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Bamboo-Backed Hickory Primitive Bow

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Item Number: 8563X
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Price: $249.99
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Bamboo-Backed Hickory Primitive Bow
 
4.2

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good power output (19)
  • Accurate (15)
  • Durable (14)
  • Easy to handle (13)
  • Easy to draw (12)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practice (20)
    • Reenactment (15)
    • Hunting (12)
    • Competition (8)
    • All weather (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (13), Beginner (4), Competitive archer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (13), Yes (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Quality primitive bow at a good price.

    I ordered this bow several months ago as an inexpensive way to get back into primitive archery. Mine was ordered at 45-50 pounds at a 28" draw. My bow came with a...Read complete review

    I ordered this bow several months ago as an inexpensive way to get back into primitive archery. Mine was ordered at 45-50 pounds at a 28" draw. My bow came with a finish somewhat darker than the bow pictured in the catalog but it still looks good. The glue lines between the bamboo backing and the hickory bow core are nearly impossible to see. The tiller is good. This bow came with a flemish twist bowstring which did not have a center serving. The string looked well made but I replaced it as I like a center serving on my bowstrings. The bow was advertised as being 68" long nock to nock. Mine is 70" long nock to nock. My bow draws smooth to my anchor and is very quiet. So far I have shot about 1000 arrows with this bow and have been impressed with it's performance. My bow has taken about a 2" set on either limb. This is common with this type of bow and does not adversely affect it's performance. I have not chronographed this bow but the arrows seem to shoot reasonably fast for this type of bow. The lengh of this bow can make moving in tight confines "interesting" but with a little practice this becomes a minor issue, at best. Without a shelf cut into this bow you will need arrows spined about 5 pounds lighter than what you are drawing. This is common with bows of this type and does not significantly affect accuracy. Since you shoot off the hand/knuckle with this bow you will have to either wear a glove on you bow hand or wrap the front of your arrow's fletchings to prevent cutting your hand while shooting. Again, this is common with bows of this type.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Decent bow

    Its a cool looking bow, has a good amount of power and shoots decent but on every shot, the string slaps my hand...to fix this i simply shortened the string so its...Read complete review

    Its a cool looking bow, has a good amount of power and shoots decent but on every shot, the string slaps my hand...to fix this i simply shortened the string so its much more stiff and stops before my hand...im not sure it was worth the money

    Reviewed by 23 customers

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    5.0

    Very happy with my new bow.

    By Harvey

    from Albuquerque nm

    About Me Recreational Archer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hunting
      • Practice

      Comments about Bamboo-Backed Hickory Primitive Bow:

      Just what I have alwas wanted.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      results

      By gray1

      from fl sarasota

      About Me Recreational Archer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Durable
      • Easy To Draw
      • Easy To Handle

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Bamboo-Backed Hickory Primitive Bow:

          I liked the looks of this when I recieved it.I shot it this end up the other end up and when I found the spot I'm now satisfied with the performance and accuracy of it .I think it's a good bang for the buck.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great bow

          By chris

          from southern pines NC

          About Me Recreational Archer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Easy To Adjust
          • Easy To Draw
          • Easy To Handle
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hunting
            • Practice

            Comments about Bamboo-Backed Hickory Primitive Bow:

            This was a great birthday gift. but was from my wife and kids. I have 2 other bows, 1 is a self bow and the other is a reflex /deflex osage bamboo back bow. It is very relaxing to me to use a well made item . The bamboo backed hickory bow tht I just received is the strongest of the three and is very enjoyable to shoot.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best primitive bow on the market

            By Peter the barbarian

            from Southampton NY

            About Me Recreational Archer

            Pros

            • Accurate
            • Beautiful Color
            • Durable
            • Easy To Draw
            • Excellent String
            • Powerful
            • Smooth draw

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Deer
              • Good Weather
              • Large Game
              • Practice
              • Reenactment
              • Sca Events
              • Targets

              Comments about Bamboo-Backed Hickory Primitive Bow:

              This bow is everything and more that you could want in an English style longbow this traditional design offers the same accuracy at 30 yards as a recurve and packs a much larger punch. This bow is perfect for those looking to channel their English heritage or maybe just bringing it back to basics I use this bow for targets both paper and 3D and can vouch that the accuracy needed for hunting is defiantly there all and all the best possible bow for any needs

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Not Really Enthused ...

              By TimInBoulder

              from Boulder, CO

              About Me Recreational Archer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Made By Rudderbows -
                • Poor Construction
                • Ugly Knot

                Best Uses

                • Reenactment

                Comments about Bamboo-Backed Hickory Primitive Bow:

                If I had not rubbed off the religious graffiti that came on this bow, I would have sent it back to 3Rivers.

                Made by the difficult-to-work-with RudderBow people, it came with a Big Ugly 2" Knot/Knurl just 12" from the upper nock (!!!) I called the good folks at 3Rivers about it and they said to go ahead and shoot with it, as it does have a 1 year warranty. By that time I had already "defaced" the bow, so I had to keep it anyway. Let's hope that maybe it will break ;-) !

                There are better bows out there for the same or less money. Shop further.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                A very fun bow. A good value.

                By Sasquatch Scott

                from Tacoma, Wa

                About Me Recreational Archer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Draw
                • Easy To Handle

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Hunting
                  • Practice
                  • Reenactment

                  Comments about Bamboo-Backed Hickory Primitive Bow:

                  I bought this bow just for fun. It has a classic look of an old-time longbow. The string that was supplied was not served, so I did that myself. The bow shoots smoothly, and in short order I was shooting it where I looked. It is not particularly a fast bow, but is a great representation of a selfbow from years gone by. I am going to build some arrows of the correct spine and then will see how much better it shoots. Just for fun, I'll make up some arrows with broadheads to use once in a while for deer.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Got it for Christmas, and I love it!

                  By Paul

                  from Spartanburg, SC

                  About Me Beginner

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Handle
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Practice

                    Comments about Bamboo-Backed Hickory Primitive Bow:

                    It's my first longbow, and I love it. I would love to use it for hunting, but I need alot of practice first!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    one of the best bows that I've shoot

                    By Josue Rivas

                    from Mexico

                    About Me Competitive Archer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Accurate
                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Draw
                    • Easy To Handle
                    • Powerful

                    Cons

                    • Hard To Draw

                    Best Uses

                    • All Weather
                    • Competition
                    • Good Weather
                    • Hunting
                    • Practice
                    • Reenactment

                    Comments about Bamboo-Backed Hickory Primitive Bow:

                    well i got this bow and it lokks great but, this bow shoots much better that wat it looks like, i lov emy bamboo-backed hickory longbow it's cheap, nice and over all a really good bow for the money.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Awsome Bow

                    By Cherahoula

                    from Hyattsville, MD

                    About Me Recreational Archer

                    Pros

                    • Accurate
                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Handle
                    • Powerful

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • All Weather
                      • Competition
                      • Hunting
                      • Practice

                      Comments about Bamboo-Backed Hickory Primitive Bow:

                      This is my favorite bow hands down. It is harder to draw then others and takes practice to shoot well but thats half the fun. the power this thing has is almost unbelievable

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      great bow for all uses

                      By Robin Hood

                      from Guadalajara, Mexico

                      About Me Expert Archer

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Accurate
                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Draw
                      • Easy To Handle
                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Competition
                        • Hunting
                        • Practice
                        • Reenactment

                        Comments about Bamboo-Backed Hickory Primitive Bow:

                        this bow was refered by a friend and i love ir, it's fast, accurate an has a nice power, i would recomend this to a friend and if this bow got broken i'll buy this same bow without think it two times.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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