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Orion
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Hmmmm. A 29.5-inch draw and a 60-62-inch mild rd bow is not a good match IMO. At that draw length, a 64-66-inch would be much better in a mild r/d design.

Sure, you'll be able to shoot the shorter bows, but stack and finger pinch will be noticeable. The mild r/d bows don't have as much deflex coming off the riser as hybrid longbows and just don't handle the longer draw lengths as well. Doable? Yes. Comfortable? Probably not.

Good luck in your search.

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mahantango
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Another vote for Northern Mist, and one for Dwyer.

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X2 what Ari-Bonn says. Big Robertson fan. Also, any JDBerry, as mentioned. My last favorite is my Wes Wallace "Royale"; IMO, the 68" Royale is one of the smoothest drawing and quickest mild r/d bows made. Good luck in your search.
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Covey
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quote:
Originally posted by Orion:
Hmmmm. A 29.5-inch draw and a 60-62-inch mild rd bow is not a good match IMO. At that draw length, a 64-66-inch would be much better in a mild r/d design.

Sure, you'll be able to shoot the shorter bows, but stack and finger pinch will be noticeable. The mild r/d bows don't have as much deflex coming off the riser as hybrid longbows and just don't handle the longer draw lengths as well. Doable? Yes. Comfortable? Probably not.

Good luck in your search.

I was going to discuss this with Steve before I decide, but I’ve pretty well settled on the Baraga...we’ll see.
Thanks for the info

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Jason,

I just recently acquired a toelke Pika. It's a 56" model and I draw to over 29". I am completely blown away by the smoothness of draw and the overall speed!

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Steelhead
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Forgot about the Toelke Super D.It was redesigned not long ago.

I think what Orion said is worth serious consideration in a true Mild R&D.

I have owned alot of Mild R&Ds.I drew about 29.5 or a bit longer when I was younger.I have tried 62 inchers and felt they were just not quite right at that draw in that design.I mostly hunted with 64 inchers and some 66".I shot 3-D with those bows as well.I dont think I would go below 64".64" was a good all around length for performance,shootability and hunting for me.

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mahantango
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Yeah, forgot Toelke. They are one of the best.

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Trond
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Bearpaw in Germany launches a new R/D longbow these day, called Bodnik Longbow. Henry builds great bows, so its worth a look. I am going to test-shoot this bow as soon as it shows up in my local bow-shop.

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Covey
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Thanks for all the feedback guys, I really appreciate it!
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RJonesRCRV
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KimSha Mattawoman II, from Tom Parsons in Maryland. I think they come in 62" and 64", maybe 60' as well. Mine is 64", and I have absolutely no complaints. At shoots, I get compliments on how quiet it is. It comes out to an almost D shape. His bows arent as well known as some others, but everyone whom I have heard that has one likes them. I think some people that have commented in this thread have of Tom's bows too.

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Mowhawk longbows are smooth shooters. I highly recommend them. Vince is also a great guy.
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Steelhead
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The Mattawomen 11 looks nice.Alot of lams in that bow.I never had a chance to shoot one of those.If I was made of money I would have bought one of the stock Mattawomen's he had listed awhile back.He's Been building bows for a long time

I would bet those are superb!

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Dave Rice
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Lots of great bows mentioned, I've had one from a couple of the makers. I share your 29.5" draw and have had Wes Wallace build 4 Royals for me, my 5th one is being built now and will be 68" instead of 66" like my others. I hunt from the ground, and don't find a longer bow limits me, and do like the butter-smooth draw and lack of finger pinch.
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I loved my falcon r/d takedown but she is not mild . Waiting to get her back from Ed Boyd.
Got good accuracy and speed to burn.

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Dave Rice
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BTW, most mild r/d designs suggest something around a 64" minimum bow length for 29.5" draw. Of course, shorter bows will work, but the shorter you go with that mild design, the more likely the force/draw curve will start rising fast (stacking) and string angle will narrow (finger pinch).

For the same bow length, a more extreme design typically has a more consistent f/d curve at longer draws.

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