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Hickory Backed Tri-Lam English Longbow

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Item Number: 8582X
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Price: $385.99
Now: $299.99
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Hickory Backed Tri-Lam English Longbow
 
4.4

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Well built / quality (7)
  • Accurate (6)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practice (5)
    • Target shooting (5)
    • Competitions (4)
    • Everyday use (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (5), Competitive archer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (8)

    Reviewed by 8 customers

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    5.0

    More fun than you can imagine!

    By Squirrelclaw

    from Michigan

    About Me Recreational Archer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Lightweight
    • Quality Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Competitions
      • Everyday Use
      • Hunting
      • Practice

      Comments about Hickory Backed Tri-Lam English Longbow:

      This was my second Rudderbpw purchase, the first being a Tri-Lam without the horn nocks. Both bows remind me of how simple and how much fun archery can be. Shooting these bows really teaches you about proper form, and really put you in touch with our brethren from the Middle Ages.

      A bow without a shelf can be remarkable tolerant of arrow spine, if you're careful to not grip the bow too tightly. I'm often surprised to discover that I can shoot my Rudderbows as accurately as my more modern bows- so much for 800 years of technological progress.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Very Nice Bow

      By SOCPSY

      from Siloam Springs, AR

      About Me Recreational Archer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Quality Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Competitions

        Comments about Hickory Backed Tri-Lam English Longbow:

        I bought this bow in late September 2014. I had been looking to buy a tri-lam longbow with horn nocks for some time and when this bow went on sale I jumped at the deal. It was well worth it! The bow is well made. It shoots much smoother than any of my four self-bows. There is much less hand shock. Right out of the box, I was able to shoot quite accurately. I'm looking foward to shooting this bow a lot more this coming year. If there was any weakness, it was the leather grip. I prefer a wrapped grip anyway, so I removed the original and replaced it with a lambskin wrap.

        All-in-all, a great deal.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        3.0

        Not great

        By Dave

        from Kansas

        About Me Competitive Archer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Hickory Backed Tri-Lam English Longbow:

              Over all a good bow. There were some machine marks on the lower horn nock allowing for the lower rate.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Excellent Bow

              By Arizona

              from Arizona

              About Me Recreational Archer

              Pros

              • Accurate
              • Quality Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practice
                • Target Shooting

                Comments about Hickory Backed Tri-Lam English Longbow:

                The quality of this bow is excellent. Smooth draw, mild hand shock, accurate, just plain fun to shoot.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Well worth the money

                By Dave of Sherwood Forest

                from Billings, MT

                About Me Recreational Archer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Accurate
                • Lightweight
                • Quality Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday Use
                  • Target Shooting

                  Comments about Hickory Backed Tri-Lam English Longbow:

                  Every English Longbow needs to be "trained." That means spending a few days pulling it only slightly at first and only gradually pulling it all the way to 28 inches. The slower you break it in, the more evening the limbs will bend and the better the bow shoots. This one now shoots great!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Authentic replica English Longbow

                  By Lord Slashcat

                  from Maine

                  About Me Recreational Archer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Authentic
                  • Lightweight
                  • Quality Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday Use
                    • Practice
                    • Target Shooting

                    Comments about Hickory Backed Tri-Lam English Longbow:

                    I used to have an English Longbow made by Pip B[*] that I dearly loved. A friend got it away from me in a swap and I have been looking for a replacement ever since. This bow is a close approximation. It handles and shoots in exactly the same manner and is just as difficult to master. I like it a lot!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    An Example of Some Accuracy Validation

                    By The_Black_Knight

                    from San Antonio, Texas

                    About Me Competitive Archer

                    Pros

                    • Accurate
                    • Quality Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Competitions
                      • Practice
                      • Target Shooting

                      Comments about Hickory Backed Tri-Lam English Longbow:

                      I wanted to provide an idea of the overall accuracy of this bow for SCA events after modification and adjustment. The attached photo shows the performance of the bow after multiple shooting sessions (~1000 shots) at 25 yards. My bow is tuned to 55 lbs at 28.5 inch draw length, and brace height of 5.5 inches. The bow was reinforced with natural rawhide lace and leather. I use three types of wooden arrows, two with 1 and 3 inch bodkin tip (145 and 155 grain) and one with 125 grain field types. The photo shown is using 125 grain field tip, 55 lbs spin wooden arrows with turkey feathers. No hand shock. This bow can consistently hit the 9 and 10 ring with no problems. Ensure you use PROPERLY spine weighted WOODEN arrows in the 55 lbs range. DO NOT use carbon fiber or steel as some type of makeshift substitute from compound bows, as this effects the performance of the archers paradox and will cause inaccuracies at minimum and give a person the incentive to overdraw and potentially break the bow.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Quality longbow, worth the cost

                      By The_Black_Knight

                      from San Antonio, Texas

                      About Me Competitive Archer

                      Pros

                      • Accurate
                      • Easy To Adjust
                      • Historically Accurate
                      • Quality Construction

                      Cons

                      • Susceptible To Damage

                      Best Uses

                      • Competitions
                      • Practice
                      • Sca Events
                      • Target Shooting

                      Comments about Hickory Backed Tri-Lam English Longbow:

                      I have been using this English longbow now for several months, and have been impressed with its performance. If you are not familiar with English longbow construction, the quality of this bow is generally historically accurate and actually during the medieval period (1400-1500) a laminate style longbow was quite expensive to make. The difference between this an a self-bow made exclusively out of a single Yew stave is COST (particularly today). Although Yew performs better naturally than any other single wood, the tri-laminate bow bridges this gap, similar to early horse-bows and crossbows. After settling in the bow in with the included Flemish twist string (which also is very good quality) the bow offers consistent and reliable performance at multiple ranges. I continue to see strong performance at 25,50, and 75 yards. At 100 yards, drop off is significant, and power becomes weakened in respect to target penetration. This is not designed as a hunting bow, except for small game at close range as it lacks the "punch" that is most common with modern compound bows. For medieval SCA events, it is nearly perfect. However, be prepared for some tweaking and modification (rawhide backing, leather reinforcement, etc.) to get everything properly prepared. Additionally, if this is your FIRST English longbow, I recommended getting some a bit cheaper such as Mongol horse-bow because without experience it is possible that you will break the bow by going beyond the recommended draw length, which clearly is no more than 29 inches. My personal bow is listed at #52 at 28 inches by the manufacturer.

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                      • No

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