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Old 12-09-2006, 10:47 AM
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With all the discussions on what bow manufacturer is your favorite, it got me wondering what people have really tried out. SO I have two questions
How long have you been shooting a bow?
What bows have you owned during that time?

Guess I will start

Shooting for 23 years now
Started with a Jennings Black lightning then a
American Archer
Onieda tomkat
Ben Pearson

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Old 12-09-2006, 10:58 AM
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How long have you been shooting a bow?
45 years.

What bows have you owned during that time?
Just about them all
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Old 12-09-2006, 11:03 AM
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I took a fiberglass recurve for a walk when I was 12 in 1978.

I started getting serious with a wooden recurve when I was 15 back in 1981. I used that bow until I received a

Bear Black Bear II which I used for a number of years. Then I had a
Jennings Carbon Extreme XLR and started competitive 3D. I was asked to shoot for Hoyt so thus started the trend.

96 Hoyt Defiant
97 Tenacity
98 Tenacity II
99 Striker II
2000 Defiant
2001 Hoyt VorTec

in 01 I built my log home. I was out of the circuit for the house and life. Something needed to take a back seat and competition and the traveling involved was it. It was very good to me.

This past spring I was in the market. After tagging out with my VorTec which I loved for the last 5 years, I decided it was time for a new bow.

I ended up purchasing (after shooting a Trykon, Allegiance, Tribute and Switchback) the two I hold today, well there's more to the story. I sold my VorTec to a good friend.

2006 Bowtech Allegiance and
2006 Hoyt Trykon (I then sold this bow to my friend (Q2INWHITETAILS).

Currently I'm with a single bow for the first time in 10 years. ( Allegiance)
However I still have my old Bear Black Bear II and someday want to take another deer with it, just for nastalgia.
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Old 12-09-2006, 11:07 AM
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Man I couldn't even begin to list all the bows I have owned....

I can't even recall what my first couple bowsmodel names were but they were are PSE and a Bear both were from the early to mid 90's.....

Most of the bows I didn't keep very long and ended up selling on AT and to my buddies.... I got good discounts through my local shop as a shop shooter. I was able to sell the bows as slightly used for basically the same I paid for them. He closed his doors for retirement in 05 and if you notice it was when I stopped buying so many bows!

Browning Afterburner (late 90's)
Browning Mantis (00)
Hoyt Magnatec (02)
Hoyt Supertec (03)
Hoyt Cybertec (03)
Hoyt Xtec (04)
Hoyt Vipertec (04)
Hoyt Protec (04)
Hoyt Vtec (05)
BowTech Extreme VFT (03)
BowTech Patriot Dually (03)
BowTech Mighty Mite ( 03 + 04)
BowTech Patriot SC (03 + 04)
BowTech Pro 40 (Freedom Cam) (04)
BowTech Liberty (04)
BowTech Allegiance (05)
BowTech Tribute (06)

Of all of them the 2005 BowTech Allegiance was my favorite with the 04 BowTech Patriot SC second.

I don't think I left any out.....
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Old 12-09-2006, 11:08 AM
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Been shooting a bow for 42yrs., and here's the list:

Bear Cub
Bear Grizzly
Bear Polar2
Indian XI
Browning Midas
Matthew's Z-Max

I can honestly say I liked them all, but my Z-Max is my favorite:-)
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Old 12-09-2006, 12:29 PM
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Browning Xcellerator
Jennings Sonic XL
Wing Red Wing Hunter
Great Plains Wolf Creek
Zipper Extreme
Black Widow SA III
Black Widow MA II
Big East Custom
Leon Stewart Custom(still have)
Bill Stewart MUlti-cam(still have)
Wes Wallace Stealth
Stotler Medalist
Stahl Custom
Big Horn Grand Slam
Bear T/D Hunter
Bear Super 48(still have)
Sley Custom
Robertson Vision
Leon Stewart Custom
Robertson Buffalo Bow
Stotler Gamebuster
Stotler Gamegetter(still have)
Crow Creek Black Feather(still have)
Abbott Custom(still have)
Northern Mist Baraga(still have)
Great Plains Plainsman

and there'sprobably some more i forgot about
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Old 12-09-2006, 12:39 PM
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Always hoyt!!
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Old 12-09-2006, 02:23 PM
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I bought a used Martin Firecat from a guy at work in 1996. Shot it in a 3D league for about a year, then it went on the shelf until about 2002. Still had not hunted with it at all. I started bow hunting in 2003, and shot that bow for a couple of years, and then decided it was time to get a new bow. Now I own a PSE Fireflight. Its still not the top of the line bow, but compaired to my old Martin it was a much better bow. Sold my old Martin to a guy that I work with. I envy you guys that have multiple bows.
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Old 12-09-2006, 02:58 PM
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Got my first bow and starting shootingarchery back in November 2005. Now I'm hooked.

I hope to start shooting Indoor Spots and 3-D Tourneys this upcoming winter and spring.

I own a Hoyt Trykon with serious contention of getting a fully devoted target bow pretty soon.

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Old 12-09-2006, 03:14 PM
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I have been hunting for 14 years
Started with a PSE USA Spirit
Then I bought a PSE Polaris Express in 96'
Now I shoot a Mathews Legacy.
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