Very interesting thread Michael, thanks so much for sharing! Cheers, Radioactive
Thank you, sir.
I am happy you've enjoyed it.
i am travvy wrote:Okay, this knife isn't even out yet and I already want a sprint with those micarta scales.
Canvas and Linen Micarta are some of my favorite handle materials too.
I used to be a hunter (mostly bow and muzzleloader),
Man after my own heart
Sorry for the ot.. what kind of bows? I got into bows few years back (been hunting with rifles/shotguns for decades) and bought a compound first (Diamond Core), it's been downhill ever since, have two recurves now that I use, latest being a Falco Storm (hunting/horsebow), what an awesome bow! I'm hooked all the way now
Traditional bows are a lot of fun. It sound like you've got some nice ones too.
My first foray into archery started many years ago with a simple 25# Fox recurve bow that belonged to my father. My brother and I practiced using cedar-shafted arrows and shot at targets in the back yard. It was a lot of fun and taught us how to instinct shoot. My first "real" bow was a Martin Prowler dual cam compound bow (55-70#) that I purchased when I was in high school. I got it for a good price because this was about the same time that Mathews was introducing their Solo Cam bows. Anyway, I cranked my bow down to 62# and practiced every single day using Easton XX75 2213's and 125 grain field points. I was actually a pretty decent shot back then. For deer hunting, I used NAP Thunderhead broadheads (125 grain). When I was 17, I was blessed with the opportunity to take a 12 point typical whitetail buck with my bow. It was a happy moment because my Dad was there to share the experience with me.
I haven't shot for several years since resuming knifemaking, but my wife is an avid bow-hunter and shoots a Mathews Jewel (50#). She is likely a better shot than I ever was with a bow. Her ability to hit targets consistently at 30 yards is very impressive. I have been toying with getting a new bow for several years (perhaps a Hoyt or Bow Tech), but time is in short demand these days.
What type of broadheads do you prefer for hunting?