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TradBrewSC
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I have always been a recurve shooter but have been thinking about trying out a longbow. I want a compact bow for ground blind use and have never been around a big Jim or a widow. What do you guys think? I am looking at a 56" for both, and have 27" draw. Thinking about #54 at 27"

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Morrison Cheyenee 58" 58#
Jeffery Royal Hunter 60" 56#
Jeffery Royal Hunter 62" 54#

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oldskool
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PCH is a recurve. Best shooting bow I've ever shot

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CHX 58in 44@28 CHX 58in 52@28

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TradBrewSC
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That's what I've heard. I knew it was a recurve and a good one but had also heard good things about the thunder child as a hybrid style longbow. I have just never done much with a longbow. I also have never shot a recurve shorter than 60" for any period of time. Was just wanting some feedback on both bows

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Morrison Cheyenee 58" 58#
Jeffery Royal Hunter 60" 56#
Jeffery Royal Hunter 62" 54#

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oldskool
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I was shooting a Black Widow PTF 62" 57@29. now have a PCHX 58 with 2 sets of limbs and shoot it better than any bow I've ever shot. I'll never get rid of it

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CHX 58in 44@28 CHX 58in 52@28

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ron w
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Personally I would go with the PCH, just a great all round bow.

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TradBrewSC
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Thanks for the input that's kinda what I was thinking, I worry about stability with those little longbows after I have been shooting TD recurves for so long. I have been shooting Jeffery recurves for years being that I am from Columbia sc, but have always wanted to try a widow.

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Morrison Cheyenee 58" 58#
Jeffery Royal Hunter 60" 56#
Jeffery Royal Hunter 62" 54#

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PCH is a great bow. My favorite widow. Have not shot a Thunder Child, but hope to sometime. I love the Buffalo. I have a 58" PCH and the only thing I don't love is the standard grip. I shoot a lot of hybrids so I am going to keep looking for a low grip PCH. I have had a few Widows now and the PCH has been the easiest to get quiet for me.

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I have a 56" pch and a 58". I had a 54" regret selling it. I also have a 58" KB and PA I love the one pieces. I should have a 54" KB not long after Christmas. My next purchase will be a 54" black and white ebony pch. Whichever you choose you will be super happy.

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Black River Stykbow 62" 51@28

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jjwaldman
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I had a 56" Thunderchild. It was a heck of a bow.
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Friend
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The PCH is a nice bow,however, the spirit of a longbow may infect you.

Note: One of our most venerated archers wheeled a longbow.

The choice is both personal and individualistic.

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I own a thunderchild, and have only tried a PCH. I am more of a longbow guy, but I by far prefer the thunderchild. Mine is definitely more quiet than the PCH that I tried. If you get a chance, you should shoot them both before deciding. As is almost always the case, as short bow will magnify form errors. Especially one with less mass. That being said, I think my thunderchild is pretty stable.
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Andy Cooper
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quote:
Originally posted by Friend:
The PCH is a nice bow,however, the spirit of a longbow may infect you.

Note: One of our most venerated archers wheeled a longbow.

The choice is both personal and individualistic.

My internet screen name for the last 15 years has been ACRecurve...and now I'm a huge longbow fan. Pays yo money, takes yo choice.

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I have both, and I like them the same, the TC is much more quiet and lighter to carry and BigJims`s craftsmanship is outstanding, the PCH is a little smother, but then again recurves usually are, and the sigthwindow is bigger, both are almost shockfree
and with a bowquiver totally shockfree, the speed seems the same, I have not put them under a chrono.
Bottom line is, I`ts a win-win.

Peter

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Crash
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I've owned both and if I could only have one of them, it would be the PCH. I am a longbow guy at heart, but every PCH I've had my hands on seemed to almost shoot itself. Super stable and easy to be accurate with. The TC doesn't seem to mesh well with me, I shot it fine and it is an outstanding bow, just didn't seem to fit. That's why not every bow is for every archer.

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JamesKerr
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I've never shot either the Big Jim Thunderchild or the PCH model Black Widow. I have shot most of the other models Black Widow makes and I have to say they are my favorite recurves. On the other hand I have never heard anything but positive reviews about a thunderchild and Big Jim is an artist with wood.

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