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Longbows, Staves and Kits

NOTE: It is strongly recommended that you read The Design and Construction of Composite Long (Flat) Bows by John Clark before ordering your bowmaking materials. It will provide you with the answers to most of your questions on bowmaking. (See Books page) You can order it by using our secure Book order form. If you buy the book before buying your bowmaking materials, the cost of the book will be deducted from the cost of the kit or blank stave.



The WOOMERA longbow is designed and handcrafted using BO-TUFF fibreglass and selected timbers, and has been proven to be smooth drawing and yet have good cast, efficiency and reliability. We have nearly 40 years manufacturing experience and thanks to continued requests for our quality custom-made longbows we will be happy to discuss the making of a long bow to your specification. Special prices are charged for bows over 80 lbs.

We can also supply bows with glass/carbon/wood combinations, with special price on application..

Specify length and draw weight @ 28 inches and shipping instructions.

PRICE: $AUD 650 for basic bow limited to 80 lbs. Freight extra.

Delivery and Specific Ordering Information

  • Delivery: 4 weeks typical
  • Specify: Length, draw weight, RIGHT or LEFT hand, handle timber and glass colour preferences and delivery instructions.





WOOMERA Longbow Kit

Comprises typically 4 pairs Tasmanian Myrtle, Tasmanian Blackwood and/or Rock Maple core laminations, 2 strips of BO-TUFF fiberglass (black, white, brown, green or clear), sawn and ground wooden handle blank in a variety of timbers subject to availability, nock tip overlays, 750 ml TECHNIGLUE epoxy pack, and full instruction book in draw weights to 80 lb. Strings extra.

Specify length (66, 68 or 70”) and draw weight at 28 inches

PRICE: $ AUD 265. Freight extra.

WOOMERA Longbow Blank Stave

Comprises blank glued-up bow stave with nock tip overlays fitted. The stave is as it comes from the gluing form with no shaping done. Full instructions are supplied in the book The Design and Construction of Composite Long (Flat) Bows by John Clark (see note above). Weights to 80lb. Strings extra.

Specify length and draw weight @ 28 inches and shipping instructions.

PRICE: $AUD 350. Freight extra.

Delivery and Specific Ordering Information

  • Delivery: 4 weeks typical
  • Specify: Length, draw weight, handle timber and glass colour preferences and delivery instructions.

WARRIGAL Custom Longbow and WARRIGAL Carbon Longbow

The WARRIGAL longbow (flatbow) is a derivative of the WOOMERA longbow incorporating a semi-pistol grip, custom handcrafted using BOTUFF fibreglass and selected timbers for the Custom Warrigal Longbow or BOTUFF fibreglass, carbon/glass ribbon and selected timbers for the Warrigal Carbon Longbow.


Braced Warrigal Longbow


Warrigal Longbow handle

Warrigal Longbow Standard Specifications:

  • Design type: straight laid - zero reflex/deflex
  • Lengths available: 66, 68 and 70 inches (between nocks)
  • Draw length ranges: 66 inches (arrow length 26 to 28 inches), 68 inches (28 to 30 inches), 70 inches (30 inches and over)
  • Draw weight range: to 75lb @ 28 inches (back of bow)
  • Fibreglass: BOTUFF
  • Fibreglass colour: black, brown, green, white or clear
  • Carbon (for Warrigal Carbon Longbow only): carbon/glass ribbon
  • Core laminations: Tasmanian Blackwood, Tasmanian Myrtle, Rock Maple, laminated Bamboo, or combinations
  • Handle timbers: Australian: Blackwood, Tas Myrtle, Red Gum, SA Blue Gum, WA Sheoak, depending on availability. Imported: Canadian Rock Maple, and other exotics upon request, depending on availability. All handles are laminated with accents.
  • Arrow rest: Leather
  • Sight Window: cut either right or left handed
  • Bowstring: Flemish as standard

Delivery and Specific Ordering Information

  • Delivery: 4 weeks typical

Specify length, draw weight required [(@ 28 inches) within 3lb either side or nominal], LEFT or RIGHT hand, handle timber preference and shipping instructions. Our standard shipping method is via road freight.

PRICE: $AUD 700 for Warrigal Custom bow. $AUD 780 for Warrigal Carbon Longbow Freight extra.

Check out our Books on bowmaking and Bowmaking Requisites if you are interesting in making your own bows.

WOOMERA TD Take-Down Longbow A-WTDL


The WOOMERA TD take-down longbow (flatbow) is a 3-piece, handcrafted bow designed for club and other use and has been developed from our proven one - borrowing some of the technology used for our CONTENDER crossbow limbs. This design varies from the more usual 2-piece socket-handle arrangement and is more compact when travelling. This bow uses a single length riser with different limb lengths.

Standard Specification:

  • Design type:straight laid - zero reflex/deflex, take-down
  • Lengths available:66, 68 and 70 inches (between nocks)
  • Riser:laminated wooden 14 inch RH or LH with semi-pistol grip
  • Draw length ranges:66"(26 to 28"), 68"(28 to 30"), 70"(to 32") with separate limbs
  • Draw weight range:typically 20 to 45 lb. @ 28 inches (back of bow)
  • Fibreglass:BOTUFF
  • Fibreglass colour:Black, brown or green on backside, white on belly
  • Core laminations:3 pairs taper ground Tasmanian Blackwood, Myrtle, Rock Maple, or combinations at bowyer’s discretion
  • Riser timbers: Various combinations at bowyer’s discretion,
  • Arrow rest:leather
  • Sight window: cut either right or left handed – not centreshot
  • Bowstring:Flemish as standard
  • Brace heights:66" - 6 1/2", 68" - 6 3/4", 70" - 7" typical

Delivery and Ordering Information:

  • Delivery:4 weeks typical.
  • Specify:Length, draw weight in 5 lb increments, RIGHT or LEFT hand, and delivery method.
PricesPart No.Price
Riser onlyA-WTDL- R

$ 220.00 ea.

Limbs onlyA-WTDL-L

$ 490.00 pr.

Complete bow with stringA-WTDL

$ 750.00 each

Spare Flemish stringsDYNAFLITEA-WLSF$37.00 each


All bows are made by a master craftsman, by hand, and are conditionally warranted for 12 months from date of purchase against defective workmanship and/or materials. AUSBOW INDUSTRIES reserves the right to revoke this warranty, either in full or in part, if in our opinion the fault was caused through misuse.


At the Victorian Yarra Valley Flight Shoot on 28th April 2002, Jim Park won the longbow section of the competition with one of our standard Woomera Longbows A-WL-A2 (64lb). His arrow was shot a distance of 274.4 metres. That was further than any of the recurve bows and further than more than half of the compound bows!!

On 27 March 2004, Jim again competed with a heavier Woomera Longbow and provided the following report:

"With the longbow I managed to get 417 Metres with a 336 grain arrow. As I was a little off-line, the shot distance would have been a little longer than the measured distance (by my calculation, 425 Metres). From the distance achieved, I calculate the arrow velocity to be around 260 to 270 ft/sec with those arrows, which is pretty quick. The bow shot beautifully. "

It is recommended that you contact us by fax or phone as listed below or email us at to discuss your specific requirements. Please note that any prices listed are in Australian dollars and do not include freight, unless specifically stated. Non-Australian customers should check with us for special prices that do not include GST.

Further Information

If you have any comments or want more information, please contact Ausbow Industries by using the Further Information form. You can contact us directly by phone, fax or email.

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