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    Default XI bows

    How many here remember shooting XI bows? I just sold my XI XRG a couple of months ago. I killed alot of deer with that bow. I used to shoot 3D with it too. Back when we could shoot 90lbs with no arrow weight restriction. I personally got to see more than a couple bows blow up in them days......

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    I still have a couple in my basement, a Flatliner that I hunted with quite a while and a XI Scream single cam that is practically new.

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    I actually shot for them from 1993 to 1997. Although I never shot the hard cammed Flatliner I did have several bows with the slightly softer cam (Legacy, Nemisis, etc) and they were good shooters.
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    So what was the point of 90#+ bows for 3d..... ????
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    Quote Originally Posted by tnts79 View Post
    So what was the point of 90#+ bows for 3d..... ????
    speed. why else?
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    And you need that much speed because....your hurling huge tree trunks for arrows???
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    Quote Originally Posted by bullfiddle View Post
    How many here remember shooting XI bows? I just sold my XI XRG a couple of months ago. I killed alot of deer with that bow. I used to shoot 3D with it too. Back when we could shoot 90lbs with no arrow weight restriction. I personally got to see more than a couple bows blow up in them days......
    I am almost a bow virgin, only had two so far OR I am just too young to know what you are talking about

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    The bows we are talking about we were shooting somewhere in the mid to late 80's. I learned to never ask a lady her age so we will leave it at that......

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    My XRG almost had a round wheel on it it wasn't much of a cam at all. It pulled pretty sweet. I still have an old hoyt in the closet and I can't think of what the model of it was but it's got a big old cast riser on it and it pulls like a fence post. I thought I was something special when I bought my first High Country Supreme with the hatchet cams.

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    Never shot an XI, but I remember them well...
    back then I was a Fred Bear man also had an old Browning X-cellerator...They were all good bows


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    still have my flatliner, and may have to use it this year. but I'd like to find f31 modules for it.

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    Default Xi Compound Bows "Putting the odds in your favor"

    Quote Originally Posted by bullfiddle View Post
    How many here remember shooting XI bows? I just sold my XI XRG a couple of months ago. I killed alot of deer with that bow. I used to shoot 3D with it too. Back when we could shoot 90lbs with no arrow weight restriction. I personally got to see more than a couple bows blow up in them days......
    Reflecting on the very first post in this thread as quoted above.....
    My first Xi was a 1990 model Myles Keller Legend Magnum. I traded in a Barnett Sidewinder for it at the late Dan Quillian's Archery Traditions shop in Athens, GA. Got a part time job there on weekends and got my first coaching and pro advice there. Started out shooting "dots" there and eventually hooked up w/ a 3D guy that showed me the ropes. By the time I moved back to NC in '92 I had that legend set at 29" and 80 lbs. with a 4" overdraw, lobbing XX75 2512 Autum Hunters (the solid orange shafts). Dey sure looked purdee in the Xi quiver and Xi bow in Oak Grey camo., gorgeous!
    With a then magnesium riser (very light wt), she popped in half one day on the 3D course and just barely drew the blood from my chin! I started shooting full length Beman carbons after that in my 'new' Legend Magnum that Xi sent me...no hassles, just sent them the pieces and they sent me a brand new bow. The Legend Mags. were upgraded to aluminum risers and Predator Grey or Predator Brown camo. by the time I broke mine and it was a PG 60-80 pounder and I hate the day I sold it. Saw one on e bay last fall that was mint for about $225 but lost the bid and missed out. RATS! Talk about a sweet driller...not blazing fast but with carbons and Muzzys, very, very smooth and powerful. I once slayed four out of six wild feral hogs under my deer stand with it in less than a full minute I would guess. We had a serious problem with hogs on that lease and put the hurt on 'em every chance we got. I was launching Beman Camo Hunters as fast as I could nock 'em on the string. Me and my buddies dressed and butchered hogs till about 3a.m. 4 large hogs (3 males, 1 female) between the three of us and it was a 'pigfest'! HA! We had a 1975 AMC Gremlin for our camp/hunt truck and had HOG all over it...inside and out. The little 258 c.i. inline six pulled the load just fine but the suspension was SCAH-REE-MIN! It was a sight to see HA! Those were the days.........

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