Beautiful green glass just as it was in the 60’s and 70”s is now available on any Great Northern Bow. When ordering your bow, make sure you mention you want the green fiberglass option.
The simplest most trouble free “take down” system available. Fast, positive alignment, no parts to loose, no tools required. Time proven with over 20 years of field use without one failure. Excellent for pick up cabs, plane travel, and horse back hunts. This Jack Knife system is not available on any other brand of bows, but, can be ordered on any custom Great Northern models except the Super Ghost.
Traditional straight grip: (Green Bow)
This handle has no index and is straight on the sides. The original standard on all Great Northern bows.
Indexed locator grip:
This handle is slightly dished on the belly and slightly bulbous on the sides for a very positive hand placement.
Great Northern “Power Wedges” provide enhanced performance, increased stability, and stronger limb tips - more than achieved by any other design.
These are standard on all models.
Adds class to any bow. Skins are permanently bonded over back glass and finished to perfection. Makes wonderful camouflage.
Using ultra thin laminations of only domestic hardwoods and impregnating them with bonding resins and dyes, we have produced for Great Northern, a superior flawless handle riser material with beautiful, natural characteristics of exotic woods.
If you are just now switching from a compound or "high wrist" style recurve, your draw length will be noticeably shorter with our traditionally styled longbow or recurve. There are three basic reasons for this shorter draw length. First, the amount of effort required to draw a traditional bow over a compound causes a tensioning of muscles and a hunched posture rather than an extended posture. Secondly, the handle style demands our longbows or recurves be shot with a "flat hand" or "broken wrist" rather than the "high wrist" form. Lastly, the depth of the bow handle thru the shelf area is about half of the normal compound or contemporary recurve, which means you just aren't pushing so much handle out in front of you.
These combined differences will cause the average shooter to have a traditional draw length from 2 to 3 inches shorter than a compound. The table below has proven to be very accurate in estimating draw lengths for Great Northern bows. Lean towards the long side for our Recurves and towards the short side for longbows and Bushbows.
After you determined your draw length, use the table below to choose the length of your bow.
NOTE: The chart is just a guide - Keeping in mind these two factors, for any given bow length and draw length;
1. The shorter the bow, the greater the performance.
2. The longer the bow, the greater the stability.
Which is most important to you?