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Darren
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look at a cari-bow wolverine in the 2pc, you will never know it is a 2pc bow.

www.caribow.com

Good Luck

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Yes, Cari bow Peregrine and volwerine are really great 2 piece TD hybrid bows. And hybrid design gives a lot more performance than strait or light R/D one.
On the Right this is a TD peregrine close to 3 piece TD other bowyers hybrid bows
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Bill Turner
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I much prefer two piece over three, but that is my personal opinion. Just took possession of a two piece TD, HH "RedMan" 53@28, 64" long. This bow shoots like a dream at my 27 and 3/4" draw. This brings me to my recommendation. Try to shoot before buying, but if you cannot, at least talk with a few bowyers before buying. Your draw length will go a long way in determing what length bow you need to buy.I would not want a HH bow at less than 64" considering my draw length, but I have a 62" R/D Massie "Longhorn" TD that shoots just fine. Go figure. Good luck in your quest. The journey is well woth the effort. [dunno]
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Rob DiStefano
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quote:
Originally posted by Bill Turner:
I much prefer two piece over three, but that is my personal opinion. ....

i'm with ya on that - 3pc just don't look like a longbow.

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I like the locket socket quite a bit by Widow,Cari-bow and Big Jim.very solid,no tools and does not flop around when unstrung.The 2 piece sleeve is nice on the Royal by Wallace and Fox and can be made with a locator grip.Those 2 bows will have more mass weight in the riser than other designs if you like that with the steel and brass hardware.

The 2 piece thunderhorn is awesome and crafted with precise tolerances and an amazing fit.Its expensive though.

I got a 2 piece all phenolic riser with the bow bolt right now thats working out well.Its a 7 eyes thats very simlar to a Shrew classic hunter but 60 inches long.Chad at holm made makes a 2 piece all phenolic riser bow bolt Osprey thats bound to be a great bow for a good price.

I also love the GN Jacknife TD system.That on the Critter Gitter,Fireball or Bushbow would make a fine TD longbow type bow for you.

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Widow PLX, but I'm biased!

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Kevin Dill
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Keep in mind: The heavily reflexed "hybrid" bows sacrifice some of the easy-travel characteristics of a straighter longbow. I have some reflexed longbows...so I know. You can't just slide some of these limbs into a slender tube for travel. They must be packed more like a recurve for airline travel. It's likely a minor point, but one to be aware of.

I happen to like the 2 piece bows that have reflex, but not in the extreme. I want them to look like a longbow (or close) when strung. The real wild hybrids do not appeal to me. I'm an either-or kind of recurve-longbow guy. It's undeniable that as some longbows look more like recurves, they tend to act and shoot more like recurves. My personal advice is to figure out what attracts you to longbows and then hang on to that as you search for your ideal weapon.

The grip on a longbow will likely have a tremendous bearing on how well you like and shoot the bow...so spend the time to handle and shoot more than one.

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quote:
Originally posted by Rob DiStefano:
quote:
Originally posted by Bill Turner:
I much prefer two piece over three, but that is my personal opinion. ....

i'm with ya on that - 3pc just don't look like a longbow.
Ditto!

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quote:
Originally posted by Kevin Dill:
Keep in mind: The heavily reflexed "hybrid" bows sacrifice some of the easy-travel characteristics of a straighter longbow. I have some reflexed longbows...so I know. You can't just slide some of these limbs into a slender tube for travel. They must be packed more like a recurve for airline travel. It's likely a minor point, but one to be aware of.

I happen to like the 2 piece bows that have reflex, but not in the extreme. I want them to look like a longbow (or close) when strung. The real wild hybrids do not appeal to me. I'm an either-or kind of recurve-longbow guy. It's undeniable that as some longbows look more like recurves, they tend to act and shoot more like recurves. My personal advice is to figure out what attracts you to longbows and then hang on to that as you search for your ideal weapon.

The grip on a longbow will likely have a tremendous bearing on how well you like and shoot the bow...so spend the time to handle and shoot more than one.

Ditto. I like the "traditional grip" as well. Hybrids shoot well but many are recurves to me for all intents and purposes-or at least miss on the reasons I wanted to shoot a longbow in the first place. I like the Border GL, sleeve two piece as my favorite so far. Just a little R/D to take the shock out but skinny and light and "D" shaped! [Wink] [thumbsup]

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I have always shot one peice bows and love them.but I picked up a Big Jim buffalo longbow that is two peice and it is rock solid and shoots just like a one peice.and like said above when put together you can't even tell its a two peice.

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My choice would be a Robertson or Great Northern. They are my favorite one piece bows and their T/D systems are solid. Proven designs and great folks to boot. Fox would be another good choice, IMO.

Rick

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