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Help Trueman with Mongolian Bow Problem

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posted on Apr, 1 2020 @ 06:16 PM
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Hey folks, recently got a traditional Mongolian Bow. It's handmade by someone in a remote place. Maybe an old man or a distracted person. It wasn't too expensive and I don't want to return it if I can fix a little problem that it seems to have.



I don't know too much about bows but I think the nocks (I think is how they call them) were made in the wrong place, they are carved by the inner side of the bow. Is that right ?

If it's wrong, can it be fixed ?
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posted on Apr, 1 2020 @ 06:23 PM
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a reply to: Trueman

Is it a recurve bow? That's where you string it and then bend it in the opposite direction.







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posted on Apr, 1 2020 @ 06:24 PM
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a reply to: Trueman

Can you show me a full pic of the bow. Is it a reflex ?


ETA - If it looks like this, it's supposed to be strung "backwards"


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posted on Apr, 1 2020 @ 06:26 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: Trueman

Is it a reflex bow? That's where you string it and then bend it in the opposite direction.


It's made of wood. I was thinking maybe I can refill them and carve new ones in the right place, but not sure.



posted on Apr, 1 2020 @ 06:28 PM
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originally posted by: DAVID64
a reply to: Trueman

Can you show me a full pic of the bow. Is it a recurve ?


Sure, please click the link.

www.amazon.com...=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_image_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1



posted on Apr, 1 2020 @ 06:29 PM
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a reply to: Trueman

You have a recurve bow, it actually bends in the opposite direction, watch the videos that David and I linked.





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posted on Apr, 1 2020 @ 06:29 PM
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a reply to: Trueman

Check out my edit ^



posted on Apr, 1 2020 @ 06:30 PM
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originally posted by: Trueman
Hey folks, recently got a traditional Mongolian Bow. It's handmade by someone in a remote place. Maybe an old man or a distracted person. It wasn't too expensive and I don't want to return it if I can fix a little problem that it seems to have.



I don't know too much about bows but I think the nocks (I think is how they call them) were made in the wrong place, they are carved by the inner side of the bow. Is that right ?

If it's wrong, can it be fixed ?


It's not on the wrong side mongolian bow are a recurve type bow you will probly need a bow stringer you need to put pressure evenly on both limbs as you string it

Also mongolian bows are normaly for horseback so the arrow shelf could be on the right side
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posted on Apr, 1 2020 @ 06:35 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Thank you. I just watch it. I think I need to buy that thing to help bending the bow



posted on Apr, 1 2020 @ 06:36 PM
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a reply to: DAVID64

I can see it now. Thanks David.



posted on Apr, 1 2020 @ 06:36 PM
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a reply to: Trueman

There you go, my man.

Have fun but don't be an idiot like my brother and shoot the thing in the house, it'll go through the sheetrock. I've seen it happen.



posted on Apr, 1 2020 @ 06:40 PM
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posted on Apr, 1 2020 @ 06:42 PM
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Did that, long time ago


Was made of bamboo and tie wraps I found in home depot. Wife wasn't at home

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posted on Apr, 1 2020 @ 06:50 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: Trueman

There you go, my man.

Have fun but don't be an idiot like my brother and shoot the thing in the house, it'll go through the sheetrock. I've seen it happen.


Maybe it was Chinese sheetrock. It's absolute sheet.

(srry)



posted on Apr, 1 2020 @ 07:07 PM
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I bow hunt in 3-4 states every year. I havent used tradition bows since I was a teen and have never used a Mongolian bow. That said, with my old Ben Pearson bows, you have run your bow your legs using them as leverage. It's hard to explain but I'm sure there's a video somewhere. The limbs in your pic is perfectly fine. You do not need a stringer.



posted on Apr, 1 2020 @ 07:17 PM
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originally posted by: Anathros
I bow hunt in 3-4 states every year. I havent used tradition bows since I was a teen and have never used a Mongolian bow. That said, with my old Ben Pearson bows, you have run your bow your legs using them as leverage. It's hard to explain but I'm sure there's a video somewhere. The limbs in your pic is perfectly fine. You do not need a stringer.


Thank you. I saw that technique you are talking about. I'll try to do it. It's a 55 lbs. bow so it'll be a bit challenging



posted on Apr, 1 2020 @ 07:26 PM
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I have a Kassai Magyar bow,very similar design-I make my own arrows for it.
You can string it without a stringer,it just takes a bit of practice.
This video shows how-



Don't do it on concrete or you may scrape the tip of the bow on the ground.
Oh and you probably know not to leave the string on when you are not using it as it can weaken or deform the bow
(You can also remove the string with that same method).

Have fun


ETA-I just noticed Anathros mentioned the way in the video I posted I think.




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posted on Apr, 1 2020 @ 07:35 PM
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As so many have said , it is most likely a recurve.
I used to do an awful lot of deer hunting and would not take anything for my old Ben Pearson Cougar...
No compound bow for old Goth.

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posted on Apr, 1 2020 @ 08:23 PM
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a reply to: Silcone Synapse

Thank you. Can you tell me more how to make your arrows?



posted on Apr, 1 2020 @ 09:00 PM
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That's exactly what I was referring to.






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