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How old is your bow?

Old 08-15-2011, 05:56 PM
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Default How old is your bow?

Mathews SQ2 purchased in 2001, still going strong.

I'm having a hard time justifying a new bow purchase considering my SQ2 still does everything I ask of it.
That and new bow prices are crazy high.

I did recently purchase a new cam, but the total after set up was still a fraction of a new bow price.

So how often do you folks upgrade your stick & string?

What would make you upgrade?
Me, it would probably take a catastrophic failure for me to upgrade.

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Old 08-15-2011, 06:53 PM
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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.
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Old 08-15-2011, 07:16 PM
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Matthews Drenalin, bought when it first came out, I figure it's about 4 years old? Not really sure. I see almost no reason to replace it yet. It was a big improvement over my previous bow, but I don't see much out there now that's that much better than the Dren.
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Old 08-15-2011, 07:43 PM
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My browning tornado is going on on 15 yrs old on original strings.
Recently had my bow shop check it out and even they said strings are fine, now plans on changing anytime soon
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Old 08-15-2011, 07:59 PM
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2007 mathews switchback xt left hand, way too many memories with this bow to get rid of it and i can still stack arrows with it so why get a new one.
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Old 08-15-2011, 08:13 PM
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bowtech admiral '09. pretty quick (281), silent, and smooth! not planning to change anytime soon.
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Old 08-15-2011, 08:24 PM
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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...
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Old 08-15-2011, 08:48 PM
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2005 Bowtech Allegiance still going strong....
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Old 08-15-2011, 08:58 PM
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Last Summer Got a Bear Apprentice, But its getting to small for me, Might need to get the Bear Charge or Home Wrecker soon
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Old 08-16-2011, 05:59 AM
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2005 Martin ShadowCat Magnum
2010 Rytera Alien Z
2011 Rytera Nemisis

The Alien Z is my favorite. That one sees 150-200 shots a week. All set to 47#.
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