Yeah, that's usually about how much time it takes me. I usually don't even end up needing Spelunker Potions; I find half the I need in Gold Chests.if you're rushing jungle it's not out of the way, also good luck getting half the ore for a full set of silver/tungsten in 10 minutes. mostly you get evil-wood for the bow, with a good modifier it can outperform a silver/tungsten bow, which is a huge upgrade with minimal investment. even if rushing jungle is impractical because you're in expert, the bow alone is worth the trip, as it can actually dish out enough damage to kill stuff, especially with frost-burn arrows.
When was this decision made? I always get Ebon/Shadewood for building purposes.
Or I could just find an Enchanted Boomerang in a Gold Chest. If I don't get it right away, I'm probably getting another useful item instead, like the Cloud in a Bottle or Hermes Boots or the Flare Gun (saves me Wood for building). I never use bows, anyways.