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By Okaw Valley Bows LLC

Note: The bow models for youth are not toys, but a lethal piece of archery equipment that will propel an arrow capable of doing potential damage and should be used only with adult supervision. For those that will be new to archery, the archery experience can turn into a lifetime of fun and recreation.

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Handcrafted Quality
Black Rhino Bow Models
    M-35
    M-42
    M-42 Light
    M-48
    M-48 Light 
    M-54
    M-58
Rhino Grips
Our Trademark
Starter Kit

Why Black Rhino™ Bows are the right choice
Much thought and work has gone into the design of the Black Rhino™ bows.

These bows are specifically designed and handcrafted for kids, youth, ladies and those adults desiring a light draw weight or starter bow with models suitable for ages 3 years old and up. Short draw lengths were taken into consideration when designing limb configuration and limb length.

We build all our youth bows here in the USA in our own shop from like materials, as we have determined that our selection is not only the strongest but also aesthetically appealing. By using materials common to all models we are able to purchase in bulk and provide our customers outstanding products at reasonable and affordable prices. The Black Rhino™ bows are warranted for one year.

There are five model lengths to choose from, with draw weights ranging from 9 pounds to 40 pounds. Black Rhino™ longbows are handcrafted and kept in inventory. Most bows are shipped on the next business day and all Black Rhino™ bows are warranted for one year from date of purchase.

From right to left the bow models are: M-35, M-42, M-48, and M-54/M-58

Handcrafted Quality
Black Rhino™ bows are made with hard maple as the core wood. Hard maple has been time proven as an outstanding bow wood. It also provides a nice contrast between the black fiberglass facing and backing.  Action wood was chosen for the riser and matching tip overlays. Action wood is made from multiple strips of dyed maple glued together to form a riser block. Because of the lamination process, the riser is extremely strong and stable. The wavy grain in the riser created by these multiple laminations is extremely attractive. All of these materials come together to form a handsome bow that will withstand hard use. As a final touch the Black Rhino™ receives three coats of a diffused, high endurance finish, which will resist scratching and chipping. All Black Rhino™ bows are warranted for one year from date of purchase.

All bow models have a locator style handle for constancy of grip, contributing to accurate shooting.

Attention to fade out construction is the same found in a custom bow giving a smooth transition from the limb to the riser.

The fine detail of the string nocks is highlighted with Action wood overlays to match the riser.

 

 


The arrow shelf of the Black Rhino™ is shaped in a radius, giving good feather clearance, so that an arrow can be shot directly off the shelf. The plate is also relieved on both ends to give feather clearance. The junction of the shelf and plate is formed in a cove to add strength. A shelf rug is furnished with each bow, but not shown in this picture.

Black Rhino Bow Models

All bows come complete with a B-50 flemish bow string,brass nock set and arrow rest and are available for right or left hand shooters. A right hand bow is held in the left hand and the string is pulled with the right hand.This is reversed for a left hand bow. All bow models have a locator grip for positive hand placement. Bow prices include federal excise taxes.

*Note: Age groups used in the bow descriptions are broad guidelines and can vary depending on the physical make up and capabilities of each individual. These guide lines are given as sometimes it is not possible to measure the draw length of the archer. To determine the bow that is ideally suited for the individual it is best to determine their dominant eye and measure their draw length, and then consult the table showing the approximate weight of each bow at that draw length. Our liberal return policy allows for the exchange of incorrectly selected bows.

Do you need a bow stringer? We recommend the use of a bow stringer on all M-54 and M-58 models, and on any smaller models if you don't feel comfortable stringing by hand.  The bow stringer is available on the arrows and accessories page, or by clicking here.

Listed bow models are shown here from bottom to top:

M-35 A traditional, straight limb bow measuring 35 inches nock to nock. This bow is for ages 2-3 years old and up to 18" draw length. A great entry bow for the peewee archer. The maximum draw weight for this model bow is 9 pounds. Made in the USA! (Check draw chart for bow weight at individual draw length.) - $75.00

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M-42 For ages 5 and up to 20" draw length, this reflex-deflex long bow draws approximately 15 pounds at 20 inches, and is 42 inches long. Made in the USA! (check draw chart for bow weight at individual draw length.) - $115.00

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M-42 Light (New Model!) For ages 5 and upto 20" draw, this reflex-deflex long bow draws approximately 11 pounds at 20 inches, and is 42 inches long. Made in the USA! (check draw chart for bow weight at individual draw length.) - $115.00

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M-48 This bow model draws approximately 20 pounds at 22 inches. It is suitable for a broad range of youth, but commonly used between the ages of 7 and 12. The bow is 48 inches long with limbs that are of the reflex-deflex design. Made in the USA! (Check bow chart for bow weight at individual draw length.) - $142.00

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M-48 Light This bow model draws approximately 15 pounds at 22 inches. It is suitable for a broad range of youth, but commonly used between the ages of 7 and 12. This lighter bow is a good choice for first time archers who may need a lighter draw at 22 inches than the 20# @22" M 48. The bow is 48 inches long with limbs that are of the reflex-deflex design. Made in the USA! (Check bow chart for bow weight at individual draw length.) - $142.00

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M-54 This bow model draws approximately 25 pounds at 26 inches. It is suitable for a broad range of youth and ladies.  This is an excellent bow for archery camps and training programs. The handle on this bow is the same as the M 58 model. The bow is 54 inches long with limbs that are of the reflex-deflex design. Made in the USA!(Check bow chart for bow weight at individual draw length.) - $159.00

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M-58 The M-58 has a reflex-deflex limb configuration and is 58 inches long from nock to nock. The bow is designed for a smooth draw all the way to the maximum draw of 28 inches. This bow is suitable for youth, women, and adults who want a light draw weight or starter bow. The M-58 comes in two weight categories (Check the draw chart for bow weights at individual draw lengths.)

M-58 Option 1. 35 pounds at 28 inch maximum draw length. At 22 inches this bow draws approximately 20 pounds. This bow may be a legal hunting bow in some states. (Check your state regulatioins) This bow is ideal for the archer who is interested mainly in target shooting. Looking at the draw weight chart you will see that this bow is very versatile as it fits a large range of youth and adult archers Made in the USA!- $229.00

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M-58 Option 2. 40 pounds at 28 inch maximum draw length. At 22 inch draw this bow is rated at 25 pounds draw weight. This bow is designed to be a legal hunting bow in states requiring a 40 pounds or more draw weight. (Check your state regulations) Made in the USA!- $229.00

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M-58 Option 3. 29 pounds at 28 inch maximum draw length. At 22 inch draw this bow is rated at 17 pounds draw weight. Made in the USA! - $229.00

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M-58 Custom.  The M-58 Custom has a reflex-deflex limb configuration and is 58 inches long from nock to nock. The bow is designed for a smooth draw all the way to the maximum draw of 28 inches. This is the same bow design as the standard M 58 with the exception that we have used 2 black locust laminations, 1 maple lamination, and clear fiberglass. These great looking bows are available in random weights from 29#@28" up to 45#@28". Call 618-283-3954 for availability. A custom weight can be ordered with a 4-8 week waiting period. Made in the USA!(Check the draw chart for bow weights at individual draw lengths.)

Rhino Grips
Bow handles can be wrapped with a one piece, flexible, and semi-permanent Rhino Grip. This tough polyolefin material provides a non-slip surface.

Available in your choice of colors pictured from top to bottom. Brown, red, black, yellow, gray, violet and blue.

This is a nice way to personalize the bow. Factory Installed only. $5.00 each

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Black Rhino Bows have the recognizable rhino head trademark embossed on each bow. This registered trademark not only distinguishes Black Rhino bows from imitations, it's the mark of quality!

 

Starter Kit for the Young Archer "SAVINGS"
Save money on the necessary items to get the young archer started in traditional archery by buying in kit form. This starter kit contains an M-35 Black Rhino bow with a "no-glove" installed on the bow string, six 1/4 inch diameter standard arrows with field tips, a logo arm guard, leather side quiver with belt loop and four heavy paper bullseye targets. (Rhino grips and additional accessories may be ordered separately). Specify right or left handed. Made in the USA!- 127.00 each

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We also have Starter Archery Sets in M-42 and M-48, and Deluxe Archery Sets in M-48 and M-58.  Click here to see all of our archery sets.

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Interested in Recurves?Special Recurve Handle
Click here to see our new line of recurves!  We have recurves available from 17 pounds to 26 pounds at a 24 inch draw.

 

 

 

Using a Black Rhino M-58 fourteen year old Bryce Halbert took "first place" in the boys Longbow competition at the Traditional Archery Nationals in Cloverdale, Ind.

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