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How old is your bow?

Old 08-16-2011, 07:09 AM
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Location: Sulphur,Indiana
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I have a Matthews FX new in 2004 when my Nephew bought,he upgraded and passed it on to me for a good price. I really like the way it look feels and shoots for me,so as long as it can drop deer I'll keep it.
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Old 08-16-2011, 08:16 AM
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Location: SouthWest OH, Remington Country.
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2001 Darton yukon! Thing is a beast! I love Darton bows!
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Old 08-16-2011, 06:03 PM
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Originally Posted by superrman77
Funny you posted this. I have a High Country 4-Runner. It is about the same age as yours. I have been debating getting a new one but this on shoots pretty good.
I had an HCA Brute Force just prior to my SQ2.
Great shooting bow, but the grip was just too wide for my comfort.
I never really could get accustomed to it.
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Old 08-16-2011, 06:32 PM
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Location: Pennsylvania
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Originally Posted by nchawkeye
Well....I started in the late 60s with a recurve...Bought a Bear Whitetail in 1975 used this bow until 94-95 and bought a used Mountaineer...I'm still using it...

I shoot fingers and frankly there just aren't many good finger bows left so I'm keeping her until she or I wear out...
your right, all new compound are horrible for shooting fingers. my dad still shoots his jennings compound from the 80's with fingers...

i shoot a bear charge. but i just got a Bear Kodiak Hunter Recurve, i love the simplicity of it! i think thats what makes it so fun for me. i'll try and take a deer with it this year.
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Old 08-16-2011, 06:36 PM
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I still shoot the PSE Spirit? that I have had since I was in (Junior high maybe). It must be nearly 18yrs old now.
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Old 08-17-2011, 01:45 AM
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Location: Indiana
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My bow is a 2yr old Bowtech Captain. I got it from a guy who had had it for only 6 months. Prior to that I had a Hoyt Oasis that was 12yrs old. I personally love those guys that have to have a new bow every year. Gives me an opportunity to get an almost new bow for alot less than brand new. When I bought my six month old Captain, I paid about half of what it would cost new.

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Old 08-17-2011, 09:00 AM
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Location: Southern TN
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2006 Mathews Outback...just put new strings on her. Flinging 462 grain arrows at 265-270 fps...that oughta do.
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:26 AM
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I had a 6 year old Parker Buckhunter until Monday when I traded her in that evening for a new Diamond Outlaw. I didn't need to but was hankering for something a little newer and faster. The Parker helped me slay 8 deer and was a good bow. I got a third of what I originally paid for it on the trade in so I thought that was a good value. Frankly, I'm hoping this Outlaw lasts me longer than six years, or rather I don't want anything "nicer" before then as I really like it.
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:21 AM
Join Date: Aug 2011
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I put new one each year being this is my first year an my first bow.
I just bought a readhead Kronick.
So far I love it. I have had a few problems at first. The rubber tube on the peep broke twice. An while that was getting fixed the guy at the shop noticed I was lowering my head to see out of it. He then moved it up. But when he did that the peep was to small.

I then went to a string splitter. Its basically an upside down V.
That is working great so far. I can still see all of my sight an have a constant sight picture. Im not leaning my head down either.
Not sure how much hunting Ill get to do this year bot hope to get at least one deer.
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:28 AM
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Bloomfield, NM
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I had my Parker Huntermag for 5yrs before some *&%,^%#@,#&^*(# stole it out of my shed. Looked into a new one and finally settled one the Omen Pro from PSE. Super fast and smooth!!! Cant wait to take it out in 2wks and lean it up against a downed bull!! Think if my old one was still here with daddy, I would hav been toting it in the woods. Ha!! Happy huntin!!
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