can shoot with a set of good limbs.
The up side is you can tiller them and also adjust poundage as needed.

Here's a link to my roughy, she aint nearly as perdy as yours, but I love shootin' it!
http://www.baytop-observatory.com/images/bows/warf.jpg
http://www.baytop-observatory.com/images/bows/warf2.jpg

Hope you get a few more people on board.

Rich :darkbeer:
 
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