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I know I'm the only fan of Oneida bows here on this forum, but I'd thought I'd show you my project bow I just finished. I went with a reversed Urban camo pattern with a "Black Ops" theme. I know that a dipped camo job has cleaner lines, but this hands-on pattern fits my State employee budget better. It started out as a 1993 Oneida Phantom II, and after a complete rebuild/refurbish, it's now a Eagle Black Ops. I fabricated the red dot scope mount, installed a custom grip from Git-a-Grip, picked up a Bling Sling, a custom string from Monster Bows, blacked out the cables, and added limbsaver vibration dampners. Oh, and the logos on the limbs are painted into the limbs, no decals. I've found that I enjoy going through these old bows. Here's some pics.









 

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I agree BL. I started to buy me a Tomcat several years ago and bought a Martin Jaguar instead. Good looking job.
 

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What kind of speed are you getting from that bow. I have always liked the feel of the Onida bows and the first time that I shot one it seemed like it was the fastest bow in the world. Granted that was about 20 years ago, and bows have come a long way, but I have always wanted to get one and play around with it.
 

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What kind of speed are you getting from that bow.
Before I torn it down for the rebuild, I set it up and shot it for about 3 hours one morning, mostly to try out my scope mount, and see if I could set up the scope. The bow had been hanging in a bow rack for about 3 years without being drawn and shot. I had the bow set at 63# with a 29" draw, and was shooting a 435 gr. arrow. It shot 240 fps. I expect that after the rebuild it should do better than that. I've also got some arrows coming for it that are currently being dipped and crested.


Is that paint or tape giving it the checkered look?
No, it's not tape. It's a three layer paint job, starting with the lightest color first. I also put a coat of clear over it to even out the sheen in the paint.
 

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:eek: BayMan, I thought my dad was the only hunter left that still shot an Onieda. He has a "Screaming Eagle" Onieda that looks identical to this but with a Od Green and Black Camo Job. Nice Job!!!!!!!!!! :thumb: :thumb:
 

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You did a nice job, I like the looks of the bow. I traded for an Oneida bow back in the 80's, can't remember the model but had lots of problems keeping it in tune. I think most of this was due to not having a bow shop nearby with someone there that new how this particular bow needed to be set up and I certainly didn't know anything about them.
 

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J870sm,

From my perspective, Oneida's are the easiest bows to work on, and tune. And, you won't find any of these cookie-cutter bows on the market now that's anywhere close to being as smooth.
 

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Well, I got to set up my Onedia today, and shoot it. It's pulling 65# with 82% letoff. I shot a 29'' 435gr. arrow at 250 fps. The bow is super smooth, and quiet. Man, I really like the red dot scope set up, too. A perfect answer for my problem with my glasses, and bifocals.
 

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Bayman,
You are not the only Oneida fan on this board.
I have an old H-500 that I shoot all the time.
I have all the parts to rebuild it, just haven't had the time.
I've kinda been looking for an Aero Force just haven't been in the right place at the right time.
 
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