Introducing the "Shrew Classic Hunter "
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 Super Shrew.
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, standard model....$750.00
Ron - 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 night.
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".
Some 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 light!".
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