The New High Plains Model of bow from HuntPrimive is a mid-length osage bow, rawhide backed/snake skin veneered, and what we believe to be the absolute best blend in speed, lifelong durability, and sweet shooting experience. This is a very “Ryan Gill” specific model and doesn’t leave much to be customized. It comes in both a more “Primitive” version like Ryan hunts with, and also a very elegant and fancy, modern version. Both have your choice of ArrowHead Inlay material which signifies these are part of the Lifetime Bow Series with the best warranty and track record in the business.
The Modern High Plains model features the classic HuntPrimitive Gullwing shape for superior performance, backed with rawhide for superior strength, veneered with Western Diamondback Snake skins, red painted tips and white edge dot work. The tips are overlaid with Black Bison horn, and the grip has an arrowshelf and wrapped in beautiful Black Beavertail leather. The 8125/Fastflight String is also fit with beaver fur silencers to dampen the string twang of the flemish style string.
The Primitive High Plains features the classic HuntPrimitive Gullwing shape for superior performance, backed with rawhide for superior strength, veneered with Western Diamondback Snake skins, red painted tips, white edged dot work, a genuine Braintan wrapped grip with no arrow shelf. The string is a Sinew colored Dacron (fast flight/8125 strings not approved for bows without tip overlays) bow string, primitive twisted, tied and wrapped along the bottom tip. (No fur silencer needed) This version makes for a very primitive, yet very beautiful and long lasting efficient bow.
Built to the highest standard in old world craftsmanship, Bows built by Ryan Gill come with the guarantee to be the longest lasting, best performing contextual bows available in the world. They are backed by a 5 year replacement warranty and a free-repairs warranty for life. (more warranty information here) Ryan’s commitment to the craft is second to none and those that would like to learn more about Ryan as a Bowyer can click this link and read more about the unwavering dedication to being the BEST in the world.
(Bow lengths listed at bottom of page)
Full Pictures of Both models shown below.
Directly below is a photo showing the contrast that occurs as the bow ages. Osage darkens naturally as it ages. The bow on the top (Bright Yellow) is how your bow will look when it is new and arrives to you. After a few months of use, it will begin to take on the Golden Orange color of the bow shown below, which really pops the look of the white dot work.
The modern Version is shown below and the Primitive Version is a little further down the page.
The Primitive High Plains show below
Pictured Below is Ryan putting his High Plains model to good solid field “research and development”!
Below shows the classic gullwing shape. This is Ryan’s personal bow and you can see that after a little use and age, the wood is already turning the beautiful golden orange that we adore about Osage. The Braintan handle begins to show coloring from the oils in the hand and bit of blood from the hunt.
Pictured below is how the String is tied and wrapped on the Bottom limb of the Primitive High Plains version. You can eliminate this later if you don’t like it, but we think it’s a great touch to primitively inspired bow. This also prevents the string from annoyingly falling off the bottom limb when unstrung.
You can see that The High Plains pairs perfectly with our Bobcat Quiver and Artfully Accurate Painted arrows.
Unlike the more modern models with a shelf and strike plate, the Primitive High Plains is shot off knuckle and the arrow is kept silent during the draw by using the upper part of the grip as the strike plate. So take note upon receiving yours that the bow is tillered and designed to shoot off the braintan wrapped grip.
Bow lengths are as follows:
25″ draw – 56-58″ long
26″ draw – 58-60″ long
27″ draw – 60-62″ long
28″ draw – 62-64″ long
29″ draw – 64-66″ long
30″ draw – 66-68″ long