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How old is your bow?

Old 08-17-2011, 10:10 AM
Nontypical Buck
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Location: Fulton county IL USA
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A new bow rig each season is a large part of the excitement for me every year. However, I realize that I probably shoot a LOT more than the average guy that just blows the dust off his bow about a week before his season starts. LOL!
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Old 08-18-2011, 04:00 AM
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I have an 08 Diamond Marquis that I love, I have thought about switching to the Bowtech Destroyer 350 but my local archery shop had a falling out with Bowtech and no longer carries their product line, now my options are hoyt, mathews,martin, and g5 bows....none of which I am really interested in right now, so I have just been hanging on to the old Diamond.
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Old 08-18-2011, 05:44 AM
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Location: Iowa
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Just had my 2004 Mathews Legacy restrung, bought it used in 2006. Maybe I'll buy a two year old bow next year, but the current one has done everything I have asked of it. I'm headed out of state soon on an archery elk hunt (thus put a new string on earlier this year). A friend loaned me his Bowtech General as a back up bow to take along. I've shot it, sure is dead in the hand, so might look at a used one for my next bow. Probably try to shoot many models before deciding.
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Old 08-19-2011, 08:15 AM
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Location: Eugene, MO
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Mathews Legacy bought in 2003 I believe. Thought hard about trading but when it comes crunch time I just cant. Shoots too true. Much like the brand new bows I test shot... so why trade?
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Old 08-19-2011, 03:59 PM
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Location: Free Union, VA
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Horton Steelforce purchased in August 2002. Paid 125 new, delivered. Still kills deer so I'm standing pat with it.
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Old 08-19-2011, 05:15 PM
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Location: So. Indiana
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Wow so how do bow manufacturers make any money?
Profit margin that great per bow?

Granted this is a small sample.
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Old 08-19-2011, 05:16 PM
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Just traded off my Mathews Q2 and a NIB Parker Pioneer XP for a Mathews Drenalin last week. I had the Q2 for 9yrs. Its been to Africa, Canada and half the US for various critters. Too many taken to count or want to dress out again!!!
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Old 08-19-2011, 07:00 PM
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Mathews sbxt 06...Still shooting great!! I shoot the new bows every year but all I see different is a few more fps and a lot more $$$$. I shoot this bow almost every day and have had zero problems with it, may be a while before next bow, if ever!
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Old 08-21-2011, 05:41 AM
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'06 Hoyt Trykon. Plan on having it for a while yet.
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Old 08-21-2011, 08:06 AM
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I have a Mathews Z7 that I got last off-season. Before last year I had a 12 year old MQ1.
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