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I know the thought of only having one bow is archery blasphemy, but I'm just curious and thanks in advance for humoring me. If you had to put together one bow and arrow set up as your do everything bow; to chase Elk through the mountains, sit in a stand for deer/bear/turkey, participate in 3d's, stump shoot, punch paper indoor or outdoor, what would it be?

Right now, based on my very limited experience, I'd have to go with a recurve. So far my favorite 'multi-purpose" rig has been a 21" Hoyt excel riser paired with long SF UP's pulling upper 40's @ 29.5". Dont really have a favorite arrow but I do like full length 500 spine with 125grns up front.

Thanks for playin! Scott
 

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At my shorter, 26+" draw length, a 60", take-down recurve, in the low to mid-fifty # weight range, at my draw length, would get the nod for a single, all-around bow. (My current go-to bow is a 60" Pittsley Predator, but I sure wouldn't turn down a Border Covert Hunter--if they were giving them away!)

I shoot wooden arrows and glue on points, and I would be looking for an overall arrow weight of 550 to 600 grains. They would be Douglas Fir, in all probability. I figure that, if you stay ready for elk--everything else will, pretty much, take care of itself.
 

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Much as I like all of the bows on my wall if I could only have one it would be my 64" Blacktail take-down. I'd even pick it over my one-piece Blacktail, but only for the TD feature.

For arrows I'll stick with Easton ACCs, they've done everything I need in a hunting or recreational arrow for many years now.
 

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I like waffles.
I will waffle and say it would either be my scurvey bronze 17" Dalaa riser and long Sky Jack recurve limbs.....a 62" bow.
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my Quinn Stallion 19" riser warfed to ILF by SAM, with Sky double carbon bamboo cores longbow limbs, longs.....a 64" bow.
Arrows, I have several, but I have several sets of Axis ST .500s that shoot well in both of these rigs, with 125 grain broadheads screwed in.
 
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I am a one bow guy....
The Bow, of course, is my 27" Inno Max with extra short Border Hex 6 BB2 limbs. 55# at my 28" DL, strung to 7.25" brace the bow is only 62" tip to tip. Naked and ready to go hunting the bow weighs 3.8 lbs. I add 24 oz to the bottom stabilizer hole for Target and 3D bringing the weight up to 5.3 lbs.

Hunting arrow= AMC Air Force GT 20 Smart Shaft 28" carbon to carbon, 315 grain BH, EliVanes, 570 grain total arrow weight for 10.4 gpp, 29% FOC, 191 fps.

Field arrow= CX Nano Pro 27" c to c, 120 grain glue in target points, EliVanes, 377 total arrow weight, 6.85 gpp, 13.4 FOC, 222 fps.

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Howard Hill, at age seventy, while at Valverde archery range, Ca. Don't quote on the name of the club! Met with a little adversity! Seems a couple of young compound toting(wise guys) found out Howard Hill was at the range, so they slaughtered Howard out! They were over heard as saying he (Howard) doesn't look like much! The two were introduced to Howard by someone in the know. They asked Howard, how heavy his longbow was, Howard replied seventy pounds! They made light of his equipment, and he couldn't anything with it! Now, the group was standing in a clearing! Howard being Howard, looked around, and noticed a large limb had been cut from a tree, thirty yards away! Howard told the boys, "don't take your off it!" Then proceeded to put two broadheaded arrows side by side in it! The two wise guys shook their heads and walked off, without saying a word! I believe it was in January,1970! That was how it was with Howard!
 

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Osage selfbow 66" long, 63# @ 28", Lioness is her name... makin meat is her game. Simple, durable, effective. Her sort are worthy and proven over millenia. No 'brand names' needed here. I've been shooting her since '04 and I'd trust my life to her.

650 grain hickory arrows.
 

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I have a lot of bows but for me if it's an everything bow I want something that shoots great but I am not afraid to drop hunting or get wet for bow fishing. I want something that I can attach stuff to. Best all around bow and I have this kit in my truck is a DAS master hunter rc limbs. I cam mount a quiver and a stabilizer if need be on her she shoots lights out for 3d will hold a bow fishing reel, has some heft to her for ultimate accuracy but is built like the proverbial brick [email protected] house etc. best all around bow made in my humble opinion.
 

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A Stewart Slammer 3pc. Or a 2pc Java Man Elkheart or 2pc Falcon.

If going the metal riser route...a Black Bear Warf with SF Elite+ limbs.
 
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If you have ILF you will never have just one bow.
In a few weeks my Titan/SF will be wearing Uukha limbs and set up with a B Stinger,T300 and click plunger,plus I'll put V bars on it when and if I can get away with it.
Next year when it's in Hunting mode it will wear ACS/ILF longbow limbs and be shot off the shelf with mucho cant and a bow quiver.
Then on it's days off it can even come fishing with me if it likes.
A truly versatile piece of equipment.

John.
 
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