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Old 06-13-2006, 07:52 AM
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Sort of two part question: 1) how old is your current rig and 2) do you think there is some specific amount of time (or arrows shot)beyond which a bow needs to be replaced?

I have had my Mathews Ultra II for five or six years now and I still think that it is an awesome bow. I just don't see the need or wantto replace it because it shoots so accurately, smoothly, it is stillfastfor today's bowsand maybe most importantly it has been pretty luckyAnyway, just curious what some of the rest of you thought and if I was the only one on here shooting an "old" bow.
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Old 06-13-2006, 07:59 AM
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I hate to admit that my bow is almost 20yrs old. A friend of mine used it 3d shoots and then I bouight it when he was upgrading. I guess that answers both...... some upgrade and some like the old reliable. If it ain't broke don't fix it.
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Old 06-13-2006, 08:03 AM
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My oldest is 40 years old, my newest should have finished being built yesterday and sent to me from Michigan today.
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Old 06-13-2006, 08:05 AM
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Oldest 5 years, newest 2 months.
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Old 06-13-2006, 08:12 AM
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I have an 05 switchback and 2000 hoyt MT sport.
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Old 06-13-2006, 08:14 AM
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I have a 02 martin and a 05 switchback
Old 06-13-2006, 09:04 AM
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I have a '59 or '60 Bear Polar,a '68 Bear Super Magnum48 recurve,a '96 Black Widow recurve,a '00 BW recurve(w/2002 limbs) and a 3yr old Abbott longbow.
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Old 06-13-2006, 09:12 AM
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I have a 2004 Bowtech Extreme VFT and a 2004 Reflex Buckskin that I use. I've retired the 1992 PSE Carroll Intruder and the 1984 Bear Whitetail II.
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Old 06-13-2006, 09:32 AM
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Right now, I have an 05' Mathews Apex, 06' Apex 7, 06' Switchback XT, and an 06' Liberty bow. I wouldn't hesitate to keep a bow around for a long time though, I think my Apex will probably be around for quite some time from now. The rest change fairly frequently though. I have owned7 different bows this year alone....not because of necessity but because I like to tinker with stuff.
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Old 06-13-2006, 09:33 AM
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1994 MacPherson Mark VIII - Love it to death.
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