RiverCommando215

Damon howatt bandito recurve

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Here is my 1974 Damon howatt bandito 

56 lbs @ 28.  58 amo brand new Dacron string.  Waxed up and unstretched.  
shedua riser with maple limbs.  No limb twist and stored unstrung. 

Riser had a quiver so holes are there.  Tips, limbs, and riser are in good shape.
not a starter bow.  No finger pinch for me at 6 foot and 28 inch draw.  Really fast and worth the look.  Pickup or delivery to Nj possible.  Testing is assumed as you know what you’re doing.  Regards. 200 cash and extras if ya need em.  

RC  

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Last drop.  $170 with spider leg silencers, and one small extra upon request.  I have basically anything you could want.  tight lines.  
RC

If my price is wrong please enlighten me.  I believe I am in the ballpark here.  Thanks for reading 

 

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RC,

 

I have been dredging for a recurve and saw that your post was never closed.  1, Is it still for sale, and 2. what extras are there?  I'm a long time compound shooter, now shooting with a beginner recurve shooter and want to get similar equipment.  Basically looking for a hunt able full set up recurve.

 

Am I in the right place?

 

Thanks

 

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It is for sale. 
 Just like striper traditional archery can become expensive as you get deeper.  From black widow, bear, howatt, and customs prices range from 250-1000+.
this is an old howatt which has some more mojo than the new stock.   Some guys mount a quiver on the bow.  Others wear a tarantula back quiver.  That depends if you are in a stand or ground stalking too.  


what bow are you shooting?

your height and draw length?

weight of draw weight?  It all matters

you shooting 3 under or split?

RC

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Six foot, shooting a compound, 70# @ 28.5”. Haven’t shot traditional in a number of years but when I did it was 3 under.  Mostly ground stalk/ambush hunting.

 

 

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Got it.  I’m three under too.  If you know about Howatts and how they are usually heavy by 2-4 lbs I will skip the intro questions. It is a Solid bow that will kill.  I have carbon arrows and cedar too.  Tabs, silencers, fletching Kits.  Bunch of stuff extra.  Will see if I have the quiver for it.

For a mid range bow she is quite fast.  
RC

if you want to do a shoot how would we work it out?

RC

 

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This is a good deal. 56lb is heavy for a beginner but since you shoot 70 with compound I think you'll be fine. Start close. Real close.  10 yards. Try 3 under and traditional 2 under 1 over.  

I think the name or lack thereof is why it hasn't sold.  If it had Fred Bear on it , it would have sold.  These are good solid recurves.  I already have a few don't need more.  Lol. According to my wife.  Lol. 

Good luck on the sale.  

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So I found a stringer, arrows, spider leg silencers,  and a pocket quiver.  I have a bear quiver that screws in but I don’t know if it would fit too well.  I can’t find any of my old tabs so give me more time on that please.  

   I strung the bow and yeah it feels like it stacks a tad on the last inch of 28 inches. No finger pinch though!!!!  It is common for a heavy bow to stack when it is 58 amo or less.  
    Although 58 is heavy for me (I like #45 and under),  It’s not bad but the 58 lbs doesn’t make it easy to keep my form.  
The complete package will fall around  $300 or less.  I also have a bear panda (very rare) at 30 lbs.  That would be the bow to start with but it’s hard for me to let go...

I have to check my market prices.   The bear is in good shape and just a joy to shoot and work on form.  

If you are looking to seriously get into it this would be a great package.  

   If you just want to dabble my suggestion is you get a cheap Samick, or OMP bow to play for a year.  That will run ya $200-250 for arrows and bow.  
 

no offense but I want to be clear that you have to be in shape to draw this bow.  No let off means you are carrying the weight the whole time.  Can make a man shake after a couple seconds...

RC

i have three bows avail.

1974 Damon howatt bandito at 56 lbs 58amo

1966? Bear panda target bow 30 lbs at 60

new style takedown omp adventure 2.0 

20 lbs at 62.

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RC,

 

I pulled my bow last night and realizes that 2/3 of that or around the 56# or more mark with the stacking is too much to start with, and would not be fun or productive in learning traditional archery.  Just because I can doesn't mean that I should.  I thank you for your honest advise and council regarding this bow, and not just taking the easy sale to a noob.

 

I withdraw my interest in the bow, perhaps until next year after my 1,000 shots.

 

Good luck with the sale.

 

 

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No issues man.  I didn’t want you to buy a bow that wouldn’t serve you well.  I sent a pm to give you some advice on a cheap bow and the like.  Best of luck and let me know if I can be of any assistance.

RC

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5 hours ago, LIStriper said:

RC,

 

I pulled my bow last night and realizes that 2/3 of that or around the 56# or more mark with the stacking is too much to start with, and would not be fun or productive in learning traditional archery.  Just because I can doesn't mean that I should.  I thank you for your honest advise and council regarding this bow, and not just taking the easy sale to a noob.

 

I withdraw my interest in the bow, perhaps until next year after my 1,000 shots.

 

Good luck with the sale.

 

 

Try and find one that's 30lb or 35lb.  Work your way up.  Plenty in classifieds on archerytalk. 

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