Finding and Keeping a good bow

Discussion in 'Bowhunting' started by hunterbow, Sep 25, 2017.

  1. Mennoniteman

    Mennoniteman Well-Known Member

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    What type of terrain and cover are you hunting in the Colorado mountains that only gives you 20-30 yard shots?
     
  2. StephenW60

    StephenW60 New Member

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    Black timber up towards Douglas and in the thick on the Mesa and Rampart Range on the East Slope


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  3. FL Plotter

    FL Plotter New Member

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    I just sold my 11 y/o Mathews Switchback as I bought a Xbow (shoulder). I had it 7 years and didn't shoot everyday, but shot it fairly often. It left my house with the same string it came in with. I expect the new owner to get the rest of his lifetime out of it. My buddy just got a new Elite this season and he says it feels the same as my Switchback, so 11 years of bow technology got us where? Some folks just like shiny new things every couple of years.
     
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  4. Drycreek

    Drycreek Active Member

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    Most of the Elite line of bows were actually a step backwards in some ways, as well as a step forward. They seem to have stayed away from the speed bows and promoted easy drawing shootability. Good for us old guys with worn out shoulders.
     
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  5. Bowhunter

    Bowhunter Active Member

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    In the grand scheme of things, not much has changed with compound bow design, other than past parallel limbs, and riser material advancements. Before I bought my new bow last year, I was in the same boat as you and thought not much has changed until I tried out a new carbon riser bow. Day and night difference between the new Hoyt Carbon Defiant and my 2007 model bow.
     
  6. Mike Bolin

    Mike Bolin New Member

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    12 year old Black Widow longbow. Had Widow take the weight down last winter to 50# from 55# due to some rotator cuff issues. I thought about selling it and buying a different bow, but I've killed a lot of deer, squirrels and my only hog with it...would be like selling my hunting buddy! Made up a dozen new arrows for it last week and got them tuned up and ready for later in the week when the temps (hopefully) drop a bit.
     
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  7. farmhunter

    farmhunter Active Member

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    Will have to try a new bow some time - my old one was flawless on a doe last week, its hard to walk away from something we hold dear.
     
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  8. Turkey Creek

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    I plan on keeping my current bow, 2012 Elite Hunter, till it dies or I do. I have never liked and shot a bow as well as it. Just put a new set of strings on it.
     
  9. H20fwler

    H20fwler New Member

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    I started out with a Bear Whitetail Hunter also back in early 80's, killed a few deer with it and then traded up to a new PSE. Owned a couple of PSE's and a Hoyt then went back to Bear.

    I have a Bear Legion, Motive and Carnage now..they are set up just the way I want. I put new strings on them every couple of years.
     

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