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finkm1
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What are the woods in that Huron Jeff? I had Terry build me a longbow last fall. Love it. It's a shooter.

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vernon
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i own and love my pronghorn but I also own and love my 3pc from Yellowstone Longbows. Rich Wormington is a great guy and great bowyer. If you look on his website the 3pc longbow that is black/brown is identical to the one I have.
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Another vote for Pronghorn. Sleek, beautiful, stable, quiet, and deadly accurate. Couldn't ask for more in a bow.

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BenBow
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Matt I'd be careful removing wood from a riser. There is immense stress in the middle of the riser especially at the window cutout. I just finished building a slimmed down riser but it was made of 5/16" strips of hickory and locust with 3 pieces .030 fiberglass wrapped in fiberglass cloth glued in as a beam to keep it from cracking. Here's a link to the build and you can see how I did it. I'm still not satisfied with how strong it is but it's holding up. You don't want to invest money into a bow and end up ruining it not to mention injuring yourself.
Slimline riser

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BWallace10327
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I second that warning. As for 3 piece longbow, the Yellowstone Half-Breed is another to be considered. This model looks like alot like a Pronghorn, until you have them side by side. I favor the Half-Breed myself.

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I hear you on the warning...but I'm talking about re-shaping the grip. I refuse to sell any of my bows that I have worked on for liability reasons.

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Bob Lee

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tomsm44
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Yeah, I'd never try removing wood from the sight window area or the grip throat area. I doubt I'd even try it at all because I'd rather just get one that's already like I want it. But if I came across one for a good price that already needed a refinish job, it might be an option.

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Pronghorn, Kota Prairie Nomad, and the Tall Tines, Tundra or Stickflinger. I prefer the 2 latter. The TT is an amazing bow, and you know it the first shot you take. Good Luck to you in your search.
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Horne t/d Brushbow. Wait for one in the classifieds.

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southernarcher
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Kotas are fine bows!

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Ken Taylor
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I'm curious as to why you prefer a 3 piece take down longbow to a 2 piece?

I guess part of it depends on the length of the longbows you shoot - but a 2 piece 66" longbow would fit in most of my arrow cases and a 68" would fit in two of my arrow cases.

Just wondering the reasons, advantages/disadvantages, etc. because I'm in the process of ordering a 2 piece longbow.

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Tim Finley
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A 3 piece can be taken down smaller than a 2 part . My three piece goes inside my Viking Voyager arrow tube surrounded by a dozen arrows my strap on two part quiver and my glove go on top I can then zip it up and put it in my duffel bag with my clothes. A two piece is to long for that . And I think most 3 piece bows shoot better.
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A Pronghorn 3pc longbow is a wonderful shooting bow. They are slim, quick and deadly quiet. Herb Meland is a cool guy to do business with. Use the search function for Pronghorn longbows or Herb Meland. I can text or email pictures of mine if that will help. You will not be disappointed with a Pronghorn longbow.
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From your opening sentence I was going to recommend the Kota. I love my Killum. His 3 pc. Looks great. I have a nice tall tines stickflinger, but the riser is not slim like you described. Tim from Kota is on trad gang often,maybe he might be able to answer any questions.

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