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U.a.horribilis
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Thinking of having a bow built with snake skins. Maybe a BW copperhead over Osage (bit of a Missouri theme). I’ve never owned a snake skin backed bow. I would love to see pictures and hear thoughts/suggestion.
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Steelhead
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Copperheads would go great with an Osage Widow no doubt.Perfect really!
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Someone makes limb wraps in snake skin design.
Cheaper, easier.

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Border Covert Hunter 48# and 54# limbs,60"
Hoping for the first traditional harvest this year....

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rraming
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Hopefully this works - hope the new website allows us to post directly. PSA with diamondback skins

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This is a set I put on a Predator - do not have these limbs any more, they were too heavy for me in my old age - ha! Went to Australia

One set Eastern and other set Western Diamondbacks. Predator over black glass and PSA over graybark. I like your copperhead idea, always wanted a set but have not had the opportunity.
I know lots of guys dislike them but I rather enjoy them (I am scared to death of snakes, maybe that's it)
When I was a kid I used to watch shows with Paul Brunner, he always seemed to have snakeskins, I thought he was the coolest cat in the forest.

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Have my older grizzly covered with eastern diamondback, set it down in the ferns one year turned around after fixing stand to tree to get pack and really jumped when I reached for my pack, scared myself silly.

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Now we're digging where the taters are.

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Bill Turner
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I have always questioned the durability of snake skins on bow limbs. Morrison does a great job with snake skins on his limbs. I would contact him with questions before I committed. [campfire]
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Copperhead will show well over Osage, I think the best wood for showing color in a Copperhead is probably Yew.
I have a couple of huge Boone & Crockett Copperhead skins that I have been hanging onto for a long time waiting for the right bow to use them on.

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Lefties are the only ones who hold the bow in the right hand, and my fletching is about as left-wing as I get.

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U.a.horribilis
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Thanks guys, like mentioned, I too am very uneasy around snakes but I think they look cool on a bow. I am curious about durability as well, I take very good care of my things, but that being said I use and hunt with my bows as I think all good bows were intended, but I don’t want to baby anything. Thanks for the “Morrison” contact, pictures and suggestions.
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If thier done right and you got good skins I don't believe you will have any issues with durability from normal hunting bumps and scrapes.They will put a finish on the skins after their applied.I never had problems with my skinned bows by Morrison,Widow and Whippenstick
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I skinned a longbow years ago and hunted with it for a few years before selling it off. TBIII to stick it on with a Tru-Oil finish over the skins. Looked great and held up well. Can't figure out how to get my high-jacked pics to repost off PB or I'd show ya. Diamondback over Yew under clear glass. Copperhead over any lighter wood would be really sharp.

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"The history of the bow and arrow is the history of mankind..."-Fred Bear

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This is my 62"silvertip. Skins by Dave Windauer.
No problem with them holding up.

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Ken Thornhill

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Don't use fake skins, they look just like that, Fake.
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Sorry about the over size pic.
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