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tomsm44
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One thing on my bow bucket list is a 3 piece longbow. I like the ones with the short, slim, relatively simple risers. Seems that they would give the benefit of being compact for travel while keeping a feel more similar to a one piece longbow rather than the normally chunky heavy feel of a 3 piece recurve.

I'm not really in the market right now, but a recent post got me thinking about it. It's the one about the Kota Killum. I'd never heard of Kota bows, so I checked out their website, and their Prairie Nomad is just about exactly what I'm talking about, plus their price seems pretty reasonable.

I prefer fairly plain, but still nice looking bows. A nice looking riser wood like cocobolo or zebrawood, and clear glass over whatever the limb lam wood is. (Red elm, walnut, bamboo, etc) No fancy trim work needed. So my question is this. What other brands and models have a similar design to the Kota Prairie Nomad and is a reasonable price? Pictures would be awesome.

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Matt Toms

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'66 Kodiak: 60", 55@28
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Ben Pearson 709 Hunter: 58", 47@28
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Hoots Recurve: 56", 42@28

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Rick Wiltshire
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Pronghorn for sure.
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quote:
Originally posted by Rick Wiltshire:
Pronghorn for sure.

x2, Herb makes a wonderful bow.

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I think this one is still for sale (not mine) here in the classifieds.

54# Rampart. Very reasonably priced, I might add. I have one just like it that isn't going anywhere.

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Toelke for sure...

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X3 for the Pronghorns

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Pronghorn 3pc longbow. Do a search on Pronghorn longbows. Some really cool pictures. The Pronghorn is very slim and narrow. Mr. Herb Meland is a pleasure to work with.
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tomsm44
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Thanks for the input guys. The pronghorns are another brand I've seen that looks good. Haven't ever looked at what they cost and figured they were more expensive than they are.

MnFn, I'm not actually in the market for one right now, just dreaming a little. That rampart looks great, but it's a little heavier than I'd want anyway. I'll add those to the list I'll check out if I ever actually get to buy one.

Thanks.

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Matt Toms

Flatwoods Custom R/D: 64", 47@28
'66 Kodiak: 60", 55@28
Redwing Hunter: 58", 53@28
Ben Pearson 709 Hunter: 58", 47@28
Ben Pearson 709 Hunter: 58", 42@28
Hoots Recurve: 56", 42@28

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I know you said wood but they don't come any slimmer than this one. If you like really slim risers like Great Northern bows, here is an older three piece Black Swan that I had converted to ILF to give me an endless choice of limbs with a slim straight longbow grip...tippit

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The three piece bolt on before conversion to ILF...

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Converted to ILF...

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quote:
Originally posted by Rick Wiltshire:
Pronghorn for sure.

thats what i was going to say

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Maddog prairie predator takedown

Check out this link

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If you are looking for a lesser expensive one, find a used three piece in the classifieds that's in your weight range and Re-Shape the handle to what you want. I re-work a lot of bows on my knife grinder...but all you need is rasp and some different grades of sand paper. Just go slow and you'll be amazed at the results.

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tomsm44
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quote:
Originally posted by tippit:
If you are looking for a lesser expensive one, find a used three piece in the classifieds that's in your weight range and Re-Shape the handle to what you want. I re-work a lot of bows on my knife grinder...but all you need is rasp and some different grades of sand paper. Just go slow and you'll be amazed at the results.

I have a 2x72 knife grinder. I hadn't thought about modifying an older bow. Building a bow is on my bucket list and the Bingham TD longbows have a similar design to what I like.

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Matt Toms

Flatwoods Custom R/D: 64", 47@28
'66 Kodiak: 60", 55@28
Redwing Hunter: 58", 53@28
Ben Pearson 709 Hunter: 58", 47@28
Ben Pearson 709 Hunter: 58", 42@28
Hoots Recurve: 56", 42@28

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I really like my Huron 3pcs longbow, it is extremely fast, quiet and smooth and very affordable!

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Don't have a pic, but I'm leaning towards a Toelke Lynx, I have a one piece Whip and it's awesome, but I want the riser mass a three piece offers

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David Achatz
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Various bows, but if you see me shooting, it's probably a Toelke in my hand!

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