Widows!

Ratbeetle

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Many years ago, I had a Widow PCHX made as a undergrad graduation present to myself. A year later with a new bride, a new mortgage and a still weak labor market I needed cash more than I needed that gorgeous bow so I decided to sell it off.

Imagine my surprise when last year I stumbled across a strikingly similar bow for sale on a trad forum. After a few emails back and forth, I confirmed it was indeed my previous bow. Unfortunately for me I wasn't in a position to buy it back. A new baby and a new job meant no frivolous purchases for me.

Fast forward to a few weeks ago. Out of the blue I emailed the guy who had it for sale last year figuring it was probbaly long gone.

This time the stars aligned. He still had it and I had some free cash. Ten years later, my PCH is back in my hands but now with some cool history.

I sold it to a gentleman in Texas and repurchased it from another gentleman in Alaska! And now it even has a mt. goat kill under its belt! What a trip.

Let's see some more widows!0324201513.jpg0324201510.jpg
 

roosiebull

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that is very cool!!!

i bet you don't sell that bow again! that bow is meant to be yours. what are the specs of that bow?
 

Beendare

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Thats a cool story...and neat bow.

All i'm seeing is gloss on that thing in the pics...can't really see the woods....

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Ratbeetle

Ratbeetle

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Thats a cool story...and neat bow.

All i'm seeing is gloss on that thing in the pics...can't really see the woods....

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The riser woods are dark and blend a bit with the phenolic. That and the light in my basement isn't the best. Really need some sunlight.
 

Wilderlife

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Great story and beautiful bow, mate.

I'm lucky in that my first ever traditional bow was a Black Widow PCH. A friend of mine had too many bows and was looking to get rid of a few. He gave me this PCH, telling me there is a slight chance the limbs were twisted, as every 20 or 30 shots, the string would come off. He also said it might be an issue with the string.

Anyhow, I got the bow, but being new to the sport, 65# @ 28 was far more than I could handle, so I asked around some internet buddies and one of them knew a bloke in the USA who had a pair of 54# @ 28 limbs for sale. He sold them to me for a good price, I got them shipped over here to Australia, and I've been shooting it ever since.





First ever kill.


Second ever kill.


I got the above two hunts on video but I'll share this one of me at the range instead.
 

Nick Muche

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That's an awesome story and I am happy for you that it turned out the way it did!

I have a few Widows and they are fantastic works of Art that I enjoy shooting quite a bit, especially from now until the end of June!



 

Kevin Dill

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I've never seen one of my many sold bows back on the market. Of course I've never looked for them or tried to get one back.

I did get rid of a girlfriend once, and then take her back later. That one left some marks.

🤣
 

Kevin Dill

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Those all-black MB Widows have a coolness about them. No-nonsense kind of look. We used to say that Ken Beck named it the MB because it was a meat bow. I had one exactly like it back in the '80s and hunted the heck out of it. Ended up selling it and.....hey....wait a minute!.....😵
 
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Ratbeetle

Ratbeetle

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I've never seen one of my many sold bows back on the market. Of course I've never looked for them or tried to get one back.

I did get rid of a girlfriend once, and then take her back later. That one left some marks.

🤣
I'd much prefer a used bow to a used girlfriend...;)
 

Billy Goat

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Those all-black MB Widows have a coolness about them. No-nonsense kind of look. We used to say that Ken Beck named it the MB because it was a meat bow. I had one exactly like it back in the '80s and hunted the heck out of it. Ended up selling it and.....hey....wait a minute!.....😵

60# @ 30. This a 96 model I believe.

Had a bead on one from the 80's that was 60# @ 28.
 

BAKPAKR

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That's an awesome story and I am happy for you that it turned out the way it did!

I have a few Widows and they are fantastic works of Art that I enjoy shooting quite a bit, especially from now until the end of June!



I really like The Fortunate Hunter II.
 
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