I am wanting to hunt with a 56inches or less recurve for my blinds. My 62inch zipper is just too long for my blinds. I have a 29.5 draw and shoot 3 under. any suggestions? i like the shrews but the wait is at least a year.
I'm long armed like that too, fought that battle and tried shorter bows. Ended up just buying a taller blind so I could be comfortable and shoot my 66". I bought a Baronett 350 with 6'8" of headroom, you could have a Laker's reunion in it.....
Look into Dryad Epic Recurve limbs. Shorts on a 17" riser give a 58" bow, but because of the deeply recurved limbs the bow is about 1/2" longer than a 56" Grizzly. I have a longer draw than yours and I find this short bow to be very manageable.
Saluki would be an option, they're accurate and fast...........
This bow may look like another deflex/reflex bow, but do not let the looks fool you. Compact and highly maneuverable, with many of the same qualities of the Ibex, but shorter for challenging hunting situations The limb design of this bow is derived from the short powerful horn composites of the antiquity. It is very smooth and the 54" version of this bow will almost give you a feel of a let off. Due to the unique tiller, which sets the string at a lesser angle at full draw, the Turk has none of the "finger pinch" associated with short bows. Don't let the shortness deceive you; it handles like a target recurve! The Turk is great in a tree stand or on a 3D course.
Very pleasant to shoot, it points right on the target and its performance rivals that of any top of the line hunting bow and more.
I am open to anything.
The bows I own are black widow, zipper,Navajo, Horne, Bighorn, pronghorn. I have never tried ILF limbs or metal risers except for bowfishing. Price wise around 1,000. I have never messed with the horse bows or the like. I usually shoot full length goldtips that gives me a point on of about 25 yards or so.
Thanks and keep it coming.
I live in northwest OK and not a very many bow places that mess with traditional.
Check out TwoTracks "Ambush" 50" RC. I pull mine to 29.75" with no stacking. Chuck also makes the "Shrew" bows for Ron these days. If you want a short bow you can't go wrong with one, quick and quiet.
Don't shoot mine much, as I prefer longer bows (60" +), but every time I think of getting rid of it, I take it out and shoot it, and It goes back on the rack. Just shoots GREAT.
I have an old browning nomad stalker, and at 6'8" my draw length is right about 33" I don't know where you could find one but I love the thing, it's smooth even with my ridiculous overdraw, and sends arrows like it means business!
Check out Fedora's bows. He makes them down to a one piece 52" "Stalker" with a real short riser. He also makes a take-down "Sickle" bow that is short and real fast.
His stuff is a bit pricey but real nice quality. You can always call him and tell him what you want so far as draw length and weight. He can tell you which would be best for you.