Shrew Classic Hunter 54″
When Ron LaClair designed the original Shrew longbows he rocked the traditional archery world. Before the Shrew, no one had ever been able to make such a short longbow that was so smooth and fast and felt so good in your hand. Until the introduction of the Shrew longbow, shorter longbows stacked terribly and were very unstable making accurate shooting almost impossible. Ron LaClair’s now-legendary Shrew longbows, with their dramatic forward handle design and graceful locator grip combined with the perfect angles and transitions of deflex to reflex, created a very short, super comfortable, natural pointing longbow with the blazing fast speed that had never before been experienced by instinctive archers anywhere in the world.
When developing the Classic Hunter II, we took a hard look at the original Classic Hunter, and after thoughtful consideration, we implemented some strategic improvements. We couldn’t be more pleased! The Shrew Classic Hunter II is noticeably smoother and considerably faster than the original Classic Hunter.
To build a strong house you must start with a solid foundation. The foundation for all laminated bows is the form they are ultimately assembled on. For the new and improved Classic Hunter II longbow our bowyers created completely new forms. With great skill and precision, these forms were crafted by the skilled hands of our master bowyers. Then, we produced some test bows and tried them out. We continued the process until we discovered the perfect balance of an ultra-smooth draw, unmatched speed and power, and rock steady stability. The Shrew Classic II now offers an optimized limb design with enhanced limb performance while maintaining an unbelievable and nearly unlimited ultra-smooth draw.
By building in this precision and performance into our bow forms, we ensure that every bow we make is infused with extreme accuracy and perfectly balanced limbs with no flat spots! The bow blanks that come off of these precision forms are perfect in every way.
Our new Shrew Classic Hunter II is pound for pound one of the most efficient little longbows the traditional archery world has ever seen!
- Bow: Hybrid longbow Classic Hunter
- Bow length AMO: 54″
- Bow length strung tip to tip: 53″
- Draw weights: 25 – 70 lbs, choose Custom Shrew for lbs up to 100 lbs
- Riser: Nicaragua Cocobolo SR / Micarta
- Limbs: Red Kingwood veneer on Shrew Bows Super Flex Bamboo with Bearpaw Power glass crystal clear
- Limb tips: Reinforced Mycarta tips
- String: Shrew Whisper String
- Warranty: Rock Solid 30 Years Shrew Bows Warranty
- Scope of delivery: Shrew Bows whisper string, shrew wool string silencers, fleece bow sleeve, string holder, shelf rest
For technical assistance or for personal advice to help you select the perfect Shrew Bow for you, please call us at 219-828-5003 or send us an email here: email@example.com
We do not keep all bows in stock. Please view our list of available shrew bows here.
For detailed information on all the Shrew Bows available please visit the Shrew Bows section of our online shop. Technical information and draw weight graphs for every model are available there.
We recommend our Shrew Whisper String for all of our Shrew Bows and all other traditional bows that can be shot with high-performance, low-stretch bowstrings. Don`t forget to order right away an extra string!
When choosing your bowstring, please note that due to the slim limbs for all Shrew Bows (Classic Hunter II, Super Shrew II, Lil Favorite) a Shrew Whisper String for Longbows is required. All Shrew Bows are built according to the ATA string length standard (String length = Bow length – 3″)
Brace Height: https://www.bodnikbows.com/images/pdf/classic-hunter/shrew-bows-brace-hight.pdf
Draw Force Curve 54″: https://www.bodnikbows.com/images/pdf/classic-hunter/shrew-bow-classic-hunter-2-draw-weight-graph-54.pdf
Jeff Nieman –
I recently purchased a Classic Hunter II in March of ’21. I called Tim to see if he could send me a few photos of the bow I was interested in from the “Available Bows” list on the website. Tim sent me a bunch of photos of the bow and it was love at first sight! I promptly said “I’ll take it!” Specs are 56″ RH – 40# @ 28″. The riser is Makassar SR/Mycarta, and the limb veneers are Appletree SR. Its absolutely Beautiful! Shipping was very fast.
I’ve been shooting this new Shrew bow everyday, and I absolutely love it. The draw is so smooth, the grip is amazing, and its very quiet. I’m shooting Black Eagle 600 carbons w/4″ feathers, 145 gr points. Performance is outstanding. I keep saying to myself “Archery is fun again!”.
Many thanks to Tim, Henry and my good friend Ron. I’m very happy with my new Shrew! Archery is fun again!
Paul newton –
I’ve had my classic Hunter 2 for a couple years now it’s performance has been excellent it’s definitely my favorite bow to hunt whitetails and shoot 3d
Chris Karam –
I was lucky to get a shrew classic hunter 2 a few years back, right off Ron’s website in the poundage I was looking for. After reading a few books on instinctive shooting, it didn’t take long to for me to settle in… and the arrows flew off the Shrew hunter 2 effortlessly. It is the most natural pointing/shooting longbow I have owned. I have a couple other bows, but they mostly sit in their socks, because i tend to pick up the shrew so often. Highly recommended. Customer service to answer my questions was also top notch!