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Old 12-05-2012, 01:45 PM   #1
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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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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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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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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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Old 12-06-2012, 12:31 PM   #11
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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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Old 12-06-2012, 06:30 PM   #12
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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??????//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
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He hasn't purchased any arrows........he's still waiting for them to go on sale.
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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!!!!!!........................ ..............................
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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 " !

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Old 12-08-2012, 07:37 PM   #17
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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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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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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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Darton 3800 may last forever. Love this bow. Still have the A/X but its not getting much use. Lurking around due to A/T apparent DoS issue...

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I've always wanted a Darton myself , as they have been around a long time !
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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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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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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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I think that it needs another wax job !

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Kind of depends....I have had bows that I kept for a few years, and had some that I kept for a couple months.

The two I just got rid of I had one for 3 years and the other for about 2.5.

The VE I just got.....if things go the way I think they will I can see this one being in the stable for a good while.
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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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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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I was diging in a closet today for the darn 55gr 223 bullets ......When i found my old golden eagle that i forgot all about haveing,is this bad......
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Golden Eagle had a model called " Revolution " that was all the rave back in the mid 90's !
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Wow Carpy, you remember that far back!!!
you must be ancient.







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Golden Eagle had a model called " Revolution " that was all the rave back in the mid 90's !
I remember this bow!!Some friends of mine from Liverpool wrote the Add for this bow!!!!Lets see if I can find how that add Went??????


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