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    Default How long do you keep a bow for?

    How long do you keep a bow?
    Life time (Carpy)
    Years
    Months
    Days




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    Default Heres what I said

    Untill someone offers me more than I paid for it,or untill it has outlasted it usefullness!!!No sentimental B.S Here in Oz!!!!!
    I've learned that pleasing everyone is impossible, but pissing everyone off is a piece of cake.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Westy View Post
    Untill someone offers me more than I paid for it,or untill it has outlasted it usefullness!!!No sentimental B.S Here in Oz!!!!!
    So are you trying to say you and your bow don't make sweet music together?


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    Use to keep them all still have 4 of them. now they are to expensive, useualy trade them off every 2yrs but find myself slowing down. they dont seem to be improveing that much to justify what they want for them my elite will be around for along time....

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    Talking A little known fact !

    It's true that some of my bows are really very old , as I brought my prized Jennings Buckmaster back in '98 and it still does the trick , and those strings on it must be at least 13 years old and very well waxed !

    My collection of bows is so old that the History Channel wants to do some research on them !

    I don't need a new bow as an excuse on why I can't hit anything , I can do that without making a purchase !

    Now you know and you are !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carpshooter View Post
    It's true that some of my bows are really very old , as I brought my prized Jennings Buckmaster back in '98 and it still does the trick , and those strings on it must be at least 13 years old and very well waxed !

    My collection of bows is so old that the History Channel wants to do some research on them !

    I don't need a new bow as an excuse on why I can't hit anything , I can do that without making a purchase !

    Now you know and you are !
    I can't say much about having older bows. I have a 1994 Martin Saber!




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    Default Ha-Ha-Ha

    Quote Originally Posted by Hutch View Post
    So are you trying to say you and your bow don't make sweet music together?


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    My famous carp shooting bow is a mid 90s Marin firecat , someone's dream spot bow at one time !

    Now you know and you are !

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    Last time I changed the bow was about 5-6 years old. I won't change again until there is a significant enough difference to tempt me - hasn't happened so far.
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    Sadly I have only one bow.... And it is the only one I have ever purchased. However I see myself looking more and more at a "spot only" type of bow, but I don't think it will ever happen as I am to practical and wouldn't be happy if I cannot take it into the woods. I will save and save until I can afford a Hoyt Carbon Element G3. But then again I might die before that happens

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    I ve had the same hunting bow for going on 6 years now, spot bows I ve change more often than I care to admit but I 've settled on a spot bow that seems to agree with me so I will probably keep it around for awhile.

    I don't really see any advantage over my current hunting bow in speed or accuracy that would make fork over the kind of money they want for the new model bows, mostly I see a bunch of hype and reworked idea's of the same thing.

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    Talking Here's what I think !

    I agree with Gator , as the new bows seem to offer speed that is not there in the real world !


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    Quote Originally Posted by Carpshooter View Post
    I agree with Gator , as the new bows seem to offer speed that is not there in the real world !

    You'd say anything for a couple of arrows??????//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
    I've learned that pleasing everyone is impossible, but pissing everyone off is a piece of cake.


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    He hasn't purchased any arrows........he's still waiting for them to go on sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gator eye View Post
    He hasn't purchased any arrows........he's still waiting for them to go on sale.
    It's sale time here in Oz as everyone in the good old U.S.A is ditching there 2012 bows for the 2013 ones and were loving it????$1699 bows here going out the door for like $675.00 you guys are crazy!!!!!But thats what I like about you!!!!!!......................................................
    I've learned that pleasing everyone is impossible, but pissing everyone off is a piece of cake.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gator eye View Post
    He hasn't purchased any arrows........he's still waiting for them to go on sale.
    I like any great archer , recycle my arrrows , as no purchase is required for " yours truly " !

    Now you know and eat your hearts out , as yes you are !

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    I brought my Jennings Buckmaster brand new , and it came with a lifetime warranty !

    So suffer Bear Archery as I'm going to be shooting it forever and than some !

    Now you know , as no doubt I'll be buried with such a fine weapon and yes you are !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carpshooter View Post
    I like any great archer , recycle my arrrows , as no purchase is required for " yours truly " !

    Now you know and eat your hearts out , as yes you are !


    It might be time to give up the cedar shaft and move up to alum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gator eye View Post
    It might be time to give up the cedar shaft and move up to alum.
    Go for it , grasshopper !


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    When you own the best bow that has ever been produced there is no reason to get rid of it.

    My mission riot is the best ever made. It is even backwards to most bows. I have to pull it with my left hand and it is spot on at 50 yards.
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