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How old is too old for a compound bow? #4139804 03/23/13 04:15 AM
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I was interested in bow hunting long ago and just as I started getting into it I went off to college and forgot all about it. My old bow was kept in storage for the last 20 years (it was only a few months old when it was packed up) and resurfaced recently, I'm going to go pick it up this weekend. Should I even attempt to shoot this? Or should I expect the string to disintegrate into dust if I go full draw smile

I've been looking at new bows lately so this is a timely find for a little practice, but I wanted to check first before I try shooting this and potentially injure myself.

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Re: How old is too old for a compound bow? [Re: PatD] #4140018 03/23/13 10:38 AM
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swing by a pro shop on your way back from getting it and have them give it a once over. They will tell you every thing.


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Re: How old is too old for a compound bow? [Re: East Texas Archery & Bait] #4140325 03/23/13 02:28 PM
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What ETAB said is sound advice. Just understand that an older bow will be like driving a 60s model truck compared to a new truck, but hey, that's okay.

Re: How old is too old for a compound bow? [Re: DFWPI] #4142617 03/24/13 08:40 PM
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Take it to a bow shop and have em service it up. It will probably still shoot great.

Re: How old is too old for a compound bow? [Re: easttexasbucks] #4142688 03/24/13 09:26 PM
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I agree with having a shop give it a once over. But whatever you do don't let them talk you into trying a current bow. They've changed quite a bit, and you may feel compelled to part with some real money.

Re: How old is too old for a compound bow? [Re: archer7] #4142770 03/24/13 10:07 PM
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The oldercbows had issues with limb twist... Just be careful


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Re: How old is too old for a compound bow? [Re: BOBO the Clown] #4143238 03/25/13 01:48 AM
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Make sure no one draws it back! Also tell the bow shop that it has been decades since the string has been pulled. It can be dangerous.

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Strings are toast for sure

Re: How old is too old for a compound bow? [Re: TEXPRO] #4144680 03/25/13 06:16 PM
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for sure bowshop, second not running out and buying a new one. the age is immaterial as long as it is in sound shooting order. people killed things with those older bows everyday back then

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