Opa Bows

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Opa Bows does not offer custom bows. We are strictly an archery research facility. Our sole goal is the development of very efficient, high speed, low draw weight longbows. Every bow we build is an experiment. We build each bow with the goal of it being our all time favorite bow, or a friend’s all time favorite bow. It is one of a kind. When we have a new idea and we have learned what there is to learn from that bow, we offer it for sale. So, all bows for sale are our “formerly favorite” bows.

It is not our goal or intention to produce perfectly executed bows. We make them well enough to function properly and that is all. There is no decoration or anything added for appearance. They look the way they do to accomplish what they are meant to accomplish. If you purchase one of these bows expect cosmetic imperfections.

We do not build bows to order. We do not offer customer service. We are not a business. We are a research facility. If you buy a bow from us it is as is and has no guarantee. One thing that you can be sure of…it is the only bow in existence that is exactly like it is. We don’t build two of anything. If you see something that you like be aware that is the only one of those, there will never be another.

Lastly, we apologize if this seems a little hard core. We just want to be very clear what we do and what we are offering here. Please know that our goal is to develop and design bows that will enhance your archery experience. We are committed to helping people find a pleasurable way to enjoy traditional archery. We think that low draw weight, highly efficient bows greatly enhance the potential experience for women, young people and people who have to deal with physical limitations…as well as the general archery public.

Thank you for taking the time to read this.

All Opa Laminated Longbows sell for $600.


I have to ask: Is that bow magic? Are you magic?

I have to ask: Is that bow magic? Are you magic? How does this work?
It was amazing! It’s so smooth and easy, even though it’s 28#! It hits the mark so often! I’m sorry, I’m bad with words and don’t know how to put my excitement into words, but shooting with this bow is just a thousand times more fun and satisfying than normal. And it’s absolutely beautiful! I really, really love it and am kind of floating on a cloud of euphoria, although my muscles are burning. I see a lot of pain in my future, and myself being very happy about that. I’ll likely build a lot of muscle in the next weeks and months…
So thank you. So much!

The bow has had a very positive impact on both my accuracy and confidence in the shot.

I have owned a 47# OPA bow for a few months now.  The bow has odd looking limbs compared to other bows, and it is not very pretty compared to my other five bows.  But I got this bow to hunt elk, and the bow performs in ways that are important to me.  Specifically, it is very smooth and  also very fast!!  But what I like best about the bow is that it shoots where I look a lot more often than what I’ve been used to.  The bow has had a very positive impact on both my accuracy and confidence in the shot.

Witchery of Archery!

I am writing to thank you for unleashing your endless quest for excellence into my bow arm. I now am the proud owner of three OPA bows and each successive one is another leap forward in the “Witchery of Archery”. Your desire to achieve the utmost in efficiency in a bow limb has helped tremendously as I endeavor to become a more proficient archer. My bows are a joy to shoot with smooth draw and no stack, and the newest seems to relax somehow at full draw. I don’t know how it is possible, but you have discovered something fabulous again! Everywhere I shoot in competition my compadres immediately comment on the speed of my bows. Each one has gotten faster with your design improvements; my best is 214 fps. With 8 grains /lb. arrow weight., phenomenal! I call this bow my “Speed Demon and love shooting it. Your bows have made it possible for me to achieve results that surprise me and give me a great sense of satisfaction in my pursuit of becoming a competent archer and hunter.  Keep the wheels turning and keep up the good work.  Thanks.

Gene Gordner

This Opa bow is the one that I hunt with now!

I want to say a few words about the bow that I purchased from you back in September. It is late October and I have shot the bow a few hundred times now. This bow @ 47 # consistently out performs other longbows that I own that have a much higher draw weight.It shoots even wood arrows at a high rate of speed. There is no question that the speed is there.  I have been shooting longbows consistently since 1990 and before that I shot recurve bows which I began in 1971. So, I think I know what I’m talking about.  I am shooting cedar shafts spined at 50-55# and with a 160 grain broadhead the arrow is a little over 500 grains.  This Opa bow is the one that I hunt with now.  The lower draw weight enables me to shoot more and as result my accuracy is better. The bow shoots fast and straight which is all I could ask for.  I think you’re on to something with your design.  I would certainly be interested in knowing about anything that you come up with in the future.

Curt Mayfield

Bow is fun to shoot!

“Wow, that bow is fun to shoot!” That’s what everyone seems to say when they stop by our workshop. We have an indoor target marked at ten, twenty and twenty five yards. Sometimes our UPS guy is having a hectic day but after delivering our packages and shooting some arrows with one of our Opa bows, he is smiling and back to work. My wife and I have a 30# and a 35# (with Siyahs) and they are so fun to shoot indoors and out. Grab some judo points for a few arrows, get out in the woods and shoot a round of stump golf for some exercise.  I’m very glad we have this simple activity available to us.

Brendan and Becky Rohan

Fortunate to have 2 Opa bows!

I am fortunate to have two Opa longbows, one of each design. Both are fast and easy draw, which also means I can settle in to my draw, come to anchor point and concentrate on the spot I want to hit. My first bow is of the just reflex design. At twenty eight inches, it draws to forty one pounds and shoots a target arrow in the mid one nineties. My newer bow has the internal siyahs, the wider limbs and draws thirty six pounds at twenty eight inches. It’s just a few weeks old and we’re becoming acquainted. I’ve yet to run it through chronograph, but am not concerned as I can feel it is fast. With archery season just five days away I’m looking forward to wandering through the woods, doing some stump shooting, searching for the elusive elk and admiring the fine crafted bow I carry in my hand. When I close this note, my lady, my lab, the bow and I are in the truck, to gather huckleberries and look for some Montana “chickens”(grouse). Enjoy your fall!

Andy Kvasnak

First in the world of archery!

We now have three Opa bows! One for my 6 year old, one for my wife and one for myself. These beautiful, handcrafted bows are our first in the world of archery. They are such a joy to use in our family’s journey into the world of archery. The light pull weight means that we can target shoot for hours without the shoulder soreness that is usually the result from higher pull weight bows. Can’t thank you enough Peter!

Chris Boedeker

Bought 3 Opa Bows!

So far, I posses three OPA bows for myself and have purchased two others, as gifts for my hunting crew. Each has exhibited a clear and individual personality, all of which have been dynamic and a pleasure to shoot. The new science these guys are on to, is clearly the future of bowery and I for one, am at the edge of my seat…I’ll be looking forward to what’s next gentlemen!

Scott Coppens
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