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Does anyone hunt with a very old bow ?I shoot a compond that is 20 years old.

Question by maj1996. Uploaded on July 16, 2009

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from ohiohunter wrote 4 years 39 weeks ago

No i dont but i no people who use bows of that age and they do just fine.

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from jefftucker wrote 4 years 39 weeks ago

Yes. I have an old "Indian- Deer Hunter" Compound bow that is atleast 20 yrs old. It is really hard to find parts for and I will probably buy a new one before deer season.

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from youngsportsman wrote 4 years 39 weeks ago

I have a 1975 Bear compond bow made in the vietnamese war I use as a carp bow
It works great
If you have any old bow you should have a bow expert look a it just to make sure it safe
other wise it will would work fine

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from youngsportsman wrote 4 years 39 weeks ago

I have a 1975 bear bow made during the vietnamese
It works great I just hade to replace the string and lube it
But if you do have any old bow you should have it cheack by a bow expert to mack sure it still safe.

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from rudyglove27 wrote 4 years 39 weeks ago

I own a Pharaoh Compound bow and my brother usually use it when he come over!!!!!!!!

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from shane wrote 4 years 39 weeks ago

I shoot a Bear Bearcat recurve that is at least 40 years old.

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from charlie elk wrote 4 years 39 weeks ago

My oldest bows 1955 TarTar 43 lb and 1967 Bear recurve 55 lb.
Killed a deer with each one last so I guess you could say the still work just fine.

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from Kentucky Hunter wrote 4 years 39 weeks ago

i use a old black bear compound to shoot carp with in the back water of the river and it works great only bad thing i have to special order strings and ect no one has them in stock anywhere

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from jbird wrote 4 years 39 weeks ago

I did up until Fall of 07, when my old garage-sale Martin Cougar started squeeking like an old screen door when I drew it back. Gave it to a friend who wanted to hang it on his wall, bought a new bow. Don't miss it a bit

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from Clay Cooper wrote 4 years 39 weeks ago

I bet it sounds like Granny’s screen door slamming I bet!

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from ranger2 wrote 4 years 39 weeks ago

I shot my first elk with a Herter's recurve. It is a 55# with a great Brazilian rosewood riser. I am not sure exactly how old it is, but Herter's went out of business over 30-40 years back.
Old traditional bows are a lot easier to keep using than old compounds- less to go wrong with them, and it is easier to find damage or defects.

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from Big C wrote 4 years 39 weeks ago

I do not but I have a friend who shoot an old bow. It looks huge to me, but it still kills deer.

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from DakotaMan wrote 4 years 39 weeks ago

I only shoot one or two deer a year so I use a cheap old bow I bought at a garage sale for $20. It is a 1970s Bear Whitetail Hunter. It seems to do OK... the arrow goes in, the arrow goes out, the deer goes plop! Frankly, I kind of like the nostalga factor too. The $600-$1,000 bows are nice with the great let off but not really necessary unless you are quite weak.

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from Gerardo Moran wrote 2 years 25 weeks ago

Anyone know where I can find the cable for my 1970 Bear whitetail hunter compound bow....HELP!!!!!!!

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from ohiohunter wrote 4 years 39 weeks ago

No i dont but i no people who use bows of that age and they do just fine.

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from youngsportsman wrote 4 years 39 weeks ago

I have a 1975 bear bow made during the vietnamese
It works great I just hade to replace the string and lube it
But if you do have any old bow you should have it cheack by a bow expert to mack sure it still safe.

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from shane wrote 4 years 39 weeks ago

I shoot a Bear Bearcat recurve that is at least 40 years old.

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from charlie elk wrote 4 years 39 weeks ago

My oldest bows 1955 TarTar 43 lb and 1967 Bear recurve 55 lb.
Killed a deer with each one last so I guess you could say the still work just fine.

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from jefftucker wrote 4 years 39 weeks ago

Yes. I have an old "Indian- Deer Hunter" Compound bow that is atleast 20 yrs old. It is really hard to find parts for and I will probably buy a new one before deer season.

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from youngsportsman wrote 4 years 39 weeks ago

I have a 1975 Bear compond bow made in the vietnamese war I use as a carp bow
It works great
If you have any old bow you should have a bow expert look a it just to make sure it safe
other wise it will would work fine

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from rudyglove27 wrote 4 years 39 weeks ago

I own a Pharaoh Compound bow and my brother usually use it when he come over!!!!!!!!

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from Kentucky Hunter wrote 4 years 39 weeks ago

i use a old black bear compound to shoot carp with in the back water of the river and it works great only bad thing i have to special order strings and ect no one has them in stock anywhere

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from jbird wrote 4 years 39 weeks ago

I did up until Fall of 07, when my old garage-sale Martin Cougar started squeeking like an old screen door when I drew it back. Gave it to a friend who wanted to hang it on his wall, bought a new bow. Don't miss it a bit

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from Clay Cooper wrote 4 years 39 weeks ago

I bet it sounds like Granny’s screen door slamming I bet!

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from ranger2 wrote 4 years 39 weeks ago

I shot my first elk with a Herter's recurve. It is a 55# with a great Brazilian rosewood riser. I am not sure exactly how old it is, but Herter's went out of business over 30-40 years back.
Old traditional bows are a lot easier to keep using than old compounds- less to go wrong with them, and it is easier to find damage or defects.

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from Big C wrote 4 years 39 weeks ago

I do not but I have a friend who shoot an old bow. It looks huge to me, but it still kills deer.

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from DakotaMan wrote 4 years 39 weeks ago

I only shoot one or two deer a year so I use a cheap old bow I bought at a garage sale for $20. It is a 1970s Bear Whitetail Hunter. It seems to do OK... the arrow goes in, the arrow goes out, the deer goes plop! Frankly, I kind of like the nostalga factor too. The $600-$1,000 bows are nice with the great let off but not really necessary unless you are quite weak.

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from Gerardo Moran wrote 2 years 25 weeks ago

Anyone know where I can find the cable for my 1970 Bear whitetail hunter compound bow....HELP!!!!!!!

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