The original Shrew was
a bold innovation because at that time unlike now, no one was making
a longbow that short. The impression was that short bows
stacked and were unstable. It didn't take long for the little Shrew
with it's forward design handle and deflex reflex limbs to knock that
theory into a cocked hat.
The original Shrew
kind of fell by the wayside when it's longer cousin, the "Super Shrew"
came out in 1995. The Super Shrew with lengths of 56" to 60" has
been highly sought after as the perfect hunting bow. In fact the
demand has been so great that we have not been able to get our delivery
time under one year. Even at that people are willing to wait for a
The Super Shrew with
it's 16" riser dictates that we keep our bow length between
56" to 60". What we have done with the "Shrew Classic" is
shorten the riser to 12" and redesign the limb to make a shorter 52" or
54" longbow. People who like short bows for hunting are really
going to like this little dynamo. It has the same form fitted grip that
is on all of the other current Shrews plus it will come with a 450+
performance enhancing string.
ORDER SS Classic Hunter II, standard
Jeff Wilcox said, "I shoot a 54" Shrew Classic Hunter and I have draw length of 30 inches
and that bow is the smoothest drawing and shooting bow I have ever
owned bar none! It's very accurate, extremely quite and a joy to shoot.
The old rule of long long bows for big guys has been over ruled by the
new Shrew rule!"
- as I said in my e-mail to Gregg , we really put the new 52" Shrew
Classic (52LB. @ 28") to the test at last weeks Traditional Archery
We had 7 guys
shoot the bow and they all not only loved it , but they could't believe
how well they could shoot it. Their draw lengths ranged between 26" to
an honest 29.5".
of the comments were "it draws so smooth" , "it's so comfortable in my
hand", "wow is this quiet" "I can shoot this better than my bow" and
the first comment from everyone that picked it up " holy cow is this
We shot for over 3hrs. and I think I only got to shoot 10 arrows with it, somebody always wanted to try it again.
Randy (Gus) Gustafson
Northwoods Wilderness Supply
Iron Mountain Michigan