This is a heck of a deal on a piece of archery history! Best of all, it's not a wall hanger - this is a great bow that can likely out shoot just about anything you already have. If I didn't already have about 20 bows too many I would be all over this one!
-------------------- PBS Regular Member WTA Life Member In the end, it is not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years. Abraham Lincoln. Posts: 10393 | From: Lake Mills, WI | Registered: Mar 2003
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Yes Joe it is a fun shooting bow, I shot it again today for the final time. It zips a 560 grain arrow pretty darn good.
A little background on this bow it was owned by my hunting partner, Jay Baker, who has probably killed more whitetails in WA with a recurve than anyone i know. I think he still has the state non-typical whitetail at something like 236 ! He is a farm boy who has worked his body a bit too hard and now is giving up hunting trad because his hands and shoulders just hurt too much. Jay was good friends with Bill Stewart and has owned many of his bows, Jay found this one in his shop when I was over turkey hunting this spring and asked me to take it, along with all his other bows and misc gear. That was a teary moment, kinda like giving away your kids. He and I talked it over and he wanted this one to go to St Judes.
I think who ever gets her will be pleased. It really is a piece of archery history, just Google Bill Stewart, he was a pretty innovative guy. I also have owned several of his bows and spent a fair amount of time in Bills shop in Yakima, when he was in his 90's he could pull a heavier bow than I could last time I was in his shop. Last time I was there he was fooling around with a bow that the arrow went through the middle of the riser, he was trying to figure out how to put a whisker bisquit on it for the arrow rest. I could barely pull it back and he yanked it back like it was 40#'s LOL
Remember, it's for the kids !
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TGMM Family of the Bow Posts: 4583 | From: washington state | Registered: Jan 2008
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