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.