Bow for wife is showing progress.

Discussion in 'General Crossbow Discussion' started by jacol84, Sep 4, 2019.

  1. jacol84

    jacol84 Active Member


    No, not a swap. ;) The stock is all there, needs some areas cleaned up and straightened. Rough shaping complete. Put the SS limbs on it today. Sweet shot, quieter than the RDX. Probably about 300-305 with around 400 grain arrows. Weight is 6#even with the 13 oz TR 525. Length is 32”. Wife has to shoot lefty (eye), but I made the stock ambidextrous just in case she doesn’t like to shoot after all.;)
  2. xcaliber

    xcaliber Active Member

    Real nice!
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  3. bbahunter

    bbahunter Active Member

    Looking great Jeff, you do a really nice job on those stocks.;)
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  4. Masboy

    Masboy Active Member

    That one nice put together rig !
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  5. Oppie

    Oppie Active Member

    Great looking bow. I think she'll love it!
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  6. Jack Pine

    Jack Pine Active Member

    Sweet bow Jeff, I'd be proud to carry that into the woods myself, and I'm particular about what bows I'll carry.
    You are an artist on many levels.
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  7. jacol84

    jacol84 Active Member

    Thanks. Cal, that’s your string it’s wearing.:D
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  8. robertyb

    robertyb Member

    I like that stock. What are you going to stain it with?
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  9. jacol84

    jacol84 Active Member

    Robert, it is walnut, so I'm not sure if I will stain at all. The core is the same piece as the Little Franky stock, so it will be lighter on the left side than the right. I have a lot of work and sanding before I decide on that.;)
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  10. Oppie

    Oppie Active Member

    I just showed this to Mrs Judy and said you were building it for your wife, she said you must really love your wife because I never built one for my wife, just a couple for myself! I'll never learn :oops:.
    Oh and she thinks it looks great :).
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  11. Jack Pine

    Jack Pine Active Member

    Welcome Jeff, it's true, no baloney at all, it is SWEET!
    Sure wish I could still build strings. I started on 1 over a year ago and finally threw it away the other day without even putting a serving on.
  12. jacol84

    jacol84 Active Member

    Bruce, I suppose that's just another form of "too much information.";) We tried the 355 SS with Brian's thumbhole stock. Just a bit too long and heavy (she has a bad shoulder). Tried a Bruin Attack 265 (even made a separate rear stock to use with the C2. She liked the size and weight, hated the horrible trigger, noise, and vibe. A person with any sense would just get his wife a Matrix Cub or 308 short instead of all this.;)

    Cal, I thought I remembered your shoulder injury keeping you from making strings. Sorry you can't do something you are really good at.:(
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  13. Jack Pine

    Jack Pine Active Member

    Thanks Jeff. Well, I couldn't do much with a dislocated shoulder, but the arthritis in my thumb joints at my hands is the problem now. Got 6 strings left from the old days, including 1 Dan made for me out of Fury. Set for life I think.
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  14. Oppie

    Oppie Active Member

    If & When Judy's Parker breaks that's what I have in mind. She likes her thunderhawk but we all know what happened to their lifetime warranty.
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  15. jacol84

    jacol84 Active Member

    Bruce, check out this site.

    I'd at least get a set of backup limbs. Low prices. Don't wait though. I wanted to get a pair of the Hurricane XXT cams in case I needed to replace the cams on my Burky bow. Next time I checked in, only one side was still available. Could have gotten a backup cam set for under $30.:rolleyes: They DID have complete limb/cam sets for the Thunderhawk-both sides a while ago. Not sure about now.

    Just looked. They have Blackhawk (not camo, but same limb/cam) assembly - rt and lt for $50 each. No more camo Thunderhawk limb cam combos. They do have complete Thunderhawk kits for $319. Just FYI
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2019
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  16. Oppie

    Oppie Active Member

    Thanks Jeff :), I've been thinking about getting a spare set of limbs for it. She only shoots it a dozen or so times a year so with a spare set she'd be set for a long time.
  17. Stalker

    Stalker Member

    Beautiful stock Jeff. Your wife is a lucky lady!
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