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Your equipment era?

Old 01-04-2008, 09:42 AM
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What equipment era was your first hunting bow?


compound(but shot fingers & aluminums)

Compound (shooting a release and/or carbons)

Made it a poll. 1st time I've ever made a poll in 6+ years on this board

Also should add. Mine was a recurve for my 1st 2 seasons.
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Old 01-04-2008, 09:43 AM
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Compound (shooting a release and/or carbons)

You ought to make this a poll rybo
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Old 01-04-2008, 09:45 AM
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Bear 45 pound recurve from about 1968 until 1975...

Bear Whitetail compound from 1975 until about 1995...

Mountaineer compound from about 1995 until present...Still shoot fingers, still shoot aluminum arrows...
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Old 01-04-2008, 09:48 AM
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She was a doosy, dont even remember a brand. American Archery or something like that. No peep, 5 pins (5,10,15,20,25 yds), finger shooter and yes alluminum arrows. Boy when I got that Bear Whitetail I was Someone.
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Old 01-04-2008, 10:33 AM
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I had a recurve...I never did catch on bowhunting and went the muzzleloader and centerfire rifle route. Now I'm trying it again but with some more technology on my side I think I'll put it to the test in about 9 months
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Old 01-04-2008, 10:41 AM
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My first bow was a Bear Whitetail Hunter when I was 12. The bow was taller than I was, and I shot Easton Gamegetter 2018's off of it. I was only pulling maybe 40 pounds, so they were lollypops down range. I shot fingers, but had the No Glove on my string. Remember those? the rubber deals that slid over your string to protect your fingers...? Yeah, swell.
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Old 01-04-2008, 10:52 AM
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Mobow -those NoGlove thingies: I just put a set on my new recurve b/c I used them back in the day on my old recurve and Whitetail bow. Believe it or not - they still sell them at Cabelas.
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Old 01-04-2008, 11:13 AM
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I started with a fiberglass recurve at 12 years old and shouldn't have been hunting but I was trying my hardest. I'm glad I never hit a deer. At 15 I got a Bear Black Bear II that I shot fingers off a plastic glued on rest and no sights for many years. I finally put sights on it around the age of 18/19 and killed ONE doe with it in my early 20's but missed many. In my early 20's I got a Jennings Carbon XTreme XLR and my first release. Now that I'm 41 I have almost 30 seasons under my belt and countless bows. Times have changed and so has equipment. Will I ever return like Matt / PA has gotten bitten, I doubt it but it's not out of the question.
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Old 01-04-2008, 11:16 AM
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Compound, Aluminum arrows with fingers! My first bow was a Darton, I still have it!
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Old 01-04-2008, 11:18 AM
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first bow was a jennings micro carbon extreme, shooting aluminums with fingers! won't forget that bow!
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