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PostSubject: Black Hunter - crazy good cheap bow   Black Hunter - crazy good cheap bow EmptyMon Jun 08, 2020 11:18 am

Past few years there has been a growing menace to the American sporting archery industry...high quality and Super performing Chinese Dymondwood riser bows...longbows and recurve designs.

There are several major manufacturers that design and fabricate most of these bows that are then branded by the company that does the point of sale transaction...in the USA there’s Lancaster Archery, 3 Rivers, Twig Archery & SAS...there’s also Mandarin Duck and Obert in China, etc.  

One of the more recent examples that have been wildly successful are the Sage initially designed by South Korean archery giant Samick (named, I think for the color of the wood riser) and has been taken over by Galaxy.  There are many spin off designs of this now classic bow line.

More recently there is the Black Hunter.  I don’t know which Asian outfit first put this one out...Mandarin Duck, Obert, whatever...but it’s exploded in terms of sales.  It features a Dymondwood riser and limbs now being made with a bamboo core (faster than the original hard Maple core) and black glass on the outside.  Recurve and Hybrid Longbow.  60” - 62” long.  Prices range from as low as $100 on eBay for generic bows to up to $199 from major USA outlets with bows delivered completely set up with Dyneema string, whiskers installed, brass nock point set and the draw tested for accuracy.  Pretty nice.  Compare that to the high cost of a nice USA made bow.  Ouch!

Reviews of the various Black Hunter versions are universally through the roof.  Why?  The grip is universally praised.  The low to no hand shock also. Then there’s the super smooth draw.  Plus, shooters find the bow inexplicably friendly to a wide variety of arrow spine, length and weight. Guys have found that their bow will put very different arrows into a tight group at close to the same point of aim.  Of course, there’s the advantage of it being no only able to swap limbs of different pull weights but being able to put either recurve or hybrid longbow limbs on the same riser.  

OK...yeah...I bought one.  On its way now.  More reports through the summer.


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PostSubject: Re: Black Hunter - crazy good cheap bow   Black Hunter - crazy good cheap bow EmptySat Jun 13, 2020 6:31 pm

Good looker. Hope it shoots well for you.
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PostSubject: Re: Black Hunter - crazy good cheap bow   Black Hunter - crazy good cheap bow EmptySun Jun 14, 2020 9:17 am

Cannot fault the looks. Takedown options always made bows more expensive. Give us a report when you had a chance to spend time with it.

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PostSubject: Re: Black Hunter - crazy good cheap bow   Black Hunter - crazy good cheap bow EmptySun Jun 14, 2020 10:05 am

It’s funny...I have two bows made by Samick (S. Korea) in their Sage line.  Both are recurves.  Both purchased within a month of each other.  One is a take down, the other a one piece.  The cost was I think $10 of each other. I think that where there is a wide gap in cost between the two designs is in the high end market where current prices can easily be over a grand.  Youch!

EMERGENCY EDIT!

Brain Fart! Brain Fart! Something was not sitting right re the cost of the two bows I mentioned above. At first I was sure they were both close to the same price...but then I began to doubt myself. I did a quick check and the truth came flooding back to me. Darn near drowned too! The one piece design I bought at Lancaster (they pronounce it “lank-stir” instead of “Lang-caster”). It cost $189. I got the take down version via Amazon...an outfit had a number of the weight I wanted available as ‘open box’ for $102. Bows claimed to be perfect, boxes mangled but serviceable. As with a number of other things I’ve bought as “used” from Amazon they were exactly accurate in their description. I’ve seen the take down here and there for a little more...but way less than the one piece. The two couldn’t be more different. But both desirable in their own ways.

The two sage bows:


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PostSubject: Re: Black Hunter - crazy good cheap bow   Black Hunter - crazy good cheap bow EmptySun Jun 14, 2020 8:28 pm

They look to be constantly modifying the design. That's not a bad thing.

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PostSubject: Re: Black Hunter - crazy good cheap bow   Black Hunter - crazy good cheap bow EmptySun Jun 14, 2020 8:31 pm

Yeah...there are 3-4 outfits that have slightly different names on the same designs and tweak this or that every year or two...like the new Chevy or Ford models coming out each year. Various spins on recurve, longbow or hybrid designs. Good for business.

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