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Newish to Bowfishing, wondering why the Oneida bows have such a large following and fetch such a price when compared to some of the double cam compounds ect? Can someone fill me in? Thanks!
 

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That's an easy one....... The blood of a mermaid is used in the riser casting process. It makes them magical fish killers in the hands of the chosen ones. Welcome to BFC!
 

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That's an easy one....... The blood of a mermaid is used in the riser casting process. It makes them magical fish killers in the hands of the chosen ones. Welcome to BFC!
:shocked: LOL :p

You just have to shoot a Osprey to find out!!

:co:

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Finger pinch. Most wheel bows are short axle to axle. Lever bows are more comfortable to shoot with no release.

That's my opinion.
 

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Sorry. I couldn't resist. lol I think it's because of the power they have at low draw weight with the pre-loaded lever design............and they look cool as chit at full draw. :hb:
 

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So do they make more power with less draw weight while being smoother? Does sound kinda like mermaid blood...
 

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So do they make more power with less draw weight while being smoother? Does sound kinda like mermaid blood...
I don't know that they make more power. There is a thread somewhere where people measured FPS and the fasted per pound of draw was actually the PSE wave.

They are just really pleasurable to shoot.
 

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.......and you can put one back together on the boat. I'm sure that FPS and kinetic energy are related, but they just seem to hit harder than others at the same draw weight. Probably all in my head. Kinda like horsepower on an airboat when torque is what really makes them go. It's way easier to understand if you just shoot one. Did I mention how cool they look at full draw?
 

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the way I look at it is probably not the right way but perception is reality so... anyways I feel like it is much more natural to shoot instinctively with a recurve than a compound. The advantage an osprey has over a regular recurve is the let off. Like mud said, shoot one and see. I know plenty of folks who don't care for them.
 

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They have that smoothness of draw like a recurve, but throw a faster arrow without the holding weight or recoil/hand shock. They are very easy to tune for near perfect arrow flight. Just one string for tie to back safety, no crossed cables. Also, they look badass as long as they aren't some fairy color.

The only drawback is the weight... and maybe the whap! a RH shooter might get on a right to left fish if you don't move your feet.
 

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the way I look at it is probably not the right way but perception is reality so... anyways I feel like it is much more natural to shoot instinctively with a recurve than a compound. The advantage an osprey has over a regular recurve is the let off. Like mud said, shoot one and see.

I know plenty of folks who don't care for them.
The ones that don't like them are the ones that got hit "in the sack" with lower limb when first tried shooting one...
 

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Im going to try and use a Recurve as my primary bow next year.

Keep in mind I said try, I reserve the right to change my mind and grab my Black Eagle.
 
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