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I always liked collecting bows. When I find a bow I like I try to collect them. I did it with Dale Dye, Soveriegn, Black Widow, Hill, Bear, Jack Harrison (had the largest collection in the world 23) and now Das.

I always had the goal of One Bow and Two Strings as my signature says. I did it once with a Jack Harrison longbow. The next day Jack Harrison contacted me and told me he would build a bow for me. Next thing I knew I had 23.

With Das I did the same thing. I found now that I really like 21” risers. I have an Elite and I plan on finding a used HT21. The Elite will be for indoor target and 3d. The HT21 will be for hunting and 3d.

If I can get down to 2 bows, I only need two sets of limbs. So limbs will go too.

I have a Gen1, 2 Gen2s and a Dalaa. I have two Jack Harrison’s left also. They would all have to go. I have done this before and found that once the bows were sold, I have no idea where the money went or what I spent it on and now I don’t have the bows either.

It would be nice to just have one bow to shoot, instead of playing with all these combinations.
 

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3 has always been good for me. I feel guilty having more than that. I only have two armz... therein lies the true plight of archer homosapien. Well, if you are only going to have one or two I would say elite and ht21 are ideal...my plan is homemade 19 and 23, and a longbow...and a 27", oh crap! I've exceeded again
 

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Anton,
If you're thinking about a 27" I might have something for sale in a month, depending on how this GT29 works for me.
 

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GILLEY-V, it's good to have a plan. I am wishing you success in executing the plan. HOLDING TO IT later on is the tough part for me.
 

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Ive noticed that the same guys who feel compelled acquire more and more bows till they have massive collections are often the same guys who feel compelled to only own 1 or 2 bows later.

I suspect it has more to do with emotion than logic at both ends. But Im no psychologist.
 

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My kids aren’t into Trad and I am 68. I keep jumping back and forth between bows which isn’t helping my shooting right now. I didn’t think a longer riser had any benefit for me as a hunter, but after trying to tune for a fixed crawl I can see and feel the difference between the two lengths. Forgiving and stable we’re foreign words in the past but I see it with more mass and length in the riser.

Why keep them so my grubby hands can hold them at times and have them sit on a rack.
 

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3 has always been good for me. I feel guilty having more than that. I only have two armz... therein lies the true plight of archer homosapien. Well, if you are only going to have one or two I would say elite and ht21 are ideal...my plan is homemade 19 and 23, and a longbow...and a 27", oh crap! I've exceeded again
Anton you should be ashamed, 4 bows. I will help you attain your goal by buying you HT21.
 

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Well, if that woks for you, that's what's important. I'm at 6, although one just sits there, as a nostalgic reminder, of then I tried to shoot compound back in the early 80s. Keep thinking I should let go the Oneida, which would take me down to 4, 2 Bears, and 2 ILF, one 21" and one 25". Might be the way to go. Haven't shot the Oneida in probably 8 years now...
 

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I don’t like having too much of anything but I noticed early on many have a lot of bows. Just like with guns I buy and sell until I find what suits me best. Three years in and I’ve bought and sold about a dozen bows, but now I’m set on three ILF bows, each has a purpose, and one longbow, four is my limit and I’m good with what I have.
 

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Well, if that woks for you, that's what's important. I'm at 6, although one just sits there, as a nostalgic reminder, of then I tried to shoot compound back in the early 80s. Keep thinking I should let go the Oneida, which would take me down to 4, 2 Bears, and 2 ILF, one 21" and one 25". Might be the way to go. Haven't shot the Oneida in probably 8 years now...
I had an Oneida years ago and wish I would have kept it, that is one bow I may buy one day. I am just fascinated with the Oneida designs.
 

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I'm an anti-packrat so if I'm not using something I need to get rid of it (my wife eventually found out why things were "disappearing"). The most bows I've ever had at one time was five and I recently just went from three to two bows. Nowadays I only have time to shoot my hunting bow and its backup so I sold my target bow (still got another pair of limbs to sell). If the real world ever lets up I'd like to start trying out more limbs and risers again.
 

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I have 4 risers and a few extra sets of limbs.
I will sell off some limbs after I get what I want to find out with my draw board I recently put together.
Gil is my hero. 'Course so is Ren. haha
 
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if I did not already have the DAS gen1 prototype riser GIL - - I would be on that Gen1 from Louisiana for sure.
 
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