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Thread: Darton SL8000? Old but good?

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    Question Darton SL8000? Old but good?

    Hello everyone, Well the other day at a swap meet, I ran across a beautiful vintage compound bow, stained wood and in great shape. Unfortunately it was $60 and I decided to see what else I actually NEEDED for my car before I blew a lot of money on the bow. By the time I came back around, it was gone. Well I have since learned that it was a Darton Compound Bow SL8000. I have found another online for cheaper than that and still in good shape. Length is 33" with a draw weight of between 50-70lbs. You guys think this would be a good bow to re-learn on? I love the vintage look, and won't be doing anything serious with it, just shooting targets and such in my backyard. After I get used to this I would like to try my hand at a recurve or longbow, but that is in the future when I have a little more money. A few of my friends have more modern compound bows, but I like the look of this one and always up for more of a challenge. I hear a lot of people say it's 95% skill, 5% equipment! Let me know! Thanks guys!



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    The SL8000 would had have been the target bow of choice back in the day.
    Being as im bow crazy I would have bought it for a great fun bow!
    It would be a great bow for a great price for getting back into archery.
    Hone the skills on it while saving for a DS 4500 or a DS 3800 or similar.
    Great bow for the money in my opinion.

    Cheers and good shooting!

    Shawn
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    Thank you for the reply! Since it can be dialed in on both pull length and weight, I figured why the hell not? I was just checking to see if someone who knew anything about it could give me some light.
    I'll be buying this then to rehone my skills before I put money into something better. Besides, it's always great to have a nice looking 'beater' in any hobby haha.

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