Q: Which model should I choose?
A: Each model is designed for different applications.The Spirit is a high performance hunting bow at a very competitive price. If you’re searching for simple performance without breaking the bank this is the one for you. The Imperial was designed for target archery. It maximizes smoothness, stability, and forgiveness for anyone looking to compete. The new Royal Huntsman takes the accuracy of the Imperial and offers it with an optimized hybrid limb shape for those not needing the D-shape for competition. This bow works well for target shooters and hunters alike.
Q: What’s the performance difference between the different riser options?
A: There’s no difference in arrow speed between the different riser materials in the same design. The different riser options just change the physical weight or aesthetics of the bow.
Q: What bow length should I choose?
A: Each bow model has its own characteristics, and so the limits for draw length and bow length depend on the model and archer. Some models are only built in a fixed length as that’s where the design is optimized. On models that offer multiple length options, there is a sweet spot for performance based on draw length, draw weight, and application. My most popular length is 64″ for draw lengths in the 26″ to 31″ range.
Q: What draw weight should I choose to start?
A: These bows are built to be fast and to handle heavy arrows well! Even a 35# Omega with the right arrow and broadhead can be a lethal, and ethical, whitetail weapon. If you’re new to traditional, I don’t recommend ordering over 40# at your draw. For compound shooters, no more than double your let-off/ holding weight is a great place to start.
Q: What types of arrows can I use?
A: All types! Carbon, aluminum, or wood will all work great. Due to the high performance of these bows, however, you’re best luck is to start with arrows that are anywhere from 5# to 15# stiffer, depending on your shooting style. A more specific selection can be found on the chart in my Tuning and Tips section.
Q: Do you offer exotic woods for the riser?
A: Our standard riser material is a domestic hardwood laminate that is dyed for aesthetics. The heavier Dymalux models are resin-impregnated to offer some of the highest mass possible. These are the most consistent and stable materials we offer, but we do have some North and South American hardwoods available in limited quantities.
Q: I’m having trouble stringing it, what should I do?
A: The best way to string an Omega is with a rubber pad style stringer, like those offered by Limbsaver. It has a single pocket for the bottom limb and a rubber pad that leaves the top nock completely exposed to slide the string up. Stringers that use two pockets should never be used, and using the push pull or step through method can lead to personal injury as well as bow twist if done incorrectly. By purchasing an Omega longbow you may accept responsibility for any personal injury, but any damage to the bow due to improper stringing will void warranty. Please use a rubber pad style stringer. This is an inexpensive example: http://www.3riversarchery.com/Longbow+%26+Recurve+Bow+Superstringer+By+Thunderhorn_i6818_baseitem.html
Q: What’s the best way to care for my bow?
A: Besides always using a bowstringer and keeping your string waxed, storing the bow inside on a bow rack is the best way to maintain your bow for a lifetime. If you don’t have a bow rack, store the bow horizontally on a shelf or under your bed. Do not leave a bow standing in the corner on its limb, as this can cause damage to the limbs’ balance. While a bow can safely be stored strung, it’s best to keep it away from heat, moisture, or direct sunlight. Do not store the bow outside or in your vehicle for prolonged periods. While a bow sock helps keep the bow from getting scratched during transport, they are not necessary for storage nor do they offer any protection from extreme climate. If you need to clean your bow, a soft damp rag works well.
Q: What sort of speed can I expect from my bow?
A: Depending on your set up and style, you can expect a properly set up Omega with a 28″ draw and 10 gpp arrow using the included string with silencers to shoot in the 160-180 fps range. For those interested in speed Omegas will also tolerate arrow weights as low as 8 grains per pound in draw weight in order to get to the 200 fps range, but these bows are designed to easily launch heavy arrows with authority. These bows can shoot heavy arrows as fast as older longbow designs drawing 10# more!
Q: Do you offer heavier draw weights?
A: Higher draw weight models can be built upon special request for an additional fee. There are limitations with heavier draw weight builds so please contact me directly for more information.
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