Cattle or cow horns

Discussion in 'Cast & Blast' started by Daryle Holmstrom, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

  2. Roper

    Roper Idiot Savant

    why not use a hardwood like cocobolo? I know someone who has some...:rolleyes:
     
  3. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

    Thought about that but it wouldn't be traditional in the oriental way, I have lots of Australian Iron bark wood that puts cocobola to shame as far as hardness.
     
  4. Roper

    Roper Idiot Savant

    Gotcha...
     
  5. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

    Try calling a custom meat cutter , They sometimes have a horned cow end up in thier shop.
     
  6. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

    Got ya, tried e-mailing steve at Andals custom meats in Mount Vernon, I'll try land line on Monday, sometimes there are hiccups in this wired world
     
  7. ribka

    ribka Active Member

    Helped my rancher /neighbor brand, spray, castrate and dehorn his cattle about a month ago. Will check and see if he has any horn lying around. I used to shoot a Mongolian type recurve with a thumb ring years ago. A lot of fun
     
  8. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

  9. Roper

    Roper Idiot Savant

    Golly, I'm feeling kinda plain with my traditional longbow and leather glove...
     
  10. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

    Don't feel bad just trying something new, with my recurves the shortest one I could get away with was 62 inch'.

    If I have any luck making them I'll send one your way Roper
     
  11. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

    If you're a southpaw, Roper I have 2 fine longbows that I can no longer shoot due to a bum right shoulder that isn't ever going to improve.
     
  12. Roper

    Roper Idiot Savant

    Thanks Jim, but I'm from the east coast...:D
     
  13. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

    I'm a little Horny now, got to trim these suckers
     

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  14. Alex MacDonald

    Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

    If you haven't used a thumb ring before, you'll probably need to work up to full poundage with a target bow. You'll also have trouble finding arrows that'll accommodate the full draw length since the thumb ring allows more arrow than the classic 3 fingers will. I made the mistake of trying to shoot a thumb ring right off the bat with my Magyar bow, and it's not comfortable at all! Made mine out of antler. You're looking at the original release aid here, been in use for thousands of years! And for the (historical) record, the Syhas limbed bow design is at least 5,000 years old. archeological digs in western Asia have found their remains in graves that date back that far!
     
  15. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak


    I've been shooting recurves since 1962 most in the 62 to 68 pound range with 31 1/2 inch shafts, might have to change my style a little. The reason I'm experitmenting is to try a shorter recurve like the Kiko Tovar little suckling, 44 inches, need to dig deep in the pockets though and buy my wife something shining, LOL

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