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Author Topic: oregon bow  (Read 749 times)

Offline notsams

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« on: December 07, 2011, 08:03:52 PM »
      I just sold my oregon bow to a kid looking to start bowhunting. He is a friend of the wife so I sold it cheap. I shot lots of deer with it and now I miss it. I hung it on the wall at the hunting cabin and would challenge visitors to pull it back. Only 1 or 2  could pull it back set on 90 lbs. I shot carbon arrows rated for 80 - 95 lbs and thunderhead 100gr broadheads. They worked great.   I probably should of kept it as a conversation piece. I have been hunting with a switchback now for 3 years and I really like it.   







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Re: oregon bow
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2011, 08:19:24 PM »


well you might miss is but think you just started another hunter on there way to a great hunting life!
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Re: oregon bow
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2011, 07:56:32 AM »
i still have 2 of my old onieda bows. a friend told me they are collector items now and getting $150+ on ebay. one of these days i will get rid of them. but they are like guns. who sells guns? whoever has the most at the end wins, right?

 
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Re: oregon bow
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2011, 09:01:10 AM »
Time will ease the pain. Like red28 said, you helped our sport by adding another hunter. That's got to give you a good feeling and you will get an even better feeling when he gets his first deer with that bow.
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Re: oregon bow
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2011, 02:51:24 PM »
Must have been difficult to give that up!     Kid must be strong!!!     Hope he gets as much pleasure from it as it gave you, notsams!     Very generous, indeed!!
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Re: oregon bow
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2011, 07:35:04 PM »
I have a feeling that as your muscles and joints age you will miss it less.  Like someone said above, that kid must be eating his Wheaties!   ;D  Great job of passing it on.
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Re: oregon bow
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2011, 08:40:27 AM »
      I just sold my oregon bow to a kid looking to start bowhunting. He is a friend of the wife so I sold it cheap. I shot lots of deer with it and now I miss it. I hung it on the wall at the hunting cabin and would challenge visitors to pull it back. Only 1 or 2  could pull it back set on 90 lbs. I shot carbon arrows rated for 80 - 95 lbs and thunderhead 100gr broadheads. They worked great.   I probably should of kept it as a conversation piece. I have been hunting with a switchback now for 3 years and I really like it.

I had an old York re-curve that was given to me as a kid by an old man in our church who "mentored" me a lot in fishing, etc. I used it some but not a lot in my teens and when I was older. Only ever hunted with it once or twice and never killed a deer with it though so it might not have had the same sentiment as your old bow. But the time came when someone was interested and I passed it on. Just felt it was the right thing to do. I am sure your bow is in a good home... ad it's doing what it was made to do. Can't beat that.
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