My Thunderchild arrived!!!

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So for my birthday last year my wife placed me on a waiting list with Big Jim’s Bow Company. Well after an 11 month wait my object of affection has arrived…and my oh my it didn’t disappoint! I spoke with Jim for about an hour when placing my order. I wanted this bow to have the feel of Appalachia as my first 25 years were spent in the Blue Ridge area of Ga at the foothills. In order to give this essence to the bow Jim and I decided to use curly maple stained in tobacco brown because it reminded us of the old flintlock rifles the mountain men carried. In addition to the maple we have hickory in the riser for a traditional look. Finally I had the beaver tail wrap added to the grip and insert on my quiver. What I didn’t anticipate is the turquoise/brown string that he made. It’s such a perfect final touch that accents all the other aspects of this artwork! I honestly don’t think the pictures do this bow justice. It is amazing! My plan is to harvest a P&Y class buck with it and then hang it on the wall until it’s passed to my son.

Big Jim
Thunderchild
56”
50# @ 28”
 

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JBell

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I don’t know anything about traditional bows, but that’s a piece of art. I commend your goal with it, but no way in heck would I trust myself with that in the woods. Good luck
 
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That is a beauty! Perfect weight and length too! Big Jim makes some awesome bows. I’ve never owned one, but I’ve handled them at the TN Classic. I shot Black Widows for several years and Jim’s bows look and feel better. Been shooting my Bear TD pretty exclusively the past few years. But I’ve always wanted a Thunderchild in those exact specs. Congratulations!
 
tonybart55

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Boy howdy that is a gorgeous bow! Big Jim makes some spectacular bows, one of his bows is definitely list. Nice guy too, talked to him once or twice at a couple shoots this year.
 

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