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How old is to old????

Old 02-14-2005, 04:23 PM
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Default How old is to old????

A guy has a Fred Bear 70inch Kodiak longbow made in the mid 50`s that looks like new.
Are old bows like that prone to breakage, are there warning signs or do they just break.
I`m thinking about buying it but don`t want to have it explode in my face.
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Old 02-14-2005, 06:19 PM
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If you can't find any cracks or delaminations, and it doesn't creak or crack when you draw it, then you should be good to go. Listen close and draw it back a little at a time, let down, draw a little further, etc. several times. Dacron only for the string, and keep the arrow weight up.

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Old 02-14-2005, 06:33 PM
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Thanks LBR i`ll check it over, i`d like to own it it`s a beautiful bow.
I`ll post a pic if i get it.
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Old 02-21-2005, 08:23 AM
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Old 02-21-2005, 08:58 AM
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I'm shooting an early 60s Root Brushmaster for a bowfishin rig and it shoots pretty darn good. Like Chad said, just watch for cracks in the finish or delams.......
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Old 02-21-2005, 04:15 PM
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man , don't shoot it!!!!

unstring it now, and send it to me, i'll dispose of it safely for you!!
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Old 02-21-2005, 04:28 PM
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Was out shooting it today a little, man does it shoot nice, i`m new to traditional but i was putting them in foot, foot and half groups at 20 yards.
I can see it`s all about doing the same thing over and over and learning to judge distances.
What a blast, glad i bought one, next i have to get used to carrying one around without running into everything, use to the short compound.
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