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Bushveld Bow
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I feel comfortable this way. Are there any adjustments I need to make here ?  -
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Bushveld Bow,

Without seeing the "motion" of the draw, release and follow through it's really hard to say much. From the pictures, my initial reaction is that your string arm elbow is too low. Ideally it should be level with an extension of the arrow or slightly higher than that. BUT (notice the big "but") if you are comfortable - as you say - and if you are happy with your shooting I would leave well enough alone.

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Looks good to me, except.... you need a horse!
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I have a horse, but it is more fun stalking African game up close and personal.
Interresting, tell me more ! Is this a ''horse bow''?

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brinkwolf
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That is the style of bow they used though it may be a little long(most horse bows were shorter from what I've seen.)
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That is a cool looking bow.

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Not much of a bow I think, but I like the look of it and that is also how it all started.
I have been hunting with compounds for years now, but I always eyed a recurve when there was one around.
In February this year while attending a hunting convention in Germany, I found a guy selling recurves and longbows, mostly European made.
I did not have much time to fool around away from my booth so I told the guy that I want a simple recurve with my draw length and around 50'' as a 'beginner' bow for myself.
Among some realy fancy and expensive bows I picked that one out, paid U$ 240- for it because I just liked it so much.
Long story short sense. I have been going through the LIY process of shooting a recurve for the last 6 months and I am now shooting a 12 inch group with that bow.
Must admit that I made a little plastic shelf and glued it on the side.

The name ''Lukbis'' is branded on the side of the bow and punched in on the otherside is 56'' 46 21 28

Never had so much fun with a bow before.

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weedwacker
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Nice story. Btw form looks good to me.
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Since you asked, I'll offer my 2 cents worth, and it's probably worth only what you paid for it! [Big Grin]

From the pix:1) it appears that you only anchor with your thumb knuckle against your cheek, while your 'hook', fingers, actually float in front of your face, without any contact?? 2)Your drawing hand appears to be a bit cupped as opposed to flat?? 3)The elbow of your drawing arm appears to be 'outside' the line??

Without any other information, I'd guess that you might be over bowed a tad??

You've said that you're comfortable just the way you are, and for me, as a senior, comfort is a primary concern. The main question I have is, are you satisfied with the consistency of your shooting?? If so, stick with what you have. If not, you might want to make some small adjustments in the areas I've mentioned towards what the so called 'gurus' would call "good form".

BTW, great looking bow. I was always drawn to those 'short' recurves because of their beauty. So, I bought one and found I couldn't handle the finger pinch. They're sure pretty at full draw though! [goldtooth]

Just keep on havin' fun!

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To continue the theme in Wapiti's post, it could be that you're torqueing the bowstring. Meaning that while you're canting the bow to the left, your fingers are in a more upright position, resulting in a twisting force on the bowstring. Try relaxing your grip on the bow slightly at full draw, and see if the bow wants to come to a more upright position. If so, you need to relax your string hand more, so the back of your string hand stays parallel with the bowstring, so that the force of your draw is straight back and in line with the arrow.

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AllenR
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Good tips from WB & McD.

One other thing, but I can't be sure of it from a photo, is that you seem to be using your shoulder and arm muscles to hold the bow at full draw. It's easier to be steady if you use your back muscles to hold the weight. Easier to get good alignment and a consistent anchor too.

Allen

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