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Offline dave 1211

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got out the
« on: August 22, 2014, 06:54:16 PM »
old bow and shot it some to day it is a browning backdraft 2 did not realize how old it is    --7-8-9 would love to get a new one but the price of them is crazy
turkey season was a wet one now on to deer hunting in October





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Re: got out the
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2014, 09:08:51 PM »
as long as people keep paying the crazy prices, they will keep going up. they are more than a rifle now
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Re: got out the
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2014, 09:09:55 PM »
I never bought a new compound. I always had friends that had to have the latest and greatest so I bought their old bows that were still pretty new.  The price of new bows is crazy.

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Offline buckone1

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Re: got out the
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2014, 03:20:22 PM »
I spent more for my wife's crossbow than i ever spent for a gun!!
Keep shooting your bow Dave. You know how it shoots and it is probably as good as the new one's!! %^$^
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Offline Madgomer

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Re: got out the
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2014, 06:20:00 PM »
Dave - keep an eye on Craigslist & similar sites - I see an awful lot of nice bows for sale there, obviously they're usually a year or two old, but apparently there are a whole lotta people out there who go out & buy a high dollar compound, then either never shoot it or quickly realize they're not willing to invest the time to practice or don't have the patience to hunt.  One of the more fortunate by-products of this society we live in which is obsessed with instant gratification is some of us can get some bargains on lightly used/high quality stuff (silver lining!)  Same seems to apply to crossbows.  Lots of time people are asking like-new money for them, but if you're patient there are some serious bargains to be had.

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Re: got out the
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2014, 06:11:02 AM »
Hmmmm,
I bought my wife a new bow last summer.  She has wanted one for a long time but the the boys being young she hasn't been able to get away and hunt let alone practice.  It is difficult for us to spend any time together to work on her form due to the monsters.
I have shot it more than she has just to say I'm getting my money's worth.  I'm not a left handed shot but have become pretty good with it.
Now that school is here again she is starting the youngest in preschool so she is really busy.  The oldest just started first grade.  We home school the boys. 
I know I should've started her off with a different bow but she don't ever ask for much and she lets me bow hunt about anytime I want. 
When she does shoot she does a good job and I'm very proud of her.  She looks a lot like the girl that used to shoot the........... well we don't need to talk about that on here. ##$%#13
She shoots the Mathews Jewel.  It is much smoother than mine and very quiet. 
Long story short, new bows are way too much.  My own bow is about 9 years old. 

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Re: got out the
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2014, 08:19:30 AM »
My old Hoyt was 15 yrs old when I finally retired it for a new Mission Venture...I believe I'll have that bow until one of us gives up the gun ,as it were, @--0--0137..I just love the thing I was never a long shooter...the Hoyt was so slow compared to this one ..but every deer but my last bow buck has been 30-35 yrd shots that died in sight except one...because the angle took out one lung...she still was recovered less than 150 yrds from the stand....I sold the Hoyt for 50.00 It had been restrung and new harnesses that cost 70 bucks the year before...think the kid still hunts with it.

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Re: got out the
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2014, 07:47:31 PM »
     My old bow was a Oregon bow. I hunted with it for 15 years then retired it for a Mathews. I kept my old bow on the wall of my hunting cabin so any "tough guy" could be challenged to see if they could pull it back. The bow was set on 85 - 90 lbs. I never saw anyone pull it back. A few years ago I turned it down to 70 lbs and sold it dirt cheap to a young guy wanting to try bow hunting for the first time.

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Re: got out the
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2014, 08:11:50 PM »
If it ain't broke don't fix it. If you keep it tuned and as Dutch would say Practice Practice Practice. It will still do the job for you if you're not shaking too bad when the big boy walks out.
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Re: got out the
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2014, 02:15:43 PM »
shaking  is not the problem it is breathing     --099-780
turkey season was a wet one now on to deer hunting in October





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Re: got out the
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2014, 05:45:00 PM »
Mine is 8 years old except that I got a cross bow last year that will replace it .  @--0--0102
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