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Old 12-05-2012, 01:45 PM   #1
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How long do you keep a bow?
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:54 PM   #2
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Untill someone offers me more than I paid for it,or untill it has outlasted it usefullness!!!No sentimental B.S Here in Oz!!!!!
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:13 PM   #3
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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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Old 12-05-2012, 06:24 PM   #4
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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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Old 12-05-2012, 07:09 PM   #5
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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 !

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Old 12-05-2012, 07:37 PM   #6
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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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Old 12-06-2012, 02:17 AM   #7
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So are you trying to say you and your bow don't make sweet music together?


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Old 12-06-2012, 02:58 AM   #8
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My famous carp shooting bow is a mid 90s Marin firecat , someone's dream spot bow at one time !

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Old 12-06-2012, 06:22 AM   #9
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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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Old 12-12-2012, 06:45 AM   #10
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Well last night was another Tuesday night league night and I did well but in the process I broke a few strands on my buss cable. So now I have to have it replaced... The thing about it that I have had to replace both cables now and I purchased my bow August 2011. Just thought that they should last longer than that. I keep it waxed and in a temp/weather controlled environment. Anyone think that it is odd that I had to replace both strings after 1.5 year? I only shoot about 60-150 arrows a month (until league started). Who ever says that this is cheap after the initial investment can go fly a kite
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:02 AM   #11
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What brand is it , as I have a Refex Caribou that I brought back in 2009 and have never replaced the Fuse strings on it ?
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:38 PM   #12
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What brand is it , as I have a Refex Caribou that I brought back in 2009 and have never replaced the Fuse strings on it ?
Take it out of the closet and shoot it and then you might replace the strings




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Old 12-13-2012, 02:09 AM   #14
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I think that it needs another wax job !

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Old 12-20-2012, 06:09 AM   #15
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some times they last a week . had about 50 this year..my oldest right now is 2012 wrath.
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:43 AM   #16
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some times they last a week . had about 50 this year..my oldest right now is 2012 wrath.
Does your relatives at Bear archery know that ! ( just kidding )


Folks like you are what make folks like " Hutch " busy !

I know that many of my aging group of bows , still have the original strings on them as I use no bullet proof arm guard ( don't even wear one anymore ) and have much better form than I use too !

I do have several old compound bows ( mostly Hoyts ) , that are worth not more than the price of a set of strings , but since " yours truly " does such a good wax job , I can get by !

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At 76 yrs of age I have had few bows. Mathews, Hoyts, Browings, High Countrys. The only bow I have become truly ATTACHED to is the only bow remaining in my possession-- a Mathews MQ1. It will be last bow I own as I can not imagine any bow enabling me to shoot more accurately, fit me better and be more fun to shoot.
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Untill one of the limbs developed a splinter, two years ago, I was still shooting my Jennings Unistar (an '84 I think). Still have it but it is now a wall hanger.
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Untill one of the limbs developed a splinter, two years ago, I was still shooting my Jennings Unistar (an '84 I think). Still have it but it is now a wall hanger.
That was a great bow back than , but they have done a better job on the limbs , as my Jennings Buckmaster ( first model ) , later known as the Bear 2000 is still shooting just fine !

It hangs out in the tree stand with me alot !
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