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Echo62
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What year model would a Tamerlane HC-300 with the serial # of 8B173 be? 1968? Also, what would the string length for a 69" Tamerlane be? 65 or 66?

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reddogge
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My Tamerlane is a '66 and yours is a '68. Mine is marked "Tamerlane" and no HC number at all. I have a 61.5" string on it as it seems to like a higher brace height around 9". I'd go with the 65" string and you may have to untwist it a little. Neat bows, huh?

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Echo62
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Richard, thanks for the info. Mine hasn't got here yet, but I'm looking forward to it.

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Captain*Kirk
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On the HC300 Tamerlanes, 1st digit of SN is the last digit of the year. Yours is a '68 as was mentioned.
You're gonna LOVE it!

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I have a 1967 tamerlane, left-handed, 66" and 50#. The bow is a ball to shoot!
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Addendum: 8B173 would be Feb of 1968, the 173rd bow produced that month.

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Echo62
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Thanks Kirk. I love the bow. Can't stop shooting it. Now if I can just get the sight figured out. Never used a sight before.

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quote:
Originally posted by Echo62:
Thanks Kirk. I love the bow. Can't stop shooting it. Now if I can just get the sight figured out. Never used a sight before.

Mine came without a sight and I like it that way. These are simply AMAZING bows...I can't describe it other than to say drawing it is like a hot knife though butter, or smooth as French silk. Zero hand shock or felt recoil. What are you shooting for arrows?

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quote:
Originally posted by Captain*Kirk:
Addendum: 8B173 would be Feb of 1968, the 173rd bow produced that month.

I stand corrected. 8B indicates 1968 but the B designation signifies the 69" AMO length
8C=66"
8B=69"
8A/8D=72"
Sorry for any confusion.

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Echo62
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Kirk, my Tamerlane is 33#@28". Right now I'm shooting Easton Genesis because that's what I had on hand. They are a little heavy and I plan on getting some 600 spine carbons.

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My Tamerlane is 69" AMO, 35#@28. I'm currently shooting Beman Centershot 500 spines with 3 X 4" feathers and 100gr field points though I intend to build a nice set of period-correct woodies for this one.
The lighter carbons made a big difference in both speed and trajectory (flatter) over the heavier woods I was shooting out of my other bows.
These arrows weigh in at 395gr.

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If you want period correct arrows to shoot out of your Tamerlane find some old Easton 24SRT-X shafts in silver with NIB points because that's what got shot out of them mostly back then.

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quote:
Originally posted by reddogge:
If you want period correct arrows to shoot out of your Tamerlane find some old Easton 24SRT-X shafts in silver with NIB points because that's what got shot out of them mostly back then.

Interesting fact. Thanks!

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