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Ricker
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I received this bow pretty close to Christmas day from Chuck and really have not had time or a place to shoot it much since it has been so cold and miserable outside whenever I had the time to shoot a few arrows. So I waited until I could shoot it a fair bit to give an honest account of it's manners.
In my humble opinion Chuck really set a standard for this design of American Longbow. I just know it in my heart ole Howard Hill would be proud of Chuck's work. I've been shooting this style of bow a long time. I was lucky my Dad was into archery since the 1940's and passed it along to me as a young child in the late 60's.
I have been on a kick for the building and what makes the American Longbow tick for over 25 years, owning many of the old time bowyer's bows as well as many other fine works being made today.
I feel there is a perfect amount of "follow" in the "Echo" limbs to keep good early string weight yet enough to make it forgiving and the hand shock null and void. Chuck nailed the tiller to a perfect elliptical bend that is so typical and beautiful to the classic style longbows.
The "Echo" is so quiet it is just unbelievable.
Chuck did a great job fashioning the grip to fit my hand measurements perfectly, which helps me keep the arrows going where I'm looking.
All that and the attention to detail with the fit and finish being fantastic, like the attention to the contrast of the shades of the Walnut cores with the lighter lam in the middle of the stack.
I could not be happier, Thank You Chuck...

Here are some pictures. I love Walnut as limb cores (for reasons I won't bore you all with) and the riser is an awesome piece of curly Narra with brown glass, a favorite of mine on the back and belly. Simple but classic looking.

Note: The jute grip is something I added. I personally like jute or beaver tail as grip material.

In my opinion anyone that picks one of these up from Chuck will certainly be getting a piece of art and an excellent example of what these style bows should be like.

The stats are 68" long, 54#@28 shooting 615 grain wood arrows.

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Guess who got the first one ??? [Big Grin]
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AlanF
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That is a beautiful bow and sounds like it has found a permanent home!

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Great looking bow. Thanks for the review.
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So that's where #1 went! I pretty sure you are the only one with the walnut cores at this point other than the take down prototype.

I have #4 and I agree with you 100%, this is an awesome longbow!
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I know the owners of 2, 3, and 5 so I've had good opportunity to check those out too. The same workmanship and attention to detail in all of those bows. I look forward to seeing and shooting as many of these as I can get my hands on!
Thom

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Ricker
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Thom,
I'm sure we will cross paths somewhere and you are very much welcome to shoot mine if you like.
Rick

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TTT for Mudd

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Mudd
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Thanks Chuck!

I love the simplicity and elegance.

Would some of you "Echo" shooters please post up some full draw pictures?

Thank you!

God bless,Mudd

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That is a sweet looking bow....... Ricker you don't see that hemp wrap very often on a glass bow but I bet a few show up now [Smile]

Very nice Chuck!!!

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Rick has been doing that for a good while on his bows Kip. I think I may play with it on my personal bow and see about adding it as an option. I think it can have a place in a fellas line up.
Thank for the compliment.
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Thanks Coaster, I put The jute on over the leather to see what it felt like. It was fine that way, but I decided to remove it and reapply directly on the bow to clean up the look. I think I like the jute even better than Beaver tail. It is great even in the rain...no slip. I'll try to get some more pics up today and maybe even a full draw for Mudd.
I played around a bit with shots out to about 50 yards just to watch the flight of the arrow. Kind of a silly boyhood thing, but I get a kick out of doing it. The cast of this bow is so perfect, a beautiful even arc all the way to the target. Honestly, I'm impressed with the quickness and silence even more.
Chuck sure knocked it out of the park with the Echo.

Thanks for the interest fellas,
Rick

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Ricker
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Here is full draw at 28" for Mr. Mudd and an updated picture of the jute grip for Mr Coaster.
Chuck did a great job with the way the limbs work. Check it out compared to the Master of this design. The camera angle on me is directly from the side view of the bow while the one of Howard is slightly behind. Still pretty cool huh?
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Mudd
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Looks awesome at full draw.

She looks to be full of elegance and super graceful.

Thank you for the picture.

God bless, Mudd

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Perfect tiller!!!

Great picture [Smile]

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Beautiful Bow!

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[thumbsup] Pretty darn nice!

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