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#5510223 - 12/31/14 08:50 AM Anybody else like the oldies
cmc Offline
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Registered: 12/08/05
Posts: 5248
Loc: Graham to Arlington
In a archery world where two year old bows are considered obsolete I take a lot of trash talk for shooting the oldies. I never understood why archers need the greatest new bow each year, rifle hunters don't do this and those old bows still kill deer as dead as they ever have. I get this answer a lot when I ask why not shoot these bows, "well there's better out there that are faster" yeah well if I wanted faster and better Id shoot a rifle or crossbow which I still do. I just like to take bows that are given to me and kill critters with them to show the person that gave it to me there's nothing wrong with the bow.

I'm up to about 10 now and have killed something with most of them.

1999 Hoyt Raider- found in junk pile where a rent house was cleaned out
1979ish Browning Cobra- given to me in a shop clean out
1980 Browning Deluxe Nomad- given to me by my FIL he salvaged from a friend for me


Ben Pearson Courgar 1960s- bought for $10 out of the back of a truck at a cafe
Browning Nomad Stalker 1970- from a friend "if you'll shoot it you can have it"
Ben Pearson Special No 730 1970ish- given to me by my late uncle killed 1000s of fish by him and me.

Don't throw out your old bows and arrows, some people still use them. I can't even count the amount of arrows I have that people said I don't use them anymore here.
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#5510273 - 12/31/14 09:21 AM Re: Anybody else like the oldies [Re: cmc]
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That Cobra brings back a lot of memories. My first bow. Killed my first deer (doe) with a Browning X-Cellerator (similar to your Nomad). Lots of memories there. Thanks for posting.
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#5510402 - 12/31/14 10:32 AM Re: Anybody else like the oldies [Re: cmc]
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I have a Matthews MQ1 and Bob Lee Signature.. Does that count?
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#5510447 - 12/31/14 10:54 AM Re: Anybody else like the oldies [Re: cmc]
Smeb Offline
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Registered: 11/25/13
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Got an old bear given by a friend, 90's if not 80's. I'll have to get a pic

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#5510487 - 12/31/14 11:15 AM Re: Anybody else like the oldies [Re: Tactical Cowboy]
cmc Offline
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Originally Posted By: Tactical Cowboy
I have a Matthews MQ1 and Bob Lee Signature.. Does that count?

I hunt everyday with a Matthews FX, killed three deer and two turkeys this year with it.
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#5510503 - 12/31/14 11:24 AM Re: Anybody else like the oldies [Re: cmc]
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Proves that new and improved don't make critters more dead. Cool collection.
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#5510624 - 12/31/14 12:17 PM Re: Anybody else like the oldies [Re: cmc]
Smeb Offline
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#5510893 - 12/31/14 02:25 PM Re: Anybody else like the oldies [Re: cmc]
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Nice collection; that Browning brings back a lot of memories. My first compound was a Browning all wood 4 wheel bow. I bought in '82. I was shooting 2117's that were way too long for my draw with satellite BH's.
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#5519865 - 01/04/15 06:22 PM Re: Anybody else like the oldies [Re: cmc]
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I'll trade you a Bear White Tall 99% for that Browning!!

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#5520812 - 01/05/15 06:36 AM Re: Anybody else like the oldies [Re: White Falcon]
cmc Offline
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Smeb do you still shoot that?

Originally Posted By: White Falcon
I'll trade you a Bear White Tall 99% for that Browning!!

I think I have one around here ready plus I haven't killed anything with it yet.
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#5521570 - 01/05/15 01:39 PM Re: Anybody else like the oldies [Re: cmc]
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I went traditional all season. I love it. Didn't get a shot on a deer but was close several time hunting from the ground. Im pretty sure I wont go back to compound.
Im always looking for people selling recurves.
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#5522288 - 01/05/15 07:59 PM Re: Anybody else like the oldies [Re: Big Daddy K]
Tactical Cowboy Offline
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Originally Posted By: Big Daddy K
I went traditional all season. I love it. Didn't get a shot on a deer but was close several time hunting from the ground. Im pretty sure I wont go back to compound.
Im always looking for people selling recurves.

Same here. Exactly.
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#5522352 - 01/05/15 08:27 PM Re: Anybody else like the oldies [Re: cmc]
cmc Offline
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I've killed a few with recurve but I like to switch it up. Crossbow, recurve, compound, muzzle loader, rifle, pistol, it keeps things interesting.
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#5525167 - 01/07/15 08:32 AM Re: Anybody else like the oldies [Re: cmc]
pertnear Offline
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Registered: 12/31/14
Posts: 267
Loc: Kingsland, TX
Thanks for the post - it has got me thinking about getting my old bows out. I quit bowhunting many years back but I still watch the TV shows & read the magazine articles. The new bows can shoot 350fps??? WOW! I remember my favorite bow, a Golden Eagle 60lb compound (wheels, not cams; 35% let-off), shot my aluminum arrows out at 215fps. I shot fingers, no release. I guess it is still safe to shoot it(?) I could probably handle the weight with a release no problem (I'm an old guy now - LOL). A new ultra-stiff fiber arrow, centershot might fly pretty fast too. What is shocking to me is the cost of the new archery equipment. One carbon arrow with lighted nock & fancy broadhead could cost up to $50!!! I'd be afraid to let one go in the woods...LOL
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#5531481 - 01/09/15 08:42 PM Re: Anybody else like the oldies [Re: cmc]
Smeb Offline
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Registered: 11/25/13
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Target practiced w it a couple yrs ago. Just dug it out an peep sight is messed up. Thinking about getting it re strung... Just not sure who would do it an if worth it...


Edited by Smeb (01/10/15 12:37 PM)

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